I had been missing quite a few meals, but having lots of water. However,
I was given very little choice about having breakfast and I wasn't able
to refuse. Still, it was actually okay. It was scrambled egg (with lots
of salt) and bread. There was also an extremely sweet tea but I managed
to drink it. All in all, I think I have been coping with the food quite
well but it still isn't my choice.
The room I have at the moment is quite nice but I am looking forward to
getting a house. The floor in here can get quite dusty so I have been
walking around the room trying to keep my trousers clean by rolling them
up at the bottom.
This afternoon, I had a scheduled meeting with a director from TDA
(Tigray Development Association). They are the body that founded MIT
and initally the ones who supported it. It is through them that I have
to arrange some of the stuff, but I am hoping that MIT will be able
to be autonomous. However, for this we must sort out funding.
Note to self: After walking around the room with the trousers rolled up,
I must remember to roll them back down. Walking around town and meeting
people is not a good idea without following this advice. I did not
realise until I was in the car coming back. Arse.
Today was a holiday in Tigray (the region of Mekelle) to celebrate
the liberation of Tigray, and Ethiopia, from the Dergue. It would
normally be celebrated once every five years but this is only year
three so i'm not sure why it is being celebrated.