Archive for February, 2010

New Passport

February 18th, 2010 No comments

In preparation for our move to Swaziland, Beth and I have had to get new passports.  My ragged blue book (which survived the washing machine while in Germany) has now been retired.  Gone are my stamps from Frankfurt A.M. and San Jose Costa Rica.

Here is a look at old and new:

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No passport photos are ever good.  I think I traded a "really bad" for a "moderately bad" one:

passport photos

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Counting to 10 in Zulu

February 2nd, 2010 No comments

Beth and I have (slowly) been working on our siSwati in preparation for our move.  Since siSwati is only spoke by 1.5 million people in the world (0.02% of the world’s population) there is not a whole lot of learning resources.  Because siSwati is related to the Zulu language, we have also been looking at some of those lessons.  Below you will find a video clip of the numbers from 1-10.  We were feeling pretty good about things until we got about half way through things.

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What are the chances we can 5-10 years without using the numbers 7-9?