Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Louder

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May 18, 2013. Our firsts. The son's first participation in Q-Dees Annual Sports Carnival. The parents' first experience as the audience. The three of us missed the one in 2012 because of a travel arrangement.

Ironically, Kamal, Khalish, and I travelled a lot last May, too. That resulted in the boy losing hours of sports practice. Kudos to the teachers, particularly Mrs. Nurul Faizah Mohamad, the principal of Tadika Damai Impian (Q-Dees), and Mrs. Rozeleen Yussof, the class teacher of En-Einstein, for the confidence instilled in Khalish. 

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That Saturday, Khalish and the classmates won against other teams from another preschool in the five-year-old category. They did so twice. Never mind the time Khalish took during one of the events to choose a hat he fancied. 

Kamal and I cheered along the rest of the parents. Yes, all of us were very spirited. The best of all, we cheered for each child, each teacher, and each person who made the carnival fun.

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One Thousand and One Evenings

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Last year, he grooved to K-pop with his face covered. "Too happy to dance with the classmates, yet too shy to face the audience" I concluded. Naturally, I looked forward to Q-Dees Concert 2013. 

Khalish and friends from En-Einstein were the last to perform. Clad in Middle East apparels, the children appeared vibrant. My son seemed shy still. Nevertheless, he was more confident this year, which was all that mattered.

As he browsed through the photos from the concert, he said, "mommy, I was brave on the stage, just like Willie Scott." So, the boy, who has been sworn into Indiana Jones cult, actually imagined himself as the the main performer at Club Obi-Wan in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The parents and the teachers' encouragement merely had 0.002 percent effect on his mood, eh.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Path

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Friday, October 11, 2013