“Welcome to the Chinese New Year’s celebration of the Year of the Snake,” began Mingli Wang who organized a delightful program for the Residents and Little Sisters. “People born on the year of the snake have tremendous sympathy for others and are determined to achieve their goals. Just like a coiled snake, although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate.”
Talking about passion, this year a group of passionate and talented students from USC was here again to celebrate Chinese New Year. The program began with a popular Chinese piano piece depicting a bitter sweet love story followed by a guitar accompanied song “Don’t look back in Anger”.
Last year, students played a unique Chinese musical instrument, the guzheng. This year another exotic instrument, the Pipa, was played. It is a four string, pear shaped instrument that has been played for over two thousand years in Chinese history The program also included a duet vocal, a violin melody, and a Tai Chi demonstration by a champion in the art.
“It was so wonderful to have the young people share their talents again,” said Bing Varias, Activity Director. “Their authenticity, energy and skill truly captivate the Residents. We are so grateful to them for coming and to Mingli for organizing the performance. It was a wonderful afternoon for everyone.”