Sunday, February 19, 2012

Who doesn't like a field trip?

Something I found interesting and different from home happened a few days ago so I thought I would write a quick post about it and some pictures then let you get on with your day. Like at home, they have school field trips here. So 2 K2 classes from the English program then other Thai program students walked to Thalad park where they had a "haunted house", a sort of rope obstacle course, boxes with a mystery item in it and a mystery juice station. Before going on this trip I was told this is scare the ******** out of the kids day and most of them just end up in tears. The first part the kids had to put there hands in a box, not knowing what is inside, keep your hand in there for 5 seconds then go on to the next box. I didn't put my hand in it because it terrified me but was told there was a frog for sure, maybe a rabbit and not sure about the third box. Didn't care enough to risk my beautiful hand in a Thai mystery box. Some kids liked it, some kids didn't and some hated it.

The only thing I didn't like about it was that if you were hesitant about putting your hand inside the box, the teacher grabbed your hand and kept your hand in the box until you felt what was inside. I get that it might be a Thai culture thing and the teachers went through the same thing when they were young, I just think kids should have the option of refusing to do it. Which one of my kids did because she started crying 2 minutes before she got to the front of the line so I guess there are ways around it. I thought this rope part was pretty fun and I may or may not have tried it with the kids:
Then they tried some mystery juices which is also pretty fun:
97% sure that isn't blood. 
Then they enter this haunted house thing.

It was explained to me that while the kids might be scared now, it is just a part of getting older and they will laugh and it later with their parents. 
Went to a waterfall on Saturday with Jake and Emma, very fun and relaxing. Enjoy just driving, listening to a podcast and going somewhere different. Going to miss Jake and Emma when they go to Hong Kong, they are good people. 

Enjoy Family Day everyone!! Well I guess not everyone, only people in Ontario who have the day off, and only if you have a family. I don't want anyone to enjoy Monday except Ontario families, nobody else. Got it?

"Strangers in a new culture see only what they know."

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