Friday, 7 September 2018

Local Adjustment Program: Day 05 - Welcoming Luncheon

Today marks the final day of our local adjustment training. We reached APCEIU early after checking out from the hotel. The ceremony which assembled all the participants, mentors and principals from respective schools, was officiated by the director of APCEIU, followed by the speech of the representatives from each country. Our country represented by Miss Aini, the officer from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia had given an exceptional speech. I did feel little touched realising that it was the last day that all of us would be together before everybody headed to the different part of South Korea. 

After the speeches, all participants from four countries performed their cultural dances. The participants from Thailand with their beautiful costume had performed the coconut shell dance. The Indonesian teachers had performed a dance from West Papua. The Mongolian teachers had performed their traditional dance and played their traditional musical instrument. And Malaysia with our extravagant traditional dance numbers consisting of overture dances, joget, kolatam and sumazau. We even ended our performance with joget lambak by which we also invited the audience to dance on the stage.

The luncheon ceremony ended at 2.00 pm. We bid farewell to each other and headed straight to our respective places with our own mentor. It was quite sad to be parted from other friends and knowing that Miss Aini will leave all of us in South Korea for three months was quite overwhelming.  


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