A friend of mine in Opuwo invited me for drinks after work today and this ended up going until we then had dinner. I started receiving messages about a party for me at the office. I passed this off as a joke and kept eating. I then received a few phone calls telling me I had to be at the office for my party. Um…what party? I keep eating. They call again a bit later after I have eaten and ask if they can start without me. Start what exactly? I quickly made my way to the hospital and one person was outside waiting for me. I walk to the back patio and sitting there are probably 50 people…oops. Thanks for the heads up people. The time was around 8pm and this was supposed to start at 6:30. I make my apologies and sit at a table designated for myself and another woman who had recently resigned after being there for 11 years. Speeches follow. I get to speak and make up something on the spot…this went ok. I ended by presenting a donation to the new Epupa clinic. I don’t disclose the amount and don’t really want to. Next up is the director…she disclosed the amount…thank you. Dinner was served for everyone with drinks, even beer and such. All in all thought it was a good evening and was good to see everyone outside of work and just having a good time. Would have liked more informal interaction with my colleagues like this, but I was warned this would be hard to do when I got here so it’s ok. Two more days of work and then it’s outta here.