Thursday was Buddha day which meant a day off. Buddha day is decided at the beginning of the week each week and no one knows before then which day it will be. There is some connection to the moon but I couldn't figure out what the connection was. I couldn't get my had around how anything could be planned in advance if no one knew in advance what day of the week they would have off and how did each village/town all know that they had the same Buddha day, I was sure that the day must differ from one village to another but that is the Laos way. In the morning I walked for about an hour to reach the Mulberry Farm - a project that Sengkao had worked at and where he got the idea for Sae Lao. When I arrived the owner was away for a couple of days and there wasn't anyone else who spoke enough English to tell me much about it. I asked someone to show me around and got to see the accommodation but not the farm. The menu for the restaurant was based around the produce of the garden and there was a tour bus that arrived to sample the menu. The school was closed but it would reopen on Monday so I planned to visit again then. I went back to Sae Lao in the afternoon ready to teach class. I repeated the alphabet sounds and the students were making great progress. I then taught basic verbs; eat, sleep etc and words beginning with the letter 'r' which was another letter that they struggled with. Sleeping in the dorm was a lot better and I was really happy I'd chosen to move there.