September 30th, 2017

Way better than TV

As you may know about half of our volunteers here usually are American and Western European college students. And every now and then we get a couple of super woke ones and I kinda like them. Firstly for the entertainment value of it of course (I do not watch TV and prefer 'live shows') and secondly, yes they can be a tad narcissistic and a lot crazy and whiny and behave just like angry teenagers but it is kinda normal for their age and I like seeing their passion for justice and "all the good stuff" in the end because where would we be without that passion in some of us?

Anyway, back to the main point here, which is entertainment of course. Whenever we have a couple of super woke kids here they always end up turning on each other in the end. It starts with them debating our less progressive volunteers first but then they very quickly turn on each other for some reason. And that stage is my favourite because that is where it gets really really crazy (unlike when they debate the less progressive folks and often can make a lot of sense).

So a typical evening at our community centre when we have super woke kids with us sooner or later turns into something like this:

Super woke volunteer 1: yes, genital preferences in sex are very thinly veiled transphobia and not much else and it is definitely harmful.

Super woke volunteer 2: Well, you are a white woman in hoop earrings eating a burrito (talk about harmful!) so you obviously do not believe in science, so...

All the rest of our volunteers:


PS: Yes, yes, I know that white people using gifs of people of colour is racism that kills but it is also bullshit that entertains so...


I am happy to report that as of today there are no more chained dogs not only in our village (that happened a while ago) but in all five villages that form our cluster of villages here. It took us a lot of work with the locals ranging from helping them with proper zoning and fencing of their gardens to introducing them to "those things always alone on a short chain in the far corner of their gardens" as smart and affectionate creatures as dogs are.

The dogs here always pick their favourites among the locals and the visitors. One of our volunteers formed such a strong bond with the dog that picked him as her favourite that he got the owners to give the dog to him and took it with him to Europe (had to go through a lot of bureaucracy). And this one here (see here) picked Helga.

And now meet Ursu, he picked me and would even try to push Helga away from me if she is too close when he needs my attention:

For more dogs see here.