Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another birthday celebrated in country!

It was just a few weeks ago that we had a birthday, but celebrating just her 19th one, kids project volunteer Rachel  shared her special day with fellow volunteers, staff and kids and novices in Luang Prabang! 

Saturday night was the big night for dinner and a party, enjoyed at Lao Lao Garden and it turned out to be a 3-cake affair!  Rachel had been gifted two cakes but the restaurant surprised her by giving her a third one!  (Or maybe it was fellow volunteer and party-organiser Seamus that set that up??) 

A great turn out was followed by a smaller number of party-goers frequenting a bar also celebrating its 1st birthday!  A free drink was offered to us all, if you were brave enough to try it!  It came in a syringe – presumably not second hand from LPB Provincial Hospital!
Tuesday saw Rachel actually turn 19 and although she had a day of teaching, was surprised with random bouts of ‘Happy Birthday’, some small gifts and being wished a happy birthday by her novice students.  Pretty special! 

Happy birthday Rachel.  Thanks for your hard work and also for sharing your day with us :)