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Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Road to Gala. Yesterday we had our opening ceremony for International Children’s Festival, Kocaeli 2018. Great atmosphere! Preparation The show was scheduled to start at 12 pm local. So we need to get the kids, the dancers ready much earlier than previous days. So we […]

Let’s Go to the Zoo! Yes, Literally!!

Let’s Go to the Zoo! Yes, Literally!!

Rainy day!! So that’s how it feels. It was already 10 to 15°C in the morning – without any rain. What about today? Oh boy. The rain was not heavy but definitely more than just drizzly. Plus, it was windy. The result? 4 to 8°C, […]

A Very Colourful Parade!

A Very Colourful Parade!

Second day of the festival started early and great. We had our breakfast at 8 and only to find out we were eating other people’s breakfast 40 minutes later. Hahahaha

It was an eye-popping moment okayy. Not that the other people didn’t get their meals. But we were having something much more expensive than what was prepared for us. Of course I was scared! Later kena caj kaw2, how?? Wuwuuu

But the meals manager told us, it’s ok. There was a miscommunication actually. Their staff pointed us to the wrong section. So no worries. It’s on the house. Wohooo!! What a relief. 😂😂😂

Off to School!

We first went to a school. The school we sent the kids the day before. There, we got to ready ourselves with the kids – for the black parade. Haha. No lah, not the my chemical romance punya parade. It’s a very colourful one indeed.

The parade was held somewhere in the middle of Kocaeli. There were 80, 90 plus countries there! Kids were everywhere! All of them representing their own country. Just like us! We were there fully dressed in baju melayu and baju kurung and jippa and samfoo and our Malay traditional dances costumes.

We got to match I don’t know how many kilometres, but it was awesome! Parading along others from different countries.. I super loved the colours of cultures we were having. The feelings – indescribable! 😍

First Show

Right after the parade, we had to hurry up for our first cultural performance. They had assigned certain groups of countries to perform at certain malls, shopping complexes and tourist spots. For Malaysia, we were scheduled to have our first show at a shopping mall called Ozilek, along with Georgia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and three other groups I forgot la pulak negara mana. Adeh 😅

The atmosphere was electrifying!! The crowd was supportive and sporting. Some of them joined menari you know? It was lively. 🤗

Whew. What a day. Hahaha. But there’s more to come! Whee!!

“Hello! I’m Azhan, from Malaysia”

“Hello! I’m Azhan, from Malaysia”

Wakil tadika? Checked. Wakil kelas? Checked. Wakil sekolah? Checked. Wakil maktab, college, universiti? Checked. Wakil daerah, negeri? Perak, Kedah, Penang, Selangor? Checked. This year… I’ve got to wakil Malaysia, guys!! International platform. Booommm!! How awesome!!! International Children Festival It’s the 23rd International Children Festival, where […]

a short story.

a short story.

I was absent from school yesterday. I had stomach ache since the night before (not knowing the cause) and I had to go to the washroom several times which literally had affected my sleeping. I took some medicines and had to rest on bed. Therefore […]