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Last day at Falls Church

Last day at Falls Church

So, tomorrow I go back to Kirkland, Washington. Right now I am finishing off sending out some of my trip’s postcards while watching Trigun. The anime geek inside me is squeeeeling with joy 🙂 It has been far too long since I have enjoyed me some anime. Yes, I can only watch it for so long til I want to rip my ears off the temporal lobes of my skull, but I still enjoy it while it lasts 🙂 I…

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You deserve an update .

You deserve an update .

Hi everyone who reads about my life! I have been SUUUUUUPPPPEREEERRRR busy with school, like… crazy busy. You should see my homework list I have to finish all before tomorrow 🙁 It is gross. However, over the weekend I spent about 2 hours making me an inspiration board. I found a lot of things off Pinterest that really struck me as helpful in my endeavor to lose my post-anorexic weight, the healthy way. Not starving myself this time around you…

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My so called Life.

My so called Life.

It has been a very long time since I last wrote an update. School is going ok. OB is over, but now there is this class called Community Health that seriously sucks. The teachers are not the best teachers. They are not very organized, they don’t teach with clear directions, and they expect us to just understand EXACTLY what they are saying with very vague statements. Yes, yes, I realize school sucks and not all teachers are good… but when…

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Toilet water

Toilet water

Most times people take their toilet water for granted. Why? Well, because it flushes down their waste products. However, how do you think our life would be with a toilet that had water. You see, every time I walk into the bathroom the water in my toilet ripples. Reminding me of Jurassic Park when the water would ripple as the T-Rex would approach. (this is making want to have a dinosaur themed dinner/movie night tonight!). However, if you go to…

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Final Liberian Blog Entry

Final Liberian Blog Entry

[July 4th, 2011; 12:30am = Liberian Time] Traveling again. Back to Washington state 🙁 Not surprisingly, I am not doing too well.I was able to not cry around any of the Liberians, but once sitting in the waiting area at the airport, after going through customs, I just silently broke down. I think it was silent anyway. I was able to get a window seat for the trip to Accra, Ghana though. I sobbed as I watched Liberia leave; I…

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Liberian Journal, Portion 9

Liberian Journal, Portion 9

[July 2nd, 2011 @8:50am] Last full day here. I’m sitting on the rocks outside thanking Jesus for the time I had here. I am not ready to go back yet. I like the heat, humidity, people, ocean… just everything. My camera did not charge last night, so I will not get any pictures of my last day. I have to say, that almost killed my spirit for today. The canoers/fisherman are out on the ocean moving east I think it…

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Liberian Blog, Journal/Day 8

Liberian Blog, Journal/Day 8

[June 30th, 2011 @ 10:08am] Yesterday I was feeling much better, still a little wonky from the diarrhea the day before. My arm was incredibly painful from the MLR(mysterious Liberian Rash) that we soon renamed Serious Liberian Infection (SLR). The rash soon turned into pustules and looked like huge pimples. Martha had mentioned earlier that she saw a child with honey coloured scabs and such on her face. That could easily be a strep/staph infection of sorts. Maybe that is…

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Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

Liberian Journal, Day 6/7

[June 26th, 2011 3:55pm] Harris gave me my African name!! It is Kebeh meaning “Do it for me”. In Lorma (Loma) from Lofa County in Liberia. This county is in the northeastern portion of the nation. The name means to do it for the people I serve, not for myself. Yesterday was Saturday, and it was a lazier day because all the kids were not there. I ended up talking with all the guys this morning. Harris, Morris, Michael, and…

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Liberian Journal, Day 5

Liberian Journal, Day 5

[June 24th, 2011; sometime at night 10pm or so] Today we went to Civil Compound, very enjoyable. They put on a program for their graduation, and us being there too. Our drive there was long, but fun! We had to cross over our bridge, but we couldn’t be in the car to cross over the bridge, and here is why:(the bridge and also some scenery on the way there will be in the next few pictures) Most of the people…

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Liberian Journal, Day 4

Liberian Journal, Day 4

[June 23rd, 2011, 7:45am] Did not journal yesterday. Was not here at lunch time and not a whole lot happened to merit a journaling. We (Ruth, Sackie, Zak and I) went to 15 Gate. Ruth and I examined a few kids, most of them were negative for malaria, lots of stomach aches, chest pains, and headache. The reason the kids came in for stomach aches was because they were hungry. There was nothing we could do about that! I was…

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