Monday, November 21, 2011

Cheongran School Festival!

So last Friday my school had their festival. Basically it was a giant excuse to party, dance, eat and go crazy in school and it was great!

Each class of the first and second grades (10th and 11th grade homerooms) made a theme for their room. There were cupcake cafes, face-painting bars, food vendors, movie rooms, horror houses, gaming rooms, massage rooms, and even DANCE CLUBS! All the teachers and students went around having fun. You had to pay entrance fees, food, or services...But most teachers got special discounts! ;) There were also lots of art pieces, student photography, and poetry on display throughout the school.

In the afternoon there was a big talent show sort-of thing: musicals, a little singing, and LOTS of dancing! I had been practising all last week for singing two songs. I was roped into singing with one of the English Clubs - but I'm glad I did it. We sang "True Colors" from GLEE because everyone is addicted to that show and "Don't Worry, Be Happy!" It went over really well.

Here's the photo album: Cheongran High School 2011 Festival

But after the show and the entire festival day, I couldn't help but think that these girls have so much energy and personality and creativity and talent...That is unfortunately stifled for these three years under the stress of studying like madwomen. But for one day they could let it shine. And it was brilliant.

I have lots of great videos from the whole thing...and I'll add them under here:

Yeah. So they were awesome. I have no idea when they practiced though...It's like they pulled all of this talent out of thin air!

Until later then...I've got a great album underway all about a stroll I took through Seoul. So look out for that soon too!


1 comment:

  1. I love the pictures!!! The student art is great! my favorite so far is the cappuccino that doubles as a the-boy-who-cried-wolf fable slaughter scene. thats just cool. the costumes are random... but fun! and I like your new coat Mer. Also, the partyrock song pretty much reminds me of when we first heard the song. we went nuts-- and so are they! aww good times. man can those girls shuffle! Poor Soo-Hyeon, that first picture you put up of her is crazy. haha. the gambling room just makes me laugh, because it looks so legit, and you would never see that here in USA because they would get mad at us for playing cards at lunch even in high school. america sucks pretty much. korea-- much better. I just need to figure out that weird, oppressive study-or-die trend that is so contrary to this fun-loving spirit that i see in these photos. the polar opposites are confusing! also i completely missed until just now that the festival was basically student run? AWESOME! i wish i could go to a massage bar. COMEON USA LOOK AT WHAT YOURE MISSING!!