Thursday, June 16, 2005

Do I like it?

One month is gone. I have seen the country from different aspects of view; how locals see it, how well-off family sees it, how employees see it and finally how foreigners see it.

How do I see it?

A bit “disappointed” figuring out that saying “He works like a black guy” is not really true, but at the same time being aware I can’t blame them. How can I if the don’t know alternative way, they can’t work as if they had. But if they had only moved a bit faster, if they had worked only a bit more, if they had saved that cent they earn instead of wasting it immediately…

And so the story continues. Those who do have a job will remain being dishonest (to be able to earn extra money) what is not going to help them in a long term, those who have nothing will continue selling little things on the market in order to earn money for a bit of rice they will eat for their lunch.

Giving them money is not going to help; we all know this because they would have just spent it to buy sweets or the first thing that passes by.

Do I like it?

Yes, I am happy I had a chance to see how these people live, to see unusual things, to be part of Guinean family. I am happy to see my ideas are being implemented in a firm I work for, even if small drop in the ocean, like implementing savings in Micro credit firm might make someone a better day. Yes, I adore eating mango 5 times per day and yes children of Africa are adorable when they all came and hug you when you come back from work.

No, people’s passivity, laziness and complaining are things that make me crazy. Imagine forcing someone to work or giving them extra work … This makes me a boss they wouldn’t like (and I don’t want that). I don’t like to live in such a dirty town, full of rubbish and to live in a town, where believe me or not you really don’t have much to do (remember electricity is a bonus). I don’t like people responding to my questions with “yes” all the time and agreeing all the time, when next day they come with a totally different idea mine was; they could have said it a day before they don’t think so. Yes, yes, I know, cultural differences, but they still make me angry ;)

4 Comments:

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Jasna said...

Ja, pisuka! Pol bi bla res zaj...sefica;) Ej, ze en mesec je mimo, pa ne ga lomt! Jst sm pa vsak dan na PT. Itak, sej se druzim ves cas z Ivone iz Porta, ki je krasna punca. Kleptave o kofetkanju na Portugalskem, o sladkih pregrehah (bolos)...skoz sva tam, kot da ne bi bile v Gradcu. Obe imava saudade, ona po domu, jst pa po...no, sej ves. Tenho saudade!!! Tud tuki je neka dezevna doba...soparno in nevihte in tako se izmenjuje ves cas.

V soboto mam poslovilno zurko tle...ves, kaj bo glavna jed? bachalau com natas!!!Jp. No, vids, da se mi je cist zmesal!

Ej, sej ves, rada te mam se zmeri...hi, pa pridno nam pisi se naprej.

Jasna

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger mojca said...

Aha, se pravi da bols da si najdes le enga cilega slovenca,da ti ne bo kak lep crnc le visel na viseci mrezi pred bajto in ti bi pa garala vse dni.Bo le treba se na kak drug kontinent skocit :-)
Zdej pa ena lepa novicka zate: si dobila posto iz Gzs in ves ki...
Poslali so ti certifikat za vodnika!Stara,ne vem kaj dogaja ampak ocitno si ustni del le nardila.Face a ne?
Aja,ker ne vem ce si dobila gsm sporocilo: v bajti zvimo zdej sami single ljdje.Fajn a ne?In se mamo radi kot prasicki mladi.hihi
Je res kul in komi cakam,da se nam pridruzi se eden-ti!No,sej ce noces bit single,te bomo meli tud radi. ;-)
cau mala in pazi nase

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger irena said...

Oj Mojca!
A bo pauza za cez poletje? Hi hi, a pole mate zej ceu zur u bajti? Saj se vam hmal pridruzim, sam se Gambijo grem pogledat pa Senegal, pol bo pa itak tud kesa zmankalo pa bo treba prid domu klosart ;)
A cm bit mal nesramna? Samo malo? Glede une mreze... ;) Ce se s kom pogovarjas (ma ne mislim nobenga iz bajte kjer zivim) kr tko malo ku raki rikverc hodis, k jim "malo" zadah nagaja

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Jasna said...

hej, mala, cakamo novicke...tle je sauna, soparno...cakam na eno hladno nevihto. Al pa kapirinja bi pasala v ksni sencki ob morju. Ja, sej morje bo...grem v piran za vikend. Jupiiii...pol pa spet en delovni teden.

no, sam tolk, da se mal oglasim.

Lepo bodi!

Jasna

 

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