Category Archives: Special Interest

Focus in on how my special interests translate in Ghana

Everyday I’m studyin’

Wow, I’m feeling great. I get to choose a different set and subset of friends to study with each day, and sit in the bright sunshine streaming through the windows of Madge, West Mall, Chem, or another nook or cranny … Continue reading

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Garbled and unintelligible, again.

I’m talking in the car with my family as we drive over the Alex Fraser bridge on our way to Christmas dinner. We’ve been talking about this outrageous accent that I can’t help using in most of my basic conversation, … Continue reading

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Sunset affirmation

More and more I am able to deftly search through the face-up pieces of this language and fit together interlocking phrases to express responses, questions, musings and exclamations which I share with relative accuracy with the people I’m interacting with … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about the trees and the stars

5 weeks in, a lifeline of linguistic ability arrives to pull me from gulping the occasional mouthful of water as I struggle to remain afloat in my communication with my family, to being solidly installed on a sturdy log resting … Continue reading

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Build myself up, cut myself down

I ride up to Arimiyaw’s shop, jump off my bike and take off my helmet. I proudly greet him  “Antire”, and “Na tuma?” both which warrant a “Naaa” and a smile. I am feeling pretty great, having conquered the 6 … Continue reading

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California dreamin’

It’s sometimes hard to believe that California’s info-tech heaven in the Silicon Valley and the wonder I see on my people’s faces as they see pictures of themselves on my netbook exist on the same planet. I’ve been showing my … Continue reading

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Village Stay Grand Challenge: The Results are In!

WOW.  I was overwhelmed and overjoyed at the response I got for the Village Stay Grand Challenge, especially from my lovely chapter. I received 32 unique challenges in total! Thank you for setting me some interesting, exciting, and ridiculous tasks … Continue reading

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My Medical Mind Pt. 2

As a continuation of this series, I wanted to give a play-by-play of my “Polyclinic experience”. The local polyclinic is just the health clinic, called the hospital by most of the locals, and is situated about 5 mins ride from … Continue reading

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My Medical Mind Pt. 1

Hey everyone. Being in avid pursuit of a career in the medical profession, I have been particularly aware of the situation here. There are so many jumbled thoughts and experiences that I’ve had a hard time coordinating them into something … Continue reading

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Risotto, french toast, and other Ghanadian culinary concoctions

Note: Due to computer troubles pictures are unavailable to be uploaded at the moment. Please check back in a few weeks for a look at my mouthwatering morsels. So for those of you who know me for about 30 seconds, … Continue reading

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