Only a short video, I promise. I just want to show you what I mean when I say little kids go absolutely, insanely crazy when they see a "bule" in Palembang.
I met my friend Yanti at the elementary school where she teaches. The kids are not acting this excited because of my video camera; this is at least a minute into their rampage. Yanti says most parents here aren't interested in teaching discipline to their children and think it's their teacher's job. You can see her swoop in at the end and try to save me with some scary swatting.
Holla to Bryant for teaching me how to correctly upload a video.
When I watched the video hours after I took it, I realized it comes off as sort of adorable. And it was. But try imagining being in the middle of this frenzy. I assure you, it was cute... but also pretty intimidating. They all want to hang out with me, and if they can't hang out with me, they'll settle for touching me.