Month: August 2011

In a Minute!!!!!!!!!

Friday is drawing ever nearer and I’m becoming more anxious about the thought of being responsible for team B getting to Chennai! When Chennai Challenge say they want to challenge you to live outside your comfort zone they really mean it! I’m usually a person who likes to take the back seat and allow everyone…
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August 10, 2011 4

Another day…another juice!

One of the joys of visiting Chennai is the famous Fruit Shop on Greams Road.  This shop does not sell, as the name might suggest, fruit – but rather fruit juices and milkshakes of many MANY varieties.  Indeed this very afternoon the lads of Team A (and Emma) had a bit of a lad’s night…
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August 10, 2011 5

Blue Edge

Today some of the group went to Blue Edge to help with an English lesson, it was very rewarding and enjoyable. They really made me smile and showed me how much  they appreciated their education, we did some role play pretending be shop keepers and overlooked an exciting game of Pictionary. It was very overwhelming to see…
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August 8, 2011 0

Day 5- Zam Zam’s First blog!!

so this is my first blog (cheers yemma for letting me borrow your login!!) Day 5 and it feels like I haven’t left since 2007!! Today we had a busy one!! First we had team meeting and thought for the day, which was about who has made you shine in your life, twas a good…
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August 8, 2011 0

Looking silly with a drainpipe and wood…

Interesting time we are having here in Chennai. Weather is good, but the mossy’s are certainly biting…! In preparation for our various activities at the Boys Town and the trip to Yelligiri i was sent out  (on Sunday) with Emma, Ellie and Charlotte to find and collect various bits. One thing we required was a…
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August 8, 2011 3

Tarpaulin, drainpipe and wooden pieces of square!

So day 3 of Chennai Challenge Barney in his blogging frenzies has already mentioned the food consumed by our team during this day  – I am glad he has got his priorities right! Our day yesterday began with boys town session planning. The team was split up into mentor groups and given the task of…
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August 7, 2011 3

India Time…

‘India Time’ is a concept that the Chennai Challenge have created which describes the way that time can pass while waiting for things in India. Examples of this are in 2007 when Cathy and Tamsin had to wait 4 hours at a shop called Gold Mine when they were trying to buy project equipment. The…
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August 7, 2011 4

Great culture, even better food…

This blog is going to be primarily about food. This is because I have so far bought primarily food. Lots of food. Amazing food! The new tastes of Indian food is often a big challenge for team members when they first come to India and this was the same for me last year. But this…
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August 6, 2011 1

From my point of view

The great thing about Chennai Challenge is that every time is different, but also it is different for all the team members. So far this year things have gone well from my perspective as leader. The flights with Jet Airways were good, and the transfer in Mumbai went really smoothly. As luck would have it…
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August 5, 2011 3

Ears, no need for them…

Wow, what a fantastic start to this year’s trip. This afternoon we went to the Boys Town and saw the boys for the first time this year. Spent our time singing songs, playing games, and introducing ourselves- with lots of shouting, and some of that was from the boys, and not just us… It is…
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August 5, 2011 0