This past Friday was the International Student Association Dinner!!
for those that don't know, It's an annual dinner put on by the ISA to showcase aspects of their culture through food, song, and dance.
Funny thing is, when I first came to Albright, I went to the dinner at the urging of my R.A. Eugene Choi, who is from South Korea. I went and I didn't know anyone! I only knew Eugene because he was my R.A. and a Japanese student, Takuya Iwata, because he was my POP. I had fun nonetheless.
The next year, Takuya became President of ISA and he asked me to host the dinner. So I did. I knew alot more people too.
Then this year, I became Secretary for ISA and Eugene became President and we both hosted and I knew everyone there.
It's just funny to see how you can come in knowing and not really being a part of a phenomenon to working your way through.
I hosted the dinner with Eugene as well as performed. Its always nerve wracking to be a host because you try to remain witty and keep the guests entertained. But I think we did a fine job.
We performed a dance to Korean girl group 4Minute's song H.U.H. It was myself, and my girls Soe Jean Joh and Suji Youn from South Korea and Emiri Kitabayashi and Atsuko Noguchi from Japan. The response from the audience was overwhelming. It was so good and it gave me energy to do even better.
Unfortunately....I don't know if anyone recorded a video for it because everyone I asked said that their camera died. =/ lol. Maybe i'll borrow a camera and recreate for you guys. =)
But besides me, there were great performances from Sally Wang and Cindy Krupnik singing a song from the Olympic Opening Ceremony in English and Chinese. Followed by Soe Jean Joh and Hyun Jun Kim singing an American song called Timeless. there were many different songs, Chinese, American, and Japanese as well as fun dances performed by the South Asian Student Association as well as Albright's own Skandalous Crew.
And don't get me started on the food. It was all so good!! There was Japanese Yakisoba and Gyudon, Korean Bulgogi (like Korean Barbecue), Indian Keema Mutter (minced turkey and peas) and Chinese Yangchow Fried Rice and much much more. I didn't get the chance to sit down and enjoy my whole meal, but what I did have was amazing. It was all prepared by the members of the ISA the night before. I wish I could hire them as personal chefs.
guys...I'm going to try to find some video from the dinner. If I can't do that, will you settle for some pictures?