Less Consume, More Update: Week Six

What's going on in the world? I haven't the slightest, but I'm instead looking inward while on The Nakavika Project, and I am inviting you to join in some deep thinking facilitated by some travel quotes:

Twenty years from now you will be mor disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty purse. -English Proverb

Travelers never think that they are foreigners. -Mason Cooley

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of the wilderness. -Havelock Ellis

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices. -Carlo Goldoni

I have found that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. -Mark Twain

Update on Nomadderwhere

After a very appreciated vacation to Rakiraki and Pacific Harbor, Garrett and I came back to the village in full force, prepared with more resources (adult and children's books, supplies for managing money, instructional tools, sharpeners, etc.). We're making the following changes to our schedules and classes:

  • Creating weekly schedules for ourselves to feel and be more productive in work as well as cover more ground in our cultural pursuits

  • Establishing a set time for children's classes every weekday to keep from the kids lingering around all day long

  • Create and publicize two weekly seminars for the youth members and adults that will cover various topics of their interest (see The Itinerary for details)

  • Incorporate reading time after classes with the kids, which will include reading to groups of kids and asking questions and promoting individual reading if they're curious

We also came back to the village before our host mother returned from her trip home (Savusavu). I was appointed the woman of the house and had to clean and prepare food for ourselves. Garrett and I wanted to make American dishes with Fijian ingredients, such as:

  • Mashed cassava (with butter, salt and maybe a little cream?)

  • Vegetable soup (with beans and veggies)

  • Whole wheat tortillas with a bean and veggie mixture

  • Who knows what else...

We'll be back to the internet on the 14th of January! See you then!