I'll split the day into a visual essay of my three highlights/main events! Here goes:
A service trip to a village called Gabone, about forty minutes out of Gabs.
The kids crushed this. Each house (J, K, L, and M) put on a "15-minute" (most went well over) original production—super impressed by the concepts, acting, sets, and students' dedication.
- J-House's "Life of Kanye"- straight ignored the prompt and literally followed the life of Kanye West, ft. the 2009 VMAs with a cross-dressing Taylor Swift, his fashion show, etc.
- K-House- really original concept of a dying woman remembering parts of her life and reconciling with ghosts from her past, particularly her mother.
- L-House- a story of a girl suffering from schizophrenia, as personified by an evil version of herself who follows her wherever she goes.
- M-House- I missed this one, sadly! Heard it was great, though.
Continuing Mr. Taylor's AWESOME tradition of hosting interns to enjoy chats by the fireplace, dinner, and an unfailingly intense game of Scrabble. Today's guests included the Harvard interns, new Princeton in Africa Fellows (Julia, Kevin, and Joe, who we all find HILARIOUS), Amrit and Vamaka, two MaP graduates who will be studying in university abroad this fall, Jack, and Donald.
What more could we want?
Clearly, my team did not win. But we all had an absolute blast, and the boys' team kept shouting, "KING OF THE NORTH!" and raising their wine glasses whenever anything happened ever, which had the GoT fans dying laughing.
After a wonderful evening, the Harvards all stayed up together listening to an Indie Chillout Spotify playlist that was surprisingly good, and talking and playing random games until 2 or 3am. When we all started getting sleepy, we settled down and made Heba read us a "scary" story (according to Jazil) by Charles Dickens that I didn't understand at all. But the situation made it funny. :) Staying up so late was probably not the smartest decision, seeing as I have tutoring tomorrow morning at 8:10am, but I think it'll have been worth it.
All in all, a lovely day!