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Monday, June 01, 2009

continuing where i left off...

Again, you never know what's going to happen.. but I'll try to finish this blog less abruptly; no guarentees. ;)
I'm still here in Kratie, and loving it. I've gotten pretty lazy.. taking naps almost every afternoon. I haven't seen the rat in the kitchen, but I lie in bed every night listening to the mice chatting, and watching them run through the rafters. Eating khmer food 3 meals a day.
On Saturday I went to a wedding. I borrowed a khmer dress and shoes, and had my hair, nails, and makeup done professionally. I got alot of attention for being the only whitey at a wedding attended by almost 800. I also learned the traditional dance, and we had alot of fun doing that. I had just a few friends there. Chamnol, Tess, Vandy, Sreyroath, Chita, Ki, Srey Mum.. We haven't had water for a few days.. but luckily it has rained alot, so I can still bathe.
Hope to blog again soon... hope all is going well.


Keetha Broyles said...

I'd like to see a picture of you in the khmer dress and make up.

Jessie said...

Tell Reynaldo Jun, Richard & Joel i said hi! Love you. Have fun on your 8 hour bus ride :)

ASHTON said...

Oh la la! Jewelle, I can't wait to see all your pics and such! Sounds like a fun time at the wedding! Were you able to bend your hands like the Khmer for the dance? :) Say "hi" to all our friends...hope you're not getting too many bruises or swollen arms from volleyball...and you better get a picture of Dimples for Loren! MISS YOU LOTS! Know you're prayed for daily, and I just love hearing your updates!

OH, and "Cry On My Shoulder" is quickly becoming the most played song in my itunes library! Haha...i'm sure you hear the ringtone quite often :)

Joni said...

Laying in bed watching the mice in the rafters...oh dear. Although that is better than seeing a rat in the kitchen! I agree, I cannot wait to see pictures. I am also interested in the ones from the wedding. True beauty I bet. I can't help but laugh every time your refer to yourself as whitey! Enjoy the rest of your stay! Love you always!