A Taiwanese Christmas Story To Remember

Holidays are a busy time for everyone and that’s why I’m posting these pictures from our school Christmas show a little late. To be honest, I dumped them into the wrong file on my computer and forgot where I put them.

The school rented hundreds of costume for all the students who participated. Some of the costumes were quite appropriate. We had angels, elves and Santa’s everywhere. We also had an odd assortment of Easter bunnies and other wild animals. One of our junior high classes dressed up like priests and nuns. We had an ensemble from Arabian night as well. The kids looked great though, and they had an amazing time.

Little Bunnies

The show kicked off at 6:30 at a nearby park in Shu-lin. Both schools participated, and the turnout was huge. Hundreds of people gathered in the park and the large crowd quickly drew in cotton candy, sausage and drink vendors.

I wasn’t able to take a lot of pictures because Queenie and I hosted the show. Our boss thought it would be funny to get one of the students on stage halfway through the show to have a chat in English and she wanted me to translate everything into Chinese for the audience. I told a few jokes and recited a Christmas story to the delight of parents and students.

Wee Elephant

Little Jeffery didn’t like his picture taken with the elephant hoodie on and insisted I take another ‘proper’ photo. I’ve noticed that most people here have very definite ideas of how they want to look in photos. They don’t like unique posturing or posing and they definitely don’t like candid photos or photos they are unprepared for.

Jeffery

It was a lovely way to spend the evening and I’m really proud of all the students and teachers who obviously worked very very hard on their performances to entertain everyone for the evening.
Little Darlings

Arabian Nights

Our Arabian Nights class looked terrific and sounded even better.

Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

5 thoughts on “A Taiwanese Christmas Story To Remember

    Onedia

    (January 3, 2008 - 12:50 am)

    Love the pink bunnies. This is just so cute.

    Todd Alperovitz

    (January 3, 2008 - 11:05 am)

    Nice pics, I took a few pics during my buxiban’s holiday party that I have been meaning to put on Flickr. My girlfriend took a few of me during a game in which they tie balloons to you and try to pop them all (not really fun with the bigger kids) that came out great.

    range

    (January 3, 2008 - 2:16 pm)

    Our party was delayed until this month because of the virus that’s been going around lately. I’m actually missing it because I’m leaving, and I’m pretty happy about it. It would have taken place on a Sunday morning.

    The kids look like they are having fun.

    jorees

    (January 3, 2008 - 7:08 pm)

    These are great photos Carrie! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Onedia is right the bunny photos are darn cute!

    Wee Lemonspank

    (January 4, 2008 - 7:50 am)

    Those kids are PRECIOUS!! I’m sure it challenging not to smile all the time when spending time teaching, developing & enhancing their lives Carrie!

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