With less than four months in Samoa left, I wanted to focus some of my ideas for the remainder of our time together. I’ve come up with a list of blog topics that will be posted from September through December when my Peace Coprs service ends. There will also be other blogs posted that aren’t on the list, however these are ones that you should be able to count on. Read on and get excited about upcoming blogs!
*All blog topics subject to change without notice.
• Date Line switch—Samoa will be changing sides of the International Date Line in December. We’ll look at what this means for Samoans.
• Interview with kids—Asking Samoan kids about their life, daily routine and dreams for the future.
• Bananas—Exploring the many types of bananas that grow in Samoa.
• Wear and Tear—Talking about the effects the weather and natural surroundings have on personal possessions during Peace Corps service.
• Relay Race 2011—My second year for running the relay race. A highlight of the day and what went into making it all work for our team.
• Samoan superstitions—I’m working on having a fellow Peace Corps Volunteer do a guest blog for this posting, looking at the many superstitions here in Samoa.
• 2 year Anniversary—Last year I sat down for an interview with myself to reflect on the first year. Look for the same format as we highlight the past TWO years on October 7, 2011.
• Picture Essay—Following a student from sun up to sun down to see what their day looks like in pictures.
• White Sunday weekend—There’s one place you don’t want to be on the Saturday of White Sunday weekend, but I’m going to attempt to go there and give you the vivid details!
• Group 82 profiles—There are 14 other volunteers who have made this journey with me here in Samoa. We will look at their names, hobbies, and things they loved about Samoa before we part ways.
• Year 8 National Exam Week—Samoan students hear about this exam throughout all their early years of education. I’ll go behind the scenes to look at the test preparations and be with them during test week.
• Funny school memories—Over my two years there have been countless moments of laughter at school. Here we will look at just a few.
• Preparing a Samoan meal—I’ll head into the Samoan kitchen to help prepare a meal, and then eat it!
• Fishing—Going out with someone from the village as they fish for their family’s meal.
• Before and after pictures—We will look back through two years worth of pictures to see how things looked in 2009 upon my arrival, and what those same places, people and things look like before my departure in December of 2011.
Come along for the ride! It should be a great four months! Thanks for reading and supporting my service as a Peace Corps volunteer!