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KTV – Chinese Karaoke

What is KTV?

KTV is quite different from traditional western karaoke which is usually just a big screen at the front of the bar and a guy with a crappy computer program running the music and organizing the waiting list of singers.In China, KTV is a more private affair with private rooms, with a big flat screen TV, a fancy entertainment system and couches. It is a place, where Chinese people go to sing and have fun with friends. KTV is usually an evening activity, but many clubs in big cities are open 24 hours. So KTV can really be something to do any time of day or night. Typically, the rooms are booked for a minimum time (for example, 2 or 3 hours). KTV clubs are full-service and you can order a full array of snacks and drinks throughout the evening.

KTV

How does it work?

If you are not going to KTV with Chinese friends or Chinese colleagues and you don’t know how to go about making a reservation, I would advise having a local friend, to help you. Or even ask your hotel concierge or your tour agent for help.
Especially in big cities on weekends, KTV is a popular thing to do. You may be able to walk up and book but you don’t want to plan a big night out only to find the rooms fully booked. Rooms vary in size so you’ll have made the reservation for the appropriate number of people. The rooms are usually big enough for up to 10 people but it can depend. Furthermore there are many different quality levels of KTV – it ranges from quite cheap to extremely expensive.

Advice:

Advice: It is best to make sure you know the location of your party’s room before you leave to look for the washroom, as the hallway design is quite confusing, and if you’ve already had a few drinks – it may take you a long time to find your party room again!



KTV is a really fun way to spend some hours doing something that millions of locals enjoy doing, so you can consider it an authentic cultural experience.

KTV
With Friends

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Trip Dans le Henan

Pour mon dernier weekend, avant un aller/retour en France, nous avons dĂ©cidĂ© avec mon compagnon ainsi qu’un couple d’amis de nous rendre dans la rĂ©gion du HENAN, plus prĂ©cisĂ©ment proche de Zhengzhou.

InternChina - Province du Henan
InternChina – Province du Henan

Le 2 juin est un jour fĂ©riĂ© en Chine, c’est la fĂȘte des enfants, et pour le coup nous n’étions pas les seuls Ă  avoir choisi de voyager Ă  cette pĂ©riode ! Pour nous rendre Ă  Zhengzhou, nous devions prendre un premier train Qingdao / Jinan (env. 2h), avec seulement une heure de battement pour avoir le deuxiĂšme train de nuit Jinan / Zhengzhou (env. 10h). Le premier train est parti avec une heure de retard, nous avons donc eu un petit coup de frayeur, de peur de rater le dernier train pour Zhengzhou. AprĂšs une course folle dans la gare bondĂ©e, nous sommes finalement arrivĂ©s au comptoir oĂč nous nous sommes rendu compte que le second train Ă©tait Ă©galement en retard, ouf !!! Nos vacances pouvaient enfin commencer !

Nous avions réservé deux nuits dans une charmante auberge au pied des montagnes du Yuntai. Auberge au style tibétain, accueil chaleureux et service professionnel.

InternChina - Auberge Tibétaine
InternChina – Auberge TibĂ©taine

Notre programme pour les deux premiers jours Ă©taient de visiter le Parc GĂ©ologique de Yuntaishan, classĂ© au patrimoine de l’Unesco. C’est un endroit extraordinaire, avec de nombreuses cascades, lacs, impressionnantes falaises et une vĂ©gĂ©tation originelle encore bien protĂ©gĂ©e.

La cascade Yuntai mesure plus de 314 mĂštres, c’est la plus longue de Chine, et la deuxiĂšme plus longue d’Asie. Malheureusement, nous l’avons vu Ă  sec, elle est prĂ©sente que durant les mois de Juillet / AoĂ»t.

InternChina - Emplacement cascade 314 mĂštres
InternChina – Emplacement cascade 314 mĂštres

AprĂšs avoir gravi des milliers de marches, nous sommes arrivĂ©s en haut du Pic de Zhuyu, soit Ă  plus de 1.304 mĂštres. L’ascension fĂ»t difficile, surtout pour moi
 mais tellement heureuse de l’avoir fait ! En haut se trouve un temple bouddhiste ainsi que des bĂątiments typiques avec une impressionnante vue Ă  360° sur les montagnes et la vĂ©gĂ©tation.

Nous avons finis notre weekend par la visite de la ville de Kaifeng. Nous nous attendions Ă  voir un vieux centre avec des bĂątiments typiques et de petites boutiques artisanales. Finalement, il s’agit d’un village similaire au Puy du Fou en France avec de nombreux spectacles d’époque.

InternChina - Spectacle Ă  Kaifeng
InternChina – Spectacle Ă  Kaifeng

Au retour, nous n’avons pas Ă©chappĂ© non plus aux incessants retards des transports, qui est un classique en Chine et d’autant plus durant les pĂ©riodes de fĂȘtes. Nous sommes arrivĂ©s Ă  Qingdao avec plus d’une heure de retard, mais avec tellement de belles images en tĂȘte.

Si vous souhaitez postuler à nos nombreuses offres de stages à Qingdao, Chengdu ou Zhuhai, tout en pouvant découvrant des endroits inoubliables.

 

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Brest Ă  l’exposition Internationale d’Horticulture de Qingdao

L’exposition internationale d’horticulture est un Ă©vĂ©nement trĂšs rĂ©putĂ© dans le monde. SurnommĂ© « les Jeux Olympiques de l’horticulture », il vise Ă  faire connaĂźtre les technologies les plus avancĂ©es au monde dans les domaines de l’horticulture et la floriculture. L’évĂ©nement a eu lieu 30 fois Ă  travers le monde, depuis sa premiĂšre Ă©dition en 1960 Ă  Rotterdam.
Cette annĂ©e, Qingdao a l’honneur d’accueillir ce grand Ă©vĂ©nement sur ces terres, Ă  Baiguoshan. C’est la 4Ăšme fois qu’il se produit en Chine, et cela risque d’augmenter d’autant plus la notoriĂ©tĂ© de la ville, aprĂšs avoir accueilli en 2008 les Ă©preuves nautiques des Jeux Olympiques. En effet les organisateurs prĂ©voient d’accueillir plus de 12 millions de visiteurs, durant l’exposition entre avril et octobre 2014 !

Le thĂšme choisit pour cette Ă©dition est « From the earth, for the Earth » / « De la Terre pour la Terre». L’emblĂšme de l’exposition est « Fleurs ColorĂ©s » et la mascotte est un elfe de la mer Qing Qing.

InternChina - Elf Mascot Seas
InternChina – Elf Mascot Seas

La superficie du parc s’étend sur 241 hectares, dont 164 hectares de jardins Ă  thĂšme et 15,6 hectares de plans d’eau. Le parc est tellement grand qu’il faudrait quasiment trois jours entiers pour profiter de chaque pavillon. Les infrastructures (payantes) misent en place sont vraiment impressionnantes : construction d’un tĂ©lĂ©phĂ©rique, mini voiture de golf Ă  disposition des visiteurs, application sur les tĂ©lĂ©phones afin de connaĂźtre le parcours le mieux adaptĂ© au types de personnes (personnes sportives, ĂągĂ©s, famille..) et l’affluence des diffĂ©rents pavillons.

InternChina - Impressionnantes fontaines
InternChina – Impressionnantes fontaines

Les jardins rĂ©pondent Ă  trois concepts : l’originalitĂ© culturelle, l’innovation technologique et la crĂ©ation naturelle.

InternChina - Pavillon ThaĂŻlandais
InternChina – Pavillon ThaĂŻlandais

L’évĂ©nement permet notamment aux visiteurs de pouvoir dĂ©couvrir plus de 2000 variĂ©tĂ©s de plantes, terrestres et aquatiques, certaines trĂšs rares, et d’autres datant mĂȘme de l’époque des dinosaures.

InternChina - Magnifique Jardin
InternChina – Magnifique Jardin

Le Pavillon International comporte plus de 36 jardins, dont un jardin a Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă© par la CommunautĂ© de Brest. Pour cette occasion, M. Cuillandre, Maire de Brest (en France), s’est dĂ©placĂ© en Chine afin de l’inaugurer. Etant originaire de la communautĂ© de Brest, j’ai eu l’honneur, ainsi que quatre autres brestois vivant actuellement Ă  Qingdao, d’y ĂȘtre invitĂ© afin de reprĂ©senter notre rĂ©gion.

 

InternChina - Le Président de l'exposition & M. Cuillandre accompagné de la délégation brestoise
InternChina – Le PrĂ©sident de l’exposition & M. Cuillandre accompagnĂ© de la dĂ©lĂ©gation brestoise

Les organisateurs avait promis de crĂ©er un parc que les visiteurs n’oublieraient pas de sitĂŽt, je pense pouvoir vous dire que le pari est gagnĂ© !

Quelques informations pratiques : L’exposition est ouverte tous les jours de 9h Ă  18h (fermera Ă  22h entre le 3 juin et 31 aoĂ»t). Les prix varient entre 100 et 160 kuai (11 et 18 euros) selon la pĂ©riode. Le parc est situĂ© Ă  environ 45 min du centre-ville. Des trajets en navettes sont organisĂ©s partant du centre et des quartiers extĂ©rieurs.

Postulez dĂšs maintenant Ă  nos offres de stages en Chine et venez ainsi profiter des nombreux Ă©vĂ©nements qu’offre la Chine !

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New in Qingdao

Ni Hao everyone.My name is Hyacinth. I am the new intern at InternChina -Qingdao office. I live just outside of Oxford in the UK, and study at the University of Southampton. My choice of a six month internship before my final year was to get a feel of the Chinese culture, learn new skills and most importantly, to meet new people.

InternChina - Me and a Hyacinth
InternChina – Me and a Hyacinth

I arrived on Saturday night on an overcrowded flight which luckily happened to get me upgraded to comfortable seats and free wine! Afterwards, I was very welcomed by the InternChina staff at the airport. My apartment is spacious and clean and I was given a handbook, water, and Oreo Cookies to settle in for the first few days which was perfect.

InternChina - Air China Flight
InternChina – Air China Flight

Moving anywhere different is a culture shock. However, with InternChina, my first week has gone very smoothly. I never feel alone, and the team is always there to sort out any initial issues. The food so far has been amazing; I have been recommended to some great places where you can share beautifully prepared plates which are so much better than the take away places in Britain. The price is even better, with some meals costing only 30RMB (around €3). The food selection is so diverse and there are dishes here for everyone. InternChina arranges weekly dinners at restaurants so you can constantly meet new people. If you are feeling nostalgic, there is no end of McDonalds, KFC, Starbucks and many other places to remind you of home.

InternChina - Thursday Group Meal
InternChina – Thursday Group Meal

Qingdao as a city has many things to offer; Firstly, it’s a coastal city and I have a great view from the InternChina office window. I am looking forward to visiting the local beer factory, the sandy beaches and all the beautiful monuments. The weather is a major advantage and it hopefully should get warmer every week into summer. I also plan to visit Shanghai and Beijing during the time I am here.

InternChina - View from Qingdao
InternChina – View from Qingdao

Here are my top tips for arrival for anyone who is arriving to Qingdao:
‱ Bring one adapter when you arrive to charge your phone and laptop.
‱ Make sure your phone is unlocked, the team gives you a SIM card, so then you can be all set to go!
‱ Take favorite snacks such as crisps, chocolate and tea
‱ Pack a picture of a friend or family member

I am looking forward to writing more blogs during the next six months and experience many new adventures.

Apply now for an internship in Qingdao, Zhuhai or Chengdu to visit and explore other places in China as I plan to do.

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QINGDAO, une ville oĂč il fait bon vivre !

Ni Hao (äœ ć„œ), Bonjour tout le monde !!
Je me prĂ©sente : Marion, je suis une nouvelle stagiaire au sein de l’équipe d’InternChina oĂč je rĂ©alise un stage de trois mois dans le domaine du Marketing.

Je suis arrivée à Qingdao en décembre dernier. Cela fait déjà plus de trois mois, le temps passe incroyablement vite !!

Qingdao est une ville trĂšs agrĂ©able oĂč il est trĂšs facile de rencontrer du monde. Si vous avez le projet d’y venir, ou si vous venez d’arriver, passez donc faire un tour Ă  JiangXi Lu (rue JiangXi). Vous y trouverez des bars sympas, oĂč « traĂźnent » beaucoup d’occidentaux.

L’avantage de cette ville est que vous pouvez voir des paysages montagneux tout en Ă©tant au bord de la mer. Le climat y est trĂšs agrĂ©able comparativement aux autres rĂ©gions de la Chine, ni trop froid l’hiver (minimum – 4°), ni trop trop chaud l’étĂ© (maximum 28°).

En termes d’activitĂ©s ou de visites touristiques, la ville offre de nombreux choix. Pour les plus sportifs, vous pouvez opter pour une journĂ©e randonnĂ©e Ă  Laoshan (掂汱). Mais il est aussi possible d’arriver en haut de la montagne par car et pouvoir ainsi admirer la magnifique vue plongeante sur la ville. Sinon, une balade le long de la mer vous donnera un aperçu des nombreuses plages prĂ©sentent Ă  Qingdao. Au centre de la baie se trouve la cĂ©lĂšbre place du 4 Mai (äș”ć››ćčżćœș – WǔsĂŹ Guǎngchǎng) avec son imposante statue rouge, symbole de Qingdao.

InternChina - Place du 4 Mai
InternChina – Place du 4 Mai

Depuis mon arrivĂ©e en Chine, j’ai eu l’occasion, notamment grĂące aux activitĂ©s organisĂ©es par InternChina, de visiter la vieille ville, aller au cinĂ©ma, jouer au Paintball, aller dans des salons de massage et dĂ©couvrir de nombreux restaurants typiques Ă  des prix extrĂȘmement bas (repas entre 25/30 Kuai soit entre 3 et 6 Euros)!!

 

InternChina - Journée au Paintball
InternChina – JournĂ©e au Paintball

 

Mais il me reste encore tellement de choses Ă  dĂ©couvrir (MusĂ©e de la BiĂšre, Zoo de Qingdao, balade en bateau, sources d’eau chaude naturelle, Zhongshan Park
).

A bientĂŽt pour de nouvelles aventures ;),

Marion,

« Si vous souhaitez, dĂ©couvrir QINGDAO par vous-mĂȘme, Postulez dĂšs maintenant !!! »

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Paintballing in Qingdao

I love the smell of paint in the morning.
Hey everyone, this will be my account of the paintballing event we held in Qingdao last weekend, I hope you enjoy!

We set the meeting time at a modest 12pm to try and adjust for hangovers, this did not work for everyone. Three people were out of the battle before it even begun, with Qingdao’s nightlife to blame. 😛

After a quick lunch and bus ride to the north of Qingdao, our merry band of 14 arrived in a mountain park to find the paintball arena.

InternChina - 'Blood' stained clothing heightened our nerves of what was to come!
InternChina – ‘Blood’ stained clothing heightened our nerves of what was to come!

Usually in the west, paintballing is held in the woods in a very cordoned off area with purpose built huts etc. But in Qingdao paintballing is more like a warzone, here an old derelict complex of 2 story buildings was used
 Health and safety officials would cry! But it was AWESOME, looking just like a scene from a computer game!

InternChina - Call of InternChina: Qingdao Warfare
InternChina – Call of InternChina: Qingdao Warfare

After we got suited , booted and armed with 200 bullets we set off into the fray for the first game – one team would go into the buildings and hide, the second team would attack.
I was heading up the attacking team.

Remembering all the good battle movies, I split my team up so that we could surround our adversaries and swarm through the buildings. Stalking through the rubble I edged closer to the enemy, hugging the walls and feeling very SWAT-like as I swung around corners and cleared areas. All was quiet and I could hear the defending players whispering in the distance. I could smell their fear


Shots suddenly starting echoing through the complex followed immediately by screams of players being redecorated, I pressed on in a pincer movement looping around the back of the enemy to pounce. I found their stronghold, went prone and crawled in on my belly, firing one shot straight between the eyes of the first person who spotted me, the others still unaware of my presence I dived through an old window, parachute rolled and took out another opponent cracking 3 paintballs into his visor quickly grabbing his gun as it fell blindly from his grasp
 Bang Bang, I stood in the doorway behind the rest, rattling off a cloud of bullets with both guns, paint covering the walls leaving man shaped silhouettes. With the smell of emulsion in my nostrils I had taken out 4 more, sparing no one in my wake 

. Ok OK, actually that wasn’t how the first game went down at all

1 minute into the game I was ducking down below a window, rising up to take out a player with 2 shots to the torso.. then realizing it was one of my own team, amidst my apologies I got shot right in the forehead and was out of the game


InternChina - Headshot
InternChina – Headshot

For the rest of the day we rotated through the areas and played capture the flag, 2nd floor assault with shields and a Mexican standoff.
One of the interns was also celebrating his birthday so we organised a rat run for him
 he had to sprint from one end of the pitch to the other whilst we all stood in a row like a firing squad but with one bullet each
 he was so fast he only got hit by one, lucky!

InternChina - Birthday Firing Squad
InternChina – Birthday Firing Squad

Battered and bruised we finished the day by going for a big hotpot meal with beer, comparing battle scars and telling tales of heroism and courage.

Thanks for a great day guys! Looking forward to going back again in summer with a new set of interns!

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Trip to the Old Town of Qingdao!

Last Sunday, the interns of Qingdao gathered together and enjoyed a trip to the “Old Town”. At first, we made a stop at a Muslim restaurant to gain some energy and got to know the taste of fresh made noodles.

InternChina - Muslim Food
InternChina – Muslim Food

After finishing our lunch we reached the Jimo Lu Market by taxi. Jimo Lu is the primary bargain market in Qingdao, which is located on Liao Cheng Road. They bargain a large selection of clothing, footwear, watches, bags, jewelry, suitcases, shirts, decoration and toys. We split up in two groups. Understandable, because the girls will take much longer to go shopping. 😉

InternChina – Jimo Lu

Taking care of everyone, we managed to meet after an hour to walk up the road to the St. Michaels Cathedral, also called Zhejiang Road Catholic Church.

This Cathedral is located in the oldest part of Qingdao and is a product of a strong German presence in Shandong Province in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

InternChina – In front of St. Michaels Cathedral

After taking some pictures we went on to the Food Street and some of our interns were brave enough to eat some special “Crisps”. 🙂

InternChina – Crispy

Marching on to the arcade we took a short stop at an empty looking indoor city, which seemed like a city of an amusement park during the winter season.

Getting in the mood, we paid our last visit to an amusement arcade playing all kind of funny games and watching Chinese people dancing to Korean songs.

Can’t wait to do it again!

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InternChina – Visit to Qingdao Municipal Museum

Qingdao has a history of more than 120 years, and the museum is as a great place to learn more about the history of the city. As last week’s InternChina event, we decided to visit Qingdao Municipal Museum.
The museum has exhibitions about several different aspects of Qingdao, and the themes of these exhibition includes Qingdao local history, ancient coins, ceramics in Ming and Qing dynasties and Qingdao local folk customs.

We started with the history of Qingdao exhibition. Although Qingdao city has only existed for about 120 years, there were some people who lived in this area around 6000 years ago. Unearthed vessels and tools were exhibited to display how ancient people lived their lives. There are some collections of models that shows the historical stories vividly, for example, the wars that occurred in Qingdao and the scenery in Qingdao hundreds of years ago.

InternChina – ancient vessels and tools

InternChina – How Qingdao looked hundreds of years ago

Afterwards, we continued our visit with the coins and ceramics exhibitions. The oldest ‘coin’ on the exhibition looked like a knife with a hole at one end, people used the hole to collect and carry the coins on strings. Also, there were lots of ceramics there. They were made in different dynasties, and therefore styles and techniques used were totally different.

After that, we experienced a traditional folk custom called woodcut painting. This kind of painting is mainly made for Chinese New Year celebration. Traditionally, the paintings are about characters in Chinese myths. They are believed to be able to protect or attract fortunes for the family. To make this kind of painting, the wood should be cut into moulds according to the picture you want to paint. The mould is then coloured and used to print the picture onto paper. In the museum, they had some moulds already and we just did the painting part by ourselves. We followed the steps taught by the ‘teacher’ in the museum; eventually, we made our own pictures successfully.

InternChina – woodcut painting work

We experienced lots of ancient Chinese stuff during this visit and it was a great opportunity to get ‘closer’ to Qingdao.

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InternChina – Trip to Li Cun, the Qingdao country fair

Chinese New Year is coming closer and as it is a tradition in China to wear new clothes, to eat from new plates and in general to buy a new version of almost everything to celebrate the Chinese New Year with your friends and family, we decided to make a nice trip to Li Cun, a country fair in Qingdao which sells everything you can imagine.

InternChina – Li Cun country fair

We met in the morning to start our journey to Li Cun, a really interesting part of north Qingdao, an area where I have never been before. After a 30 minute bus ride we got off  and we were immediately dragged into the crowded market action. Even though it wasn’t the original market, the path from our bus stop to the market was covered with blankets, where Chinese people sold socks and plates basically whatever could be useful for Chinese new year. The whole area was fully packed with people.

We were glad that when we got off the bus we had followed a group who led us to the market “entrance”. The entrance was a set of stairs that looked as if they would lead into an old barn instead of the opening to one of the biggest markets in Qingdao.

And then we started our tour to discover what the market has to offer. We started in the coldest part of the market; the area where they sold delicious fish, mussels, almost everything that comes straight from the ocean. They were placed on thick layers of ice to keep everything fresh.

We continued with what I guessed to be the hardest part of the market for all of us, the meat area. We made our way from stalls that sold familiar looking meat fillets and the animals internal organs such as intestines and stomach to the stalls who were selling pig heads, whole sheep or even donkey legs. Even though it was kind of creepy to walk through all of these stalls packed with meat, it was a great experience and it was lots of fun to see who “suffers” the most whilst walking through this area.

InternChina – Country fair meat area

Straight after this section we were rewarded with the lovely smell of tons of aromatic and colourful herbs and spices.

As we continued our walk through blankets, shoes, clothes, pans and table wear to the section where the fu tie犏莎, the red papers that have the Chinese Character for “Fortune” written on, were sold. In Chinese culture, fu means good fortune. It is tradition to place the fu tie on the door as Chinese people believe that it attracts some good fortune for the family in the coming new year.

InternChina – Chinese lanterns and fu tie

Afterwards we passed stalls where they produced sesame paste and oil; which was definitely one of my favourites, as I have never seen this before. We had a glimpse at people doing Chinese calligraphy and ended our market tour in a huge area where you could buy the cutest little pet fishes and birds I have ever seen.

InternChina – making oil at the Country fair

And even though no one of us bought anything, as the variety of different things to discover kept us distracted we had a great time and it was so much fun to roam through the market action together!

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Peking Opera Watching experience in Qingdao

Last Friday, for our weekly event, interns in Qingdao watched Peking Opera at the Qingdao Grand Theatre. Actually, for me, although a Chinese from Qingdao, it was my first time to watch live Peking Opera, and it was special.
Peking Opera, also known as Beijing Opera, is called äșŹć‰§(jing ju) in Chinese. It is a traditional Chinese theatre and has a history of more than 200 years. It is an art form that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. The works of Peking Opera are mainly based on Chinese history and folklore.

The performance we watched that night was called â€˜é‡çš‡ćŽæ‰“éŸ™èąâ€™, literally meaning meeting the queen and hitting the dragon robe. The story is from a Chinese classic literature. Bao Zheng is one of the most well-known ancient Chinese government offical in the history, and he met an old lady on his way back to Beijing. The old lady claimed herself as the mother of the emperor and had been set up by others. After verifying the old lady was the queen, Bao helped her to get back to Beijing and she blamed the emperor for all the misery she suffered. She ordered Bao to punish the emperor and Bao hit the dragon robe instead of hiting the emperor to save himself from being punished.

InternChina- Peking Opera

When the opera started, we were amazed by the unique sound made by the musical instruments, as they are quite different from what we heard from an orchestra. The songs have much more variations with stronger beats. They were in perfect cooperation with the singing of the players. Also the costumes the players wore were gorgeous as they have several colours and pattern on each one of them. The players also ‘told’ the story by their movement, for example, a walk around the stage would mean they took a long trip to somewhere. Even though it was kind of hard for us to get used to the music and to follow the story, we are glad that we decided to join the event!

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