What I love about most-est my job – no matter how much I complain about the fucked-everything-else-but-work hours – is the sheer wonderful unpredictability~! As for Islamabad, I still haven't ventured in to the city and chances are I won't get to see much of it until Saturday when I finally make my way that-a-way to look for a place to live! :)
August 18, 2009
For the last month I was working with community mid-wives from the rural boondocks of Punjab. From the random-seedy hotel in Lahore I observed groups after groups of fifty-odd women teetering on perilously high heels, dressed in their glitzy best, giggling away with their friends while we struggling to bring basic business concepts into their world-view. From now till the next time I shift focus, I work with provincial ministers and government department secretaries and patiently observe them reciting speeches written by thier faithful chotas and tolerate their incessant phone-conversations-that-really-aren't-necessary while we struggle to talk to them about the earth-shattering-importance-of-women-development.