Tom laying in the hammock on the ship. The picture was horrible again. Damn it! I'll send another because this is so bad!
The Phillipino crew and the Indonesia crew both put on a talent night and its really good! They are such good people and they work so hard! The last night, the whole crew, from every department comes on the stage and sings and it is so emotional that the tears are flowing down many people's cheeks. You end us making such great friends with them all and more so with special ones. We loved Roy and Tono and Mark, who I came across on Christmas morning, standing by the pool, as I was heading somewhere. He looked so sad, so I went over and asked why he was looking so sad on Christmas and he said, it was his first time away from home and his mom and he'd only been on the ship for 4 months and he was feeling lonely. I put my arms around him and gave him a hug and told him I'd be his mom today. I went and bought him a international phone card when we went ashore later in the day. When I gave it to him, I told him to make sure he called his mom. He was so pleased, and hugged me tight. He did go phone his mom and told me about it. During the hulu show, he came with some beautiful roses for me and told them they were for his new mother on the ship. Then the next day, he gave me a beautiful card, with some nice words on it, and so we had developed quite a friendship. Then he gave me a card with two free drinks on it. I liked being his mom. The last day as we were having breakfast, before we disenbarked, I had forgot to say goodbye to him, so he came looking for me, and was afraid that I was going to leave without saying goodbye. I lied and said, I was just about to look for him as soon as we finished our breakfast. He looked so sad we were leaving and I did too. He promised to send me a valentine. So, we hugged and sadly, I'll never see, my new son again. So many friends are made on these travels, and it's hard to know you won't see them again.