I was surprised as well as moved when I walked into my early morning English conversation class this morning: my students had bought a cake and a lovely floral arrangement to give to me for Teacher’s Day.
I like how Korean students will take time out in May on this day to thank their teachers with either flowers or some other small token of their appreciation. It makes one feel really special that their students care a lot about them.
James Brown came to town last night.
“It’s great to be in Shanghai!”
Whether or not he was joking or not, or perhaps just suffering a bit of jet lag from traveling around Asia one thing is for certain, when the Godfather of Soul puts on a show, he does not disappoint.
With a show that lasted almost an hour, “the hardest working man in show business” still proved that he “feels fine” when it comes to performing some of his classic songs which have made him a musical legend. Age has not stopped him at all. He might have lost a little in his moves on stage, but when it came to belting out those classic songs, he definitely rocked the house.
Although it often seems that most of the bands and performers who come to Korea are at the end of their careers, when someone like a legendary performer James Brown comes to town, you would not want to miss his concert.
I was surprised to see so many young people in the audience. Obviously his influence on music is far-reaching even here in Korea.