29.01.2013 - 29.01.2013
Today there is much to do. I looked for Savon, the ACODO coordinator and handy man. I found him under the van, trying to keep it roadworthy - a weekly chore.
Bunleing drove the tuc-tuc, while Mommy and I rode in the back, speaking in sign language.
We found chickens, roasting over charcoal and Mommy chose $50.00 worth. These were individually wrapped in large lotus leaves and put in a shopping bag. Now it was time to search for the fruit for everyone. Another market closer to town netted 2 large bags of longans (similar to lychees).
Mommy and the other ladies were pleased with the purchase. That evening everyone enjoyed roasted chicken and rice, and every child sat afterwards with a baggie full of the small plum-sized fruit, slowly eating and enjoying them. It was wonderful to have supper with all of them and to stay on for the performance.
Some guests arrived to visit the orphanage and stay for the dancing, among them, the couple I had met from England plus a friend, Sarah. I had also told Jurgen, a guest at my hotel, and he was looking forward to the evening. I found one of the wonderfully capable older boys that my friends would love to be told about the orphanage, and he cheerfully obliged. This was the last night for me to enjoy the show. I sat with the children and soon had various little ones sitting on my lap. The dancing was the same super caliber as ever, with a new dance that I hadn’t seen before. My friends were really wowed with the children’s enthusiasm and talent, and were so happy that they had had a chance to enjoy this gem. I made my way to my waiting carriage- my bicycle, and was escorted by several of the children to the entrance.
Another magical evening.