Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Conferences and meetings

At the moment we are having a time of conferences and meetings! Last week we had a linguistics conference, where various people shared about different topics that were very informative and relevant to doing language and translation work in the field. I learnt a lot and thought it was very helpful and good.

Over the next 2 weeks, we are having our Branch conference. Every morning there will be devotional speakers and then we get into the business of making decisions about where the branch is heading in the future. As I am new, I am not eligible to vote on things, but I can participate in discussions. New leadership for the branch will also be elected at conference.

Here is a photo of the linguistics conference. My back is the one closest to the camera.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Clothes shopping!

In PNG, if you need more clothes, the place to get them is at second-hand shops. Most of the clothes come from Australia, so there's some familiar brands there. Well, on Saturday, me and a few friends took the public transport to Kainantu and went shopping. I picked out so many things that it was getting heavy carrying them around the shop! The clothes are a good price and I ended up with 11 articles of clothing and paid about $13 total! The thing that I was most chuffed about finding is a Kathmandu brand fleece jacket for about $1.50. I'm not sure how much they cost in Australia, but I know that they are so expensive that it has always put me off buying them.