While Michael Phelps was busy winning his 8th Gold medal, we were having a blast participating in the neighborhood 'Olympics'. Today is Indonesia's 63rd Independence Day and each year, the neighborhood has a full day of activities.
In the morning, they had all the kids games. We only managed to stay for one of them because Aaron insisted on going home after his 'event'.
Here he is lining up to register:
The objective of the game was to eat the dangled 'keropok' without using your hands. I had to help Aaron cheat a bit but its just for the fun of participating.
There was a two hour break from 12-2pm and then the afternoon had some games for the grown ups. Richard joined in this weird caterpillar race.
And here I am in the tug of war. We won!! There were prizes too :)
The finale was the climbing of a palm tree that was all greased up. The funny thing here was that it appears that nobody in our neighborhood was rough and tough enough to do this. I think some youth from a neighboring housing area were invited to come. I wish I got some better photos but these are the best of the lot. I had a video of the climb up, but its just too dark to see anything. So disappointed!
The prizes waiting for them on top included sandals, an umbrella, shirts, a belt, and some money.
Many people from the neighborhood were there for at least part of the day and we really had a lot of fun. Actually, its been a great weekend so far and there is still one more day to it. Richard works 5.5 days here so our weekends are normally just one and a half days so, this one is a real treat.