Saturday, March 21, 2009

Children Love Me Part III

(PICTURE: Vietnamese school children watching me climb an old Russian satellite truck.)

My friend Sebastian is visiting me at the moment which means I get to play tour guide for the 183rd time. I took Sebastian to the Air Force Museum the other day and we happened to run into a Vietnamese Elementary School trip. The kids were way more excited by us then the old war relics. After tentatively watching us from afar, the kids mustered the courage to approach us. Actually approach isn't the right word. The kids mobbed us. While tugging on our arms the children practiced their Chapter 1 English skills:

1. What is your name?

2. How old are you?

3. Where are you from?

4. Can you speak Vietnamese?
(PICTURE: Flashing "peace" signs...although here it means "victory.")

(PICTURE: Sebastian and I were more popular than Ho Chi Minh at the musuem.)

This is my favorite picture from the day. I know it is shocking since you can't see me but what you can see is the kid apparently waving a gun on the right side. I'm curious if he stole it from the museum since guns are illegal in Vietnam.