Thursday, 22 June 2017

Farewell for now from Laos

Hope to see you all while I am home.  Love from Laos.   Good fortune to all with this Malai. 

This photo shows the blessing garland - Malai - given to parents by graduates as part of the Grade 12 Graduation ceremony in May.  This is sitting on Bryndis lap on her lovely embroidered Sinh.  Bryndis has been the business manager at VIS for 9 years and her son Kristjan graduated this year.  He is hoping to go to the Netherlands to study 'Psychology and Bryndis is leaving  VIS to go home to Iceland.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bar Modi

Farewell drinks last week at Bar Lodi on the Mekong in  Vientiane.  The bar is on top of container and overlooks the river and serves Laos rum.  I like the view to the back to this derelict building - a relic of the communist building spree in the 70s maybe or maybe from the French earlier in the century.  Either way I like the colour, the graffitti and the concrete cancer.

Monday, 19 June 2017

A long line

On Friday traffic was stopped along "Avocado Street" in Vientiane for this funeral parade.  Monks lead the parade with those in front holding a photo of the deceased man.  Women followed, all connected to a piece of rope, and then a small truck holding a large casket.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Science Summer Camp

This week I have been running "Art in Science" Summer Camp at school, for 12 elementary students.  Its been fun working with the "little people".  These two are my favourites - Nobu and Hiro- twins from Japan in Grade 2. They love making origami and showed me the blue balloon and the paper pig they made for me.  So cute!!!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Pouring Water

Like me, this nun has a daily chore of pouring water from a 20L container into smaller vessels.