Shana is sporting a new dress bought by her maternal grandparents in Guam
Sunday brunch out at South Park restaurant
The gang in Pohnpei this week
Mother and daughter reunion
Sokeh's rock (peipalahp) in the background
Grandpa relaxes in an air cooled local hut
About three weeks ago Dana and the girls went to visit a waterfall in Kitti called Sawarlap. The climb down the cliff face was tough and slippery. The pool was shallow and we all had a great all for a fin.
When I lectured on material culture in ethnobotany on the 19th, I wore a local skirt (koal). There is a risk that the students might feel that I am showing off and am indirectly putting them down. Although I do not intend to do this, I recognize that wearing the skirt in the familiar surroundings of the classroom in front of my students is no great challenge. My students could rightly challenge that it is one thing to put a skirt on before class and take it off right after class, but would I wear a traditional skirt in public? So I challenged myself and wore the traditional skirt to Nan Kahp market, in Pehleng, Kitti. I received overwhelmingly positive reviews at the market and from drivers passing on the road!
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