And I am officially a Peace Corps volunteer... well at least I finally feel that way. - billyknox
In the words of my colleagues over here there are not words I can put here to explain this picture...

But in a valiant attempt:

I was the referee for a basketball between game my school and another one nearby today. I think I got the job because I am the crazy American kid (as you can see I tried my best to play the part) and apparently 14 year old girls think I am cool... I can tell you that I did not get the job on any sort of merit. I suck at basketball. I am big and get in the way but that is about as far as my range of skills goes. 

Anyways, it turn out to be amazing. The game was mass pandemonium and I am positive that if I called ever foul or double dribble the kids would have never gotten to play but things went well. After I took a picture with all the kids (will put it up here soon) and even convinced a few of them to help me pick up all the trash left by the crowd. I couldn't help but feeling like I was actually doing something as I ran up and down the court with the throngs roared behind me... 

On a positive not I talked to some girls about forming a real team (for like the 100th time) and I think for the first time the actually listened to me and were interested in the idea. We are suppose to start with out first practice next Tuesday, but we will see what happens.

In the words of my colleagues over here there are not words I can put here to explain this picture...

But in a valiant attempt:

I was the referee for a basketball between game my school and another one nearby today. I think I got the job because I am the crazy American kid (as you can see I tried my best to play the part) and apparently 14 year old girls think I am cool... I can tell you that I did not get the job on any sort of merit. I suck at basketball. I am big and get in the way but that is about as far as my range of skills goes.

Anyways, it turn out to be amazing. The game was mass pandemonium and I am positive that if I called ever foul or double dribble the kids would have never gotten to play but things went well. After I took a picture with all the kids (will put it up here soon) and even convinced a few of them to help me pick up all the trash left by the crowd. I couldn't help but feeling like I was actually doing something as I ran up and down the court with the throngs roared behind me...

On a positive not I talked to some girls about forming a real team (for like the 100th time) and I think for the first time the actually listened to me and were interested in the idea. We are suppose to start with out first practice next Tuesday, but we will see what happens.

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