I'm a Lazy Volunteer

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My friend PCV Chris talks and shows a bit about life during our stage in Leo. The I’m a Lazy Volunteer series are links to blog posts written by others. I don’t write them because I’m a lazy Volunteer. So lazy in fact, that I’ll gloss over that this is a link to a video and not blog. I think these are called vlogs? Bvlogs? Vblogs? In Moore to say that someone is making an error, one says, “a tudgdame”.

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My friend PCV Jeff contemplates foutou. I raise and drop a large wooden pestle into a mortar full of yams. Each time I lift my weapon, the crushed yams hold on as if they want the carnage to stop. But I can’t stop for two reasons. First, I’m hungry and I’m currently preparing one of my favorite dishes that require this yam massacre. Second, a stoic woman sits across the mortar looking at me for signs of weakness.

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My friend PCV Chloe knows what Snapchat is. I think it’s where a picture is taken by a phone and then sent to people you know, by phone, and is then deleted after it’s viewed. But I don’t know for sure, and I’m reluctant to look further into it so that when I get back to the states everything will be new and in the future. In honor of the following text: “Also, your most recent snap stories don’t look very third-world-country-esque” …I decided to share some of the snaps that I’d be sending to yall if I had enough phone-ternet to do so in village.

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My friend PCV Clay spanks a kid. I’m pretty anti-hitting kids, but recently I’ve realized it might be the main reason they break into my courtyard with sticks at all hours of the day and demand things like candy and decks of UNO playing cards. No adult who hits or threatens to hit a kid has to deal with that. I don’t hit kids yet. In my courtyard if kids do something wrong and don’t leave, I’ll pick them up and carry them out until I find a mother to leave them in front of.