Sunday, June 20, 2010

Graduation, performance, and then straight to school!

Hello Hello!

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 !

Principal Ma

kindergarten performs!

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

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.

the bridge

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!

singing time!

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

nap time!

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!

Sa vì

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