Graduation is and will always be, throughout the world, the moment of a new start and a new opportunity to grow. So personally I think this ceremony can also be called ‘graduation’.
Waking up early again this morning… according to plan, this was the last morning in Pak-sang village and we had to say goodbye, even though it was difficult, to the host families… The girls had prepared a thank you speech to be said to Grandmom Shu, P’ Ruk, P’ Thong, Mai-chan, and O-chan… another touching moment again this morning…We gathered again in Pak-sang village hall where we first met with the host families to express our sincere thanks to everyone for the last time.
Isn’t it nice to have Guay-jub (Vietnamese noodle) for breakfast!?!! Yummy yummy!!! Thx to P’ Noi, she is such a talented chef… We visited Natan Hospital (Sub-district or Tambon-level hospital) in the morning to learn about Thailand’s community health care system. Health volunteers (อสม. or Ao-sor-mor),
We used a primary school in Pak-sang village to host the Culture Night. All villagers either from Pak-sang or neighbouring villages were most welcome…The kids from the Pak-sang village, which were also students of this primary school, also took part in the event, including traditional E-san dances…The highlight was Buy-see-soo-kwan ceremony, a very unique E-san tradition which will only be done to important guests.
We all woke up very early this morning on purpose… We wanted our students to make merit in a traditional Thai Buddhist way – Tum-boon-tuk-bat (Food donation to the Buddhist monks)…
We started our day with breakfast provided by our resort, simple but delicious… Khao-tom-moo-sub (Rice soup with pork mince) or Khao-pad-koon-chiang (Thai fried rice with Chinese pork sausage) and ice-cream…Miss Hiromoto wanted to take the students back to Mae-khong river bank
After landed and greeted with a warm welcome from HFS staff at Ubonratchathani (International?) Airport, Mitsue-san, P’ Cherry, P’ Noi, P’ Thom, and Cherry Ngam – the most gorgeous lady in this Study Tour,