Homestays pt 2
Now to return to the Cambodia blog:
March 13, 2011:
This morning we did a bunch of get to know yours as well as some Kymai phrases. I’ve been thinking about how much I have and how much the people in the homestays don’t have. It almost makes me feel disgusting. I feel blessed, but want to give back so much.
We just got back from swimming in a river. Oh my gosh! The best experience so far! It was so hot hot outside and the river was so cool! It was absolutely beautiful. The country is gorgeous. Words cannot describe how at home I felt. The gang swam out and had races, I got 3rd. Then Oregeno and Sage* were flipping people in the river. They flipped Yut and Chor too - it was cool to see them laughing. I love Cambodia.
I love seeing the people as we drive by - they are so happy to see us, as if it is their highlight of their day to stand on the street and wave to us.
Chili and I had a heart to heart on the bus ride back. It was cool to hear about Chili’s future dilemma. They are wanting to move in with their significant other this Summer. However, Chili is worried about marrying them and just being a stay at home person. Chili wants to do a lot with their life. Has a drive to be a USDA lawyer or travel for international agriculture. I told Chili that I think they have a lot of drive to do many things in life and has to decide what they want. I hope this trip helps them.