Monthly Archives: January 2011

Vientiane, Laos – Jan. 31 – Day 10

We picked up with the work project this morning. Over the weekend the locals continued work on the additional classrooms. They have really shown a vested interest in the project. I and Raymond Chew continued work on the playground. It … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan 30 – Day 9

Today is Sunday and it is an off day from work on the school project. We slept in, got some coffee and lunch and then shopped for a few things. Mid-afternoon we went to a spa. We each got a … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan. 29 – Day 8

No work at the project site today. This is an R&R day. Our leaders set up an adventure for us. We took a van ride for about 1 1/2 hours out of Vientiane. There we got on a couple of … Continue reading

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Editorial Comment for Today

We are in Vientiane, Laos. About one year ago we were in Cairo, Egypt. Here on our hotel TV in Laos we get international CNN and BBC. We are watching what is going on in Egypt. It is somewhat sobering … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan. 28 – Day 7

We continue to work on the playground while the others finished up the out-building and the work continues on sprucing up the classrooms. A lot of progress is being made. We’ve got flooring down on two platforms of the playground … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Day 7

We continue to work on the playground while the others finished up the out-building and the work continues on sprucing up the classrooms. A lot of progress is being made. We’ve got flooring down on two platforms of the playground … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan. 27 – Day 6

Continuing work on the playground. Trying to do it without power tools was looking to be impossible. We’ve purchased a drill and circular saw. It’s cheap Chinese junk but it is what’s available and we are hoping that it will … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan 26 – Day 5

It looks like the playground project is mine even thought that wasn’t the original work plan. That’s OK. It’s a real challenge. We are told that kids get bored at school and they need some outside distractions for their energy. … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Day 5

It looks like the playground project is mine even thought that wasn’t the original work plan. That’s OK. It’s a real challenge. We are told that kids get bored at school and they need some outside distractions for their energy. … Continue reading

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Vientiane, Laos – Jan. 25 – Day 4

We are on the second day of our school construction/reconstruction project. Understandably, some of the enthusiasm of Day 1 has worn off but it was a very productive work day. We’ve focused our efforts on renovating the existing classrooms, restoring … Continue reading

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