Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hostel night!

Friends. Food. Dancing. What more is there? Every Tuesday night the ladies of Batch 5 will have the opportunity to go over the girl’s hostel for dinner and a visit. Many of the ladies studying at BACAS live in a hostel nearby because their families live outside the city or even in the neighboring state of Kerela. Since our students are not actually taking classes with the Indian students, the only time to interact is during lunch time, so hostel night gives them the chance to really form friendships. The girls at the hostel are so kind to welcome our students in and have a great time showing their rooms and telling stories. This is a good time to get away from school life and see how much we have in common.

Not only are the girls very sweet, but Tuesday night is also roti night! In South India, rice is the staple, eaten at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As you can imagine, it can be hard for us Americans to take so much rice, which is why rotis (like a fried tortilla) are so exciting!

Indian dancing is an art form and the girls at the hostel seem to have it pretty much nailed. They were kind enough to try to teach us a few moves and give us a demonstration. I think we will still need a little more practice but for now all we can do is try to teach them the Macarena and the Electric slide!

(photo credit to our very own Faith Boyle)

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