Monday, March 30, 2009
More Buddhist Temples
This morning we went to yet another Buddhist temple. They are all beautiful, but they're all starting to look alike. We did get to put money in a special "wishing well", then Eric burned three incense sticks for past, present, and future. We were also able to have the babies blessed in the Buddhist temple. It is believed that most of the abandoned babies are born in the countryside and most of the rural people are Buddhist. It was an interesting experience. After the temple we went to a museum where they showed us how people in China lived 100 years ago. They showed how they slept on porcelain pillows, perhaps now we are sleeping on porcelain mattresses. It sure feels like it. We also had Jack's name done on a wall scroll.
After nap time we did some shopping. It was a lot of fun, but the sales people are bit much. They follow you around and bug the heck out of you. We did find some fun stuff though!
Then came the most wild experience of all! We ordered Papa John's Pizza. We had our coordinator order for us. Since it was taking along time we called. They explained that the delivery bike was out, and so they were waiting for a bus to deliver it! Where they got a bus we're not sure. Eventually our pizza delivery bus came. A group of us sat in the hall and ate it. It was very good, but everything was mini. The pizza, the breadsticks, and the sauce. They sent one teeny tiny container of sauce for four orders of breadsticks. All in all it was a great time. The kids had a ball playing together. Hannah (one of the 10 year olds) was so cute with Jack. He just loves her. One of the other little boys had a birthday, and Jack loves cake! it was nice to just hang out and relax