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Sunday, we went back to the original orphanage out near Yankin Hill. We took about 6 huge bags of clothes with us. When we arrived, young teenage boys carried them to the temple hall and then to the main shelter over the tables. Usually, donations are shown to the monks and blessings are given to […]
This weekend was a busy one! I spent both mornings at orphanages near Mandalay delivering the donations that we collected from the used goods drive. It was really nice to see how happy the kids were and the other volunteers were wonderful! However, it was a little bit tough in the 105 degree heat! […]
A couple of weekends ago, I visited an orphanage that is new to me (for the last two years, I’ve been volunteering biweekly at a girls’ orphanage in town on rotation with other teachers). From what I understand, the new orphanage usually has 600 kids from babies to young teens. It only had about 100 […]
I decided to make a cushion for my chair. It’s taken me a good long time to get around to this project. Our school furnished our apartments with school desks and the chairs aren’t exactly ergonomic. To make my chair a bit cozier and more aesthetically appealing, I decided to make it a cushion. I […]
The Ayeyarwaddy River runs along the West side of the city of Mandalay. It’s not exactly considered one of the local must-see sights and for the most part its tourist potential is not yet realized. But there are a few options for enjoying the sunset. We experienced three of the best options over the course […]