January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

I finally sent off my paper.  We’ve just two more weeks.  We got to move.  I’m sitting here in the midst of boxes.  In a few days, we’ll give this desk (where I’m sitting at) away, pack the computers away, load the beds, move the multitude of boxes filled with books, gadgets either to my in-laws’, or my parents’ house.  This’ll be a big move for us.  We can take only eighty pounds (about 2 check-in each), but we’ve filled up 6 already.  We’ll have just 4 suitcases of stuff that will remind us of home.  I’m going to miss driving a car, getting together with family, and meeting up with friends.  I find myself e-mailing people and trying to get together in the time we’ve left.  So much do in so little time.

January 12, 2008

January 12, 2009

As we get ready accruing electronic gadgets (like little connectors, adaptors, wires), socks, backpacks, stuffsacks, I wonder what I would be doing around this time next year in Uganda.  Would I know how to cook some Ugandan foods, speak in the local language, know how to do laundry (without getting infected with putsi maggots), and enjoy the long bike rides to work? Would I miss our families during holiday times, or would we be in another wavelength in Uganda that we forget when Thanksgiving is?

In anticipation of our departure, I signed up for this blog, so I can document my experience in the Peace Corps service.  We still have many things to do before we board that plane to our home for the next 27 months: like the  20-page paper, which is crucial in getting my Montessori teaching certificate, I need to turn in soon and the tickets we need to reserve.  As I glance at Fractal, my husband, who is devoted in making us electronically savvy in Uganda and who is working on soldering some wires together, I wonder what the adjustments we would make to live together in a new different culture.

I hope we get internet access atleast few times a month, so we can get connected to the rest of the world.  With exactly one month to go before our staging event in Philadelphia, I look around our apartment and wonder how we’re going to pack up everything before we leave. I hope I keep in touch with friends and family. I  feel this blog would be a good way to find out what we’re up to in our new home, so save this page (dear friends & loved ones).

“The contents of this Web site are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.”

Hello world!

January 12, 2009

Hey there!

Welcome to my Peace Corps Uganda blog.  I created this blog to record experiences that I have as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda f’rom 2009-2011.  We’ve another month before we head to Philadelphia, Pennyslvania for staging (a brief orientation) and then board the plane to Uganda.  Serving in the Peace Corps is my dream for a long time.   Wish us the very best, read my blogs,  post your comments while we’re there.  Thanks!

“The contents of this Web site are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.”