Ventiene. Nong duang secondary. our first day, first look
Anticipation and trepidation.
Even a blank physical structure confronted one with alien concepts of what it must all be like.
1st day of lessons.
Mental static from the multiple train of thoughts in this picture: was very much struck by Kii (green shirt) the first time i saw him sitting at the first table near the classroom door.
Arts & Crafts Day (of madness)
This was perhaps the point of time when it all seemed to unravel, with the last opportunity for such close interaction with the kids, with the preparation for the opening ceremony next to come. Signaling the end of our formal part in the project, and foreshadowing the beginning of the end of our time together in laos.
Apart from this being one of the better composed photos I could manage in the chaos, I remember this moment as a final rush to cater to a boy who’d been waiting (and sweating) around for the longest time, starting origami patterns only to stop midway around Step#126, trying to look interested in jewellery making instead.
Then having hc swoop in with a ginormous sheet of paper, seeing them three engaged in full common concentration; different hands from different lives working in tandem together.