|I got to stay at the Royal White Elephant Hotel|
|where they do not go all out on their decor.|
|but they ever so helpfully equip the bathroom with|
plastic sandals, which alas, were too small for my feet.
|I was excited about the fact that there was a|
hotel hairdryer! Until I plugged it in and...
|CRASH, pop, BANG a big explosion, busting the cord in two and|
killing all the electricity in the room. But not,
|THIS, this is why I was here. Four women, four men, hoping to enroll in graduate studies at LTS in Hong Kong, in order to strengthen their Christian churches, schools and seminaries back in Myanmar. They took English|
grammar and essay tests, then a short one-on-one conversation with yours truly, who is also in charge of
international scholarships. We have prospective students in New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Care, Diakonia (Service), and Theological Librarianship (yup there is such a thing and it's pretty important!)
|Afterwards, a delicious restaurant meal waited us.|
|This is what heaven is gonna be like, with Lal|
taking the role of St. Peter with a big welcome meal.
(The vegetables in Myanmar are like none other, and the
shrimp are gee-normous!)
|February 28, 2013 along Pyay Road.|