Living Diversity

マニラでのソーシャルワークとの出会い記録から、日本のソーシャルワーク×多文化/法的支援、インドで暮らし、働き、旅するカラフルさ、インド&野草ごはん、身体を解すこと、レジリエンス/回復についての試行錯誤を記録したく。 私もあなたも、ゆるく受けいれて生きていけるといいなと祈りながら。 フィリピンのダグダガイという竹の棒とココナッツオイルを使うフットセラピーが大好きでマニラまで習いにゆき、ひっそり身近なひとに好評です:)要らないものがごっそり削ぎ落とされ、ぐぐっと押しポイントに届く感じがたまりません^^

A Little beautiful Circulation of love in Puno

A Little beautiful Circulation of love in Puno

 

Saw a lady crying in the cathedral in Puno.


The cathedral in Puno was very beautiful with blue color n has pipe organ as well.


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On the side there are some statues of virgen females with the candle lights.

( but not Maria, I wonder who they are...one of them is Carmen,who seems to be same as Mary or Maria) 


A elderly lady (60+ yrs old ?)  was praying n crying in front of the virgen.


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A small kid (around 7 yrs old?)  was putting lights on candles. I couldn't recognize if that was for the lady or without  strong intention, but it looked nice & caring.


I just wanted to do something for her. I happened to have the box of so delicious ceviche n tacutacu that was the left one of my dinner.

 

I thought it's good to eat something very delicious when we feel sad, so I gave it to her by saying

"Tenga esto para cena"(Have it for dinner) with a little bit courage.

I felt happy that she received it saying "Muchas Gracias"

I hope her sadnesses will be healed bit by bit.

 

Later on I was walking around the town then found they are holding coffee festival!☕
I dropped at one stall selling nice cups of coffee n cappuccino n wondering if I would buy one or not.


Then a lady talked to me that she gonna treat me !!!😋

And she wanted to click a picture with me.


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I felt so lucky,blessed n loved n the cappuccino was soooo delicious.😋


I gave a candy (what a little thing I had )for her. :)


I felt the small but precious beautiful circulation of love on that day. It reminded me that I'm a very lucky girl 😉


I would love to treat a cup of coffee and for a traveler someday :) , paying forward...😇

Muna nice herb tea in Puno /Titicaca

Muna😆😍


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🔺Muna tree 

 

I love the flavor of the breeze in taquile island, which probably comes from muna trees.


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🔺Muna tea

It is said that When Muna flourish well, the harvest of the year ( like potatoes and beans )are good.


Muna is good for head ache, high altitude desease.


Ppl in the islands of titikaka like amantani, taquile drink muna tea daily.
They put raw muna sticks into hot water as well as they have tea bags.


It smells like bitter mint or rosemary.
In the knitting of taquile, patterns of muna can be found :)


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🔺Muna in embroidery of taquile island

 


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🔺A lady selling muna tree stick n other plants

Feelings in Puno, Titikaka lake

Frst impression when I arrived at the bus terminal was dark, nothing...

Houses of bricks and car related shops.
But in the central area it seems bit more alive.
Before coming to Puno I was thinking it might have many fishes since it's near the lake but still mostly Chicken 🐔?

I usually don't like tours but it was nice to have homestay in Amantani island, (including short visits to uros island and taquile islan) in Lago titikaka.

 

What I like was...
Tasting homemade dishes 😋
Nice lake view( so pure blue in some areas, and also kirarkira shiny surface )sunset, sunrise, twinkling thousands stars from 4,000m+high place.


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Talking with host family. Tried to speak in Quechua, that they use in Amantani
(The guide showed us basic phrases like so delicious= shinchi samaj, may I help you ?=yanaparisayki, thanks so much =yuspagarasunki )
They speak Spanish well cz they study in Spanish at school. But they dont know English.
I Stayed with other members of Mexico & France, who also speak Spanish but little English!


The 2day tour starts at 7:30am from Puno the coming back on the following day around 4pm, including 1breakfast, 1lunch, and 1 dinner it cost 120soles.

First day we visited Uros islands. They are made of reeds called TOTORA. Smells like Tatami for me. White part  near the root is eaten. It's like shaki shaki texture, not strong taste but bit Sweet. Green part is used for making floors, houses, chairs n crafts.
Uros is the only artificial island while other island are natural.
Why?  We learned that was because at the era of the Spanish colonization, they wanted to preserve their civilization.
It seemed bit too touristic but good experience

Later we went to Amantani.
It took more than 2hours (35km +away) so I did yoga on the rooftop. Felt nice 😊

Amantani ppl speak qechua n Spanish.
I stayed with one girl from Mexico n 3 students from France.
They spoke Spanish n llittle bit English.
English is NOT common language here!🙃
Host family:
Mother 28yrs old.
5yrs old girl
3yrs old girl
Mother's sister
The mother told me that
Father is working in Puno (for fishing? I couldn't understand)n come back on Sundays
Had meals together n danced together at night.
Kids are so cute.
Just looking at us, running around...
Showed worktbook of the school.
They learn in Spanish.
It's like English school in India?
For higher education they need to go outside of the island. Also they would work outside of the island so Spanish seems must for them.
Elderly one was helping Mom for dishwashing.
Now they work on handicraft
In rainy season
before Christmas, they grow potatoes, okas

Oka is like between sweetpotatoes n carrots 🥕, so yummy 😍
I also liked Quinua soup.
They eat meat only for special festival day cz they rarely have meat in the islands.
(They often go to Puno for buying something but maybe self-sufficiency is high? I should have asked about self-sufficiency n expenses of them !)
For me village life seemed similar with the one in ARI( Asian Rural Institute/ASIA gakuin in tochigi)
I could see thousands of Stars from the level of 4,000m + high...
Also sunset was amazing...

At night they dressed us up with their traditional one. Use kind of belt which is like Obi for Japanese Kimono.
Was interesting that their face looked serious.. n sometimes smiling.

I gave origami bird to kids.
Origami is amazing, u can make it everywhere 😉
I could have write their name in nihongo...  !

Following morning we went to taquile.

Wave of the lake was so shiny kirakira...✨✨✨
Wemen weaves n men embroidery.
It's nice that men learn embroidery in school n work on handicraft which seems ladies work?! Though it's still gender oriented...


Adding to the nice experience,
I met a guy from Australia in the ship.
We became good friends 😉
He likes drawing, writing stories, listening to small kids.
"Kids have simple wonderful stories."
"Everyone has important story of their own"
"I'm still a kid that's why I continue painting "
He also worked as ALT in Japan.
Tips for English teaching
For kids: have fun. Do something interactive. Lots of games ;) encourage/motivate them to learn English
For adults: conversation. Especially when they are drinking, they dont mind making mistakes 😋


Nice article to read refer:
http://thatbackpacker.com/2016/01/27/homestay-on-lake-titicaca/#comment-57178

How to Make a Picture Book (with Pictures) - wikiHow


How to Make a Picture Book (with Pictures) - wikiHow

 

I wanna try Japanese, English n Hindi 3lang one. Topic would be diversity, being yourself or chai ?

Let's read some Bengali ones.

Inka hot stone massage- strong stroke made me refreshed

Tried Inka hot stone massage

- strong stroke made me refreshed😉

Hot stone was put on my back as well as used for stroking legs n lower back.

Hot stone is sometimes used in Filipino hilot also.

It was kind of too hot. ..😆


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feelings in MachuPicchu


Machu Picchu surrendered by mountains and river, made me feel relaxed.

 


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Machu Picchu even has hot spring :)


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Railroad along the river n run near the hostels.

As a touristic area, any typical food in Peru can be found.

 

MachuPicchu itself...

Beautiful nature, full of mistery ( what Hiram Bingham said was... Controversial..)

Kind of too much created as touristic place for me...? Might be because of lack of knowledge?

Recognized as important place for higher ppl in terms of  religious & administrative..

 

They grow corns 🌽 n potatoes 🥔

 


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5-7m fields of stairs


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Temple of Condor, which is God.

Sun is also God, called Inti.

The representative of Inti on Earth is Inka.☀️

Oh, it's like the Emperor of Japan...🇯🇵

Also they forced ppl to speak Quechua language. Again same as what Japan did for Korea.

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