Orange is Oliver's favorite color, and monks dressed in orange robes are frequent in Thailand. One of the orange robed monks was on the plane to HCMC, and after we landed, Oliver went to him and said, "You are a monk and you help Buddha". Oliver told the monk about how he saw the "green Buddha" at the Grand Palace.
The monk then provided Ollie and Owen with a blessing, and then gave them each a small Buddha charm that will provide them good fortune.
It was an exchange that I hope that both boys retain for years to come.