Learning from last year, I’m going for less goals this time round. Read more »
Rather belatedly, here’s a brief self-review of progress against my 2013 goals. Read more »
When I arrived in Vanuatu last year, I said there were four people I wanted to track down. My classmate Matu, my teacher Madame Louise, my dad’s good friend Napau and his wife Merrilyn.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I managed to find the first two. The last two, however, were proving a little harder to track down. Read more »
Or, my reflections on the past year.
2013 was a year of learning that sometimes we face hard times because of external situations – and sometimes because of our own poor choices. Read more »
Today, in a workshop on leadership, the facilitator asked us to introduce ourselves to someone we didn’t know – of the opposite sex – and ask them what their new year’s resolution was. Read more »
I carved a creek into the mashed kumara, and then a second one. I pointed at the pale yellow mound between the two of them, and asked if that was where we were. Read more »
On Sunday night, I went down to the beach near our house to get water from the spring. Read more »
I moved in a day later than expected, thanks to a flight delay keeping me stranded in Vila a further night. I guess a day wasn’t much though, given it was five months since I’d first arrived in Tanna.
Getting out from the vehicle, I looked up at my new home: a two-storey structure with woven bamboo walls and sago-thatch roofing, built around a large tree whose branch extended right through the downstairs, in one wall and out the other side. Read more »