Meetings here are different here because of the whole respect factor...no feet pointed at anyone, the oldest person must sit in the highest chair, you must let the conversation move along at its own pace....usually a little slow.
An hour ago we met the monk for the temple where I have been volunteering. He has not been there for a couple of months so I wanted to talk to him about what we have been up to and what we had plans for. I think he is pleased but, like most monks, it is very difficult to read him.
He agreed to the most important things...establishing a committee to oversee the care of the children and establishing separate bank account to maintain the financial integrity of the donated funds. Quite good news if everything goes as planned.