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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kidz Cabin Concert 2017: Graduation time

Part 4

After Purple Cabin had finished performing, all the children were called to gather on stage for the final presentation. Blue Cabin, Red Cabin, Yellow Cabin, Purple Cabin, all were standing in lines on stage, prepared to sing a medley - How Far I'll Go, Suriram, Aku Negaraku, and Zippidy Doo Dah. Children were singing together in a choir. And some parents sang along to the songs that they knew. All lyrics were printed out in the small booklets distributed to all guests who were present. The hall was full of rhythmic voices and echoes condensing the air in the auditorium (don't know whether I got this expression right? Ha ha...)

Lining up before singing the medley.
Sabriena was waiting for the instruction from the teachers.
Ready to perform.
All the Cabins were on stage.
The little ones stayed in front.
Started off with How Far I'll Go.
Oops! Sorry. Actually they haven't started singing yet.
"Should we sing now?"
"Or should we wait some more?"
"Ok! We just sing-lah."
"We're ready for the next song."
"Sorry, Ram." "We meant Suriram."
Aku Negaraku - but not the national anthem yah?
"I'm going to give a speech for a while."
"Oh people! Hear me!!"
And the final song - Zippidy Doo Dah.
Parents cheered and recorded the show.
Watching, listening and recording attentively.
After all songs have been sung, all dances have been performed, all pretty nice colourful dresses and costumes have been shown off, it was time to reward the children with gifts and prizes.The children must be excited and couldn't wait to queue to get their gifts.

Gifts for Blue Cabin children were given by Puan Adniz Affandi. Gifts for Red Cabin children were given by Puan Shalina Azhar. And gifts for Yellow Cabin children were given by Puan Estee Nordeera Zahari. I wanted to take Sabriena's photo when she was receiving the gift. But Sabriena was moving so fast that I couldn't get the perfect shot that I wanted to take. Never mind-lah.....

Next, slide show of Purple Cabin children which was prepared by Puan Wan Syakirah Anas a.k.a. Ira - one of the partners. The slides showing the children growing up in Kids Cabin with background music - The Climb (Miley Cyrus) was very emotional. But, not like in the previous years, this time around the slides didn't seem to strike my emotion, because I was busy taking photos and paid less attention to what was projected on the screen. Let's wait until next year and see whether I will shed tears or not. Hu hu hu...

The final agenda was of course the Graduation of Purple Cabin children. Certificates and gifts were given by Principal Datin Zarida Kamal to these wonderful children:
Adyl Zikry, Arissa Raisa, Akbar Faiz, Nurul Amani, Azalea Sofea, Aryan Dzarif, Nadya Sabrina, Ryan Thye Ananda, Hassan Ali Rayyan, Jade Alayla, Mohamed Faris, Rauf Harraz, Tengku Mikail Marzuq, Sarah, Wan Malik and Zara.

Before throwing the hats up in the air, the children recited this poem together:

I don't know but I've been told,
Kindergarten made us grow,
We've learned to count, write, and read,
Raise our hands before we speak,
ABCs and 123,
Good behaviour got us treats,
We've tried so hard to make you proud,
We are through with kindergarten!

And then the photography session.


Three Disney characters preparing to give away some prizes and gifts.
Puan Adniz handed gifts to Blue Cabin children.
Gifts for Red Cabin children were distributed by Puan Shalina.
Puan Estee Nordeera giving gifts to Yellow Cabin children.
Sabriena quickly grabbed her gift and walked fast towards her Mama.
Principal Datin Zarida gave away goodies bags to graduates of Purple Cabin.
No one was left out.
Purple Cabin children in excitement.
Bags full of stuffs.
About to recite the compulsory poem.
Suddenly colourful rain fell from the sky.
Offering the hat to one of her fans.
Purple Cabin group photos.
The Graduates!
Parents taking pictures.
Yellow Cabin group photo.
Still Yellow Cabin.
A bit of dabbing here and there.
More of Yellow Cabin.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Kidz Cabin Concert 2017: Colourful presentation

Part 3

Performances by the children of Purple Cabin, Yellow Cabin and Blue Cabin were absolutely amazing. Parents and siblings were so very excited to watch more energetic and colourful performance by their children, brothers and sisters. The next presentation was from the Red Cabin. The children were dressed up as fish, jellyfish, cockle or clam, scuba diver and other sea creatures. They were dancing to the song of Under The Sea (from the movie Little Mermaid). The backdrop, stage props and lighting portrayed the lives under the sea. Audience was required to wear oxygen tank because the auditorium was filled with sea water. Bloop bloop bloop...

The good thing about the concert was that parents were given their turns to sit at the front row to take pictures when their children were performing.

Performance by the Red Cabin.
There were fish, clam and jellyfish in the house.
And a scuba diver searching for a mermaid.
Underwater princesses.
End of show.
The crowd loved it.
After the splashy performance by the Red Cabin, the Purple Cabin children were called again to perform. On stage were Zikry, Akbar, Arissa, Sofea, Aryan, Jade, Ali Rayyan, Nadya, Amani, Faris, Sarah, Rauf, Ryan, Tg Mikail, Wan Malik and Zara. Some were dressed up as The Seven Dwarfs, Snow White, Princess Jasmine, Moana, and other characters which I could not identified.

More time were given to the Purple Cabin children to stay on stage, because this would be their final year with Kidz Cabin. The crowd shouted and applauded to express their joy and appreciation. Bravo children!


The Seven Dwarfs did some digging.
Tired and worn out.
Here came the princesses.
Congregation of the Disney's princesses.
Purple Cabin performing.
Solo recitation.
Princess in pink.
Two dwarfs.
Dancing and singing.
End of show.
Lined up straight.
About to reveal something.
K.I.D.Z. C.A.B.I.N. with an upside down "C". That was funny. And adorable too.
Preparing to take a bow, together.
Oh oh! Here came Jack Sparrow - the Pirate of the Caribbean.
Bell and Jack Sparrow, or Belle and Gaston?
Parents preparing to take more photos of their children.