Sunday, June 22, 2008

T-Shirt Marker Pen-ing

A couple of days ago, Aaron was invited over to the Kims house. I was thrilled when I got the SMSed invitation but was hesitant to go because it mentioned T-shirt painting and I could just see him walking all over their house putting his little hand prints everywhere. Well, they were smarter than that. It was actually T-shirt drawing with permanent markers. And it was FUN.

He did the front and I did the back:

There were about 6 other Korean children there and the activities were led by two Korean college girls who had taken a year off to travel around Indonesia. Supposedly, they have been visiting all the Korean communities and organizing a couple of days of kids activities at each of their stops. Aaron even got presents at the end of it all - a whole big stack of Korean snacks (guess who'll be eating those?) and a Magna Doodle board. I tried to pay them in the form of a Chinese Red Packet but they returned the money (keeping the Red Packets) saying that they had sponsors.

This year is really turning out to be a year of new friends and new activities for us here in Palembang!


Bilbo said...

You and Aaron are true Leonardo da Vincis of t-shirt painting! Neat idea for a children's activity...I will pass it on to my daughter and daughter in law for future use! By the way - just sent you an e-mail to let you know the card you sent arrived in yesterday's mail! Your letter should arrive "soon" - it will be interesting to compare mail transit times in each direction!

John said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Between T-shirt pen-ing and your new library, you'll have plenty to do with Aaron.

The conversational area of the library sounds great. During the school year, my Aaron was a conversational partner for one of the schools Korean students. They met weekly throughout the year to help him with his English. In the end, his English was better, Aaron learned some Korean, they became good friends and Aaron learned about another culture.

Mike said...

I'd bet you could sell copies if the shirt on the internet for $20 apiece. Nice art!

Kellan said...

What a fun time!! Cute shirt!

Have a good day - Kellan

MamaGeek said...

Now THAT is a nifty idea. And that Aaron? WOW is he adorable! what a little model he is!

And I'm so glad you are finding more playdates Amanda.

GJ said...

Top idea!!!