It’s the last day of November and it’s gotta be 80 F outside. Too hot for post T-day activities. Speaking of Thanksgiving…
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is not a national holiday here… weird. So as the local reps for America, we had our own. It was great, we invited all of our foreign friends (locals, brits, canadians, and irish) to celebrate the feast and it was pretty rad. Char made a killer salad:
Carving the turkey.
Saleem coveting Brady’s ham.
All in all, it was a great night. Lots of good food and good people.
We are proud to announce that we have officially begun our modeling career. And what better place to start than Palestine?
One of our friends here from the UK named Rosie works with an organization called Hope Sew. Lots of Palestinian women are great handicrafters but have no market to sell their good because they cannot move about with the occupation. Hope Sew helps them market their goods and provides in-house training to help them broaden and hone their skills. Cool? Yeah! Right now, their focus is making pajamas. Arabs wear a “hata” around their heads to guard them from the glaring sun. This material is great cause it’s really light and airy. They started making pajamas out of this same material. After some failed attempts to get some locals to model their pajamas, Rosie turned to her foreign friends (that’s us!) to become the new figures for their product. Check them (and us) out at www.hopesew.org
As December bears down upon us, the city here is starting to put up Christmas decorations! Or rather, turn them on. They leave a lot of them up all year and then turn them on when Christmas comes around. It works. But it’s getting exciting to be in Bethlehem and see those cheesy angels and bells… it feels different. So Good!