First off, I do not have many photos of our SUPER-IST. Super-IST comes around our 6 months in service. This really gives a chance for the volunteers to see each other and discuss how they feel about service and their sites. As part of the education sector, there were many things said. We also had a language camp, IST, and PDM (Project Design Management).
Meet Romy, our language instructor…
He also helped me translate some of my Jersey slang words into waray-waray.
It’s a process = processo iton
He did use this phrase a lot in class. After he would say “processo iton,” he would chuckle and then look at me. haha Romy is great! What a jokesters!
shortie = hamubo-y (doesn’t really translate well)
Other slang phrases in tagalog/english translated by Jibril, another PCV:
gucci ka ba? gucci na ako. chillin’ na ako. hell hindi!
What’s gucci? Gucci. Chilling. Hell no!
The Northern Samar crew loves bets/ competitions and anything dorky. During Super-IST, we had a competition of the most documentation of our Regional Manager’s shoes (RM).
I was the most obvious. I just get too excited. In the end, he asked Aimee, “what is wrong with Stephanie. She is acting really strange.” She ended up telling him about our competition. lol He laughed. I think it shows our love. Next month, he is stepping down as a RM. Sad times. But Annie, our new RM, seems nice.
This is a candle tree. It produces candles. Haha no… it produces things that look like candles, but you shouldn’t really eat them. I am not sure what the purpose was. But it was a nice nature walk in the Botanical Gardens in UAP.
Super-IST was a lot of fun. Each day seemed like it took forever. When looking back, it seemed like the days and week moved on so fast. Its only been a couple of days since I have been at site, and already I miss my friends. They are my support. They are clutch.