(I apologize ahead of time for the long post, but there is just too much to say and I don’t know when the next time will be for me to write something thorough)
On the 2nd day of at the Peace House, we got to visit a 2 different orphanages. The first orphanage we went to was one that specialized with disabled kids and the 2nd one was with kids that were either abandoned, their parents are too poor or have HIV (which limits where parents work or kids go to school) or etc.
The 1st orphanage we went to was called Ky Quang Temple. All the kids are just adorable. I would go into detail but my blog would be way tooooo long then haha. I didn’t get any pictures at the send place, which is called the Ming Tam Orphanage, but I’m sure I will later.
Tomorrow Jane, Em and I will begin teaching. We will go to Ming Tam Orphanage to teach tomorrow and then on Thursday and Friday we will go to La (leaf) temple where we will teach monks, who range from the ages of 5 to 20s.
As for the Peace House, since most volunteers rotate out after 2 weeks (although it seems like most people are doing 4-6week intervals), most of the ones we met the last few days have or are leaving, which is quite the bummer since everyone seemed really fun. The new people are really awesome too though. I kind wish we were staying here longer, since it’s a great setting. The 3 of us are like 3 old ladies though, going to bed at like 9 everyday. I don’t think the other 2 have slept past 11 yet lol
Oh and I got sick..wth? Runny nose and all, which makes it difficult to act normal since I don’t want to lose my voice or cough all over people, ahh. Em was sick ish too. She slept the ENTIRE day today.
Anyhoo, here are more pics from the orphanage. ( I don’t have time nor the right program to turn the photos right-side up, my apologies folks. Also, all photos I post while I’m on my trip will NOT be photoshopped)
Ky Quang Temple
The orphanage building in Ky Quang Temple. This orphanage specializes with children who are disabled.
This boy was sooo adorable
This little boy has a spine problem I believe because when I held him, his body would only move a certain way. In this photo he’s went and held my hand =]
Jane and a very affectionate little boy
The kids at this orphanage were just amazing. They took Jane and my camera and would run around taking pictures, and whats more amazing is that they took better care of the stuff than some of my own little cousins. When we got ready to leave they all got up to say good bye and give hugs =)