Friday was one of our Taiwan employee’s last day in Swaziland. In a way I felt relief…cause during the week I had to keep translating and I felt I wasted a lot of time doing that. But at the same time, I also felt weird without him. Lots of current situation for Castor Department, I won’t have any one to ask for information anymore. I will have to find it out myself… !
In the morning, while I was waiting for my mum doing stuff in the bank. I was in the car drawing and sketching with ideas how about to set up the irrigation and watering system for one of our farm. When we got back into the office. We had a really long meeting in the morning…. Lots of things going happen next week..I hope im doing the right thing. I’m trying to set up our ‘home made’ compose and experimental areas for castor. No one seems to have better ideas..but again no one is really a profession on this. …scary…
We left the office a hour earlier to go to a property that’s own by the company and used it for renting out for tenants. It’s been a very busy and stressful day. So I decided to take over the car and do the driving. It’s my first time driving in Swaziland. It was fairly long drive., almost 2 hours. A cow all the sudden came to the road and stop in the middle. I was going a bit fast that was a bit hard to stop. Lucky I made it, the cow was literally right next to the car….death experience…one little mistake or wrong timing..i could really hit the bloody cow. Then later on when I was going out the road, somehow I looked at the right side but forgot to look at the left side. So when I drove out, the left side car appeared next to me and was pretty scary….if she doesn’t stop or I go any slow; Probably will have car accident happen. Oh well..it’s my first time driving in Swaziland..so I guess it’s acceptable with all these little mistakes right..lol
When we arrived, there were 4 puppies and 2 cats came into the drive way. They were all super friendly and really cute. I started to play with them. It’s own by this elderly lady who owns the whole land around here. Our company actually bought it over from her. Then she took us to see the problem of house that need to be fix . I was so shocked and amazed when saw the house. It’s like the house you seen on English Tv, literally. (see photo) sadly we didn’t have time to see the inside. Next time next time, hopefully.
After this, we drove to a hotel + garden to pick my some Taiwanese friends. We went to a really nice outdoor restaurant. Scenery was amazing, food was acceptable but not the best. I had so much to drink, cause first time in Swaziland that have someone to drink with me. One of them is a father who has PHD, I felt so comfortable and respectful with his knowledge. We talked for so long and had some really nice discussion about ‘gay marriage, ‘Christian’ ‘ religion’ ‘technology’ ‘works’. Lol was really fun. I kept falling asleep on the way home. But I kept trying to stay awake, cause it’s pitch black on the road and my mum was really tired too. Plus …it’s an two hours drive back home too. The minute I walked into the house…I felt asleep right immediately. Lol
Saturday, I drove to the villa by myself to use internet. but it actually not much faster and I have to pay for water, foods (which they don’t cook lunch for me ? I don’t know why). So I only stayed for about 2 hours. Then I went to do some grocery shopping myself and came back home to cook myself lunch. I took a nap after lunch…somehow I was really tierd..i don’t know if it’s the heat or it’s just I need to rest. The afternoon went very fast. I watched two movies tonight, “Goosebumps” (Crappy movie) and “Batkid Begins” (Documentary, really good, powerful and emotional story. I kept crying during the whole film..not a sad crying but overflowed with joy type of crying hahaha. ). After that I was back to work again…keep falling asleep while I was doing the editing for Queer Screen..zzzz
Anyways, that’s my last two days of life in Swaziland. Doing a lot of wors, but also have few hours of fun time at night… but I think what I really need is a good relaxing and sleep for one day….( don’t think I will have it this month…sign…lol)