I Am Haibao

For Childrens’ Day celebrations, the school decided to turn the school into its own little “mini expo” ala carnival with all sorts of song/dance performances and various activities (airplane model flying contest, speed boat racing, solar power car racing, arts and crafts sale, make Haibao out of play-doh, legos, crazy science, etc.)

And as I had done such a marvelous job being Santa in the school’s Christmas Show, I was asked along with Phil to dress up as the Shanghai World Expo mascot, Haibao —- yes, the blue toothpaste / Gumby-looking thing. (The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea. The name of Hai Bao is easy to remember, echoes with the color of its body and is a typical lucky name in Chinese tradition.)

The things I do for these lil zoo animal’esque rugrats!!…. I was sooo hot inside this costume on top of 90 sumn degree weather….and as you can see, the thing is bigger than me!! But now, putting it on, there’s a lil helmet on top (no, I didn’t buckle myself in)…. but the eyes of the costume were way low…. forcing me to stoop low and tilt my head, in order to see through one eye socket… Let’s just say I woke up the next day with a cramped neck… granted I was only in that thing for about 20-25min.

Here are some flicks:

Some of my solo’s:

I’m on the left…

Doing the Haibo Dance… me on the right…

This would be my favorite…

And more pics in the full reel, enjoy!

. . don’t burn the day. .

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