As I mentioned in one of the first blog posts, we have a number of geckos on the walls outside our house, and in the evenings there are normally a couple in our common room. Chris and Alex finally caught one last night, and since then they've figured out the trick to catching these baby reptiles, and we've had even more additions to our full house! (Today's newbies were two geckos named Owen and Wilson.) The house with all six of us has been a blast - it's great to have so many people just chatting in the common area, and we've had some really fun conversations.
We ate lunch at the downstairs canteen again today, and although we still got hundreds of stares, we were super excited to be joined at the lunch table by two of our students, David and Wellars. We had a great conversation with them, and it made us forget about the staring for a little bit while we ate.
In the evening, Dr. Murty and his wife had us all over for dinner again. He and his wife were dressed up in beautiful traditional Indian wear, and his wife made the most wonderful meal. It was a bit surprising when Dr. Murty suddenly asked me to go to the kitchen and help his wife serve the appetizers, but it was endearing at the same time. He has mentioned to me that I remind him of his daughter, which is why he was asking me to help out. I of course obliged, but it was quite funny to see the boys' reactions as I bent down with the platters to serve them their appetizers. Each of them were biting their lips to prevent a burst of laughter and I had to avoid eye contact otherwise I too would have laughed as I served each of them!