We all had The Fifth Annual Chinese New year Celebration on 6:00 pm CST Jan. 27 2012.
There were more than 300 guest attended and the money of sold tickets was used as a donation for JSU students studying/working in China/Taiwan. The celebration consisted of almost 10 programs, starting with a cheerful song “Celebration” and singing “Friends” as an end, and most importantly, the all programs were made ourselves and practiced for a long time. Since the plan started, all the participants were committed to the team accordingly, thus we all were so touched and moved and comforted when we received the praises and applause, after all our efforts were paid off.
The opening video was made by the Mr. Chen, the president of Chinese Association of JSU, and Gorge Tan, the vice president of CA-JSU, who had put lots of efforts on shooting, interviewing and editing. The video, of course, perfectly represented the development of Chinese Association of JSU, especially the great contribution that Miss Chen had put in persistently. Besides, there were greetings and wishes involved, from the leaders, teachers, Miss JSU to the native and exchange students in JSU. Tears, just simply come to fill up with our eyes every time we see the video, but what we feel more precious and touched, maybe is that those beautiful and unforgettable memories have been perfectly packed up and come to be a glistening and shining star in our lives.
Then thanks to Miss Pei, who helped and designed the posters and brochure of Celebration even when she was busy with her homework. At that time, every time when I went into her room, definitely she was sitting in front of the desk and aiming at her computer, careful and serious. Then the cheerful red color poster and the decent brochure were finally produced.
As for the programs, it is definitely worth to mention the skit, originally created by Miss Weng. The skit was empowered the character of ancient Chinese Kong Fu with the element of modern nunchakus, to typically reflect the well-known history of ancient Chinese and the development of Chinese Kong Fu in the world. What is more, it was unique also because it was done by most American actors, speaking in Chinese. The characters were Mulan, Huang Feihong, Jacky Chen, etc.
And another program is Xin Jiang dance, a special show desired by Yilan, a beautiful girl born in Xin Jiang. But playing such a good dance required many techniques of fingers, head, wrists, but the biggest challenge was they have to conquer the culture differences when practicing, because we have different girls, who come from Latino, India and China. But of course, they performed quite well, also at Migration Festival.
For the fan dance, there are lots of things to say, because we almost updated dancers since we started practicing, and we made dance steps ourselves. But unfortunately, I forgot it after that long trip then we all had to learn something new again. Luckily, we got excellent dancers in the end, Chanice who is a committed American girl, Raquel, the Zumba Instructor, Miss Weng the assistance in Chinese initiatives, Yuhan, a girl who was sick but still insisted on practicing, Li Nan, a good sister who helped me to pack up fans and computers every time after practice, and Cao Yun, the superstar of our program who was responsible for singing but also participated and guided our dance. At that night, our all efforts were dual paid off, especially with Yun’s black dress and golden fans.
At last, the Celebration was ended up with the song “Friend”, sang by two American gentle man, Kris and Major, a Malaysia Chinese Gorge Tan, and a so Chinese man, Hu Tao. The audience was waving and clapping their hands responsive to the rhythm, as the lyric says “a friend should never be lonely because we all understand and support each other, and even if there are pains and tears ahead, we’ll still on the way, because we believe in friends”. At that time “Friends” was more than a song, instead, it was a faith that we trust and are willing to support and help—friends.
Moreover, there were more programs included, such as Zumba, led by Raquel, and “Mountain Everest” performed by Miss Liu, and the door prize, etc.
更重要的是，还有很多人的帮忙，才能让晚会一直顺利的举行。我们很幸运，有海燕姐和施瑜姐的耐心和细心，她们一直在为来宾盛食物，忙里忙外。也有王凯和姿余的帮忙，才让很多东西得到了应有的放置。也感谢 陈姐姐为Chanice化妆， Raquel的女儿也为雅莲和我化妆，还有逍遥哥哥精湛的摄影。总之，感谢的人，太多太多。
Besides, thank you for the people who did a good preparation for the party. Such as Haiyan and Shiyu, who were delivering food to the guests, Wang Kai and Zi Yu, who tidied up some settlements, Miss Chen and Raquel's daughter, a make-up stylist and Xiao Yao, an excellent photographer, etc.
The Spring Festival Celebration is a complete success, and the core of our success is not the program itself, but is contributed to the perfect friendship that we have accomplished by the guide of Miss Chen, the contributions that everyone has made for the CA-JSU, and strengthening and growing power of Chinese people abroad！
Photographer： Chen Shuai
Author： Joy Yang
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