Yesterday all of the summer school classes at my school had a field trip. Twelve kids from my class came, as well as two teaching assistants who did most of the work. We had a lot of fun.
We went through the zoo a little fast for my liking, but they did have almost 600 kids to get through. The highlight of the day was probably the waterpark–there was this big bucket that filled up and dumped water on the kids, not a lot of water really, but it was the anticipation. When is it going to fall!!!
We played a lot of that, crawled around like crocodiles and I guess bonded–at the end of the day one of the little girls who had been holding my hand all day asked if she could go home with me. I looked at her ready to laugh and she was looking back like what? She is only six.
I caught a ride home with another teacher from Australia on the back of his motorbike. We stopped along the way and ate some fried corn flour, bean sprouts, and about fifteen different kinds of greens wrapped in rice paper. I also drank four glasses of iced tea, all less than $1.
On the way home he showed me the biggest and most beautiful park in Saigon that was the golf course for the American soldiers during the war, and we also drove past the famous Cu Chi tunnels, didn’t stop there but now I know where they are, and there is a wildlife rescue station I want to visit in Cu Chi as well.
Maybe you and Nana could write me back? I will tell Nana my address and hope that you do. I can’t believe I’ve been here a month already–it actually has gone fast and I am sure it will continue to. I will try to post some pictures of the kids and the food and the city now so you can see some small parts of this truly amazing city.
Gaga, I love you! Happy birthday to you.
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A response from your father, a little late: I wish I knew your thoughts, but I usually don’t. I wish a lot of things. I wish I wish I were a fish, so I could swim away….