There are people with nothing who still manage to smile.
20/11/2013 - 20/11/2013 37 °C
So here I am, just passing the mid point of my trip and I feel very settled living here with the Vietnamese people. It seems like being at home was somewhere in the distant past. Days are passing very quickly and I am short of time to get online to post on here.
The 20th of November here is marked as Teachers' Day. A day to go to school not to learn but to thank and celebrate the actions of a students teachers, both current and past. So of course being here as a teacher I was celebrated.
My first class celebrated with a special shared lunch and sang songs in both English and Vietnamese as recognition of my work with them. How very touching. I was surprised about how genuine the gratitude they showed was.
They other shelter where a group of us work together with the primary school children, invited us to a Teachers' Day Celebration. This was like a talent show where many children had practised routines to share with the group of teachers and visitors.
We were given flower sprays to wear and gifts. It was very special.
After the many items, the teachers alone sat down for a 5 course feast. There were so many delicacies, especially seafood.