Time really flies, my second camp has ended just 6 days after the previous. These two days basically followed the same routine as the previous few days – they went to the beach to swim and play – except for the bowling session, during which I discovered that most of them didn’t really know how to bowl the ball out correctly; some of them just picked the 10-pound ball up with their small hand and throw it out, I tried to teach them to throw it with both hands, but they seemed to not like it and kept throwing the ball in their own way.
Other than bowling, some of the boys and I also played snooker together. I had played a few times but I was not very good at it; I didn’t even know the rules, but fortunately, the kids were willing to teach me with their limited English. I was quite surprised to see that because when I tried to talk to them in English, they just answered me back in Estonian with some body language. In the snooker session, however, I heard them speaking a complete English sentence for the first time! As to the skills, they were all very good compared to the kids in their age, they could aim with ease and control the cue, which was taller than themselves, with no sweat.
At night when the kids were all in their own cottages sleeping, a rock band came to the camp to perform on the stage. To be honest, I didn’t really like rock music, but the way they sang was just like the Sirens in the Greek Mythology – mesmerizing. Their voice attracted a lot of people in the camp, including me, to go in front of their stage and drank. Together with the visual effect and the hypnotizing voice, the scenario was just like the cult of rock music! I wish I knew the name of the band.
The last day of the camp was quite boring, the kids woke up, had their breakfast, packed their luggage, had their lunch and left; so there was nothing fun to write. Before their teachers left, they told me that they will also be responsible for my last children's camp and that camp would have a lot more children. Challenging! But after this camp, I have just gained enough experience to handle children.
So that’s basically how my second camp ended. After watching the kids leave, I went to Tartu to attend the Global Street event, which is held by AIESEC. At that event, other volunteers from all over the world will be there promoting their own culture and I am very honored to represent Hong Kong. I hope Estonians love Chinese Culture. Can’t wait to be there.
See you after a while as I won't be in the camp for a period of time.