lester's band was awesome. they played taiwanese music, and american music that lish and i could sing along to. one highlight was when the band played "hey jude" by the beatles and the entire audience joined in for the "na, na na" part.
i think the above shot would be amazing if that music stand wasn't blocking the boy's head. oh well.
like i mentioned earlier, the family was very gracious to us american guests and did everything they could to help us feel included. in the middle of the band's performance, there was a short break for a trivia quiz. they handed out small prizes. the MC was so kind that his questions were quite simple, or about the american guests. for instance, he asked the question in chinese and then our new friends would nudge us and say, "the question is what is lish's full name. raise your hand! answer!"
both lish and i won little prizes to take home. cute huh? after the band was done performing, it was time to take lish and i home, but they insisted that we stay to perform some english karaoke for them. taiwanese people LOVE karaoke and they are popular household items to have. kind of like where americans have video games, the taiwanese have karaoke. but isn't it just like your own family to insist on doing something in front of them that could potentially be very embarrassing but then cheer you on like a powerhouse when you're in the middle of pushing your comfort zone? i think so.
with love, miss lish and miss megan