About 2 weeks ago, we left Irfan at the in-laws and as it was already quite late we decided to go somewhere not too far. The nearest mall would be the Times Square. Yes, Penang has it's own Times Square now, but so far only a few shops are operating.
Kasuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttt!!!!A few years back during the time when we were house shopping, we had a look at the Condos here. Yes, they have condo units at the upper levels of the mall. It was priced at over RM300,000 per unit and the design of each units was pretty interesting but we decided against it as the area is too congested and I prefer fresh air, thank you.
Alamak, off topics pulak.
Anyway, the mall looks quite interesting. At first glance. But the few shops that were operating were from those brands I've never heard of
Our main purpose to go there was not to shop, so kami memang langkah kanan as once arrived, we were attracted by this group of cool people wearing white attire gathered at the atrium, chanting some unknown melodies to my ears. Oh yeah, we were in for a show of the Brazilian Capoeira Festival, and one thing I could say after watching their performance, we'd definitely enroll Irfan in this unique martial art when he's old enough.
They're totally cool!
Ok, whoever watched the movie "Only the Strong' mesti tau what Capoeira is all about. It's a martial art that blends music, dance, singing, and acrobatics to create an approach to teaching self-defense.
A little history about the origins of this martial art : Originating in Africa, Capoeira was brought to Brazil by captured slaves from Angola. In this foreign land the Angolan people developed their practice into a method of defending themselves against their violent overlords. Because of their predicament, these enslaved people had to disguise their training as recreational song and dance.
Despite it's origins, somehow I think Capoeira is pretty cool! Maybe because of the catchy songs, maybe because it combines martial art with dancing, I dunno. But one thing for sure, I know Irfan will look cool doing it. Heeeeee.