hope your 101010 day was a memorable one.
It truly was an amazing race, in every sense of the word. The kids were awesome. competitive but also very respectful and encouraging to the each other (even their competition).
As it is in every race there can only be one winner. But I saw every kid that participated this weekend as a winner. At every stage of the race, some teams excelled, while others didn’t but each one of them was determined to keep on going. to make sure that they would finish the race.
At the celebration service this video was shared with us and so I thought I’d share with you. (do watch, you’ll be inspired!)
Unfortunately, our assigned spot got washed out yesterday. not because of the rain, because we had a ridiculous downpour of rain but because the boat taxi’s weren’t operating due to construction work on the river.
So instead we moved onto the next road block/challenge and helped out there. It was a smelling challenge. they had to smell scents and guess what they were. Let me just say we had some interesting answers! It was a long challenge. it went late into afternoon/evening. this is a photo of the temple where we were able to set up the challenge just outside.
This morning the raced continued and there was an eating challenge. Teams had to eat a 8 slices of a pigs tongue, then they had to go into the market and buy all the ingredients required to make “somtum” a spicy papaya salad. And then of course they had to eat it with chopsticks!! (I heard that last year they ate cockroaches and a tub of ice cream)
Hope your weekend was a good one!