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I Got Mad Skills, Baby!

Right after we got to the Mon village, where we were staying, the kids challenged us to a game of something that looked like a badminton.  They made this little bouncy thing by using banana leaves for the base and chicken feathers.  Here’s a couple of videos:

Diesel, Cathy, Scott and Steve play with the kids:

Here I come…How graceful!  How skillful!

Now watch as the master shows how it’s done:


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4 Responses

  1. I love it! Reminds me that we all need to take a break and do something just for fun each day, even if just for a few minutes, and we’ll for sure end up with a smile on our faces, just like those kids.

  2. looks like you guys are having a great trip. so fun! i love badminton!

  3. T and K- this is an awesome site. i really enjoy checknig out what y’all are doing every day. enjoy!

  4. aww the little girl in the ponytail (not Kelly) with the dress on is super cute!

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