Today I was allowed my first outing since becoming bedridden with typhoid. I witnessed our school's celebration of the greatest holiday ever: Teachers' Day! This picture is a little misleading because I look healthy and full of zest, but it does show the banner nicely as well as my new *real* kira:
To start the day, the teachers went to the shrine in Chorten Cora to light lamps:
Then, we went to the school to see what the students had cooked up, which was cake!
And Dzongkha dances:
And cards... this one is not for me. You can tell because it is in Dzongkha.
This one is for me!
And presents! I highly suspect this one of being a pen...
It is! In fact, I recieved ten pens and a beautiful tea cup:
And sandals from the daughter of the Vice Principal who has taken me in for the duration of my illness. In Bhutan, bathrooms are splash-cleaned and everyone wears sandals when using them to avoid wet feet. I didn't have any. These ones are so comfortable!
It was a wonderful day but thoroughly exhausted Sicky McSickerton. This is the view from my recovery room during the afternoon rain in between two very long naps: