Monday, August 11, 2008
On Saturday evening Thien Nhan joined dozens of well-wishers and other kids at a pre-Mid-Autumn Festival Moon Party, hosted by Hanoi's Le Club. Everyone who attended enjoyed the entertainment and excellent food, including traditional fruit carvings. The kids were mesmerized by the songs and colored lanterns, while the adults helped to raise money for Thien Nhan's US trip via a charity auction. Sadly, following a stressful week of medical tests, Thien Nhan came down with a fever and had to leave the party earlier than he'd have liked to. He's now resting up to get back in shape for his long trip to Seattle on August 14th.