Car Crash In Clevia, Suriname 🚗💥👮 Most Exciting Thing To Happen In Ages

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Right off the bat I feel I need to say nobody was hurt, even though the shock wave was huge and the damage was pretty extreme.


✋ Before that...

     Those who follow my blog know we've been stranded in Suriname for nearly 3 years, and our day-to-day life is very much like the plot of Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. It's often a struggle to come up with some hot new content for the day when each one seems just like the last.

     The whole family is bored to death, and we want nothing more than out of Suriname to basically anywhere else ASAP. Each day is a mission to find anything that will shake the day up a bit and put a smile on their faces, hopefully making them all forget how long we've been here for another day.

Creativity With Limited Means 🧠

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     Monkey-B was the first person to break us out of the norm with her homemade mask repurposed into a hammock for her Elsa doll. I heard generic background action music playing from her room, and went to investigate, only to discover this.

     She's figured out that when the screen time runs out for one of her educational iPad games, if she doesn't close the app the background music just plays on an infinite loop. So Monkey-B built a mini hammock while listening to some "Mission Impossible" countdown music, a pretty extreme start to the day.

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     This are two typical things I see every day. Almost every day is filled with Srey-Yuu, Sreypov, and I working on our Hive blogs and/or ASEAN Hive Community related stuff, with Sreypov choosing her phone and Srey-Yuu the laptop. There's always something going on in the kitchen, and the above vegan cheesecake she is slicing will be available in a recipe post very soon.

👃 The Noni Is Back

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     We used to have a noni juice business back in Cambodia, and it's not something we would ever consider doing in Suriname because the vibes here just aren't right for that sort of thing. However, there are plenty of trees, so we've been juicing on a small scale for personal use, so I'm glad to being to consuming this pungent tonic.

The Big Boom 💥

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     As we were all working on our blogs, a loud boom startled us all, and the shock wave rippled through the electric lines and vibrated our apartment a little bit. Shortly after that we heard a car reversing up the street at full throttle, then the electricity went out.

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     I assumed the construction business next door dropped something on the power lines from their crane truck, or perhaps a heavy item fell from a truck. We had to investigate, so we put on our shoes and headed out to the street. We found a small car with a smashed front end and the electricity post cracked, apparently a high-speed one car accident.

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     Our upstairs Cuban approached to see what was going on, and I made her laugh with...

"Ello maneja no bueno. Yo no maneja un carro per que yo tengo una bicicleta."

     She laughed and then walked across the street to get a much more detailed story, but I was pretty proud of my Spanish. We then walked back home and spent the rest of the afternoon without electricity, water, and wifi.

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I have been following you and know little about your being stranded in Suriname, i was a little concerned about your kid's education, have they been taking online classes? Or its only you who teaches them like you did in some kids back in Cambodia? Please ignore if you don't want to answer.

I hope power will be back soon so you and your family can do work and be comfortable

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My kids did study nearly a full school-year here before the pandemic, but it was all in Dutch, so not very useful outside of math. In Cambodia we could afford private English schools, but here private schools are only for the upper-middle class and above, with one month's tuition costing more than our combined monthly salary.

When school re-started, we were living in a new place, and here you can't go to the local school if it's already full. In our area all the schools are full, and private vans to escort them to a far-off public school are also more than our monthly salary. For now I just homeschool them, and Hive has actually been an awesome educational tool for my oldest daughter.

I can't enough positive things about Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids iOS homeschool apps, they have been a lifesaver. It looks like our path to US immigration has died with some recent bad news, but a positive note is that it looks possible for us to return to Cambodia this year. Stay tuned...

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That's a good thing about internet, here in Ph, my eldest daughter has modular kind of schooling. Teachers print educational guide and testpapers. Parents has to guide children in answering the sheets. Yet some of the parents answer the sheet instead of just guiding kids. Many even joked that when the parent studied well in his time, the kid might be on top of the class.

Hard copies is claimed once a week at school and shall be returned after a week.

I did notice you upload a video about it an three speak. Ill be excited to know about it.

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Oh, I thought we will have no electricity, no water, no wifi maybe for a long time , I think I will lost my post tomorrow but after three hours electricity came back, that is not bad. But you are very late for your post and sleep.

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There is never enough time each for all the Hive-tivities we need to. Luckily on that day the power was back on before bedtime.

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You know, I will have to take your word that your family is bored out of your minds. Because seeing you engaged in creative hammock-making, noni-juicing, and constant hive-blogging seems actually rather sweet. But yes, I understand, after countless months this too may have reached a limit. And nothing expresses this more than the "excitement" of some idiot outside causing a one-car-accident with a power pole. I'm glad the essential services are back up, and that no one got hurt. Oh yes: Props on your Spanish! 😎

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I think no matter the circumstance, I have a lust for life, so I'll always find something to live for. I think the family and I would all easily say Hive is the main force in our daily lives for several years already. Thanks for approving of my ridiculous Spanish. I am just glad to be able to contribute something to a Spanish conversation at all.

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Of course, that's how you improve your Spanish: by using it! (But who am I telling? You're no stranger to learning foreign languages!) And I'm sure your neighbor appreciates it too. Since she's Cuban, I can imagine the vibes on her side are more lively and open than what you've experienced from the rest of Suriname.

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The most interaction we've got here is from the Guyanese, Cubans, Brazilians, and Haitians. I think I can always relate to immigrants/migrants anywhere I go because we have a shared experience in the host country.

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Right, and since all migrants share the experience of migration, they are more eager to form a community with each other, especially if the host culture doesn't treat them as equals.

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Been in the general insurance industries for more than a decade, car accidents is like a daily thing. After learning all those accident files, I came to some conclusion. Speed is nothing great, being able to stop on time is. Give me a Ferrari, I can drive fast. Give me an ambulance, I can beat traffic jam. Blow me.

On the side note, I haven't seen those noni thing for ages, but I just cna't forget how crazy they smell. Seeing it brings back a lot of memory though, as if I can smell my home town. May be it's like the durian thing. Some people smells it and think it's fart, some putting it into their mouth and make their mouth fart.

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I agree, hypercar is useless in city traffic anyways. We used to have a noni business in Cambodia, so it's nice to make small batches of it again here in Suriname. It does smell and taste strange, and I always describe it to people as a cross between blue cheese and pineapple, not a good sales pitch, but the harsh truth.

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Hi hi Justin wow.. such an interesting day.. I can imagine the day that you can finally get your jet packs and fly off to cambodia. hahha.. Monkey B is pretty creative.. the pandemic has definitely create a huge pile of mask .. the next problem once the pandemic is gone. The Noni.. so it is also called that... Is definitely pungent. But it's good for health. 😊😊😊

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The noni is very nice chilled and with a bit of palm sugar, my favorite beverage actually, but I fully understand why people hate it. It looks like Cambodia might be sooner than planned, supposedly opening for easy visas again in November, and now that the US has denied my wife's birth certificate and criminal check, it's our only hope.

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The title absolutely cracked me up haha. I'm glad no one was hurt but it's amazing that one car crash can take out electricity and wifi.

It cracks me up hearing that boredom can lead to mini hammocks for dolls. I love that photo. Sorry if your boredom rant made me smile but I do wish you some future excitement. Someday you will wake up and that groundhog will be gone!

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Well, all these circumstances have certainly led to a little creativity. I do sense change is on the horizon, even though we just heard some devastating news that will make immigration to the US now nearly impossible. It's back to waiting on Cambodia to reopen now.

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