When I heard that the Penang International Kids Storytelling Festival (PINKS) was coming back to Penang for the second time, I was undecided about bringing the kids there. Last year, they had it at Youth Park and it was scorching hot, even under those tents equipped with strong-blowing fans. But this year, they changed the venue to Straits Quay, and since my Mom expressed her interest in checking out the festival, we decided to bring the kids there.
The kids had been looking forward to this event and were very excited when we finally arrived. Got slightly delayed due to the heavy traffic.
We only managed to arrive in the evening, close to the end of the program, but we were still in time to witness Jeeva Ragunath (from India) entertaining the audience with storytelling, song and dance.
The Christmas decorations at Straits Quay were already up, and my “models”, as usual, were ever ready to pose. 🙂
We had a simple dinner at Secret Recipe and were just about to leave Straits Quay for home when we heard a very mesmerizing rhythmic beat coming from the foyer near the sea. Turned out it was a group of talented performers from The Performing Arts Center of Penang (PenangPAC), making rhythm and sounds using drums, tambourines and other percussion instruments in a Drum Circle. Ethan and Hannah started dancing to the beat, and some of the musicians started asking some of the kids to join in with the musical instruments. Ethan and Hannah were not excluded. 🙂
Ethan got to play with some rhythm sticks, and Hannah played a triangle. They enjoyed themselves so much and could be seen shaking their booty along to the rhythm. They even sat in the circle together with the rest of the players.
At the end of it all, it was all in great fun and the kids were tired but definitely happy.
No wonder they’re both knocked out now!