Wednesday, 18th January '06

To Go, Or Not to Go, That Is the Question.

(You might want to see the attached invitation first. Scroll down.)

There's a very high likelihood that the answer will be no. In fact, I can hardly think of anything more intimidating. Not because I don't want to meet people from the CSSA, but because I can imagine gawping like a fish out of water when trying to employ my impossibly rusty Chinese language skills to speak to people from China / Taiwan / Hong Kong and being exposed for being the almost banana-fied (read: yellow on the outside, white on the inside) creature that I am.

I say ALMOST because you will NEVER catch me admitting to be a banana, or a potato-eater (not in the kartoffelkopf sense, but in the chiak-kentang sense), or a guai-lo, or any other of these colourful terms we have to describe Chinese people who simply Cannot Make It. I'm totally not - I even sing Chinese poetry when I'm stressed - Zhihui will remember this: 煮豆燃豆萁。。。

Well, ok, to be perfectly honest, the idea of overly-enthusiastic Asians belting out 上海滩, 月亮代表我的心, or any other of the 2500 classic karaoke favourites - or (heaven forbid) 恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀!- while perpetuaing the unfortunate stereotype of geeky karaoke-monsters? That sends chills down my spine. The advertising a "professional Karaoke machine", trust me, doesn't make it any better. It also conjures up images of cheeko peks lusting after nubile young hostesses amidst pulsating neon lights.

I know, I know, it's DAL. It's not Geylang. But still...

真是令人毛骨悚然。See, I'm becoming more cheenafied already. smile

And what the hell is "Chinese Kongfu dance"? And Hip-Pop? *Worries about deplorable 5566 / Wong Fei Hong amalgamations*

But oh my word, if they have suckling pig? I'm there. I'll even sing 大地回春 or something. Or maybe not. Maybe only if Vicki comes with me - then I will go simply to see her squirm. (Vicki... come for this... *snort*. Tomorrow Georgie-Bush and Sadaam will play golf together. crazy )

Chinese New Year is really my favourite holiday. *happy sigh*

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Chinese New Year Party

Organizers: Dalhousie Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Date & Time: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6.30 pm

Place: Student Union Building (SUB), McInnes Room (2nd floor)

Party content:
1. A performance party which consists of Chinese traditional performances such as Chinese Kongfu dance, Chinese traditional dance, Chinese magic, as well as some western performances such as Hip-Pop dance, etc.;
2. This will be followed by a Karaoke party. A professional Karaoke machine is rented for this karaoke party. This machine consists 2,5000 songs including English songs, Korean songs, Chinese songs etc.

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Food & drink: Chinese food and drinks will be served in the party.

Lottery:
A lottery will be involved in the party. Major prizes are:
- 1 TV; and
- 3 CD players; and
- tonnes of small presents.

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Thanks and CSSA is looking forward to seeing you at the party.



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limz:

u should go lah. they will probably put in effort with the food..hehe big grin

yi:

Hey girl, this entry is hilarious! haha, like what qiong said, i'm sure that the songs should be better than u expect!!still can;t believe that u sing chinese poetry when u are stressed..hehe..

en:

nah, i'm going to vicki's for a real tuanyuanfan.





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