The woman that Mike dog sits for, also a friend of his mother’s, teaches at a Chinese Immersion school (where students, either because they’re chinese-american, or they just have parents who want them to learn chinese and become familiar with the lifestyle since they will take over soon, LEARN EVERYTHING CHINESE, but also english stuff). She came over for fancy pizza at my apartment once, and said for the school’s Chinese New Year celebration, a Chinese Opera singer (he may have been faculty? I forget) came and sang a Chinese Opera song, which is very scary and shrill and horrifying and nothing like our opera. And all the kids were either scared or cracked up. It was so awkward, she said.