Every Monday and Friday I drag myself down to the clinic for language lessons – I say drag because it seems like I nearly always have night shift the night before language class. I really love nightshift, but trying to learn a new language on 4 hours of sleep is not always very efficient. And here lies the reason I am so grateful for Ate Bebe. Ate Bebe is probably one of the most amazing people I have met in my life, and she is a very skilled language tutor to boot. Its hard enough to teach normal people a new language, but turn those normal people into a sleep deprived, stressed out midwives and you must be in possession of a lot of patience. You also can’t be shy, because we don’t just need to know how to get the jeepney driver to stop when we need to get off, we need to know if our next patient has a bladder infection, when her contractions started, to tell her to wash and pee in the bathroom, and some much, much more sensitive information. Ate Bebe handles it all, how to ask the embarrassing questions, our lack of cultural understanding, and of course, how to get the jeepney driver to give you your change!