In the central dirt soccer field, a stage has been set up with rows of white lawn chairs in front. On the stage, a couple of teens are singing their hearts out. Behind the seating, vendors are busy stocking their stands with Hello Kitty and Pokemon balloons and heating up faire food (toasted grubs, hotdogs filled with corn kernels, tiny suck-em snails, and pseudo-meat kababs).
It turns out that I've lucked onto a community talent show. I join the audience. This is too fantastic to pass up! Throughout the afternoon and into the late evening, I see many people sing, a few taekwondo routines, and several acts that call for dedicated blog space Most of the video is taken from the distance, but you'll still get the point.
One of the first acts of the day is a group of teen girls. They are not particularly good, but they do stand out for me because they're rapping in Korean. Surprise!
A group of housewives wearing homemade, brightly-colored, very weird, Anne-of-Green-Gables dresses and wide-brimmed straw sun hats has a bit of trouble proving their talent: the Mexican hat dance! (I will try to get video of this for a future post.)
In one of the acts, I find my mom's Korean counterparts: older (sorry mom) women, wearing silver sequence tops, and banging away on drums. Sadly, however, these mums with drums could have used a bit more practice. I've spared you the devastatingly off-beat finish.
|This little guy's talent: Super Cuteness|