Saturday, June 19, 2010

Playing after dark

Last night, after the Tree House and after sharing plates of pork with peppers and celery with tofu, I sat under the pear tree under my flat's window and talked to my neighbors for a bit. They asked, "Aren't you going to the English meeting?" Well that is what I thought they had said and replied, "No one invited me." Then I realized they had said, "Are you going to the music meeting?" I still can't hear the difference between English (ying yu) and music (ying yue).

So off I went to our performance hall and listened to a music teacher give a singing concert.

Walking home, the garden was full of people, the dorms and homes a bit too hot for comfort. These girls were baking a cake, freshly picked leaves decorated with red flowers.

3 comments:

M said...

Great shot! I love the mix of qipao/modern dresses and how they're semi posing/looking cute/looking curiously at the camera. great color combination too...

Dr. Jen said...

Did you get a qipao for the swearing-in ceremony? I didn't. I wore a qipao like outfit that I had made in Africa. I probably should have waited, brought the fabric to China, and had the people here make a qipao for me.

M said...

nop, I'm way too big for a qipao. Got a red silk Star trek-collar like shirt instead :)