Saturday, September 27, 2014

naluksaaq | to plunge into water, or THE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE (dun dun dunnnn)

Guess what? I actually did it. Yep, I was completely covered head to toe in the waters of the Arctic Ocean. I did the Polar Bear Plunge.

Sorry for the shakiness of the camera. It was taken via a friend's iPhone who messaged it to me as a text, but apparently, it had a rough time of it when it went into the Arctic Interwebz Vortex.

Before the plunge. We looked cold even before getting wet. Well, it was 27 degrees with wind chill of 16 degrees. See? 

Thankfully, we did the Polar Bear Plunge before the high surfs come in!


1, 2, 3, GO!

This is my favorite pic. I love it.

The shock was intense. I fell into some kind of hole, just dropped down, so I was completely soaked. I started feeling my body go numb almost immediately! I wanted to get out ASAP.

Run away, run away, run away!!!

We did. We went to Chad & Melissa's house, which is on the beach, took off all wet clothing, warmed up, and drank hot tea. 

Good day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Studentism #11 | urinal, urine, yearn

During a vocab game yesterday...
Me: "To desire, to long for, to want"
Student: "URINAL!"
Me: "Ummm, not exactly..."
Student: "URINE!"
Me: "Closer..."
Student: "YEARN!"
Me: "Ding! Ding! Ding! That is correct."

Studentism #10 | womanly voice

Student Who's Not in My Class: "Wow, this is the first time I've heard your voice before."
Me: "Oh, well, yep, this is my voice."
Student: "I thought it would be more womanly."
Me: "...... Gee, thanks."

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tongan dance party at the top of the world!

 On Saturday night, I spent my evening at a Tongan dance party. It was so fun!

Heel-less heels. I can't believe she was walking in these shoes.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

nutaġaq | fresh powder snow

It started early in the morning whilst the Barrowites were snug in their beds.

Within an hour, visibility was reduced.

Quya found the snow to be tasty.

Snow so thick you can barely even see the lagoon outside my classroom window!

Can't wait for these muddy roads to freeze. 

The street I live on.

And this house -- I've always loved it.

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!

I'm so happy it's here! :)