Puma Darts Youth Summer Camp 2012 3
While the parents in Canada passed another uneasy night the two Typhoons never really hit Shanghai. Even the boat trip could take place and the
youths admired the Shanghai skyline by night.
There still was strong rain in the night but in the morning it was sunny and dry. Steven and the
other youths discovered the Shanghai shopping facilities and soon found a way to spend their pocket money.
The camp schedule started to be routine,
the youth started to make friends and at least Steven started to like the Chinese food. Practice sessions alternated with competition and one even
played some local players.
One day the local press turned up.
The daily routine was regulated - Getting up was at 6:30, Night-time peace at 10 pm. Whether it was really that strict we'll hopefully hear from
Steven himself. After the evening meal some kind of program followed, some days as "cultural experience", some days just for fun. One night was a
night with Chinese music.
We hope Steven will tell us as well how the youth communicated - the not Chinese youth to sure be sure didn't speak the Chinese language.
Much too soon the days in Shanghai were over and with slightly mixed feelings the young Canadian together with Scotty Burnett began their flight
back. This time they flew to Los Angeles where Steven hat to wait more than five hours for his connecting flight to Toronto, it once again was delayed.
While Stevens's family gladly received him in Toronto the next Typhoo really hit Shanghai and over 250 000 people had to be evacuated...