Your Free Time
Join and Initiate Games and Activities
You may feel embarrassed doing something you’ve never done before, but your hosts feel embarrassed by how little they know compared to you, and by your seeing their simple lifestyle. They are opening themselves to you, risking their pride, and it is reasonable for you to dare being the foolish one in their culture. Allow yourself to be laughed at (they are too polite to do it, but you may fear it). Let yourself experience how they work and play. Make yourself at home in their crowded houses. Find out their life stories – almost always heroic like from a scary novel. So just get over any embarrassment – participation is the remedy for embarrassment anyway. When there is an activity, Just Do It. You will be glad you did for the rest of your life.