Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Weekend of Glory

If you was to ask me a couple days ago what I was gonna be doing over the weekend, I would have said that I have no idea.  Then I was invited to visit a island called Mu-we-do.  Of course, I'z excited about it.  They ain't much time that goes by that I'm not busy doing something..., but this seemed super fun.  I had almost no information about where I was going.  My friends organized this and I trusted that they knew what was up with this place.  I took the subway from my station and got off at the transfer stop.  My friends wadn't there, so I found me a spot on the floor and used my backpack and a pillow.  A worker come up to me and ask me to not lay down, so I got up and sit where he ask me to.  It wadn't even 2 minutes after when he come up to me and told me in perfect English that I should sit some place else.  He ask me where I was going.  Of course, I didn't know so I seemed like an idiot.  I just said that me and my friends was going to go to a island.  He said that they wadn't no islands around there. This was a total joke because it was less than 10 minutes from the sea.  That was really funny.

So, I met up with my friends and took the subway to the national airport.  This place is right cool.  There's a huge garden in it.  There are even people that drive these carts to sweep the floor.  It don't get no better than that.  We continued on in a taxi and finally took a very very short boat ride over to the island.  When we got there we walked a couple miles or so to the beach.  We seen a dead beast a ditch alongside of the road and many random animals that was alive too.  I was surprised to see many deer that were ready to be eaten.  Finally we got there and paid $7 a person to rent a hut on the beach.  Are you kidding??!!  It was amazing.  So small, yet perfect for the weekend.  They was 4 of us that need to pack into this small place with all of our stuff.  Luckily, these 4 people are quite easily content with whatever rolls their way.

This is when the day took off in the right direction.  I took me a nap and the three others took them out a walkin' on the beach.  God knows what they did while I was sleeping.  I don't want to know!  We went and had supper at a seaside restaurant and had some amazing food.  Sometime during all of this, my friend decided to say hi to a school group as we passed by.  This is totally a normal thing to do here.  Then they invited us to participate in a watermelon and three legged race.  I took 2nd in the first and they put me with the most tiniest kid for the second.  I fell once during the race and I was laughing harder than you could ever imagine.  Then, we were somehow included in this soccer team trip for the rest of the evening.  We went off and done our own thing and were invited to join them for so-ju and three layer pork along with kim-chi and various other fixins.  Wow!  Just after eating they set up a singing screen and some microphones on the beach.    Good thing they give me some so-ju because I sung a song with my friend.  We were terrible.  They still cheered and was more than excited.  We were rock stars for the evening.

After this we went walking on the beach and through various tidal pools.  I left a funny voice message for my language exchange partner and then slept like a baby in a tuna can.  In the morning, I realized that I was burnt on just half of my body.  I have NO idea how that happened.  We went back to the mainland and took a few subways back to our area.  Then we decided to go to and all you can eat buffet.  It is a weird mix of food from around the world and nothing is exactly right on, but I eat my heart out.   All I can say is that even this was glory and then some.


OneBigHappy said...

"slept like a baby is a tuna can" - this is the first time I've ever heard that particular assemblage of words. I must say it was quite invigorating.

KenjaNoSekkyoudan said...

Awesomely Crazy!!! =D