Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Me llamo oreos..



First, before I write I would just like to say I know I'm not as gifted as Alison with this whole writing thing, but everyone can stop shafting me on getting comments on my days to blog..sharing is caring kids!

Today was back to school with the ninos..aside from Kerry hitting me in the lip with a wooden box everything went over fairly well. I seem to be in the aim of fire lately. Last night a large book was flung at my knee and the same kid found it humurous to yell at the top of his lungs in my right ear, very cute..I walked away without battle wounds so I'll consider myself lucky this time. Today in journal time we wrote sentences about masks..they went something like this..Nolan likes masks because they're cool. Kerry wants to make a superman cape. Sarah wants to make a tiara.

Alison and I, not wanting to break our new tradition of acting out reality tv shows here on the island, had a little "what not to wear" in the children's closests today. We were technically supposed to just be taking inventory of the clothes & getting rid of things that didn't fit them anymore, but took it upon ourselves to get rid of the fashion faux pas..our attempts failed. Shenice seemed to not want to part with the cats in hawaiian shirts and actually ended up wearing it this afternoon(see photograph above).

After lunch and nap time for the kids (and for Alison and I) we went on our daily beach trip with a few of the kids. I would like to report this was a flawless outting, but while my head was turned a young child slipped in the water and decided to go underwater..thankfully, I pulled him out in time..no drowned child..just a scared volunteer.

And now after two meals of rice and beans portioned for Kate Moss we are eating oreos, which we paid way too much for. I think Alison and I may actually be at a fat camp and not realize...

Peace & Love,
Naseem

p.s. I meant for the title to say I love oreos, but it actually says my name is oreos-same idea..

13 comments:

DW said...

Me llamo Little Debbies.

ryansupak said...

Do you feel like this excursion will be a worthwhile use of resources?

In other words, is it doing "the most good" to send educated, well-heeled people from a first-world country to the place, or would the money/energy have been better spent hiring some natives to run the orphanage?

What can you (and we, in general, as USians) bring to the table that natives can't? Do we really know what's best for poor people?

Hanging on every word,
rs

alison and naseem said...

ryan, i'm going to address your comments when i blog later tonight. cheers until then...

Anonymous said...

oh nas how i love you. i'm so jealous of your adventure. :)

Anonymous said...

PS. This is Abby by the way. That's my AIM name

Raggamuffin said...

Hey Supak,

Addressing your question was something that Alison wanted to do later on in her blog, I too wanted to comment. It is a question I have struggled with at length as my entire life revolves around the very essence of what you wrote. I have spent the past few weeks wrestling with the question and had a good friend speak some wise words to me. He shared that yes the church is here, yes they are seeking God however they are missing out on what maybe Jesus has been saying to all of us all along in regards to missional living. As for the whole worthwhile use of resources, that is question to ask of God, not people who are obeying what He asks of them. What do we bring to the table that Honduras can't? Absolutely nothing, but it isn't a what do we bring, it is a question of obedience. We obey, God works. Not about us, its about the Kingdom.

Dreaming about the Kingdom,
Scotty Peckler

ryansupak said...

awesome! hey scott! :)

and thanks for hitting me back later naseem -- we've never met but i know scott and alison...

rs

alison and naseem said...

haha ryan, that was me...as in alison. i'll tell naseem to friend you on the ole facebook later. haha.

APN said...

Me llamo la cerveza.

Please remember folks -- let's keep this light and silly. No serious stuff allowed!

Hehehe....

Nate said...

hey why are you hating on the hawaiian cats?
If you happen to find that pink shirt with hawaiian cats in a larger size, you NEED to bring it back for me!!!

Marissa said...

Te amo, Naseem! Me llamo pizza rolls. ohhhhh man. I miss those. Me encanta pizza rolls.

Marissa said...

I'm just googling stuff and translating it but I don't know if it's right.

I miss you lots! When you come back you can eat vanilla and bavarian cream cake, red velvet and whipped cream cake, or chocolate and cream cheese cake. We got all those in 3 layers for the wedding cake.

Jason Raschen said...

Naseem, don’t sell yourself short. You are great at these posts.

Now, can I have an Oreo?