A captured bat
Satuala in awe of the bat
Since I was no help in the kitchen, I went out front and played a little bit of throwing the Frisbee around with Bryan and Andrew. While we were playing, the pastor's big three year old boy came over and demanded the Frisbee – we all said no and kept throwing the Frisbee. Well on one of the throws, the pastor's kid tried to intercept the Frisbee and got pegged on the lower flap of his eyelid. Even though the kid was bleeding, we chuckled a bit because this kid is a little hellion and we all wanted to pop him but we restrained ourselves – except for Andrew. So after stopping one of the families from putting Vicks vapor rub on his cut, we took the kid home to apologize for hitting him. When we got him there, his mom was not upset at all – and even chuckled – and told us that unless he was killed it doesn't matter how he got hurt. Definitely a difference of culture right there. So no more Frisbee throwing in the village. So once that was over with I cam back home and sat down for the formal dinner with my grandmother. The pastor and the highly respected orator came to this little party – so you know it was someone who meant something to the village. We were sitting traditional Samoan style for about an hour and my hips were not ready for that. Usually I sit in a chair until they feed me but to wait until the orator was done in order to eat. Once my food was done I got up as quickly as possible to stretch my legs outside. While I was standing outside, I saw a guy who was drunk get into a car and try driving. The bad thing was there were plenty of people (Samoans) around to take the keys from him but no one did – one of the drawbacks of being in a passive aggressive culture. So this guy was so drunk he smashed into my uncle, Tusia's fale and then backed up almost crashing into Bryan's house (which is home to a matai). They did let him drive away drunk which was very disappointing. He went right instead of left (towards the school) so maybe he drove off a cliff or something. So as you can tell this has definitely been one of those days – I feel like I am on '24' with all the things that happened today. But there's only 5 more days left – yay!