Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Sri Lanka.


May 28th: Hard work day and top off with another Birthday!

Posted in Sri Lanka on June 1, 2009


Today was another very busy day. Thankfully, the weather was in our favor again; only a couple of spits of rain mingling with sunshine and blue sky. We had a nice hard day’s work at the Trades Training Facility (TTF): we managed to pour another two of the interior foundation lines, leaving just one more to do to complete the foundation apart from some concrete work required exterior to the building. After another lunch from the bakery (FULL of carbohydrates and not much else!) and a little cricket, we finished up the work day and headed back to Wavy Ocean to shower and change for Greg’s birthday party at Lagoon Paradise. We had another beautiful cake made for this party- this time, the cake was the shape of a key, meant to symbolize the way in which a 21st birthday is a ‘turning point’ in life (from childhood to adulthood). Before the DJ party got rolling, we rented some small kayaks from the hotel and took them down a lagoon. The little voyage was beautiful- a great way to watch the magnificent sunset.

After everyone had some cake, the party got rolling and kept rolling until we left at about 1:30 am. Everyone had a great time and I’m glad that we were able to celebrate Greg’s birthday with so much gusto! Next up is Smrita on this upcoming Tuesday (June 2), the day we leave for the cultural tour!

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