Monday, November 23, 2009

Chicken Dancing at the Old Folks Home...

One of my friends here in Sapporo works at an old folks home... She doesn't speak a lick of English, so when she invited me to go to an International festival at the home I couldn't resist... but little did I know that the festival was going to center around ME!!! oh no!!! I later found out that I was going to give a talk on America and myself and experiences in Japan... all in Japanese. ;-0







They also asked me to sing a few songs and dance with the grannies and grandpas...
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I also had a table set up with a bunch of pictures of my family, Chicago, life in Kenya and more...

They had sooooo many questions ;-)

They also formed a long line to touch my skin and my hair... hahah...











At the end of my presentation I passed out these little American flags with red, white and blue flowers on them. Everyone was soooooo excited!!! A few of the grandmas even wheeled back to their rooms to fetch various kinds of presents to come back and give me! they were soooo cute.... I got a bunch of knitted goods, a pink beaded bracelet, a dolphin snow globe and more! hahaha... soooo sweet.








My friends and the rest of the staff were so fun and great with everyone at the home... they even hand crafted American Flag skirts to sport at the festival! ;-)












After the presentation we were invited to eat lunch and chat with everyone. They had a delicious lunch of food from all over the world and even sculpted a big buddha, map and cut out picture boards. ;-)
















It was great fun and they invited me to go back and chat with them in January... can't wait! ;-)

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