Care Package Wish List

A tough day at school triggered my first feeling of homesickness here in Kosrae. I walked home from school with a rumble in my tummy, got home and immediately opened the fridge hoping to find something to satisfy both my hunger and homesickness. Inside the fridge was a lone open bucket of miscellaneous meat. I started to cry. Well, I didn’t actually cry, but the feeling was present and I realized that there are many comforting foods I’m missing in Kosrae that would help lift up my emotions (Can you tell that I’m American?). If you have the means to send a care package my way, my heart will greatly appreciate your kindness. *An updated version of my address can always be found on my contact page.*

Tea: Jasmine, flavored green, Rose, Early Grey teas please send satchels that come in individual plastic wrapping or packages that come in a tin. The paper wrapped bags tend to get moist and attract bugs.

Sweet Treats: Little Debbie Snacks. Holliday themed cakes would make me so happy!

Snacks: Cliff and or Kashi bars.

Trader Joe’s: Canned Dulmas (Grape leaves stuffed with rice), boxed Indian Lentils, Punjab Choley, Palak Paneer. Tiger’s Milk protein bars.

Canned: Bush’s Baked Beans (I love the different flavors like maples brown sugar,the ones with onions and peppers, like sweet mesquite.)

Food Stuff: I really miss pasta! Individual microwavable pasta bowls. I love stroganoff, alfredo and asian flavors, also individual microwavable mac and cheese.

Cleaning: Lynsol/Clorox wipes, dryer sheets (smallest package).

Newspapers: Sacramento Bee, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post.

School supplies: I’m fortunate to have a school that is pretty well off, however, students always need pencils, they can be holiday pencils that you find on super sale.

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2 thoughts on “Care Package Wish List

  1. I am under consideration for Palau in Micronesia. I had to google it in order to see where it was on a map. I’m nervous about going away. Any advice you can give since you’re there?

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    • Hi Brooke! It”s great to here from you. Traveling to Micronesia was my first time going out of the country to live on my own. I was extremely skeptical and also had know idea that these islands existed. However, my journey so far has been great! After the three month training in the state of Pohnpei I was assigned to the state of Kosrae. It is much more modern here than I would have ever guessed. The Protestant church had a very big impact on the way of life here over the past few 100 years. All of the Peace Corps. in Kosrae have wifi in their homes and sometimes cable television.Many girls are less conservative in their dress and wear shots and tank tops. All of our schools are also walking distance. The outcome for me was not as scary as the worst cast scenario. Also, during your placement interview in training, the staff will ask you if you prefer to go to an outer or main island. The island life if very chill and exotic. Let me know if you have any other questions! I hope your interview goes well!

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