Location: Dharamsala

I woke up today. I had to wake everyone up, but everyone was already awake, so my job was useless. After we got ready to go to breakfast, the sky decided to open up, and by the time we got to the cafe my shoes were completely soaked through, my socks smelled horrible. The pancakes were good.

After breakfast, my learning partner, Pema, came to our cafe.  We decided to stay at Common Ground, our Cafe, for our English session together, on account of my shoes and socks being completely wet.

Pema and I talked a lot about Tibet today. I don’t remember everything we talked about, but we talked a lot about Chinese censorship and self-immolation.  We did some reading. Pema is very good with his English.  He still has a lot to do, but I rarely feel like I can’t talk to him on account of the language barrier.

After we finished our English time, we had lunch.  On account of my diarrhea, I had to eat rice porridge.  At first, I was a little disappointed because I did want to eat the normal food, but rice porridge isn’t too bad.  Sarrin is in the same boat with me.

I finished my porridge, and after lunch, we went to TCV(Tibetan Children’s Village), and we finished painting the hall room.  That was fun for the most part, being productive was very rewarding.

We left TCV and went to dinner.  We ate dinner at a nicer restaurant. At this point I didn’t care about eating for the purpose of getting better, I just wanted to get some good food. And why not, I’m only gonna be in India once, probably, so I guess I’ll deal with my Diarrhea a little longer.  Honestly, it’s not that bad, and once I get back to America, I’ll clear up. 

We finished dinner and came back to the monastery and had our forum.  I would write more on it but I’m tired right now, and it’s too much to put into words on a word document. It was an interesting conversation, really, but I don’t have the energy right now.

This may be my last blog post, this is my third, and I may be washed away by the rain, but this was a good day.  I realize some of what I’ve written may sound like I have a grim outlook on the day, but I had a really good day.