It is almost Chinese New Year and that means it is time for Henry to dazzle us all with his kung fu skills! He has been taking kung fu after school for a while now and was excited to get a chance to show off his moves during the school performance. Allegedly this routine originally had the song “Kung Fu Fighting” as the accompanying music. I have no proof of this and I am so sorry to report that for the actual performance they used some more generic Chinese music.
They performed twice and the first video I shot includes mainly the backs of other people’s heads. It is just like the pirated DVDs we can get here! While I am sure you all would have enjoyed watching Henry through the crowd of other parents, I managed to slide closer for the second show. Please excuse the giant pole that blocks his floor moves! My video skills could use some work, obviously. The best part of the performance occurred when the kids took the stage and the children in the audience from Henry’s class started calling out, “Henry! Henry!” I don’t think I captured that on film, but you might get to see his dismissive wave as he walks to his spot. Stars have no time for the commoners, you know.