CASA Chinese New Year
Today is a special day. I sang at the
Chinese American Student Association (CASA)
Chinese New Year Celebration
Year of the Rat
Last year I was the Master of Ceremonies (MC) with my dear friend, Kristine. This year, she's the VP and I was one of the performers. The other performances were Chinese dancers, musicians, and the traditional Lion Dance. I sang two original Chinese songs. It was pretty cool, there were a ton of guests (2,000 lbs)!
Since I was the Webmaster for CASA last year, I understood that it would be a long and hectic day. Set-up and sound-checks, food and performers to check-in...I arrived at the Great Hall, CMU at 2:20pm and spend the rest of the time there. Show began at 5pm and ended at 7:30pm. I sang at 6:30pm, just after intermission. After clean-up, a few of us went to the Uptown Diner for some much deserved grub and Tex Mex. I had a Belgian Waffle.
They were gonna pay me $20 to perform, and then $5.50 for parking. I didn't take any of the money because the entire event is a Charity Event. And I'm just a student, no need to pay me. I can't explain, it'd be so awkward to take the $20. For the parking reimbursement, I just used the $5.50 to "pay" for a membership to CASA. Anyway, I just didn't take the money.
Gas $27.75 (holy shit!)
As far as ET goes, I attended the CASA event, which was like, MAJOR ET consumption there, for everyone present. So, I guess this makes me a product for consumption as well as a consumer, simultaneously. Anyway, the day was total boss and I had a good time. It was fun, seeing people whom I haven't seen in one whole year. Time is such a thief.
I also relaxed and watched a french movie and drank strong tea.