There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

Host Dads Birthday

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In August it was my host dad, from Ciorescu’s, birthday.  I offered to make him a cake.  Cakes in Moldova are not the same as cakes in the US.  I am not sure what it is that is different, but usually they tend to be a lot sweeter.  He said he wanted chocolate, so the night before I made a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I got to their house around 5, and my host mom and host sister were busy preparing food, along with a neighbor and a few other ladies I knew.  I asked how I could help and worked with 2 of the ladies on preparing a salad.  The table was set up outside and around 8, we finally started putting the food out on the table and other people started showing up.  We all sat down to eat, had some toasts and listened to some Moldovan music.  Later on karaoke was sung, and their was lots of dancing.  Overall it was a very enjoyable night, and I think I went up to bed around 4 AM.



(More photos can be seen on my Facebook page.)

O zi buna!


Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

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