This One Time… At English Camp…

So last weekend Vince and I spent at English Camp.  English camp is filled with 36 hours of games and songs all aimed at making English fun.  To add to the excitement all the camp leaders were given stickers that we were to give to the students if they asked us questions in English.  Imagine 180 students swarming you everywhere you go screaming at the top of their lungs for stickers,

“How old are you?!”

“Where do you come from?!”

“What’s your favorite animal?!”

“Where were you born?!”

“What’s your favorite color?!”

“Do you like English camp?!”


Chaos would be too light of a word to use to describe the situation.


To make the weekend really crazy the entire weekend was filled with sexy fun!  Thai people love to use the word “sexy” and they do so in a completely harmless and naïve way.  In fact, many students call us sexy at school and see nothing inappropriate about it.  At the end of the first day of camp we had a talent show and everyone- teachers included- had to perform.  We saw students perform an interpretation of the Titanic, mimic camp leaders, and discuss global warming.  We saw all sorts of dancing:  girl Thai dancing, boy band dancing and break dancing.  We even saw lady boys sexy dancing with straight boys.   We thought we’d bring a little sexy fun to the evening too so all of us teachers got together and choreographed a dance to Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy.”  Unfortunately, we couldn’t hear the music and our dance went straight to the gutter. Still I think the students enjoyed themselves, and I know Vince was enjoying his sexy self.  


At the end of the weekend we all got together to take group photos.  After the formal photos the students went crazy taking pictures on their cellphones. We finally got a taste of what it’s like to be in an exhibit.  Students would just pop in behind us, a photo would flash and then they were gone.   We had literally probably around 200 photos taken. My cheeks hurt for days. 



Our favorite song of the weekend was definitely the Banana Song so we thought we’d bring it to you.  Come on everybody; let’s do the Banana dance!



Now try dancing it sexy banana style.. we did.




~ by The Piersas on August 14, 2008.

7 Responses to “This One Time… At English Camp…”

  1. You have gone Baaannnnannnaaas! Let me know when you would like to “sub” in my third grade classroom…stickers, singing, crazy teachers & students…you’ll be right at home. (Just leave the “sexy” in Thailand.)

  2. You two are definitely ready for American Idol auditions! Simon would love you!

  3. There are no words for what I just watched you guys doing.

  4. Funny thing is, that is how Vince dances no matter what the song is…..great to see some things never change!

  5. good to see you keeping up the CCF!!

  6. I think that was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time…. Your lil pad looks cute. Did you guys make up that song and dance? I see you put your belly dancing ondulations to good use. Funny!!!

  7. Your banana dance was mega super cool.. Although I think that Vince could have sold the “Go Bananas” section a bit more. j/k that was 100 percent brilliant. My wife never believed me that I knew of such a dance until she watched this. Goofy people unite!!

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