English Festival Goes Live

This is the English Festival (EF) logo for 2005. Pippin, of course, is part of the Shantou University English Festival. Apparently, though, lots of schools in China have English Festivals. All along I was thinking this university was special. The English program here is special but alas not the exclusively english festival.

The buzz on campus right now is the Singing Contest online as part of the EF. If you go here (and you use Internet Explorer on a PC), you can experience the online voting system used to qualify the contestants into the next round of the competition. There are quite a number of pop stars at the University. However, even the Chinese are prone to a good joke and this time it falls on the song “Only You” currently ranked fourth on the top ten. If you still remember William Hung from American Idol, this may as well be the same thing. But this guy is well known on campus now because of his stunning (bad) performance. Give it a listen and try not to
laugh or cringe to much…