Karaoke day: Dan Korman
Yesterday we went to a Chinese karaoke bar. It was quite different from the method of karaoke I am use to in the states. Instead of performing for the whole club or bar, you and a group of people rent a large room and perform in front of your group. I also noticed that when the Chinese students performed their songs they sung in a much softer voice than the loud and boisterous Americans. Most of us were quite horrible in my opinion, butchering the lyrics and singing way too loud. I felt the Chinese students were much better at the songs they sang. It was a great experience though and a lot of fun. I have also noticed that American music is quite popular in China. I knew it was popular to an extent, but I did not realize the magnitude of it until I have stayed here for a few weeks. In almost every club and bar we have been at they have played nothing but American music, especially hip hop. I guess it’s just really good for dancing.