And we went through all of our makan (Malay: food, eat).
Tonight was International Night at Katy’s high school. It’s late so I’ll just give the run down. We didn’t win anything. There were prizes for best food, most cultural and best decorated. I voted for Iran for best food, they had all kinds of good stuff. Ecuador swept them all but they didn’t want to give all three prizes to the same country so two other nearby countries got the prizes for most cultural and best decoration. That area was at the end when people were making their decisions and Ecuador probably just had a lot of friends. Nobody had a better looking table than we did and we got lots of compliments.
So here are a few photos from the evening.
They have this thing outside and the wind was so bad. I brought some wall easels to tape on the back and Heath ended up taping the trifolds to the plastic frame. And my tablecloth is still covered in tape.
We always surprise people since we don’t look like anyone who might be from Singapore but people are usually impressed. Heath spent a long time talking to a young man who will be studying at the National University of Singapore for a few weeks and had all kinds of questions on where to go and what to eat. He also had a conversation in Malay with another girl.
And a few photos from other tables. I didn’t get a chance to really look at much since I had to get back to our table and help out. China had brush painting that looked pretty popular.
Afterward is a talent show. I was really too tired to enjoy most of it. The evening is a benefit for an organization that I just can’t remember the name of but they serve immigrants who are victims of domestic violence and any type of abuse as they have very unique needs — cultural, language, legal (if you leave your husband you might lose your green card) so we learned a little about that.
There was lots of singing and dancing. The Chinese yo-yos were really good. I didn’t very good video but this should give you an idea.
It was an exhausting evening — and week preparing — but so much fun.