Hello Mister, Can We Play? Hello Kids, Can I Pray?
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:06 AM
Being the wonderful outgoing and very friendly guy that he is, he had made lots of new friends amongst all the kids that live in our area of our kampung. Even first timers to Bali are quick to note the friendliness, curiosity and eagerness to get to know guests that so defines Balinese kids.
While Eri and I as well as our staff were all aware of his special requirements and needs during his week retreat, the village kids weren't in the loop, and so his becoming a hermit inside our old house drove their curiosity into overdrive, to put it mildly.
On day two of his retreat, and after making offerings at our old house, Eri walked back to our new compound carrying this note from our friend that he had placed on the outside door.
He finished his retreat yesterday morning, and we had a great time last night laughing as he explained how balls kept flying into the house, and little eyes would peer over the wall wanting to know what was going on with him.
As for our friend, he says it was his best retreat yet, and surely will be among his most memorable one, thanks in no small part to the delightful anak-anak of Bunutan!
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:02 AM
I myself spend alot of time with village kids who come by the garden almost every day. Sometimes they want to play, sometimes they help out abit in the garden or pick cherries from the tree and other times they just want to ride a bicycle to the beach together.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home
Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:48 PM