Friday the 29th of September our school, Beijing 57 High School, held what they say is their biggest event. The Sports Meeting.
Every class at the school makes a show, mostly dances, and then perform it in front of the whole school. Our class also danced and we got a 3. place for our performance, which was really great. As crazy as it may sound we didn't wear school uniforms that day. Each class had made their own outfits for the performance. Ours was a tiger's head with Italian writing around it. I am a foreigner so of course I had to be in the front during the show and also carry our class's flag, when we marched around...
There were many other performances by students from different classes like Kung-Fu and military marching.
The school had rented a whole stadium for the event. After all the classes had shown their shows the sport competitions started and I ran 4x100 meters for my class. The weather was really good, but the air quality could have been better.
About lunchtime we had to leave, because we had an orientation meeting with YFU, our exchange organisation.
Apparently, they aren't aloud to have more than a week of holiday, so we sadly had to be in school Saturday the 30th.
After school they held a Mid-Autumn Festival, so there were lanterns hanging everywhere and small lights hung everywhere too. Moon cakes are also a big part of this festival so there were a huge amount of them too. This day we also had to perform, but on our own. Miro, Aaron, the Italian guy that lives at the school, and I had a show together. A Chinese person from the audience had to come on the scene and say a sentence in one of our languages and then they would get a small gift.
Our original idea was to show how hard German sounds, as seen on the videos on YouTube. Although, the ones in charge of the show didn't find that funny.
The air quality was bad that day, but they were all talking about how beautiful the moon was. Even though it was hard to see through all the smog.
Today, 1st of October, Miro, his host family and I will be going on holiday to the desert in the Ningxia province of China and I'm pretty excited for that!
Relevant Chinese vocabulary:
Sports Meeting - Yundong hui 运动会
Dance - Tiaowu 跳舞
Running - Paobu 跑步
Moon cake - Yuebing 月饼
Desert - Shamo 沙漠
Take care ;)