We finally got into the park
Today we had activity going outside the orphanage and going into parks to visit. In the afternoon, the orphanage provided the opportunity for the children to pick their favorite books in bookstore. Today is also a milestone-day as the reporting of TV is coming to document this event and we got on TV!
Here we go!
The morning view of the mountain outside the orphanage.
This orphanage is actually a combination that contains both old people and orphans.
This message says,”Treat old people well today is treating yourself well tomorrow.”
Departure from Chengdu to Guangyuan,
Be honest, I was kinda nervous as this is my first time taking a train instead of a plane in China. Humans naturally fear unknown, which is exactly what we are facing at that moment. We have no idea what we would encounter–how the orphanage is like? how the orphans are like? how the living conditions and safety are like? We completely had no idea.
As we first arrive the orphanage, without taking a break, the children were welcoming us friendly. and I also showed them a “greeting” magic show.–I’ll post the video in another post.
The children were amazed by magic, and also served as ice breaker we immediately became good friends. They followed us to our room, as we put things down, they saw my iPad, so I let them play. I had to say Steve Jobs did an awesome job making iPad. The interface were so intuitive that even orphans who never used iPad can immediately pick it up.
We then immediately had a meeting with the orphanage staffs. The orphans are all playing iPad excitingly, I don’t want to break their heart and take it away. So I bare the risk of leaving my iPad unattended with potential risks such as dropping, breaking, stolen, etc.
As I get back, after about an hour, I saw my iPad lay peacefully on my bed–without cracking, dropping, or stolen. Those kids did a great job taking care of my iPad, they didn’t let me down. Unlike my bike, it was well locked and stolen by mature adults.
Today is the first day after my 21st birthday that I don’t have tasks to do. All my volunteers are leaving today, I’ll take a good break.
to be ready for future events in Chengdu
我真的很感动。 想想最后一天开座谈会的时候 每个人都是以泪洗面。把领导都留住了。我觉得我来的这次还是很有意义的