Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Folks, we are actually doing volunteer work on our trip. Here are a few pictures from our volunteer placements in Mumbai, India.
Pictures of: Di doing Art Therapy with the people at the center
The boys from the "drop-in" center on an Educational Visit to the Nehru Science Center- It is basically the Indian version of the Franklin Institute.
Mark at the on the beach during the overnight Group Home Camp
Mark with the boys from the "drop-in" center on a picnic to Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Well folks you would think with all this world travelling and social work my views on life and outlook on the world would have changed the most! Alas, it has not been the case. The real change has come in my appearance. If you know me I am a huge fan of the shorts and a t-shirt look. In fact the less clothes the better! But Mumbai has many different issues that have influenced my current clothing style.
- YOU HAVE TO WEAR PANTS! I would personally like to change this norm, but I don’t know if this goofy, curly haired American is the one for this job! I have tried my best to flaunt my chicken legs as much as I can though.
- The air quality is 7th worst in the world! Breathing Mumbai air has been compared to smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
I have become what people might call an, “Urban Cowboy.” I have provided two pictures, one of my normal appearance and one of my “new image” that has come about because of my time in Mumbai.
Please look at them carefully b/c I have changed a few things from one picture to the next. Try to see if you can spot all the differences. Answers next post!
P.S. I didn’t buy the jeans they were a gift from a friend!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The power food that was chosen for 16 young men as they prepared to explore personal growth and tackle the subject of sexual education as none other than Chai, Upama (a traditional India Breakfast food), and CHEESE PUFFS! How cool is that!