Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lucky Me

So this happened:

I win a TV
Screen shot: orange.mg

I won a television in a contest that I did not know I had entered.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Drawings for Pizza Girl

About once a week, as I am pedaling my bike up a long hill that goes by the local stadium, I will stop and treat myself to a pizza at Au Stade. It's on my way home. I've established myself as a regular. I almost always sit at the same table. I order the same thing (a personal sized vegetarian pizza and a beer), and then I get out my tablet.

Last month a new employee started bringing her three-year-old daughter to work. Rather than reading news articles or studying French and Malagasy, I asked the mother if I could entertain the girl by drawing pictures on my tablet.

Pizza Girl
PIzza Girl and Pizza Princess

Monday, October 26, 2015

Uke the Rova
(Ukulele at the Royal Palace)

After a year of living in Antananarivo, I decided to finally go visit the Rova of Antananarivo, also known as the Royal Palace of Antananarivo. The site is a locus of Madagascar's spiritual, cultural, pre-colonial, post-colonial, and modern political history.

Of course I brought my ukulele.

The tour guides and souvenir hawkers were curious to hear it and play it. So I let them.