Lab School Symposium 2011

Symposium originally came from the Greek term sympinein, “to drink together”. It was a forum for men of good family to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others. They were also frequently held to celebrate the introduction of young men into aristocratic society. Symposia were also held by aristocrats to celebrate other special occasions, such as victories in athletic and poetic contests.
Nowadays, the term Symposium  is used to define social gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas
or a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics.  This year, my hubby’s school hosted the Lab School Symposium where government schools all over the South Province joined . It’s aim is to acquaint the students of the basic culture and traditions of Asian countries- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, Japan and more! Each country was represented by a group of students . They wore the national costumes of the countries and displayed figurines/miniatures that represent the countries treasures (flags, buildings, tourist spots and more!). Let take a peek of what took place on that Symposium day:

The stage is ready to parteeeyyy!!!!
Booths for each ASEAN countries are represented

Here’s our very own flag:)

This booth has made a very elegant entrance hall
A student representing the country of Malaysia. Behind him is the face-in-the hole board photo of Philippines’ national costume. Too bad, hubby forgot to snap a closer version of this photo board:(

Bridal couple at a Malay wedding. They are beautifully dressed in traditional Malay wedding costumes in gold color theme. Even the wedding dais (raised platform) color matched the costumes of the couple. They are preparing for the ‘bersanding’ ceremony.

The wedding bands + gifts the bride & groom exchange to each other placed on wrapped step stools ( reminds me of  medical step stool )
Here, the students were busy jotting down important notes about the Philippines because they were required to make a narrative report about the symposium and important information about each ASEAN countries.

Hubby managed to capture Philippines miniatures- figurines wearing our costume, desk flag, Chocolate Hills…There’s a poster about Manny Pacquiao but I didn’t include it because it’s blurred:(

a Thai vendor exhibition on making the famous Thailand Milk Tea “Chaa Yin”
We also had our own symposium but I only manage to have a photo with our students with their costume for the dance. Aren’t their attires so fabulous?

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  1. so colorful and grand…visiting from CW 🙂 here's mine:

  2. you look so happy sis, naku you are enjoying your time in Thailand talaga.. will email you pag makabili ulit ako ng ticket papunta dyan ehehe

  3. Arvin U. de la Peña says:

    nice pictures…

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