Monday, February 15, 2010

End of the homestay.

So, my urban homestay in Windhoek has officially ended. This weekend we didn't end up doing much, but on Saturday night we did go to another Namibian Premier League game, which was a lot of fun. It was the African Stars versus the Oshakati City team, basically the number one team versus the number eleven team. It was so funny, because my host mother's team was to be number one if the Stars lost, so she was cheering for the Oshakati team SO loud. They ended up losing 3-1, but the fans were hilarious to watch!

One thing that I did notice at the game though was the informal work that little kids were doing. At the beginning of the game, you enter Sam Nujoma Stadium and there are all kinds of informal work going on, mostly women and men selling beer, soda, and meat. So, people inside have all kinds of drinks and food with them. However, there are these small groups of little kids that run around inside the stadium asking people for the ends of their food - the leftover bones to suck the meat off of and the dregs of the juice and soda from empty cans. Some kids even get their hands on beer cans and they sip what is left in the cans. In addition, there are tons of kids that carry around coolers full of beer and soda to fans in the stadium. It is really interesting to see these kids attempting to make what little money they can get by selling these things to patrons in the stadium. I felt so bad that all I wanted to do was give them all of the money that I have, so they could buy one of the sodas that they were selling instead of drinking my leftover sips.

I came back to the CGE house yesterday, and we've been hanging out together again! My birthday is this week (2-1...CRAZY). Classes and stuff this week. Next week we're headed to the Coast, Swakopmund, which is going to be so much fun! More later! Miss everyone at home!

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