Tuesday, 23 August 2005

夏祭り @ Changi

Crummy day it has been so far.... Plus I am actually typing this all out for the second time, all thanks to blogger dying out on me yesterday after I typed everything out nicely... Plus, it is raining (and the only thing I like abt rainy days is that it's so nice to sleep in...) and I cldn't find the Evo classroom... *bleah* This post is gonna take super long, since I am gonna "save as draft" every para or so, just in case blogger decides to be unfriendly again....

Anyways, on the proper posting abt the Japanese Summer Festival on Saturday ^^ Met up w Kemin to go dn to the Japanese Primary School @ Upper Changi Road. Pity the yukata rental service was over by the time we got our tix and coupons... And thus begins the photo-show ^^

This was the view that greeted us when we went past the ticketing counter.... So many pple, and many of them were in yukatas!!! Pretty amazing that a pri sch actually has it's own track and such a large space surrounding it as well! Anyhow, since Mingxian was there w some other friends, we decided to meet up w the bunch of them too ^^ So into the crowd we went....

Oh wellz, while heading over to the goldfish catching stall, the performance on the oh-not-so-center stage was drumming.... Really love the rhythmic sound ^^

So... onward to catch goldfishies!!! It was in front of this stall that we met up w Mingxian and his two friends, so now Kemin and I have 2 new friends too ^^ Ohe, notice how there were also SIA -print yukatas ard too!

Kemin and I may not haf been in yutakas, but Ngwei, Shumin and Mingxian were definitely in traditional Japanese garb! Really love the cute fans that they got.... Mine is an all out Asahi advert *sigh* And Asahi beer is actually wuite nice too ^^ heehee....

YANG GUO & XIAO LONG NU
Okies.... Decided to be nice and not blatantly post this photo up ^^ Click at ur own discretion.... heehee... But I definitely wanna give my friends a chance to look at the nice posing the two of them did ^^ After this was taken, they were dubbed as the above link sez Pls dun ask who is supposed to be who... That I ain't gonna tell...

Last but not least, a photo of the really cute kids in traditional garb ^^ Pple were taking turns w the bon-odori onstage, and when it was the kiddies' turn, it was like "awwww...." They really are cute, aren't they? Well, w most of the coupon stalls out of games and food, everyone was just congregating ard the stage in large circles and dancing to the dulcet sounds of japanese songs, as well as the more familiar strains of Chan Mali Chan and Rasa Sayang. Of course, we just had to join in as well ^^ What a way to end the evening!! Then it was off to the MRT and the long ride home (thank goodness Ngwei was also heading west ^^ or else the ride wld haf felt longer....)

1 comment:

mikage-aya said...

Hi Juan, nice pictures there. I didn't put up mine cause I can't figure out how to actually transfer files from hp to com yet....残念