Biji's Hill Retreat
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... Originally, we expected a total of 30, which included pastors and their wives. However, over 60 showed up, some riding the train for over 24 hours. Amazing what these folks will go through to learn the Bible.
The evening concluded with another wonderful VBS session run by Mary Jo. The kids really loved it. Dinner was at the orphanage where we had tandoori chicken made by Chacko's catering friend. Just wonderful. It was a truly blessed day.
So last week in a single day 1) A client asked how my bowel movements were ('textbook, thanks') 2) I was asked by the security guard on my way out how much my salary was, how much rent I paid and how much cash I had on me; and 3) a beggar jumped into the taxi next to me while I was leaving and the driver just drove on as he continued with some close-quarters begging. The most surprising thing about all this was that none of it really surprised me. I think maybe human beings only have ...
... National Geographic channel. The museum was in an interesting building in Grand Victorian style and like the Ghandi museum liked exhibits on the peoples of India using small figurines based in a range of scenes. The museum also had an interesting collection of old photos of Bombay in all its colonial splendour. There were also several exhibits of the latest technology from the late nineteenth century including some interesting navigation instruments.
After the museum ...
... by foot or on horseback. So far, so nicie nicie But no one mentioned the monkeys. Big monkeys, small monkeys. Pink faced Rhesus or black faced and flat-topped Hanuman Langurs. But all of them: evil, pocket-picking, food-stealing, drink-drinking, aggressive-grunting, chair-tossing, intimidating, evil b**tards. We did not like them, and they were ...
... ever seen in Matheran. After spending some time here, we went to Garbut point, this time both ways via the East side; and were duly rewarded with our fair share of butterfly sightings. Big Blue Mormons accompanied us continuously, as if to say look at us, look at us! Garbut point was disappointing. Due to extensive grazing, there was virtually no grass left, and animal droppings all over the ...