26.01.2014 - 26.01.2014
It's Australia Day but before we head off for Australia Day shenanigans we were invited to attend the school for a very special performance. Some of the children of Spitler have been learning traditional Cambodian dancing and we were getting a very special treat of watching them perform some dances!
When we arrived we noticed that our outdoor classroom was being dismantled and found out that it was only being loaned by the school and the villagers were taking it back.. lol cracked me up.
All the parents and brothers and sisters were eagerly waiting for the show to start and we were very excited about what we were going to see. The children started to come out and they all looked so beautiful and handsome in their costumes with their hair done and the girls with makeup. I felt so proud of them.
The dances were beautiful and elegant and you could see how proud they were of themselves.. as they should be. In between they stopped the traditional dance and sang us a rendition of If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.. just too damn cute!
When the show was over we were invited up on stage for photos and I couldn't help but hug a couple of the kids I was so happy for them.
After our school show we were eager to head to Charlies for drinks, a sausage sizzle and Triple J. CHarlies is a great little bar run by a big Indian guy with an English accent named Charlie. It was full of expats and Aussie tourists and I started talking to a couple who were originally from Ravenshoe!! Small world. $2.75 jugs of beer and then $2 mohjitos meant I had a very good day! A little bit too good and I paid the price on Monday! but more about that tomorrow.