Last night was the Marine Ball. It’s an annual celebration that marks the founding of the Marine Corps. Marines are stationed at many embassies and consulates, so the ball is a big social event for the Foreign Service. The Marine detachment in Shenyang is new, they’ve been here for less than one year, so this was the first ball in Shenyang.
It’s a formal event, and I regretted not having a tuxedo. I will definitely need to invest in one for next year’s ball. The LE Staff really went all out!
The evening consisted of a ceremony marking the history of the Marines, then dinner and dancing. It was a fancy evening and I’m looking forward to next year already.