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Clarendon Clair MacDougall

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13h clairmacd
Clarendon Clair MacDougall
clairmacd 'Toy Hummer in a Real Hummer World.' Monrovia's supermarkets are strange places that sell an odd assortment of goods -- cheap skin whitening cremes, old overpriced imported fruit, dated gift cards, the shittiest selection of books in their hardback editions, frozen spinach and rare deli meats, that really aren't that rare. While wandering around the toy aisle I saw Bratz dolls sitting next to white blank-faced baby dolls staring wide eyed into the bright light. On the "boys" side were toy Hummers, remote controlled cars and Tonka SWAT team helicopters. Hummers are considered cool in American-influenced #Liberia and it's perhaps no surprise you can find a toy version here. When I asked a friend of mine who has worked here on and off for a number of years what had changed he said "expats have made a better life for themselves." Is this toy Hummer a symbol of progress in Monrovia expat living? Personally I'd prefer some fresh spinach, a few good apples, a couple of current international magazines and newspapers and some safe zones at the end of aisles to hide from other expats ... Oh and running water and electricity and refrigeration for the Liberian people. #toys #hummers #uglycars #expatliving #smallcitylife #class #privilege #Wednesdaywhine #expats #Africa #WestAfrica 13h

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mainemonty Curtains act like a blind....#hummers .. #mutualofomaha from camp window 1d

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danowow Everything tastes good with hummus! #hummus #hummers #hommus #chickpeas 2d

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andy_batten_ Helsinki you treated me well thanks to these trouble makers! Best weekend ever #ravesaves #Ääniwalli #faf #grinders #hummers 2d

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