P.S. I had a dead fish in my soup at lunch today. Not just your typical dead fish in soup. But the kind that looks like it was just caught in the pond in the backyard. The scaly irridescent guppy was floating in my soup, head attached, one eyeball detached, floating between some yellow sprouts.
We went into school thinking we were working a half day because the teachers told us we were. But then the vice principal stepped in and ordered us to go along with the rest of the school for the five hour rehearsal for the annual Songwon Elementary “Dream Tree Festival.”
We had no actual chore or duty. We simply sat. And watched. And watched. And talked to kids who fought over who was going to sit next to us next. Oh the drama.
But seriously, this festival was like none other. If you are picturing a fun little elementary school sing-along, think again. These kids could rival the most talented American high schoolers out there. And then beat them handedly. They sang, danced, played the violin, oboe, chello, bass, drums, and traditional Korean instruments (our favorite.)
Enjoy the videos. We sure enjoyed the performance. All six times.