Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Misty Mountain Olympics?!

We finally felt the rays of the sun for the first time in Thimphu, Bhutan. It was the perfect day for Sports Day in RTC. Sports day is a day where students can take a break from studying and enjoy some good competition. It includes a lot of track and field activities and games like musical chairs, tug-of-war and three- legged race.
As we watched the relays against the RTC students, we noticed that some of them were running barefoot! We were amazed! Luckily the activities were on a soccer field. Each student gave it their all. They all wanted first place and nothing less. The track and field came to an end and they prepared for the musical chair round. Every student and staff member was encouraged to play. They asked if we wanted to participate and of course we couldn’t refuse such a fun invitation. We waited with anticipation for the music to start…”Oppa gangnam style!” The first round was on! We showed off our gangnam dancing skills to RTC. Everyone got a good laugh out of it. We did not win at musical chairs but it all turned around when it came to the tug-of-war competition. We first competed against the RTC staff. Some of the RTC students joined our team and some cheered us on from the side line. With their help, we were able to take down our opponent. We moved on to the second round. There we competed against RTC students. We brought that one home as well! Our first place price was a box of chocolate bars! Yum! That’s my perfect gift. It was so much fun getting to do these kinds of activities with the RTC students. It was a great opportunity to make new friends and get some exercise. Everyone in RTC is super friendly and great competitors. 
Brisa H.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like so much fun! I love that field day seems to be a world wide tradition.


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