Day 5 of our Taiwan trip started with a morning visit to big famous bookstore in Taipei City. The bookstore is renowned for its stationeries and trinkets which children like to use. Many of us left with some items purchased as gifts for friends back home.
Our boys and girls played their hearts out and impressed the teachers and parents too. We could see the rapid progress they had made since Day 1 of the trip.
One of the highlights of the trip was also seeing our P2 player Chong Weng Kee scoring 2 consecutive free throws to earn himself his first 2 baskets. Weng Kee had been fouled while attempting a shot and he was sent to the free thrown line by the referee. You would feel the tension in the air as we watched with bated breath when Weng Kee composed himself for the free throws. We cheered when he scored the first and when he made the second shot as well, pandemonium erupted in the stands. Weng Kee himself threw his arms up and shouted in delight.
Our happy team and their bowls of Ah Zong Mian Xian.
After a day of games and shopping, our girls were just happy to sit and rest their legs.
Our last day in Taiwan and the morning was largely spent packing before we headed to the airport.
Our boys posing with our amiable and funny guide, Ah Bu. He was warm and caring and took care of us very well throughout the 6 days he spent with us.
Good bye Taiwan! Hopefully we shall return in the future!