Today, I woke up to the smell of eggs, finally! My parents scrambled up eggs mixed with potatoes and onions. It was nice not to have oatmeal for a change! After breakfast, the three of us went down to help prepare for the health festival. My job was to pick up trash. It was a hot day, and we were all tired. After my job was done, I borrowed some money from my dad and bought pop for all of us setting up for the festival. I bargained with the man behind the counter at the monk shop across the road. I gave sodas to every one and we sat out in the sun enjoying the break.
|Phunsok in the Yak Hair Tent|
|Our Soda Break|
|Beds in the Yak Hair Tent|
After the yard work, the grownups were greeted by more work!!! Every one except me needed to attend a health festival meting. While the meeting was going on, I explored the town of Surmang and took pictures that you see in today's blog. Later in the day, I played soccer with two younger monk kids. We passed the ball around until they finally got bored. Next to the field, there were two tents joined together. The two little kids went inside the dark tents and started play fighting. When they began hitting each other, I decided it was time to leave...
|Ocho and Pansi|
|Monk in the Doorway of the Monk Shop|
When I arrived back at the clinic, sitting on a mattress outside were Atchey, Tensing Chudren (Ocho’s one year old), and Zia (the seventeen year old daughter of one of the public health workers.) After talking for awhile, Achtey and Tensing Chudren left. This was pretty awkward for me, but happily Drolma came over and asked us to help her. She needed us to clear the rocks from the floor of one of the yak hair tents. Zia and I removed the rocks from the tent in no time. I then showed Zia around Surmang. We were walking up to the old monastery, when a pack of dogs charged Zia. As you know the dogs here are very aggressive. I threw several rocks at the pack and got us both over a small ridge and down to the Khora with no bites. From there, we walked home and had fresh palo (bread) and water melon.
TWO DAYS UNTIL THE HEALTH FESTIVAL BEGINS!!!!!!!!
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