I thought that I would go ahead and comment on the daily life of a newly enrolled Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan. After a few weeks of settling in my host family home and frantically stalking people to sign my paperwork....I would say that I do not live an exciting existence right now. Don't get me wrong - I am very content. Basically I sleep 10 hours.....eat a deep fried breakfast.....go out for a few hours....come back and drink 100 cups of coffee....read....listen to music....read....coffee....ipod....make visuals for school lessons in the fall.....nap....text 83 messages to people.....day dream.....talk with my host family.....read.....coffee....cookies....deep fried supper....cookies....coffee. I think you catch my drift. My productivity level feels below measurability. After the rapid pace of a frantic preservice training I feel that I have smacked face first into a brick wall of village life.
One goal of the summer is to find the art scene in Kazakhstan. This will be a challenge.....because provocative things are not necessarily supported. I am hoping to find an art supply store, a university / school that teaches art, working Kazakhstani artists, and some galleries of contemporary work. This prep work will hopefully lay the ground work for some exciting future project ideas that I have!
Kazakhstan Fun Fact:
People here LOVE to eat sunflower seeds.
Peace Corps Blog.
click above to play a traditional Kazakh song that I really like called the Karajorga. It is very popular and there is a traditional dance that is performed with it as well.
March 8, 2011 -
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