I haven't been able to blog for a whole week now, though I know I shouldn't complain (maski long toktok). The people here never blog and they are just fine. Today, we went to work in our friends garden. It was dirty work but we enjoyed it immensely. They had already taken the biggest brush away and burned most of the plot. We got ash all over us but we didn't care. Gabby toktok wantaim ol. Em skulim mipela. While working in the garden we saw a few huge butterflies, a blakbokis (big fruit bat ... we are talking they are so big that when they fly you think it is just a large black bird, like maybe a buzzard). Our friends have planted many things, including kabis (cabbage) but the bugs (banatang)get to most of it before they can eat it (kaikai). We were given the only kabis that was good (gutpela)
... that meant a lot to us. These may be zinneas but I can't remember (mi lus tingim nem bilong en) taim bilong waswas.