Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas 2009

For Christmas this year, Daniel and I were two of the hosts for our school's Christmas show! A couple weeks before the show, I went with a few other teachers to pick out our outfits for the show. I tried on a few dresses before I found the one that I eventually wore. The dresses that we tried on were all floor length gowns and ran the gamut of the rainbow! I think I only saw two black dresses in the whole store! A lot of them were covered in sequins or had large flowers on them, and a lot of them were princess/ballgown style dresses. Needless to say, it was a little overwhelming trying to fit into these (mostly very small) elaborate gowns! Luckily I was able to find a dress that fit me and looked okay. Daniel didn't go to pick out his outfit, but the other male teachers rented him a white suit with some embroidery and a mandarin collar! Check the pictures out on the right of the page!

Even though our school performed the show twice, once on the 24th and once on the 25th, we only took part in the show on the 25th. Instead of the show, on the 24th, we went to a Christmas party that the education bureau threw for all of us CTLCers at the same hotel that we all stayed at when we first arrived in Shenzhen. We had a banquet (yes, we had Chinese food on Christmas eve!), hung out, and all stayed in the hotel that night before returning back to our respective schools on Friday.

It was fun to be a part of our school's Christmas show! We only had to say about two lines each, just to help open the show and close it (a few of our lines got cut because we missed the performance on the 24th). It worked out well because we got to see the other performances, which included singing and dancing. There was even a hip hop performance (obviously the students' favorite)! The performers included other teachers and students. I was really impressed by the four student hosts... they had to memorize a lot of lines, not only for their hosting job but for other performances as well!!

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