More awesome pictures of Wednesday's Dental Day at the orphanage, photos courtesy of my friend Roberto. :)
I love how at the end of every session, we all sit in a circle and sing the chant, umm... I think it's part of the Shanti mantra, taken from the Upanishads. The kids all know this by heart, and I love how whenever I walk past schools, I can hear them start a class by singing this. It seems everyone here knows this chant from memory!
Asato Ma Sat Gamaya | Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya | Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Today, I went into town to the Rashinkar tailor AGAIN. Umm... I'm getting a bit fed up of this process. It seems like if you've got an existing piece of clothing, they can make a copy of it really well. HOWEVER... if you're making something from scratch, or even using a piece for reference and deviating from the design just a little bit, that's where problems start to happen. OK, so it's cheap and good to make clothes here, BUT... Just be prepared that it'll take you a few trips to finally get it to a place you want it. Or maybe you might just get fed up and accept the item as it is (and never wear it again!)
On our way back to town, I decided to video the outdoor laundromat. I posted photos of it in my first week here, but it's really quite a sight to see it happening in action as you're driving past! It's like the Valley of Laundry. Here goes:
And finally, the last of my Sanskrit Level 1 homework from last week. I got 7 out of 10 correct only. BOOOO!
I came across this menu in a restaurant, and really liked this Kannada font. See how it's totally different from Sanskrit? ...Oh, and I'm being a total juvenile here but it gives me a giggle coz the way they've written this script makes it look like boobs and bums on the menu. HAHAHAHA!
OK, today's post is totally random and disjointed. But I'm only posting a smidgen of everything that's been going on here, so take this as my Masala Blog Post of today (Masala = a mix of different spices). :)