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You had me at hello

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Today = kung fu, kung fu, kung fu. We got up, kung fu'ed, ate, kung fu'ed, ate, kung fu'ed, ate and kung fu'ed our little butts off. Boo yah! Certificates baby!!!
The best part about today though was getting the monks to smile :) they opened ip so much! Us american girls and our 'directness' has no equal. Not even kung fu masters stotic faces, or monks quietness. We know how to work past the language barrier and work our magic :) don't mess. Haha Smiley-our main kung fu master who was with us from day one really warmed up to us and by the end of the night his grumpy face had completely vanished and he was making heart shaped signs with his hands. <3
The monks really seemed to like us though. They spoke pretty good english-something us girls didn't figure out till after we embarassed ourselves by saying they were cute, to their faces- and had the guys in stitches by the end of the night. One even had a facebook! - we named him Andy :)
Oh and half of us are in love or getting married to one of these guys. Haha 'you had me at hello' :) -we kinda scared them away I think. Oh well, win some, lose some. Hahahaha
Overall I think we kicked butt.

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Karen Wells said...

I never expected the master to make heart-shaped signs with his hands. He is probably happy you girls have enlightened him on the necessity of smiling. So funny about the monks who could speak English! Talking about them when you didn't think they understood English reminds me of something I would do. At least, they know where you stand. You are crazy American women! Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Changing Connections said...

Love your Jerry Maguire reference. Ditto back at you. Guess you learned to be careful what you say; people often can speak English when you think they can't. Overdose of Kung Fu, but sounds like you certainly know how to have fun. I'd love to travel with you, girl.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN LC Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture