In the morning, we listened to musicians play the pipa, guzheng and erhu, three traditional Chinese instruments. The performance was arranged by Mr Eric Hong (see http://emilymax.com.au).
Afterwards, it was time to try out our chopstick skills! We walked to Shanghai Stories 1938 at Chatswood Concourse for lunch. Plates brought to our tables tempted us with pork dumplings,spring rolls, fried rice, sweet and sour pork, salt and pepper calamari and sauteed green beans with minced pork..
Back at the Culture Centre, there was an engaging lesson about Taiwan and a masterly display of puppets. Vincent, the amazing puppeteer, will be in Darling Harbour on Sunday the 8th September.
For more info, you can visit: http://www.facebook.com/taiwanfestival
My thanks to Ms Eva Angel, OCAC Taiwan, Mr Eric Hong as well as to the parents and teachers for a memorable day. MP.
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