These past two days have been absolutely FANTASTIC! There are so many pictures, so I've broken them down into 3 parts: Friday morning, Friday afternoon and night,and Saturday. For some reason some of the pictures look blurry when Blogger resizes them, so please feel free to click on the picture for a closer look!
Friday was Dong Pu Elementary's sixth and kindergarten classes' graduation. So we left the house at 6:30 AM...yeah I had to wake up at 5:30....I'm really not used to how early everyone wakes up here.
graduating sixth grade class
E-bu and her father
singing the national anthem
Principal Hong speaking
giving out awards
everyone had so many presents!
Principal Ma's two really good friends...they love to joke around with each other !
the girl on the right had SUCH a fantastic smile the whole time!
Teacher A-kuan shares a few encouraging words
sixth grade performs
kindergarten performs again
Principal Ma and his two close friends
all of the parents singing a song
FRIDAY AFTERNOON and NIGHT
After graduation and lunch, all the Vox Nativa music students headed over to Jiayi for their performance. Well over by the Dongpu Elementary School is the SCARIEST bridge EVER. This bridge was destroyed by this really awful typhoon last August.
close up! The students had to walk across it....ah so scary!
you can see the students walking in the bottom left hand corner
safe on the other side of the bridge that isn't damaged!
About 2 hours later, and we were at our destination. The Vox Nativa Music School of Taiwan sang for a charity dinner, where it cost 10,000 NT (around $303.03 US dollars) a seat! The money raised during ticket sales and during dinner is given to the groups that performed.
a peek at the room during rehearsal
Vox Nativa pride!
and practicing some more outside....
it looks like there's a glass ceiling, but there's no glass....just metal frames
After rehearsal and dinner we all headed to the dressing room. Getting ready for their performance was quite hectic and very much reminded me of my ballet recitals.
practicing one last time
group prayer before the performance
some last minute re-adjustments
excited to get on stage!
watching the act before theirs
line #1 walking on stage
I felt so bad for the kids...the speaker talked for a VERY long time. It must have been so hot with those bright lights shining on them!
I didn't take too many pictures during the performance because I kept crying! I really don't want to leave for Shanghai! I want to stay here forever.
thumbs up everyone :)
There's a documentary about the Vox Nativa Music School of Taiwan called "Sing it!", and A-kuan brought the DVDs and CDs to the charity event. They sold out, and even had some back-ordered! So if you would like to order a DVD or CD let me know!
We got to our hotel pretty late last night, but of course....we had to wake up at 6 am in order to get to class on time.
the photographer asleep on the bus
another sunny day!
Principal Ma being interviewed...tsk tsk Dupi disrupted their interview
the new kids introducing themselves...they were so terrified the whole time!
yesterday was Nick's first time performing on stage, so he told the class about his experience as a newcomer
running with Dupi
Okay don't laugh....I never understood why so many people owned Crocs because a lot of them are U-G-L-Y...but I understand now. THEY ARE SO COMFYYYYY. I hate to say it, but I sort of want to buy a pair!
I'm sort of behind on posts, so be patient!