went out in the evening with some folks from home and some people doing the conference. had some delicious turkish food, a few drinks. then we all went to try and raise money to build a playground for kids in the Philippines by getting people to pay 100 yen to rub Lorelei's belly. we'd raked in a fair chunk of change by the time i left, which was pretty early, around 10 or so.
getting ready now for breakfast and another day of lectures and workshops. hoping it goes as well as yesterday.