A friend just wrote me, ¡°but are you having fun?¡±
An apology might be due, for sometimes the hilarity and happiness of my experiences get lost somewhere between my thoughts and the keyboard.
Am I having FUN?!
Well, let¡¯s see. Are polite, creative and sweet students fun? Are Gin and Tonic in cans fun? Is watching Korean women in costume doing traditional dances fun? Is being approached on the street by strangers with offerings of boarding, beer and friendship fun? Are fireworks fun? Are swimming pools fun? Are dance parties fun? Are weekend trips to the 3rd largest city in the world fun? Is soaking naked in a natural hot spring for hours in a pool with a view overlooking the town fun? Is watching performances of men standing on razor blades fun? Are playing limbo, face painting and singing Karaoke fun? Is being treated like royalty by your BOSS fun? Is beer in vending machines fun? Are chopsticks fun? Is communicating to locals with pictionary and charades fun? Are soccer, badminton, obstacle courses, dance contests and camp fires fun? Are twins fun? Is ordering from a menu that is ONLY in Korean letters fun? Is living in a house with twenty other intrepid and adventure seeking young travelers fun? Is learning the Korean World Cup fight song and dance fun? Are kids crying because they are so sad to say goodbye to you fun (or at least sweet). Are squirt gun fights fun? Is figuring out the Korean Subway system fun? Are free tickets across the world fun? Is getting PAID to do everything listed above FUN?
So. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes!!! I¡¯m having the time of my life! An experience I *now* can¡¯t even imagine my life being complete without.
And one last question…
Is going to Japan in between camp sessions fun?
Gotta run. I have a FERRY to catch.