For those of you who don't know, Jon's birthday is on New Year's Eve. This makes for easy planning for me as there is usually already a party to go to! He even received a surprise birthday cake from our two recently hired employees (site engineer, Aminul and engineer tech, Sohel). We missed a planned hay ride, but went to the after party to have snacks and play games. We rang in the new year for the second time with a midnight jump in the pool. It was a little warmer this year (about 15?? degrees Celius air temperature).
Left to right Nomen, Jon, Aminul, Sohel and Nazmul. Nomen and Nazmul are part of the Contractor's site management.
I gave Jon a Cricket bat. It is a popular sport in Bangladesh so we would like to give it a try. (I don't believe it is actually made by Nike despite the logo....)
Jon and Nathan playing a game involving moving a plastic cup around with straws and the air from ballons. There was a bit of sabatage involved. Jon's balloning experience came in handy and I reaped the benifits of his victory bag of peanut M&M's.
The plunge was graciously captured and shared by a friend who abstained from the fun.