18.01.2011 - 18.01.2011
Today Trish, Helen and Sophia set off to the Bamboo Train. We met a little boy named How who showed us the brick works and he spoke very good English. While travelling along the tracks they came across other traiuns comingfrom the other direction.... it is basically a face off ... the general rule is usually the train with the most on it stays on the track while the other has to disembark completely. Pity some Americans did not abide by the local rules.... I will pay to stay on here..... not really sure what they thought would happen if they did get off. It must be one of the most peaceful places in the world.. maybe just plain LAZY/RUDE??
Fliss and Fiona stayed at the hotel and Fliss slept most of the morning... a little unwell.
Late in the afternoon Tara, Erin and Marnie arrived to look at all the bits we had brought over. We packed it all up and decided to take it round to CCT to distribute. Just before we left there was a knock on the door and there was SINET!! We had not told Fliss and Sophia that she was coming up. The poor thing had suffered a six hour bus trip up from Phnom Pehn and was very tired.
We went to the Drink Shop and brought some treats can cordial, bar of chocolate and a few other things for each of the kids. There was a 4.5 litre bottle of Jim Beam on the counter for $65 ..... Tara said its probably metho and tea!! Tara also took us to an electronics shop to buy Sinet a new English/Khmer Dictionary which is very helpful for her studies. Her old one had broken. She was very excited when we gave it to her.
At CCT two huge tarps were spread out and we set up the clothes in girls and boys and then sizes. Two at a time they came out and were given a bag with the treats in it and a few clothes. It was fun and the kids dressed up in their new gear.
When Trish and Fiona are going thru the clothes for Juey Bazaar we often pick something up and say this reminds me of .... so we keep it aside. Tara chose the same clothes for the same kids we had!!! Three items in particular spiderman mask - Hai, Suit - Heang and leather jacket for Hing - they looked groovy!!
Another great day.