Thai students covering the Wonder Girls dance for the song Nobody. Apparently, this song was popular in Korea when my friend visited. You can see the five of them are having a lot of fun with this:
It’s hard to imagine this dance happening in my school, we had embedded Western definitions of masculinity within ourselves. I wish we could have pulled off something so gender-bending and fun. That’d be a keeper for the photo album.
Wait. I went to an all-girls school. Never mind then. Didn’t have boys, much less those inclined to perform dances originally choreographed for female Korean pop stars.
Still, now that I’m past my eagerness to be a Thai gender bender performer in my days of youth, I’ll no longer wish my 16-year-old (debating, choral speaking, tennis racquet swinging) girl self this dance.
(look out for the Wonder Gay shoutout at the end)