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Dear Friends,
 

This past weekend, our student intern from Boston, Tinyal, brought Halloween to the SMILE GROUP.  It was our monthly meeting at the ZOO!

Tinyal painting Vy’s face. It might be the first time Vy stood still for more than 30 seconds!

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Everyone became artist and work of art!
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Duoc, patient as usual, as the kids turn him into a clown!

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English lesson #1:  H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N.
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By the end of the morning,I think they got the point of Halloween.
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onto team games…

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Swimming… (to get the paint off!)

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a gourmet meal back home.

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and siesta! Now that we have a home – girls nap downstairs, boys upstairs. No need for paraphernalia like pillows and mats.
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Even the SMILE GROUP kittens were exhausted!
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The day ended with breaking of the pignatta … or “get all your frustrations out swinging at the pignatta rather than your neighbor!”
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It was all joy!
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….Just a couple more moments to share with you.

Elisabeth tells us this is called the flower in Yoga talk. It’s the prettiest flower I’ve ever seen.

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The courtyard has been dedicated to socializing ……i.e. board games, …..

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jump rope…

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adult talk…
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Meanwhile upstairs, Duoc perseveres in teaching English and tutoring the students.
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They even got me jumping around – that’s how much I love our new home!
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