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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ann Jwe Foutbol

Sept 7
We went to play soccer today. Sports are not my strong suit but I'm a team player. The girls and I jogged several laps around the field and we practiced shooting the ball into the goal. One of the girls and I alternated playing the goalie. I. AM. A. HORRIBLE. GOALIE. I didn't know that I was allowed to step out pretty far onto the field to apprehend the ball. I stink at blocking the ball too, and most of the girls scored on me lol. Needless to say soccer is not my sport.

That is Stephanie in the floral top, she is such a strong runner/athlete

Darlene is a really strong player, I think she scored every time she kicked

Dada (white tee & blue shorts) is still learning the game and at one point sat the game out & I managed to capture this pic of her as the rain began to fall

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gele Ayiti Bezwen on Mugabe Tou

Skype Convo with a friend in the states on Sept 9th

I went to cash a check, this guy who owns a bunch of businesses in Jacmel also cashes checks at his gas station. The director cashes her checks there & sent me there to cash min as well. When I get there, they're like "Oh well since we've never cashed a check for you before, we won't be able to do it", Im like "Of course you've never cashed a check for me, this is my first time here".  When they asked how I heard of them, I told them Hagar  (the director) & the Haitian guy that I was speaking to went to ask the white guy (owner) and he comes back & says "There isn't any money". I was gonna take out $100 so then I said ok, then can I take out $50? He's like "No, I can't because we've never cashed a check for you". I call Hagar & she's like "Oh well it's because they would lose out if the check doesn't clear so I'll just go with you later". I'm thinking 1. If you really thought that, why would you send me there knowing that they wouldn't cash it? 2. Why do I need her to vouch for me? 3. If i were white would they have cashed it with out all of the back & forth nonsense?