Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gotta love the kiwi-land

Jeremie got a job starting Monday in the kiwi-harvest - until he leaves for Fiji in early July - .
Actually, the harvest is almost over, but there needs to be some work done to the vines - like pruning and what not...
He'll be working 5-6 days a week (no work if weather is bad) from 7am to 4pm.
That's GREAT!!! Should pay most if not all his fees for his missions trip. YAY!!! THANk YOU, Jesus!!!

I still can't get over the mentality of kiwis (not the bird, nor the fruit) when it comes to the way they dress in the freezing cold winter.
Admitted, it's not as cold as in some other countries all day long, but still - in the mornings, like today, there was frost on the ground and the cars, and you see people walking around in shorts - and barefoot. HOWDOTHEYDOIT???? DUNNO!!!
Jeremie told me of a friend who didn't even own a pair of school shoes last year and walked to school barefoot the whole winter - and not because he couldn't afford the shoes, just "cuz his feet are tough", Jeremie said. Unbelievable!!!

2 comments:

Steve said...

Being barefoot is like a sign of a true kiwi, especially for guys (although that boys sounds a bit extreme!)...Steve is always going barefoot and trying to make the boys go barefoot...Noah likes going barefoot and will do it anywhere (even over rocks!). Nathan hates it and Steve is always trying to make him do it anyway! Weird! :) Trena

Steve said...

Being barefoot is like a sign of a true kiwi, especially for guys (although that boys sounds a bit extreme!)...Steve is always going barefoot and trying to make the boys go barefoot...Noah likes going barefoot and will do it anywhere (even over rocks!). Nathan hates it and Steve is always trying to make him do it anyway! Weird! :) Trena