Saturday, May 17, 2008
We got up this morning after a fun night out in Da Nang and went to a place called Pizza Plus. It's a restaurant, owned by westerners who hire (older) orphans in the community. Most of the cooks and servers are deaf so they use sign language with each other, and a lot of pointing with us. Carrie knew one of the servers when she lived at the Home of Affection so her and a gentleman server sat and communicated with us for a while. Carrie and Tam knew some sign language and they wrote down the words they didnt know on a napkin (english AND vietnamese). It was beautiful watching them, and how animated the signing was. The guy had the best facial expressions ever, and even though I didn't understand a lot of the hand signals, it was easy to tell that he had a great sense of humor and that he was making a lot of jokes at Tam's expense (those are the funniest ones anyways). I really enjoyed the atmosphere at the restaurant, and Carrie was telling me that in the future, she wants to come back to Tam Ky and do something similar, take the orphans that are still living there and have a place for them to work. If she does, then I would love to be able to come back and visit.