Monday, September 11, 2017

Short Social Fiction: Adventures of Tupi 7

"Sri Lanka?" Tupi said on the phone as he called one of his classmates, Jenny. "Well, umm... Orphanage, sounds really exciting." Tupi got off the phone and spent the next few hours on Google, searching information on the war orphans in Jaffna. There seemed to be a big effort in supporting the war orphans and there are a lot of new Orphanages opening up.

"Seems like a big problem they are having there, perhaps I can be of help." Tupi said, and the more he read, the more he felt compelled to go and help. "Maybe I can volunteer and do more this time."

"Hi Jenny, Tupi here, I'd like to come help out at the Orphanage. I've not been to Sri Lanka before, don't really know what to expect, but I do have some time to come over and see how I can help out. I can come teach English, and read to the kids, kids love me."

Tupi chatted with Jenny for a while. Tupi did not want to overspend, but he could pay for lodgings at the orphanage, and apparently, they do have rooms for guests to stay. The orphanage seemed to located in a very accessible area in the city and transportation there, visiting other areas should not be a problem at all. Tupi looked on Google Maps on the location of all the orphanages around, and all of them seemed to be in the city and town area. He thought to himself, "Wow, real estate must be cheap there, seems like all the orphanages are in prime location."

Tupi spent the next few hours doing more research and he received an email on the best dates to visit the orphanage and he booked his tickets. Tupi smiled as this is another new adventure he is going to have, looking at his laundry which he just finished, he sighed. "Well, I don't think I have time to iron you before packing and going again." Tupi said, shaking his head and looking at his cactus plant, "Well, at least you can survive without me being around..."

Tupi looked at the clock and it was 3am in the morning. "Wow, time flies...." Tupi said and quickly turned off his computer and prepared for bed. The flight is in 2 days, and there was much to do in the meantime.

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