Connecting Mandarin and English,
Kenny Gee, Water, Color and more Music
(September 20, 2008) (return
6:30PM. It's been an uneventful day, as intended, hanging out in the apartment,
turning ACs on and off and we move from room to room to avoid the very hot,
very muggy day. The phone rings as we're fixing supper. The welcome voice
was Kan stating that he had acquired a car to take us to the evening water
fountain show. So we finished supper and scurried to meet the car.
The destination was new but we knew of the
area, after we've been here 3 weeks, we've been downtown about as often
and there are only 3.9 million people here. Why shouldn't we know the territory?
After Kan let Yiqi and Us off at this riverfront park, we heard the mellow
tones of Kenny G on the loud speakers. And then it happened! For the thrid
time in as many cities, the music changes, the lights changed, and the people
turned to stare as the water founatin started to dance.
These shows are nightly, actually we saw two
back to back here. They are gorgerous. They are breath-taking. The lights
change colors.The water shoots high into the sky in varying heights
and in different patterns. Some spouts move spraying the water back and
forth. One pair of spouts looked like a set of wings waving on a gentle
giant bird. This fountain is designed with an area where viewers can intentionally
get wet and at 90F at 9:00PM, it's not a bad idea.
For a moment the music stops and the fountain
lies quiet until the next song is put into play. I was just thinking what
an attraction this would be for Monmouth.
It's out to dinner with the international
teachers tonight. Out into the heat of the night.