hello again. today has been quite the day for us, trying to cram in some basic Chichewa language study before going out to the districts tomorrow morning. We met up with Harrison, one of the reverends in Lilongwe who was kind enough to dedicate his morning to helping us try and get some basic basic phrases down. I guess we will see how we, as students, fare tomorrow. The afternoon was engaged in discussing what our possible partnership will look like, or could look like. It will be, to say the least, quite challenging getting our two backgrounds together since we come from vastly different places. Nothing that a few attempts couldn't hash out.
Highlights from today would have to be Steers, a Zambian fast food restaurant in the mall here, and the swimming pool, which is a perfect temperature when it's in the mid to high 20s all day; speaking of which....i hear it snowed yesterday. Also, I saw, perhaps, the world's largest gecko hiding right beside my headrest. It must have been laying in wait for some poor soul to be disengaged enough so that he might try and devour them. Lucky enough, I scared him away with a deft combination of moving the bed so that it would squeak and looking menacingly in his direction.
Tomorrow morning will be coming bright and early. At about 8am we will be trekking out into the bush to meet with the people at Kimanzi village. I hope we are prepared.