At the food-laden table the birthday boy's friend said grace. His words were elegant and cute for one so young. I realized how mature this boy sounded than many adults I know including myself.
We concluded the party at King's Park where we had lakeside pizza and body stretching in the park gym; explored a minor maze and walked flower-lined trails. It felt really good after long months of stilettos, drab AC hums and ear-ritating lift bells.
Cacoi in blue shirt, his friend in white, and siblings Jovi and John
Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes things alive and significant." Watching these kids feels good.
We had Wai Kru (tribute to teachers) at work. Students and some alumni came with wreaths and chocolates, in pretty boxes but mostly loads of flowers intricately arranged in huge vases. The faculty office looked like a flower shop. Scents of roses, lilies and lotuses wafted around for two days. The little buds on the photo are particularly fragrant. It's a lovely day in the academic calendar.