31/7 was actually another fun day for me and also the kids. In the morning, we had a bowling session from which some of the girls found it challenging, but for the boys, they were all pretty good! I was humbled that some of them even scored more points than I did, despite the fact that I was at least 5 years older than them. Since we had 24 people playing and only got 2 lanes, we had to wait quite a long time; to make time moves faster, I chatted with the boys on the topic we started in the sauna: gaming, which was a universal topic for all the boys. So for the whole session, it was kinds of like we bowled the ball out and then chatted and repeat until we all finished the game.
Not feeling enough, we played snooker together; I was quite moved when I heard them say "I want to play with you!"
How can you turn them down when they have such an enthusiasm in inviting you to play with them? Never! So I played snooker with them for over an hour until the lunch.
Since this was their last day playing in this camp (tomorrow will be eating, packing their stuffs and saying goodbye to each other), I decided to give them a surprise: Photo Hunt. I secretly prepared them on my laptop and asked the staff to print it out for me. When they received the task sheet, they were so excited that they kept discussing the strategies and asking questions. So, the teacher and I explained to them patiently one by one and lastly, started the game.
One and a half hour later when all of them had completed the task, I helped them calculate the mark and I could still see their smiling face. I was really glad that they enjoyed my game, I hoped it would become their and also my lifelong memory.
After the dinner, I collected all their photos and showed them on my laptop. While we were waiting for the transfer of the photos and videos, I showed them a part of the presentation about the life in Hong Kong, and they were all shocked by how crowded Hong Kong was! I asked them different kinds of questions like "what were you thinking when you were doing this posture?" to encourage them to speak in English, which worked out quite well! At least, they were not shy to speak up anymore.
A happy way to end their and my second last day.
On our last day, we didn't do a lot of things except packing and saying goodbye. We had a little ceremony in which we gave the winners of all the competitions we had a certificate; they teachers and the kids also made two for me! One was for thanking me for organizing the Photo Hunt activity for them whereas the other one was for memorial purpose. I was really surprised and moved when I saw them thanking me and I am proud to be a part of their life! We then exchanged facebook, took some photo and say goodbye to each other for one last time.
The end has finally come, but I will never forget this place, my students and the nice staffs here.
Last blog post from Caspar Chan.