Monday, November 03, 2008

Culture of the week. (back in action!!!)

With Rainy Season Comes Bugs...

Rainy season just hit here about a week or so ago. And then the weirdest thing happened. Bugs! Everywhere! At night there are thousands of these little flying gnats things that are horribly attracted to light! They swarm around our porch lights and they do 'anything' to 'get in' our house as well. Unfortunately our widows & screen's aren't up to U.S. 'code' if you know what I mean. So we normally have quite a bit of sweeping to do in the morning....

This picture above is of our front porch this morning....

A bit of a closer look!

I do what I have to do to give you the best possible cultural experience. I thought the best thing I could do would be to pick up the pile. Gotta admit, it was pretty grouse picking up and holding 'all these' little bugs! And yes, the real 'volume' of bugs couldn't quit all fit in my two big hands....

P.S. I almost forgot to mention that I've heard it's pretty common for Indonesians to sweep up their bugs and fry them up for a little snack! yummy... : - )

Do you have a bug problem? Any other good stories out there?

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12 comments:

Glidewell Family said...

Hey You lost a few pounds! Nice hair cut. We had that bug problem in September and the trailer windows are not up to USA code either. :-) There still is a huge collection of bugs in our light globe that I still need to clean out. UGH! One more thing God is doing in our lives to prep us for the mission.

Dave and KAtie said...

That is ridiculous! Let us know how those fried gnats taste! =)

C & M said...

Mmmmm... fried gnats!

Joan said...

I shuddered when I saw the picture of the handful of bugs. Groady!!

Laurie said...

More power to you! Ruth made it home just in time to experience that!! :o)

Looper said...

oh yes, the rain flys! everytime it rains they come! we had them in PNG too;) that is one monster amount though!!!

Sarah Elwer said...

okay , that is sick!

Anonymous said...

Ha...our house is full of those, as I write this. We guess that they are flying termites. The people here call the "hallelujah bugs" because they come at the beginning of rainy season. Yea, rainy season is HERE, they can leave NOW. :)
Must be part of living in the tropics.
Cheers,
Bennetts in Brazil.

Keegan Rae said...

So did you eat them???

Ben & Ruth said...

I would eat/try them if we were at an Indonesians house and they served them. But on my own.... no

bk

Anonymous said...

For years we had ladybugs like that here in New Hampshire. They came in late fall and covered the walls and ceiling. At first I thought, WOW, ladybugs, such good bugs. But after a while, when they were falling in our hair, in our soup, etc etc. and the smell of them all the time, well, then it wasn't so much, WOW, but UGH! And no, we never tried to eat them - or picked them up by the hands full!
Dawn for All the Plattes

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just catching up on your postings after a long break. I so remember those bugs. I heard something interesting about them from one of our teachers at IMLAC. I won't tell you but you should ask what is special about them. It was quite interesting! You know, I actually miss Indo right now, and hte bugs too i suppose!
Bethany