We headed off this morning to visit a private orph.nage on the edge of the city. It was actually way out almost in the countryside! Was so cool out there! My friend had contacted them ahead of time and they approved our visit, but when we got there about 11am they told us that the kids were all in school and wouldn't back till 4pm! (thats right, school on a sunday!) We chatted to some of the workers for a while and they offered us lunch. Then we went for a walk up a big hill to a cool pagoda thing.
We arrived back at the orph.nage in time to go collect the kids from school! We went down with two other college age students who were interning there. This orph.nage is very small with only about 20 kids.
So we walked the kids back home, some of them were keen to practice their English with me! Then we helped them do homework, I have to say I was very impressed with the level of English they are being taught. I made a few friend (of course!) while helping with homework!
|They eagerly wanted help with their English reading |
on the walk back!!
Then they had some housework to do, which was to sort through about 10 boxes of pears and throw out the bad ones and keep the good ones! That took a while to get them all to concentrate on that until one of the older girls (about 13/14) shouted out for them all to do it and created a system!
|My new friend: Hailang!|
Then in the evening I finally got to have one of my favourite Chinese dishes - RouJiaMo - sort of like a spicy chinese hamburger! Had been craving them all year! Then we walked around a big cool square with lots of government buildings around it!
-> Thanks to everyone who is prying for my trip! I'm about to fall asleep on my laptop I'm so tired at this point!