Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What's with me and singing lately?

So my last night at home was also full of singing. My family had dinner together, and then my cousin Heidi busted out the PS2. She has Karaoke Revolution, as well as an American Idol Playstation 2 game. It's awesome. Randy, Simon and "Laura" (evidently Paula didn't sign on for it) are the judges, and you can have as many players as you want go through the audition process, complete with eliminations. 6 of us played: Heidi, me, my mom, dad, Ryan and Jeremy. We took a lot of time to create each can modify hair style/color, clothing, body type, facial was hilarious. We made characters that looked eerily like each one of us. My grandma was there watching the whole thing and I can only imagine what she was thinking. (These kids and their video games nowadays!) One of the funniest parts of the night was in the final round, when the game selects the final round brothers had to sing a song by the Pussycat Dolls called "Stickwitu" and they got all but booed off the stage. The game also uses Simon and Randy's real voices so it's especially funny to hear what they say when they judge you....if you ever get the chance to play that game, DO IT! :)
The pictures are from 2 different nights....Heidi, Heidi, Keri and I had a girls night and played Karaoke Revolution, and the other ones are from my last night when I played with the fam.
...and just so you know, Heidi and I were being dramatic on purpose. Really.

Last Days in the States

I had a great last week in the States! First, I went to a Korean restaurant on Milwaukee's east side with some of my friends, cousins, and brothers. It's called Han Kuk Kwan, and they actually make really good Korean food! We ate dinner there, and we tried a lot of things (my favorite dishes in Korea). Everyone really liked their food. We talked a lot to our waitresses and found out that at 10:30 pm, the restaurant turns into a noraebang! This is a dream come true for me. For those of you who aren't hip to the lingo, a noraebang is a Korean style singing room. It's like karaoke, but in Korea, you and your friends get your own little room to sing in so you don't have to share it with strangers. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't have a bunch of little rooms, but there weren't many people there so it worked out just fine. My friends and I were the only people there initially, so we dominated the mic. The songs were an array of English and Korean songs (it's actually the same song book that they have in Seoul). A little later a bunch of Koreans in their 20's came in for a birthday party so they were singing Korean songs and mingling with us. I felt like I was back in Korea with all my friends! It was awesome!! We were also drinking Korean beer (Hite, OB) and Korean liquor (soju). It was a great last weekend out! Here are some pics.