Monday, September 17, 2007
Crepe and Mandi Asian Spa Escapade
The other student teachers left last year and a new batch has come. It's like having instant friends. All prechosen, packed, and ready to go! I'm so happy that they are out here with me. This weekend was the first time I got to hang out with all of them at the same time. Well, actually Jessica was missing in action since she was in Guam this weekend. Our good friends, Myla and Derek, were there as well. The new SDA teachers are finally settled in after three weeks of school. I know that they have been really busy but all seem to be adjusting well.
Myla and Derek
Although I miss the other student teachers from last year these new student teachers bring on a different type of energy to our little group. Their stories of why they decided to put their lives on hold for God to teach in Saipan for a year are extraordinary. More details on that later. I am looking forward to getting to know each of them more this year. You can read more about Mai, Vero, Judith and Rikki on their blogs. Still trying to get Eva and Amy to start one.
Veroynka and Eva
We headed out to our favorite Crepe place called Café de Comer. If you haven’t been there you must stop by and order the Choco-Banana Crepe! It’s Oishii! We just had a chance to bond and talk about all the traveling we want to do this year. It’s going to be a very eventful year. Never mind that I will be broke! At least I will get to see and dive some of Micronesia and Asia before I move back to California.
Judith and Rikki
Speaking of traveling, I have just started reading a book on people embarking on journeys all over the world. Some taking up odd jobs to just get by. It sounds so appealing to just wander in different countries and live amongst the locals. Is that strange to wander like that? To not have a home or a P.O. Box for awhile? My family would probably kill me if I said i wasn't coming back for awhile but what a unique way to experience life! Hmmm, so much to consider.
I love Sundays in Saipan. Usually you'll find me diving but I have taken a little break from it for awhile. I've been hanging out at the Mandi Asian spa just relaxing and reading in the sun all afternoon. I ran into some other bloggers at the spa! It was nice to chat and catch up with all of them. Mandi's Spa has alot of beautiful decorations from Bali. It gives me a feel for what our Bali trip will be like in November! I'm so excited.
Missy and Me
Anywho, Sunday was the first time that the new student teachers got to experience Mandi Asia Spa. They really loved it especially the infinite pool on the deck below. Sipping on Green tea Lattes, listeining to Bob Marley on my ipod, and enjoying this view . . . Life is Good in Saipan. Ok, I'm recharged for another work week =)