Met Wondeye. Showed his new shirt and trousers that he purchased with the extra birr. He seems happy.
We start a trek to an overlook of the Lake.
We enter this neighborhood. I have candy (kueureumela). I always have candy. Kids like candy. Kids are excited to see ferenge. I am excited to give kids candy and ask their names in Amharic. This is totally for me—it makes me feel good.
It’s raining. I think it’s a bigger deal for them than it is for me. We take shelter outside a little apartment. We’re invited to “come, sit”. We do. I’m glad. I get to interact with some children. Share my bracelets and kueureumela. Learn their names. Masharet, Bruke, Tigist. Play with Tigist’s hair. They show me their doll. Her name is “doll”. Take photos. Practice my Amharic.
Back to the trek. Many times I’m told to “take care”. Hmmmm. “I have been on a few hikes/treks in America” I think to myself. I have to remind them that it’s normal for me to stumble a little because “I’m clumsy”.
Get to the peak. Nice.
Take a gari! I only have printed pics of this, maybe I can scan one in later 🙂
Eat some roasted tebs at an another place.
Give birr for Wondeye to get a bike to make transportation to school more easy and affordable.
Shoe shine. Guy chewing chat. Very happy. My feet and chacos stink. I tell Ayele to tell “chat guy” that’s why he can’t shine my shoes as he wanted. Hilarious. Nice to hear people laugh.