This past Tuesday we went to the Viengping Orphanage in Chiang Mai to visit for a couple of hours. We will be participating in an ongoing service learning activity while we are here and volunteering at this orphanage is one option that we have. My emotions were high and the energy was intense but I managed to make it into their lunch room where we, along with our Thai student counterparts and a few other volunteers, gave the children their afternoon snack!
After their snack we walked to a few different areas to play! This little guy whose nick name was Nok Nik grabbed on to my finger and showed me the way. It took us a little bit longer than the rest of the group because he was so curious! He stopped to check out every person, sight, and sound that we happened upon. I could tell those wheels were turning! When we got to the play room he wanted me to pick him up so I took that as a photo op!
As it turns out, Thai kids like to do the same things as American kids including hula-hooping, airplane rides, and just hanging out and talking.