Hi y’all, Sarah here!! This morning we got some much need rest by sleeping in a full hour! We woke up to a wonderful Thai Breakfast and then attended a beautiful musical service at The Church of the New Covenant. The community welcomed us with open arms by gifting us with flower necklaces called Phuang Mala. After the conclusion of services, we all came together for a community meal. After lunch today, the Mahidol students left, but do not worry, they will be back on Tuesday.
After the community meal, we changed into our work clothes (story of the shirts is down below) and demolded our first sink. The drain placement was good and the concrete was smooth. Unfortunately, some buggos were also cast into the concrete and the tiles we casted with the concrete look like they are coming off. We have a solution for the tiles on our next pour so stay tuned and we will let y’all know how the next pour goes. The demolding of the sink did not take too long so we went and helped our contractor pour the concrete for our distribution station. We are adding two steps and supports to the station since the original pour of our station was not poured correctly. The first step was completely poured today, but our work was cut short today due to a torrential downpour. So, we had some team bonding time!
The Story of our Neon Shark Shirts
Before we came to Thailand, eight of us went to Singapore. While we were there, we went to Parkview Museum, where there was an exhibit on Sharks and Humanity. The exhibit consisted of artistic interpretations of sharks. At the end of the museum we wrote on a paper shark that “Fish are friends not food” and we all received a free neon T-shirt. Since one of our team mates was not there we also got one extra shirt as a surprise. After lunch today, we all changed into our shark shirts and started work. Patrick was dazed and confused and went around asking us about the shirts. When he asked Hannah, she said she got it from REI. When he asked me I said, “I have no idea what he is talking about”. After about thirty minutes we gave in and gave him his very own shark shirt!