Summary of Jamboreen 2015

Finally!
I wanted to show all the pictures I took in Japan but I can’t of course (how badly I ever want to) because 500 pictures just won’t fit on the site. Therefore I’ve tried to do some collages to show off the best stuff in one picture.
Mt. fuji collageThe pictures are a little bit messy, everyone ain’t from the exacly same place and time. I mixed them for more effect and variarity.
Anyway, we “climbed” a mountain (with ropeway) to get a view of Mt. Fuji. Yes, we were too lazy to climb the actuall mountain, let us! We had walked two days before in rain to visit a cave and the Premium Outlet so we were kind of tired and sore and an easy trip was nice. The mounain has this kind of story that I told about before. About a racoon who kills the rabbits friends wife and as revenge the rabbit put the racoon on fire and made him run all way down to the water were the rabbit made him drown. Nice little story, huh?

Nippon collageWe saw Tokyo from both top and below, their high buildings are really cool! Walking around in the crazy heat in Tokyo we visit every big shopping center we could find. Their aircondition was very welcoming and it was fun to find stuff to good prices. If you are a tourist, you have to tour. We walked to different temples in Kyoto and we even found scouts from other parts of the world.

Jamboreen Collage

 

Problably the most important part. The Jamboreen camp! We went on different activities each day like Science where we got to drive a solar panel driven car, Culture where we got to try typical things from different countries, go to the beach at the water activity, visit Hiroshima and hear about the tragedy at the peace program and much more! Beside that we got to visit other camps and meet people all around the world! It was really something never to forget. All these expressions from everywhere you could think of, not only Japan! Now afterwards I can tell I was right about that I wouldn’t miss a single thing. Sounds strange but everything that happened is a part of the adventure and experience.
I hope I get to go on the next Jamboreen in USA, 2019!

 

 

The Piano Guys

I LOVE the sound of the piano and to top it with a cello makes it even better. Therefor I can’t let these guys go unattended! The way they remake songs, combining and presenting makes me love them. There are many good covers and videos but I think this is the most interesting one.

The way they got an idea to combine the song “Don’t you worry child” of Swedish House Maffia with an indian-style preformed by Shweta Subram makes it stick out from everything else. The work and effort they put into getting good videos is amazing. They pulled togheter a working team to drag a big piano out in the dessert to put even more charisma into the music and also took alot of remakes during the burning sunshine. The music itself is lively, creative and the hindi lyrics that in fact contains some hindi prayers creates a different kind of connotation.

Please take time to check out some more of their music on Youtube, Spotify or their webbsite http://thepianoguys.com where you also can find out more behind the scenes.

Från ett äventyr till ett annat

Redan i förgår kom jag hem från Vässarö-lägret. Jocke och jag tog bussen ut dit i onsdags för att hjälpa till som funktionärer i kök och diverse. Redan när vi kom ut fick vi slita och släpa. Sysslor bestående av att hämta mat, leverera tårta (scout som fyllde år), diska, laga mat och hämta vatten. Ganska chill egentligen och sen vi kom hem från Japan har vädret i Sverige spruckit upp från regn till skinande sol. Lagom varmt skulle jag säga. 

I torsdags var vi nere och badade (stort misstag från min sida), det var ungefär 18 grader varmt men det var ändå härligt att skölja av sig i det bräckta vattnet. Redan på kvällen började Jocke dock bli trött och hängig och ännu senare så skakade han som om vi bodde på nordpolen. Själv kände jag min förkylning inte riktigt hade gillat badet och då sökt skydd i halsen så på fredagen följde jag med honom för att återvända hem. Vi gjorde inte så mycket nytta i campingen ändå vi det här laget. Jag antar att Japan försvagat bådas immunförsvar och det kanske hade varit klokt att stanna hemma… men men.

Vi hade kul den tid som varade. Jag hade saknat den svenska, svala naturen och dess friska väder o det kändes skönt att återigen ständigt vara i rörelse. En månad i Japan har satt sina spår och hemma är egentligen sista stället jag vill befinna mig på. Snart börjar i alla fall skolan och dess vardagliga lunk. Längtar…

 

Oopsi

Jag kom då hem i förrgår, dvs. i söndags från Japan och tänkte inte göra ett upplägg förrän jag laddat upp mina kort på datorn så jag kunde göra ett collage av det. Tyvärr råkade jag igår glömma SD-kortet hos pappa…

Förlåt mig människor men ni ska få en grym review på Japan lägret senare men imorgon drar jag ut på ÄNNU FLER äventyr! Jag har anmält mig som funktionär på Vässarö-lägret som egentligen började samma dag som jag kom hem men jag åker ut senare eftersom det inte hade fungerat särskilt bra. I alla fall kan jag ju bara inte få nog av tidiga morgnar och hårda liggunderlag! Vi får se om det blir något på bloggen men det riskerar att vara dåligt med wifi, om inte annat så ser ni mig igen på lördag den 15:de.

Hare bra tills dess!

An ordinary Jamboreen day

I wake up at 07.00 am and feel that I slept a little bit too long. The tent is heated up and I can feel the sweat on my forehead slowly trying to reach the ground. As quick as possible I decide what to wear and throw myself out of the tent. The sun rised a long time ago and it’s already around 30 degrees. The breakfast is ready, today it’s hot dogs and cornflakes. I see the people around me gather their stuff in their yellow bags to get ready for the daily activity. The theme Nature is on the schedule today. I decide not to go though, I don’t feel too well and how fun hiking on a road in burning sunshine ever sounds I rather pass. Instead we go to The Plaza to visit the scoutshop and eat a better meal than the ordinary lunch with bread, bread and more bread. I am actually reeeally tired of this bread!

As we walking around deciding what to eat a group of Japanese greet us and want to take a photo of us. It’s easy to feel welcome on the Jamboreen camp and the residents are very nice and curious about their guests. Two little girls even asks me about my autograph. So kawaii!

We check out the inside of the building were you can walk around and try a various kind of the Japanese culture. There’s Kendamas (a ball on a thread to throw in a cup), swordfighting, quizzes and a lot more. After a while I have to head back to our camp. It’s my patrols turn the get the food and prepare the dinner. We get the food bags and goes to the hub where we have to wait in line to get the ingredients we need. According to the cookbook it’s pasta and meat with some kind of sauce which sounds nice.

After the dinner we usually split up in smaller groups to visit other scouts from different countries. The Britain’s seems to be a favorite. It’s very interesting to hear about eachother culture and county which seems the same in the beginning but has a lot of variety. Sometimes there’s also activity in the hub with different games or preformence.

 

The Jamboreen it’s heading to its end. It’s only 2 days left and even if I miss my family and home I still don’t quite want to leave this place. By now I’m used to the heat (even if it’s still too hot), used to stand in line to shower, to sit on the bad-smelling toilets and to always drink plenty of water. It’s going to be weird getting back to the old food, to have everything, beside at least 30 other people, close and it’s weird to being able to read again.

I am enjoying every last day and countig down ’til the minute It’s time to go home and knows that I’m going to miss everything on the Jamboreen camp.

Greetings from Jamboreen

Sixth day on the Jamboreen camp.

It’s hot!

Like really really hot!

In the morning and evening it’s around 28-32 degrees celsius but on the middle on the day it’s around +40 degrees! Not weird how we can hear the ambulance driving from camp to camp, especially when 2000 of all the 34.000 scouts here are Swedes who really not are used to so much heat. All we can do is to stay hydrated and in the shadows.

But anyway, it’s a beautiful place. The second day here we got a big welcome opening with acrobatic airplains and drumsolos. It was spectacular! All the 153 countries showed off their flag on the stage, one  and one. It took some time but it worth it. We have this seven subjects which we are suppose to do during the camp as a whole or a half day activity. We had science, water and GV (how to improve the world) this far.

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The food here is interesting. Sometimes it’s a little bit too fat for me. We all miss the Swedish food. When we ask eachother the typical question “what’s the first thing you will do when you get home” the answers, beside the typical TSBI (toilet, shower, bed and internet), often starts with eat something.

I miss porridge, fruits (which is expensive and hard to come by in the stores here), pizza, a cold Marabou and “knäckebröd” with “Kalles Kaviar”. Of course also my family, rats and the cold swedish summer weather. I’m wondering why I ever complained on it.

It’s nice to meet all this people from all the places in the world but the weather is destroying a bit of the experience. You never have enough power to move around in the camp and at the evening it’s pitch black and still kind of too hot but at least we’re more use to it now then before. Today we had a international food festival where we got to wander around the camps and taste exotic food from different countries. Some were really nice and some was not! I actually keept my distant from the Japanese food. Already got to much of it. Though I have now tasted Scottish Haggis! Which I think was really cool and actually kind of good! In our camp we let people taste liqrouits from Sweden and “fattiga riddare”. We also handed out “Kalles kaviar” tattoos.

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I could write soo much more but that will be it for now. Sorry about the bad english but it is so hot that I don’t even care. I hope you in Sweden have a nice cool weather because believe me, you don’t want +40 humidity!

See you soon!