Asia. My next frontier. These are the voyages of Valerie Cooper.
My continuing mission: to explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where few muzungos have gone before.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Fun With New Words
My students eagerly introduced me to a new word the other morning on my way to class. "Gilboa!" they say. What's that? I ingenuously ask. And they show me exactly what a gilboa is.
Apparently the students were cleaning out a bamboo stand at the school when they found him. One of the professors promptly took matters - and a shovel - into his own hands and everything was back to normal after a few minutes.
After plenty of photos, Gil the Boa was cooked up for dinner. The bamboo stand is safe once again.