Hey guys! I’ve disappeared for a while, and you may be wondering why… Obviously, you can see why in the title of this post and you may of read one of my previous post that was about me freaking out (in a good way) about camp. Of course after every important event we have to reflect, so here goes!
2 Learner Profile attributes that described me the most during camp:
Risk-taker- I did every single activity I was offered, even if I didn’t want to at the start. All of the activities during camp were challenging and required brains and muscles. I’ve got all the brains I need, but muscles were a problem. I’m quite a petit girl and before camp I was scared that would bring me behind the others. For example, for the hill tribe hike, I was scared that I would get tired and be at the very back. And for rock climbing, I was scared that I would fall because my arms would slip. In the end, I had an excellent time.
Principled- During camp, I was responsible and always on time. Every morning, I woke up as early as possible to prepare for my day. My partner and I were always one of the first ones to arrive at our resort’s ‘gym’, which was were we met to start our day and we were never the ones that were behind.
What is something that surprised you about yourself or about someone else?
As I mentioned above, I consider myself as petit. During camp, I burst out of my bubble and found out that I wasn’t as week as a looked. I got past the confidence course which was a obstacle course that contained ropes and bars over a muddy pond, and I also got to the top of the rock climbing wall twice!
What was it like to be away from your family for a week?
The first few days, it was all freedom. I didn’t have someone reminding me a thousand times to clean my room, and make my bed. After 3 days or so, I started regretting it. Believe it or not, I was MISSING HOME!!! I wanted to sleep in my comfy, warm bed and not in a cold bunk bed in our dorm.
Describe a time when faced a challenge on the trip. How did you overcome it?
A challenge I faced was coping with the culture of Thailand. It was extremely different to Hong Kong since HK is all civilization, while it seemed like we lived in the middle of no where in Chiang Mai. Their language was different, making me confused on how to communicate with them, and there food was different, nothing like the dim sum in Hong Kong. When you are in Chiang Mai, girls have to cover their skin more when they go out, but in Hong Kong you can wear what ever you want. I helped myself over coming it by reminding myself that our trip was called ‘experience week’ and it was for experiencing different things. I reminded myself that I shouldn’t really compare Chiang Mai to Hong Kong because they are completely different.