We had so much fun tonight ... I should probably wait until the effects of the wine has worn off before I try to tell about it. For not, I'll just say:
They liked my blackberry wine more than the 5 year old Bordeaux we bought from the store
Everyone liked my cider more than the beer they brought (as evidence, I can present the number of bottles of each that was emptied
They gave a private performance for us, but since it is raining tonight, and we don't have enough room in the house for the ribbon, the Korean Hat Dance was not part of it.
We danced all through the house ... even on the beds. I have evidence in the form of video (which will likely never be posted here): My wife also danced on the bed in the guest room - my son and I danced on his bed.
They included all of us after a while, so we played the ggang-ka-ri (AKA Sang-soi - a small hand-held gong or cymbal), the janggo
) the buk
, and the hand-held veriosn of the jing
. I'll link to those when I can actually search for them to link to them.
We danced to the percussions whether it was the professionals playing, or people like me ... and we loved it - there are videos of me dancing (which likewise will probably never find their way here
I said I like parties where people forget about what is cool, and just do what is fun. This was such a party ... nobody cared what was cool. I miss the culture I grew up in, but it's just not there anymore. I'm jealous and happy at the same time that my wife's culture is still there like this ... it was such a frekkin good time!!
It also doesn't suck that when the party is over, everybody hits the dining room and kitchen, and when they leave the house, it is clean.
That's all I can write about it tonight. They left me with a lot of empty bottles that I'll just have to refill - I'll get started on that next week. And more importantly, they left my wife and me with great memories of a great evening that we'll tell as stories to people in years to come ... these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities come alone about every 2 - 3 weeks IMO ... What a night!!! I'm loving it ... and thinking about how HOT that lady of mine looks when she's dancing on the bed ... I gotta get another dance ...
Goodnight all! EDIT:
I apologize to those of you on the introvert thread ... I don't think I was an introvert tonight ... and I don't think I will be the next time we have an event like that