A Singsing is a traditional Papua New Guinean celebration. They are done when there is an event to celebrate, like Independence Day or Christmas. While we were in village living we were blessed to be apart of three different Singsings. Everyone who participates gets all dressed up in bright colors, that include different types of leaves, grass skirts, all different kinds of shells and face paint. Each community has their own unique way of doing it. It almost always involves the beating of a “kundu” or a drum made from a lizard skin, as well as singing and dancing. We had a blast getting to participate in them! They dressed us all up and painted our skin. The picture above is of the Singsing that the local elementary school performed for us. It was so beautiful because the school was right next to the beach and the kids really did sing their hearts out. The other two Singsings were done by our village family for us as we left. We got to participate in these, and then at the end we fed all of the participants tea and popcorn (they loved this!) Here are some photos from our Singsings during village living.
A couple of weeks ago we made a trip with my parents to the Outerbanks in North Carolina. We had so much fun getting to relax and spend time with them as well as hang out with their friends the Sconfittos who drove down from New York. We stayed in a beach house overlooking the beach and in the morning we could see dolphins swimming by. Every night we stayed in and cooked extravagant meals like home made pasta, crab (that we caught ourselves!) and anything you can think of on the grill. We also had the chance to visit the Wright Brothers museum and climb the sand dunes. All in all it was a great trip which gave us some much needed rest and quality time with my parents. Here are some photos from the trip.