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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sending my first born for a student exchange programme in Australia

My eldest is 13 years old. For the first time I am sending her to a student exchange programme organised by the Hiroshima Foundation and the Malaysian Ministry of Education to Australia. She will be spending some time in a school in Brisbane.

She had a one overnight orientation at the Concord Inn Hotel in KLIA. Below was the briefing that participants and parents attended.



Below is a picture of her.


While waiting, took a few pictures of the hotel. Looks very basic. A real airport hotel.


The lobby looks like a 1980s hotel.


Instead of a tall building, this hotel is only one story high and is sprawled over a wide area. If only it doesn't look at an army barracks. The numerous gardens between the many buildings makes it pleasing though.



When we left her for home, I was a bit sad yet proud of her. Of the 25 people going with her, she is the youngest.

The next day, I headed to the airport to catch her before she leaves.


The final briefing to the participants. Parents all mingling together just before the departure gate.


The start of her first on-her-own overseas trip.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am so touched with this post, loving heart of a father. Reminds me of younger days when my father used to look for me in school and never failed to turn up in all significant occasions. Ever since dad's passing, things have been rocky yet I know he is always watching over me from above.

The Blogger (63672674) [meoramri] said...

A father's love is equally strong - sometimes it is not expressed so obviously....

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