5.9.08 - 5.12.08
it was a fun weekend in tam ky! recently, carrie helped mrs. hanh buy a new house, but she was still struggling to pay the rest of her mortgage. so when she came over ready to go out w/ us friday, tam surprised her w/ the last 600 dollars! it was amazing, she was so happy she balled her eyes out. carrie had bought champagne and angie made a great chocolate cake along w/ some chocolate fondu.
we went to the new "bar" in tam ky that also happens to be the only dance club in tam ky. it was actually the same place i went w/ some of the university students the other night. we had such a great time. the dance club's music was incredibly loud, techno of course, and we all got into it. what made things a little more entertaining though, were the 4 or 5 vietnamese men who kept pushing us into the center of the dance circle and yelling drunken things in our ears. one in particular would not give up on me, and i ended up with his number. he kept yelling "chenny pleassse!" it was sweet... but, needless to say, i wasn't very interested. for some reason at the end of the night, the music switched to slow songs like some junior high dance. kim and i enjoyed a romantic slow dance, then tam and i. we all walked home... pretty much the only ones on the street. it was a fun night... we all shared in mrs. hanh's "ME HAPPPY!!"
it was a lazy saturday. went to the supermarket, biked around, watched movies... but lots more volunteer bonding.
sunday we ventured to the beach! it was an overcast day, but the wind made for some great waves. the ocean was awesome. we'd run down one end of the beach, get carried down to the other by the current in about ten minutes, and repeated this several times. at one point, tam challenged me to a game of "chicken." whoever turned to swim back to shore first was the chicken. he told me he wasn't going to back out.. but neither was i. so we just kept swimming. when we finally turned around, we realized the whole beach had gathered watching. when we struggled to the shore, cat told us they had been writing things in the sand and pointing to us. she asked tam, what does this spell "chet?" ..... it meant "dead." so the beach workers had written dead in the sand and pointed to us, meanwhile the canadians had no idea what they were saying and only laughed. the whole thing was hilarious.
last night we listened to music, called our mother's for mother's day (i love you mom : ) ) and cut an inch off of patrick's hair. we got back to work this morning at the baby orphanages... i had missed the kiddies. i seriously can't wait to be a mom. hehe