Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tonight we were invited at the international Christmas Gala at the neighboring political sciences institute. The show featured performances from various countries like China, Moldova, New Zealand, Turkmenistan and Ghana. The music was modern with a mix of pop and hip-hop. For entertainment some tongue twisters were presented, where Chinese students would speak English sentences and foreign students some extremely complicated Chinese ones. The Moldovan students showed some traditional dances from their country. Chinese culture was also reflected in a demonstration of Kung-Fu and a small piece of Chinese opera taken from Journey to the West. The party ended with a large ball during until the early morning, with dances to the rhythm of rock or techno.