2017年06月05日

99-109days Working in Zambia

Working in Zambia 99days
2017年5月25日 ザンビア129日目 活動99日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a holiday. I headed to an agriculture show with a coworker and mingled with him at the bar. When I reached there, it was almost finished and I didn't have to introduce myself anymore. I just saw the products and dance. Nothing special day.

Working in Zambia 100days
2017年5月26日 ザンビア130日目 活動100日目  
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a farmer day. I just headed over to a farmer in order to inform a district show that I would him like to stand by the display for mushroom lectures in the morning. It will be held on June 16th to 17th. I hope it will be a splendid opportunity for the formers to add another strings to their bows and encourage them to start an initiative. I appreciated that he just consented to what I ordered. Besides, he is somehow supposed to have 6th work shop tomorrow, I haven't known that until I met him. I was pretty fortune that
My friend introduced the person to me. I heard 32farmers would take part in it tomorrow. To be plain with you, I don't trust that until I am able to see them but it seems to be expanded the territory gradually day by day. Furthermore, he told me good information that some of people would like to begin radio station in Sinda and he asked me some helps for organizing. It will be a brilliant opportunity to establish a name for myself as a great Japanese. Therefore, I am going to attempt to receive some fund from my company next week once I head to the office. I could not ask for a better chance. My staying in Zambia is just one year and half left, it is not quite long time any longer. I hustle to deal with it with other volunteers.


Schedule:
7:20 get 
13:00 home and  lunch
24:00 go bed

See you peace.   


 
Working in Zambia 101days
2017年5月27日 ザンビア131日目 活動101日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

I work up at 5:00  suddenly and killed time until it rose sunlight. Actually, though I was supposed to head to an agriculture show, I was not able to visit there because of lack of money. Besides, I had a workshop in this afternoon. In the morning, I was just watching some movies that was made rapid speed for studying. In the afternoon, my landroad dropped by my ha use to discuss the matter of the house. It will somehow be constructed tomorrow. I hope it is going to be well before one of my friend comes to my home. When I reached a farmer’s place, there was no people and we couldn't have 6th workshop because of no firewood.
Therefore, it will be held next Monday at 14:00. In the afternoon, I just hang out to drink and eat dinner. That's all. I am suppose to teach breakdance for pupils. I will go bed.

Schedule:
7:20 get 
13:00 home and  lunch
24:00 go bed

See you peace.   

Working in Zambia 102days
2017年5月28日 ザンビア132日目 活動102日目
Hello, I'm Pat. 

It was warmer day than nowadays. I got up at 7:30.
I was supposed to establish a breakdance team in Sinda and today was the day we had to meet up each other. However, the pupil whom I determined as the reader of the team didn't show up in spite of having been the appointment. It has already past 1hour,,,its happening made me change a little bit which has confirmed my suspicions that they don't care for someone. Therefore, I somehow ought to implement to organize them with Japanese style.
I mean that encouraging them to show up on time and not making them excuse when they don't come or late. I just intend to fire them if it happens since what I do is their demand. Besides, I would them like to absorb from me spontaneously. What I hate the most is that they steal my time like due to be late. It happened in this morning.
In the afternoon, a peace cope member dropped by my house in order to install documents, movies and musics. Then the landroad also dropped by my house for the construction of my house, especially, floors.
The constructions started setting up tiles from 4:00 pm. Sometimes, they just steel my stuff same as the rope I was stolen. Consequently, I couldn't hang out until they left my house. 
Seriously speaking, I would not them like to begin the construction after sunset genuinely. I conceived I can not work together anymore finishing my term. I haven't ever swallowed what they said like unreliable information though. 
Anyway, in the late evening, I finally headed to a restaurant to have a meal. 
I am suppose to stay at home due to the continuous construction tomorrow.
Also, I have 5th workshop that  we couldn't implement before for 32farmers at 14:00 tomorrow.
I must take part in that by all means.




Schedule:
7:20 get 
13:00 home and  lunch
24:00 go bed

See you peace.   



Working in Zambia 103days
2017年5月29日 ザンビア133日目 活動103日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a windy day. I woke up to its strident noise and some one called me outside. It was also a construction day today. As a result of this, I was not able to work at the office whole day except for 5th workshop. It was started at 7:00am. I guess you thought it is too early to set about it. However, it's definitely wrong because they told yesterday he would come at 6:00 am. It's Africa. Anyway, I made them begin as soon as possible in order to implement my schedule. I assumed it was going well apparently but it was still wrong since a constructer who is able to mend the grate of my sleeping room hasn't showed up at the appointment. Hence, there is no use encouraging them to do it further. Besides, my phone’s screen was cracked by rack of attention. It was none other than the day never rains but it pours. Actually, just bad things have happened for the past few days. I am expecting things are looked up immediately. 
On the other hand, a good thing also happened in this time that a Japanese volunteer dropped by my house and stayed at until my work shop finished. Thanks to her, I handled it and fulfilled my job with farmers. As to it, there were only 15farmers in spite of hearing that 32 people would be around. However, it was many people than I expected. Frequently, they don't show up such as a common issue. 
It goes without saying, they have appeared the appointed place one hour behind the time. It's Africa. So I determined one thing that they perhaps have some reasons to be late, especially, farmers since their primary jobs are agriculture everyday, not cultivating mushrooms. I almost forgot that and must not affect them as one of volunteer. Furthermore, avoiding much stress is related to be my health. According to an article, common causes of stress causes work and human relationships and too much stress can lead to a physical disease as well. In fact, the many of Japanese spend stressful life in Japan. On the contrary, I am in Africa and the condition of the human relation doesn't eat me. However, the condition of the work is sometimes a burden. I just bear one of both. It is several times easier than Japanese lifestyle. Consequently, I determined to broaden my horizons against here's culture as what I wrote previously. 
In the evening, I hung out eating dinner and cleaned up my house. 
I am bound to capital city for a licence again.

Schedule:
7:00 get up
13:00 home and  lunch
24:00 go bed

See you peace.   



Working in Zambia 104days
2017年5月30日 ザンビア134日目  活動104日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a cold day. I work up at 5:30. I headed over to capital city by bus taking 6 hours. It was 3 times for rest time on the roads. After getting there, I just visited a big supermarket in order to prepare something for my living. ThenI went to Zambia university for 8 bottles of mushroom. Actually, It happened a demonstration that was thrown tear-gas grenades by police at Zambia university yesterday. However, there was no such a bad atmosphere that might be broken out, rather, they were not concern about it anymore. I heard a good thing that a mushroom teacher wanted to commence button mushroom whenever she acquires information. Therefore, I determined to introduce my friend who cultivate it to her next time when I come. Speaking of which, I bought a pipe and some implements in order to complete a drainage of a bath although the fence hasn't been started yet.
In the afternoon, I hung out with two of volunteers at a Chinese restaurant. 
In the evening, I discussed what to do for farmers. Finally, I am supposed to take the motorbike tomorrow. 

Schedule:
7:00 get up
13:00 home and  lunch
25:00 go bed

See you peace.   


Working in Zambia 105days
2017年5月31日 ザンビア135日目 活動105日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a windy day. I got a motorbike license in Mimosa at last. Two of us headed to the office at 7:20 and left for the examination place. Then we tried to take an examination but I couldn't do it because of system down again and again. Therefore, I was obliged to wait for the recover for 3 hours and I took a motorbike license. To be frank with you, the test was not so complicated that I could handle it. It was a kind of the examination which I just moved like writing 8 by bike 3 times, after that, I went around the corn 3 times. It just took 5 minutes. It is  failed if the bike stopped during the test or stepped on the ground. As a result, two of us have past it but my friend almost messed up. Aside from it, before reaching the examination place, the back miller of the car was suddenly smashed due to hit by a bike in our car on the way to the examination place. In fact, I was astonished when I heard the sound. Why they are always lack of careless like that, I supposed. Digress to the main topic, so , in the afternoon, we intended to receive the license but we were not able to do it since some of machinery has broken. Hence, we had no choice but to head there next week in order to get a temporary license. Anyway, I finally have ended my motorbike story that had been continuing for almost 1 month. In the evening, I had a plan which I mingle with a person who is culturing button mushroom. Besides, I asked and recommended him to share the information with an inspecter who works at Zambia university on June 13th,14th because I would like to spread button mushroom with both of them. I hope it will be done.
I am supposed to get back to Sinda tomorrow.

Schedule:
7:00 get up
13:00 home and  lunch
25:00 go bed

See you peace.   



Working in Zambia 106days
2017年6月1日 ザンビア136日目 活動106日目
Hello, I’m Pat.

It was a bit cold and gust day. My sleep was disturbed by a call at 4:00am. Actually, I had to get on the bus at 5:00am. It was so early that I almost slept through if he didn't wake me up. The bus that I take recently is always on time to depart. I had no idea how many times we take breaks, though. Nowadays, it just takes a break every 4 hours. When I had utilized night buses in Japan, It has taken breaks every 2 hours, I suppose. Therefore, I was concern about it. Fortunately, I took 3 breaks on the way to home for 7hours. What I was surprised was that my passport was checked by a police for the first time. By good luck, I happened to possess it not copy one. To be frank, I heard that we foreigners might be imposed a fine for no possession of the original passport.
You know why, because we are targets who are taken advantage of in order to earn money. Anyway, on reaching home, I just swept out the rooms and washed up my clothes since the tiles of the rooms were set up and became dirty during my stay in Lusaka. In the afternoon, I had a plan to meet up with a peace cope member in order to have lunch the same place we had met. I consulted with him about what I did nowadays so we have been supposed to drop by Zambia university with a person who is cultivating button mushrooms when I returned from my journey. Such a plan is bound to go well. Then, he came to my home and hang out to play basketball with Zambians and some of peace cope members as well. Finishing it, we took a shower at my house and hung out to drink. Three of them were the first people who slept at my house. I never thought foreigners have stayed at my home first without Japanese. I am going to work at north east block show tomorrow.

Schedule:
4:00 get up
5:00 bus
13:00 home and  lunch
16:00 basketball 
19:00 drink
25:00 go bed

See you peace.   



Working in Zambia 107days
2017年6月2日 ザンビア137日目 活動107日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a harsh windy day in the morning, turned to a superb hot sun-drenched day in the afternoon.
I got up at 6:30, saw them off and received left stuff from my friend. Then, I headed to the office for Northern east agriculture show. We could depart through it was 30 minutes past than the appointment. It was the farthest agriculture show as I know, taking half one. What I handled was to hand over necessary mushroom spawn to my counterpart in Chiuyu camp. Actually, here was the first place where I had 1st workshop About mushroom. Therefore, I would like to succeed it hand in hand with farmers  by all means.
Starting the show, I evaluated the art and constructions of the farmers which were on display as a judge. It was difficult that how I should have given them scores because I had no idea that how many people are the targets of this at the show and what I rely on giving scores. It was not informed farmers, though.
Anyway, I am going to another agriculture show and teach break dance tomorrow. I will go bed.

Schedule:
7:00 get up
11:00 north east block show
14:00 lunch
19:00 dinner
25:00 go bed

See you peace.   



Working in Zambia 108days
2017年6月3日Saturday ザンビア138日目 活動108日目 
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was Kapoche east block show. I woke up at 7:30 and headed to the office at 8:30 since the appointment was at 9:00 sharp. However, only two of us were on time and many of them didn't show up, rather, some of them hasn't come. It might be difficult to let them work weekends, though. At 9:30, we headed over to the show finally. We just went back without doing something because some of officers didn't only manage the show but also they didn't even greet us when we arrived there. Besides, it was enough to make my boss mad. Therefore, we were obliged to leave there at 12:30. Fortunately, I could get back without spending my money because of a breakdance lecture that I intended to teach them at 14:00. After eating lunch with co-workers, I just headed to the place to teach how to do breakdance for pupils. Not to mention, nobody was there when I reached and they appeared in 30 minutes at last. Today, they gathered 3people although I heard that there are 15 people who would like to start it on a list. Hence, I somehow must seek out a paved floor where many people are able to dance in advance. Actually, it is not my task to teach them but I wish it would be a splendid opportunity that they are interesting in dancing and Japanese culture, manner through my dance lecture. Furthermore, I would them to earn some money as a dancers in the future. At 14:30, I danced with 3 of them and taught fundamental steps and a freeze. I hope they practice it spontaneously before we meet next. On finishing it, I hung out with a friend and watched a soccer game. Then, I was invited his house to dine with co-worker by another coworker. It was a busy day today. I will take a rest tomorrow.

Schedule:
7:30 get up
9:30 Kapoche east block show
13:00 lunch
20:00 dinner
25:00 go bed

See you peace.   


Working in Zambia 109days
2017年6月4日Sundayザンビア139日目 活動109日目
Hello, I'm Pat.

It was a breeze day . I didn't do anything today. I was staying at home whole day, except for training dance outside in the afternoon. A bad thing happened that the fence around my house wasn't set up again although it was a teeny-tiny happening as common event. Besides, My landroad didn't answer my call and she didn't even call back. It's Africa. On the other hand, one of constructer came to my home and repaired the doors that were hard to open in the morning. This will be surely removed one of my torment.
From tomorrow, I will have to work hard again. 

Schedule:
8:00 get up
13:00 lunch
20:00 dinner
24:00 go bed

See you peace.   

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