Friday, October 19, 2007

New Hair

I got my hair braided so I thought I would show it off to you with a few pictures. Erica and I went to the market and bought some extra hair. A week or so later our friend Esperan├ža came around noon and got to work (this was last Saturday). It took more than four hours to finish mine and my butt was pretty sore from sitting on the floor for that long. We didn't have time to finish Erica's that night so she had to go to church with a wrap on her head and then we finished it Sunday afternoon.

Here we go

Taking a break for pizza that Jason whipped up. I think this is a nice look for me :)

Jason told Erica she needs to go for the Princess Leah look more often :)

When Esperan├ža finished braiding she sewed some shells into the braids.

The finished product from the back....

And from the front. Looking good!

People's reactions have been really funny. Most people like it a lot, so that is really fun. On Monday when Erica and I walked into staff meeting wearing African dresses with our hair done everyone was clapping. There is a little thing that the children here like to yell (spelled like it sounds), "branku palaylay, pretom bau" which is loosely translated "You're whitey-white skin, I'm all black" After the meeting Maria said, "Emily, today you are not Branku Palaylay you are Pretom Bau." which made me laugh a lot.

Time is really starting to pass quickly but I haven't really got a super good schedule set up yet. I kind of feel like I am doing a lot of things at the last minute even though I have lots of time. Anyway, I just need to get a little more organized. I am missing everyone like crazy so drop me a line and let me know what you think of my new look.

I will leave you with a cute picture of Jason and me loving the cake and ice cream that we got one night at a restaurant downtown. Check out the hot pink color of that stuff :) It doesn't taste like the ice cream that we have, but it is very cold and delicious.