What I thought was going to be a simple ceremony turned out to be quite the propaganda production. Let's just say there was lots of clapping, beautiful flowers, girls in traditional dresses, tv cameras, etc., all put together in less than 24 hours. The speakers before and after me gave quite lengthy speeches, but as you can see, I kept it short and sweet. I was so nervous and sweating, afraid I would say something offensive. I told Ying, who was interpreting for me, that if I said anything wrong, he was to correct it as he interpreted! Later the director told me I did a good job, and that it was to the point. I think that was supposed to be a compliment:) I was thankful for this part of the trip to be over with.