I also got more good news – but it was more an update on what I did during my OJT (On the Job Training). One of the PC staff members came by today and while she was there she told Fale (our lead trainer) about what her kids said about me during my OJT at St. Joseph. Apparently, her kids liked my teaching approach and style from the hour I had with them. According to them I was 'sekia' which is like Samoan slang for great/ok and she said her kids were really excited to have me as a teacher there next year. Only problem is I'm going to Chanel – whether the kids at St. Joe know that or not is a mystery to me. But it did make me feel more comfortable about my teaching style in front of Samoan kids. What is my style you ask? Right now its asking students questions, answering them with a smile and a laugh and listening dutifully to their answers. Apparently it works if I made that good an impression on the kids in such a short amount of time. I think I had the same impact on the Chanel kids because when I said I wouldn't be back until January they seemed shocked. While I know part of this is the "newness" factor of me – at least I go in with something in my favor.
A report on my health – physically I'm back at 100% after that upset stomach yesterday. Mentally, I'm doing well – just counting down the days until we're done with PST and I can start really living my Samoan life – I have like a month vacation before school starts and I can't wait. BTW, I had these amazing potato chips (from real potatoes) that were flat and circular and I was quite impressed. It's the first food I've had in the village where they had to give me a second serving – it tasted like something I would have at home – it was a very nice surprise for me and my tastebuds. That's it, that's all. Manua le aso (Have a nice day!)