Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Alyssa's (and Amelya's) Weekends

Back to regular programming I guess after those unintelligible entries.

On Saturday 8 Nov, while I spent the whole day cursing and trying to clean up the mess left by those bachelors living in that rented house for 3 years, the girls went for some photography session for those princessy contest (I had no idea what it was all about. Had to google and found some link there) Actually the contest was only for Alyssa only 6 years and above were eligible to enter but of course, we couldn't let Amelya watched while her big sister was being all princessy and photographed so wifey just played along. And yesterday, we received a text message saying that Alyssa had been shortlisted so I have to find my way to that place on Nov 22nd. I am not really a big fan of asking little girls to dress up and being made up trying to imitate stuff adults would have to do such as dancing and singing but I guess I'll just play along as well for now.

The next day, we had to be around my office even earlier than I would normally be on weekdays for Alyssa's kindy graduation day. Amelya had also taken part in one of the performances by 5 year-olds. Alyssa started off by giving a speech as the wakil pelajar that she had been rehearsing at home (at which I found it hard to correct her pronunciation of everybody who was present that day as a present as in gifts rather than presenting your report when she insisted that her teacher taught her the other way but I was gleaming with smiles when she pronounced it correctly (yes!). No photos of that because I used the videocam to tape the whole three and a half minutes.

Then she narrated a story while either 2 or 3 students acted on what she was narrating and I missed the whole thing completely in answering unfinished nature's business call which I thought had been completely taken care of at home.

Amelya participated in a sing-along choir in which unfortunately the best photo that could be captured above those proud parents' head swarming the stage did not really convey her true emotions while singing.

Fast forward towards the certificate conferment(? can't think of the proper term right now), those are the photos that show how those 6 year olds being lined up to receive their certificates, Alyssa being the final recipient of hers. And Alhamdulillah, she was also selected as one of the best students of her graduation year (one from each gender) and that was her proudly receiving her empty tube with no scrolls inside and continuing the tradition of Lollies' and MsKLSentral's firstborns being selected as the best students of the Kompeni's kindy in their time (Phew! Pressure! Pressure!)

And if you were wondering what Athyra was doing during those 3 hours, she was happily roaming around prying into other people bags and stuff and walking incessantly in and around the open space in the big hall. That was an attempt to get her to fall asleep which wifey had finally succeeded just in time to get us to have the refreshments provided in relative peace.

10 comments:

theotheraj said...

waa.. memang pressure nak maintain tu, benchmarked against lollies and missKLSentral's

rotidua said...

Congratulations Alyssa!

Amende lah apaknya pi toilet waktu kegemilangan anak.

Good luck for the 2nd audition. If they ask why she should be chosen as the princess, tell them, not only they get one.. they can have 3 princesses at one go. :)

Myra said...

Hehhe.. congrats Alyssa =)

Kecik2 dah terrer mcm tu, she'll be the one yang akan rasa pressured to always get outstanding results as she gets older. Especially by parents. You wont even realise it. Hahahhha. So i think the pressure is reversed :P

zan said...

congrats to alyssa :) and best of luck for the next audition!!

rajinnya masuk contest :)

mosh said...

screwboy: *imitating lollies* presser cakap lu...

rotisatu: abih nak buat camno? tell me what other things can come earlier the calling comes except for death? none. priority list numero uno....

ehehe tapi princess yang 2 orang lagi tu belum cukup baligh.

myra: thanks.

memang pun. parents yang pressure lebih tu nanti. anak ok je.

zan: tq tq. Yang letih tu banyak kali pergi audition segala so far yields no positive results hehe...

papabear said...

dah besar dah princess ko yer...

Lollies said...

wehei! Haziq got that part too. that narrating and some people berlakun. Hahahahahhaha. and mc gak.

rasanya miss kl sentral pun kot. tak sure about narrating tapi mc yes.

Psstt zharif dapat 5A. presser wa cakap lu. hahahahahha

hafiz238 said...

alyssa kena bagi speech in English ker ni?

in term of pressure, usually the first born child has to meet lots of expectation from their parent, uncle, aunties etc. This is based on my own experience :)

Hopefully Alyssa will do continue to do well in the future too.

famyGirl said...

yayy for powerpuff girl #1 :)

memang pressure jadi firstborn. and demi mengekalkan tradisi, firstborn punya firstborn pun kena pressured juga hee hee

Myra said...

Iklan kejap.. You've been tagged! :P