You don't have to cut a tree down to get at the fruit. - Cambodian Proverb
No English classes and the heat of the day was starting to pick up. Time to come up with ideas for how to entertain not only the kids but ourselves as well. Racking my brain for games, I started to resort to pinterest but soon realized that these games weren't feasible here in Cambodia since we lacked the items or the game was too difficult. So back to square one...
Saturday started off slow for everyone as a massive game of Mafia took place the night before. My tour guide skills were put to the test as a new family arrived that morning. Some of the other volunteers were putting together games for a kind of Olympic competition to be played on Sunday.
In the meantime, I decided to create my own fun by constructing a bowling set out of water bottles. I wish I had taken a photo, but the game was really short-lived as the kids were able to knock over the water bottles quite easily and we soon lost the volleyball. Instead they started playing a unique marble game, that I am unsure of the rules.
Wandering into the kitchen, I came across one of the older boys teaching a computer class. Now after watching for a bit, I asked him if he wanted to learn anything about computers since I have knowledge of Microsoft Office etc.. In between helping the students, we went over Excel functions such as SUM, MAX, MIN, COUNT, AVERAGE and VLOOKUP. I wished we had more time, or I had known before that he wanted to learn about Excel as I would have sat down everyday to go over it, but I wrote down examples for him to refer to.
After dinner we started preparing for movie night. Various names of movies were tossed around, and we finally settled on watching the film Home. Now I love the movie and find it very cute, however in hindsight it isn't ideal for learning English. Of course Long and Dara were secretly playing clash of clans on my phone throughout the movie.
Total Cost = 16,000 Riel
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Julie traveled through Cambodia from November 2015 until December 9, 2015