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Dinner, Dancing and Music!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Last night was an amazing night. Yesterday during our tour of the Summer Palace one of the amazing people with us mentioned that dinner that night would be different and unlike the ordinary Chinese food that we had been eating. Boy was she right.

Around 6:00 our bus left to take us to this mysterious dining experience. Once we reached a tall building our tour guide Riley pointed up and said "second floor". We all listened and headed up the stairs. The restaurant was beautiful, white marble beautiful furniture. We were quickly seated and served our drinks. We were all excited and VERY hungry. The food came out and it looked delicious. After we devoured the delicious food we noticed Riley walking around with a cake. The table of students quickly got excited (we thought this was the surprise). However, we were then told that the cake was to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Olympic games and that it wasn't the surprise.

We all ate our cake in contentment when all of a sudden the lights dimmed and the strobe lights began. The Surprise. Soon four young ladies walked on stage and began dancing then a young man began to sing followed by a young woman singing. Our group got very into it (like we do with all things) we got up and got on stage. We did a conga line around the restaurant. We were having a blast.after the performances we got on stage and took a picture with the male singer. It was amazing. We all proceeded to the bus yelling "I love China!" And "Nothing tops this night!".

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Changing Connections said...

You raise some interesting comments about food: ordinary Chinese v. what you ate tonight. I am wondering what ordinary Chinese food is actually like. I am guessing that what we think of Chinese cuisine and have opportunities to eat in restaurants in the US is much different. And now "gourmet or high end" Chinese is yet another difference. if you have the time and inclination, I would love to hear more about the food. Do keep posting; I so enjoy your blog.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture