Jeff won the prize for the best performance by dancing the choo choo and cha cha.
What is Gongshow?
Masano and I did not know exactly what was the Gongshow. When Andy gave us the invitation card. The invitation said it clearly that anyone who come must act. That was scary and weird for students likes us from Asian culture. Anyway, the Gongshow is a party that everyone act and compete for the prize. But if the act really sucks, the judge get to gong the gong to expel the performer.
We arrived early and learnt that only the best and the worst get the prize. Well, we think we would have the worst performance and won the prize easily, as long as we are not gonged off. And we did win the prize with total of 9 points from 3 judges. Actually, there was one group that got negative infinity. Our title of the act is: BIG MOUTH FISH!
The winner for the best got iced cold cash. Yes, cash in an iced cold water! But the winner for the worst got an Hawaii doll. I did not expect that. And the worst part is, we get to bring the doll back to the next Gongshow.
We decide that the doll will be in office of Andy's postdocs. Just to remind them, this is now a tradition. As Andy's students, we get to win this prize every year.
Anyway, it was fun and the food was good. We had a good time and the doll is SCARY!!