Thursday, October 20, 2011

Can you believe it???

Don’t fall over in disbelief.
I vowed that no matter what comes today . . . I would post something!

Last night Ralph and I were invited to attend a celebration of Korea to commemorate the Korean Culture Day here in Utah.  One of the members of our ward is the Vice President of the Korean American Federation of Utah.  They had a few extra tickets that we not being used by the sponsors so they passed them on to the Bishop and his wife.  We were lucky enough to be invited to go with them.

We went to an opening reception where they served pastries, asian pears, persimmons (i think), and a tteok which is a dough made from rice flour and water - steamed - then rolled out and filled with a sweet bean paste and sealed.  (not a favorite)  I would have been happier with a little bit of rice, kimchi,and soy sauce.

The performance was very impressive.  The bulk of the program was a performance titled - The Moon.  The way I understand it, it is a story told through dance tied to Budhism and the martial arts Tae Kwan Do.  The costumes were so colorful and bright and what I loved the most is that they were modest.  The women were graceful and beautiful.  The men showed us there physical strengths and muscle control.  I don't think any of the performers had an ounce of body fat on them.

Here is a picture of one of the dances.

The last 4 dances after intermission were more traditional.  Music was a little more twangy oriental, but the dances were once again performed with grace and beauty.

We got home around 9:30 and we were kind of hungry.  So we made a not so wise choice and headed to Carls Jr. to try their new burger.  It was pretty good.  We ended up staying up till just after midnight - making sure the dog did his evening business, digesting and watching a little HGTV.


1 comment:

Charlie said...

That sounds like a great performance to get to go to. I never would have guessed that there was a day to commemorate Korea in Utah, how cool!