Friday, February 13, 2015

Looking Good

The other week a chief from a neighboring village came to say hello. Not that unusual except for one thing- the new chief is a WOMAN! YAY!

I didn't get to talk to her much, but it's pretty dang cool and we're all happy. So to commemorate this happy occasion we took photos. But there was ANOTHER amazing thing that happened on this day- my host day was wearing the fabric I gave him for Christmas (from America) and I was wearing the fabric they gave me!

Can you figure out what the print of Joseph's outfit is? Maybe Andrew Jackson, Ben Franklin or George Washington could help you figure it out?

It's dolla dolla bills! It looks so awesome in person. I love it. Also, my dad has a shirt that matches the dress I'm wearing, I just need to get it from Togo to him! 

And then since the camera was out we all took photos! 

Marie, her daughter Ami and her daughter Ashley! 

Akoffa, one of the apprentis, making juice (bissap)

My amazing brothers- matching! 

Look at that smile! Marie, my always smiling host mom. 


  1. I think I need a currency shirt now that Shane calls me "Dollar Bill"!

  2. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys travelling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Togo? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Togo in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez