2013年3月31日下午6:00，由密歇根州立大学中国学生学者联合会(CSSAMSU)举办的密歇根州立大学首届《非诚勿扰》在KIVA, Erickson Hall Room 103隆重举行。本次活动邀请了两位老师，国际学生办公室的 Qing Xia 老师和会计系 John Jiang老师担任点评嘉宾，共有六位男嘉宾和十五位女嘉宾倾情参与。CSSAMSU资深主持人王鸿儒和丁洁主持了本次活动。六位男嘉宾当中，最终有四位成功牵手女嘉宾，如此高的成功率实在令江苏卫视望尘莫及。
值此阳春三月，经过数周夜以继日的紧张筹划，终于，每一份努力，每一滴汗水都有了回报。本次活动点评嘉宾犀利精辟的分析，主持人镇定自若的风采，男女嘉宾有条不紊的亲切交流，浪漫梦幻的会场布置，恰到好处的灯光音效，绚烂夺目的男生视频，都给在场的每一位观众留下了深刻的印象。男女嘉宾的甜蜜遇见、幸福牵手和观众们的一张张笑脸让全体工作人员倍感之前的所有辛苦都是值得的。衷心希望明年再见能给同学们带来更多的幸福和欢笑！感谢State Farm, T-Mobile, 极限台球KTV，NCG Cinemas, City Limit的大力赞助，以及密歇根大学中国本科学生会及梦想行动对本次活动的大力支持！
CSSA Event: If You Are the One
by HuiQing Zheng
For those people who are not Christian and didn’t celebrate Easter on March 31, 2013, what better things could you have done to kill time other than participating in the live dating game show, If You Are the One? Watching a movie? Getting drunk at a bar? Dining with friends? The answer is nothing! No word can best describe the atmosphere and joy that you could only be experienced at the show. The lovely decorations all around the studio made you feel like you have entered a different world. The brightly lit stage, professional hosts, enthusiastic audiences, outstanding team works, etc. collectively forecasted that this lonely Easter night to be a special night and the event to be successful one, and indeed that was how it went. The 15 elegant single ladies and 6 handsome single gentlemen were no doubt the major focus of the night. We were lucky to invite two special guests, Ms. Qing Xia from International Student Office and John Jiang from Accounting Department, to give advices to the singles. Unexpectedly, four out of the six single gentlemen were successfully paired with a young lady. Such high successful rates surprised everybody in the audience and turned the show into climax in the end. What else can I say to broaden your imagination? Let’s zoom into the studio at the KIVA room, Erickson Hall, where the first annual MSU If You Are the One hosted by CSSAMSU took place.
Once entering the studio, the first reaction from you should be “WOW”, because the whole lecture hall was filled with people, approximately 400 total, which is not the case during normal class time. The show was kicked off with the song Love Expert, performed by Fanmingqi Zhang and Qilei Cheng, which matched well with the theme of the show. Then two student hosts began introducing our two special guests, followed by the grand entrance of the 15 beautiful single ladies. They passed through what signifies as the romance gate decorated with colorful roses. Their brief introduction and the talented performance of freestyle street dance by Lady #13 Nina Tan quickly attracted audiences’ attention. The main program began with a round of applause to welcome our first candidate, Siyao Zhu, whose first choice of love was Lady #11 Yuling Xie. His innocence and good-looking appearances shocked the audiences, but did not bring him much luck. He ended up leaving the stage lonely and sadly, which was not surprising as the first candidate because the ladies on the stage were not yet ready.
Next, we welcomed a strong, tall and handsome gentleman Jiajie Du. His friends and relatives in the audience were supper energetic in cheering him on, giving him confidence. There is only Lady #15 Meng Zhao expressing interest in him till the end. According to the rule of the show, he could not propose in front of his first choice of love, unless two ladies supported him. Under this condition, Lady #7 Mingzhen Wang could not stand for his sincerity and re-supported him. Finally, his first choice of love, Lady #8 Yueli Liu, was invited to the stage. Moved by his soulful confession, the positive comments from our two special guests and big support from friends and relatives in the audience, Yueli bravely accepted him after a profound conversion and left the stage together for a future date and possible romance. This pair informs us LOVE NEEDS GUTS.
For some reasons Gentleman #2 passed on his good luck to the following 3 candidates. For instance, Gentleman #3 Shuo Dai, a self-recognized real traveler, brought in a warm atmosphere. Many positive comments from his friends’ interviews, as well as his honesty and sincerity, won the heart of Lady #11 Yuling Xie and Lady #12 Yan Zhu. Surprisingly, he gave up his first choice of love, Lady #13 Nina Tan, and took the hand of Lady #12. Then the raffle was performed during a short break in between. Three lucky audiences received a big gift bag prepared by our program team.
After a short break, our single ladies returned to the stage. At this time a new single lady, Tianyuan Zhang, took over the seat of Lady #12, and one of our team members, Chang Liu, succeeded Lady #8. The second part of the show was started off by a sexy Latino dance performed by our two single ladies, #12 Tianyuan Zhang and #14 Sijia He. We then welcomed Gentleman #4 Yuechao Zhao, who himself considered as an elderly-looking person, but a great chef knowing how to make numerous delicious dishes. After gaining many supports from the members of our photography team and his friends and relatives, he was successfully paired with our Lady #6 Yanlian Xin, who is also a food lover. It seemed like their passion in food brought them together.
Next, we had our Gentleman #5 Liang Ding from the Department of Environmental Engineering. He had a huge team of supporters in the audience. Our Lady #11 was touched by his clean looks and honesty, and eventually decided to go after him. Lastly but not the least, we had our youngest Gentleman #6 Haoran Li, who is a freshman. Some technical issues muted his self-introduction video, but he reached out fast enough to dub the video lively that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Beside the fact that he is good at mechanical engineering and photographing mentioned in his video clips, his quick response and humor obviously won him even more appreciate from the single ladies and audiences. Only Lady #1 Wanzhu Lin from Taiwan was standing for him before the end of his round. As inspired by the audience, Lady #8 Chang Liu also decided to support him in inviting his first choice of love, Lady #15 Meng Zhao. It was time for him to propose and choose; unexpectedly, Haoran decided to pursue Chang Liu, who helped him recoding his video clips. This totally surprised her because her initial intention of standout was to support him, not necessary a desire to go after him. Therefore, she showed somehow of uncertainty on the stage, but agreed to start the relationship from being a friend after listening to the advices from our special guests. Then they left our stage together and drew a happy ending to our show.
Overall, our whole CSSAMSU team was glad that the event went so smoothly and successfully. Nothing is more delightful than seeing four pairs successfully matched on the stage. We truly wish them best of lucks and happiness in dating. Please don’t forget to keep us posted. Lastly, many nights of sleeplessness of making video, inviting guests, reaching out to sponsors, contacting all the single ladies and gentlemen, decorating the studio etc., we were finally rewarded. Special thanks give to our sponsors, including State Farm, T-Mobile, Limit Pool and Karaoke Bar, NCG Cinemas and City Limit, for their supports to make this event a success, as well as assistances from Dream Corps and the CUSA from University of Michigan. Good job everyone!!! Hope to see you all there next year!!!