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... are all very worried about him and wish he didn't have to work such long hours. He has given up smoking, and says he feels much better, but you can sense the concern in their voices; the tightness of their smiles. We all send him our best wishes for a speedy recovery, and regretfully say our goodbyes. We all feel very priviledged to have met such genuinely hospitable, hardworking people, and been welcomed into their home.
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... when we first went in, all but one boy seemed very reserved and reluctant to engage - a totally different reaction than we have been used to in Sri Lanka. There were only five boys at the unit, who are not allowed outside. They have no contact with parents, and there are lots of security measures in place to keep them inside. It's very sad to think that the rest of their life is determined by the choices they made ...
... we chose a hotel away from the main strip on purpose and we were glad we did, as noise in town can be quite high depending on which place is having a party (eg Vibrations on Friday).
We found a place showing a film at 7.30pm and had dinner there, which was fine although nothing like as good as that we had in Mirissa. Afterwards we went to a bar in the book who's name escapes me now, and then to Vibrations which was really ...
... done this before. A register came around asking the 30 or so people on board for name and country allowing us to see that we were now serving in the German navy. One name stood out though "Rob Smith" so in our childish, still drunk from the night beforeness we bet a beer on who could identify him first. I won. To prove it Grant staggered up to the poor lad sitting at the front of the boat, told him I'd won a beer 'cos it was him; then handing him his camera, ...
... now which I refuse to accept as a compliment...!
I have become quite the master of 'Kahrem' the national board game, where you flick circular disks into small holes (like in pool but a very very small version). It's good fun and the patients are pretty impressed when a 'suda' (whitey) can play!
We had an England vs Sri Lanka tournament and I lead throughout, but lost in the end - dammit!
Tuesday was a really busy day for Ellen and I (the other ...