Trip Start Jul 05, 2005
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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Went to the 7AM church service, because I had an appointment to get my hair done at 8AM...turns out "Beninese time" was in effect b/c we didn't go to the hair appointment until about 10:30. (I was a bit depressed, because this was the only day I could have actually slept-in in the past 3 weeks!)

There were 5 apprentices and the coiffeuse (the owner of the salon) working on my hair at the same time. It took 4 hours to do...which isn't bad at all. My cousins brought lunch to the salon for

Usually, I hate the way tresses look on people. It actually turned out very nice; I was impressed. All of the people working on my head were very nice, and they did a good job, so I left them a tip...a gesture not common here. They were ecstatic about it, which made the tip worth it even more.

When I got home the family was "fete-ing" (celebrating), by drinking sodas (an expensive luxury here). My sister had gotten the results of the exam she had taken. She's going into High School; to get there, everyone has to pass a 3 or 4-day exam. She had done very well...I don't know her score, but everyone was very very pleased. She's smart, so I'm sure she scored high.
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