Tuesday, May 01, 2007


It's May Day!

This is a long weekend in Vietnam, so the pace at Blue Dragon has slowed for a few days.

Over the last 2 weeks, we've had some newcomers to Blue Dragon who are still settling in as part of the family.

Hung arrived first; he has lived in Hanoi for a few months, working as a shoeshine and living under bridges. I accompanied him home on Thursday last week to reunite with his family; but the final outcome was that he should return to the city to live and study.

Next came Cuong... One of the quietest street kids I have ever met. He's been on the streets for 3 years, and we still have a bit to learn about what he's been through. Seems to be a great kid, though.

And today's newest arrival is Bear! Some of the Blue Dragon kids returned to their countryside over the weekend, and this morning one boy, Nghia, arrived at 7am with a pup. My own dog, Wheels, isn't quite sure what to make of this new situation, but it looks like Bear is here to stay. (That's Nghia holding Bear).

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