Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wild Week at Kuolai!

Wednesday is offically over...or at least close enough. It's been a very busy week for me, but it's definitly been more good busy than bad busy...

I do have a few fun names of the kids from this week. I think my favorite is a boy named "Wordsworth". Ironically, he speaks very good English too! There is also a girl named "Jolin", but pronounced "Joel-leen". Besides those, the names are kind of tame. Maybe next time...

On Monday I dropped my camera and when it hit the ground, some of the clips that hold the battery door closed broke. Soooo until I can get a good resolution for that problem, I won't have a camera. And they don't have REAL ducttape over here...they have what is called "Deer tape". And it's not very strong. Ducttape would kick Deer tape in the butt if they ever fought in a cage match. Yeah...

Today I spent the day teaching the kids how to play frisbee. It's amazing how few people over in Taiwan even know what frisbee is, let alone play it. The kids seemed to really love it. It took quite a bit of time to teach them how to throw a frisbee at a stand still, throw a frisbee at someone who is running, and then teach them the basic rules to ultimate frisbee. But once they got the hang of it, they were tearing up the field. And one kid got a little torn up too!

I've never seen a person get 2 broken teeth from a frisbee. I've seen cut lips, or maybe a goose on the eye from being hit by the disc, but never as serious of an injury as broken teeth. But this kid (Billy) managed to get hit in the mouth with the frisbee, not cut his lip or any other physical damaage, but happened to break 2 teeth. But he was true to form and causing problems just a few hours later at lunch, pushing another kid.

Besides that, the weather has been very hot and beginning to feel like South Carolina. The humidity is definitly increasing, but the sun has been out so I'm not really complaining. Maybe I'll even get a tan before too long. As of now, I still reflect more light than the moon off my skin, so I have a ways to go.

Also, a friend of mine said that they will be visiting me in a short time! Laura Durkin!!!! Definitly get a shout out for flying out this way - even if I'm only a stopping point during your trip ;). Hopefully more people will head to Asia, and if you do, you have a FREE place to stay. You just have to eat a snake...

Well, I think that's about it. I need to shower, as playing frisbee for nearly 4 hours in hot and humid weather makes for a cologne that even the French won't wear. Until next time...

5 comments:

Rika said...

Hey RJ! We just got supplies for Mexican night. Did you know we have about 6 tiny frisbees that Steve left here? You can use them if you want. That sounds like an awesome lesson plan. Hope it cools down for you guys, or at least for next week, ha ha!

Caroline said...

Def. sounds like an interesting week. Really sucks about the camera though. : ( 2 broken teeth? How are you teaching these kids frisbee?? haha Have to eat a snake eh? Too bad I can't just make my European trip a Global one this summer. It'd def. be fun!

Steph said...

Miss ya! Jack Bauer hasn't been the same since you left....

RJ said...

@ Rika - definitly should pick those frisbees up...I've already had 2 frisbees MIA due to errant throws

@ Caroline...no excuses. make it a worldwide trip. and do it in 80 days...then write a book called "Around the World in 80 Days". It's a catchy title...

@ Stephanie - You and your Jack Bauer. What season are you on now...or have you finished ALL of the seaons already? Have you seen the episode where something blows up and there is a mole in CTU and then someone dies and Jack then uses "modified" interrogation techniques?

Caroline said...

I must be crazy. I actually just looked up prices for flights from Newark to Paris to Taipei to Newark... it'd put me back $2279. It's a pretty much insane flight schedule hahaha Rather not go through India on my way home... You should just make a European trip in July instead. lol