Starting Off on a High Note: Chinese Academy Update

June 25, 2014

Yesterday’s first day of official activities had many academies starting off on a high note…especially our Chinese Academy participants who collaborated to make a lip-sync music video.

Coordinated by Chinese Academy RA George, a large group of students gathered in a picturesque corner of the Pomona College campus to take part in the video shoot. The activity, apart from being super fun, helped students gain more understanding about following their “director’s” commands in Chinese. The song to which the video was set is titled “Dui Mian De Nu Hai Kan Guo Lai,” which loosely translates to “The Girl Across the Room Gave Me a Glance.”

Apart from honing their acting and lip-syncing abilities, the video shoot allowed students to bond with one another and gain valuable cultural knowledge about Chinese music.