Monday, June 8, 2009

Rotterdam Karaoke Night

At the same time that the baptismal (in the following story) was happening in the South Ward, the Young Adults (JoVo's) were holding a Karaoke night at the North Ward building. After the baptism of her friend, we took Elizan with us to the North Ward to join in on the singing. We did not arrive until just before 9 pm, and were finally able to convince the YA's at 10:45 that the fun evening had to end. We enjoyed participating with the room full of young people in singing many songs of the 70's and 80's. They sang some Beatles, Simon & Garfunkle, and many more. Although they had been going for almost two hours when we arrived, they were very happy to continue on. The singing was mostly in English, but there was also some Dutch, Spanish, and even a Korean song. Mike and Dragon, our Chinese friends, were also singing (eventhough they did not know many of the songs). It is good that Karaoke singing involves watching a video with the words texted on the screen, and the participants singing along using a microphone. It was a great activity and one that will be repeated I am sure.

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