Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to bring American coins to the good children of Chibu. How, you ask? By simply throwing them in random bushes, dropping them in the shallow waters where the kids like to look for puffer fish, and burying them in the sand around the school.
Especially in the summer, the kids in Chibu are always outside playing. It’s just like how my dad used to describe his childhood; stay out all day and play outside with your friends and then when 5 o’clock rolls around, you had better be running home for dinner. Imagine you’re a little 10 year old kid in Chibu. How cool would it be if one day while you were digging around in the dirt like you always do, you came across a strange coin. You’ve never seen anything like it and you can’t read any of the writing on it. You might even ask that loud foreigner who screams English at you about the coin. You might even keep it hidden away in a secret box where you keep your treasures. Or you might just throw it at your friend because it’s something nice and hard. Either way, it’ll be really cool for the kids if they find one.
Pretty soon, Khoa and I will occasionally and covertly drop coins all around the island. Hopefully this plan is as good as I think it is…and hopefully we won’t get in trouble for littering our dirty American money all over this beautiful island.
We’ll let you know how it turns out!