June 1 was Children and Planting Tree Day. It is one of national holiday in Laos for every family spends activity with their children. I still remembered when I was a little boy, and I studied at the primary school, when the children day came, we felt very excited because at school; we had many activities to do together such as dancing in traditional Lao, singing, drama…eventually, the children ceremony ended by having delicious breakfast together and got a lot of candy form teachers. To say in other word, in the past, I was given, but now, I must give back.
So, nothing special for the children day yesterday at my house because we didn’t have much money to take all children to the park, market or even natural tourist sites. Things that I did with my grand children were plant the trees surround the pond, cooked noodles, and watched cartoon” Tom & Gerry”. Unlike us, other family who next to me, they took their children to downtown and water fall. Something that I saw and noticed from my grand children, they felt sad. Suddenly, the asked me” why didn’t their parents take them go traveling?” I smiled and took 7 children to my house to watch traveling DVD.
The traveling DVD took them to the north of Laos, which was called Borkeo Province.
On that, they took us to some of historical sites in the past such as temple on the mountain, which was burned by Siamese and Burmese. Next, they took us touched of the nature on “Poo Geun” Geun Mountain, where we can breed in the fresh air and where we can see the view of Mekong River. Besides, we also saw and worshipped the real Buddha foot prints and heard short of Buddha history on Geun Mountain. Next, they took us to ride the bicycles around Borkeo city and up to the high road, eventually; they finished the destination by crossing the boat to left side” Thailand”, Leuy Province, where we can see the beautiful view of big mountain on the right side, which was Laos. After we finished watched he DVD, children were satisfied with story on DVD and they were very happy on the things that they saw, although they didn’t see the real place.
To conclude, I am so happy that I can share their feelings by taking them to the place that we don’t have pay a lot of money, but we can feel on it as we see by our real eyes. That is not the point, the point is how much I can increase their rights as other children who have more opportunity.