Friday, November 7, 2008

School Concert 2008 & Graduation Day

Farhan and Ezzat had their school concert and graduation day today. It's way different from the concert we went last year at their previous kindergarten when we're still in Kuala Lumpur. Obviously the standard here is in Alor Star is still far behind but nonetheless we had a great time, especially for the 2 boys. I was hoping the school could provide the parents with a professional cameraman or photographer so that we could purchase the pictures and CDs later but there's none. The kindergarten which Emir and Farhan went last year did all that, and it's such a breeze and I didn't have to go all the way in front to snap some Kodak moment. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to put up pictures from last year too since there are some of you who might not have seen those.

CEC Concert 2007 :

This was at last year's concert. Emir and his friend posing at the backstage before their show - an Indian dance.

The 2 brothers. Farhan's wearing a traditional Malay costume for his dance.

Waiting for the show to begin.

The stage. Bad pic though coz it was taken using handphone.

Emir receiving his scroll from Ms. Aggy, the principal. Bad picture again. Thank god I have a sharp one taken by a photographer hired by the school.

Elite Kindergarten Concert 2008 :

Emir's goofing around while waiting for the show to begin.

Farhan's receiving his cert.

Ezzat in action. The kids are acting out a play based on a folkfore song. This is the best I can get. The zooming feature of the cam is not so great.

Farhan's turn. Another short play, and poor Farhan, his microphone didn't work. But he kept it cool and asked for another mic.

And we got a gift from a lucky draw! There were lucky draws in between each shows. The principal picked out a student's name (it was Ezzat's), and his/her parent was called out to get the prize.



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Another show from Farhan. He's on the very far left, in white shirt, 2nd row. If you look closely, you could see that he's a bit distracted coz Emir was right in front of the stage watching. I love the sound from the Anklung, the instrument played by the kids from the 1st and 2nd rows. Anklung is a traditional musical instrument and it's made from bamboo. The hollow bamboo reonates when struck and the length of the bamboo determines its pitch of frequency.

One tired boy.

Mr Farhan got a present for being the one who showed most progress in his class.

The 3 brothers.

With Mr Khoo, the principal. The boys fondly calls him Mr Kool coz he's really a cool teacher.

Last pose before we go home.

3 comments:

  1. What a great graduation celebration. I loved the music, too. When I come to Malaysia, I'm going to buy some of those bamboo instruments. How beautiful and the children did so well. Thanks for sharing these.

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  2. Thanks for posting that Nad. Those dudes are getting big though; wwaayyy too fast. Can you stop feeding them so many vitamins? ; )

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  3. Grammy,

    I am thinking of getting one myself :-). I have not see them sold anywhere...gonna ask Mr Khoo about it :-)


    Dan,

    I wish! Hehe...I only give them Vitamin C as additional supplement. Love you!

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