This was a delightful visit to a private high school, where there are students in the tourism and retail pathway. The students are articulate in their English language skills. They prepared a wonderful presentation of local snacks and foods. We also had the opportunity to visit their student run store.
So my guiding questions for this trip were the following: 1. What is your dream? 2. What and who do you need to achieve those dreams? 3. What and who will keep you from achieving these dreams? So I began interviewing some of the students these questions. Many of them are very ambitious, and believe that they can achieve them with their family and self-confidence.
Being of Chinese descent myself, I find it fascinating to meet other Chinese people around the world. I met a number of Chinese students at this school, and it was neat to learn about their lives and family histories in Indonesia.
This school was very musical. The students prepared a lovely opening ceremony with song. Then we were able to tour some of the music rooms, where we tinkered with drums and wind instruments. It was so much fun!