After failing to find a pair of pants for Chloe and cool Ghanaian shirt for myself, we decided to go say hi to our friend Dennis. Dennis is a Ghanaian who lived in Germany and now owns a shop near the castle. A memorable moment last year when I was backpacking around Europe was when I talked to random people after having drinks after drinks. We met Dennis two days ago on our way to go play ball . The stores in front of Cape Coast Castle are different from the main market, they have a bunch of artsy and hippy-ish stuff. Something like SOHO in New York or Belmont in Chicago.
Dennis told us that if we were to dig some sand on the beach, we could find tons of gold(dust). He goes on and said “ my man, when you have it, a lot of it ,you never appreciate it…” It has been a long journey since I left Korea. I remember the days when I was crying on the phone because I didn’t have any friends in my new boarding school and I remember the days when I studied English late at night to improve my English so that I can communicate better with hot girls.
… While Dennis was talking to this other German Guy in French, English, and German at the same time I started Day Dreaming …
Now that I have been “adjusted” to the system, I forgot about the days when I was daydreaming in the airplane wishing to have a cool “Dead Poet Society” like high-school experience or “Motorcycle Diary” type random journeys. Having been fortunate enough to meet good friends at the right time I was able to travel around, amuse my self with random events and disobey the rules to do “fun” stuff. I guess there is no need to remind myself about my not- to- enjoyable/puberty-at-its-highest years of my life, but now seeing how different I am from I was 7 years ago makes me wonder: Damn, who would have thought I would be hanging out with a Ghanaian who speaks 4 languages, a German dude, and Chloe whom I never met before our trip. After all that trouble of moving around when I was young, Now finally I tell myself, I’m happy where I am and never realized it. …
After our interaction with Dennis and his friend, Chloe and I walked along to Oasis, a local tourist restaurant, and chilled our way till we had to leave for our drum class.