30 June 2009

Summer Concert - Revived

Remember when I mentioned that I was quite looking forward to Josh's school's Summer Concert this June? Well, it got canceled, on account of the government's closing down all kindergartens and primary schools in an effort to minimize the children's risk of exposure to the H1N1 virus. Consequently, all other planned school events had been canceled as well. 

We were so looking forward to this year's concert because part of the program would involve Josh speaking lines to introduce a segment. Lines. Not just one, but four. 

Earlier this year, we talked about what we want to be when we grow up. I want to be a chef. What do you want to be, P?

...and when every one of his classmates had a turn at saying what they would like to be when they grow up, he gets the microphone again to say, 

What do you want to do now, S?

to segue into their next number where they perform a dance to Rupee's Jump

There are quite a number of students in Josh's K2 class who will be moving on to other schools to start P1 and because the government's announcement came rather suddenly, most of the children did not have a chance to say a proper goodbye to their teachers nor to their classmates. Many of us were disappointed that we wouldn't be able to see the cute numbers that the children have put together this year. 

But thanks to M, one of the mommies in Josh's class, the Summer Concert was revived! A part of it, at least. Thanks to M's generosity and organizational skills, the K2 and K3 classes were able to have at least their portion of the Summer Concert at the A. Club. 

So it was with great excitement today that we all gathered together for the graduation ceremony of the K3 students and the children got to perform the numbers for which they'd practiced long and hard. It was such a joy (and a hoot!) to watch them sing and dance. The part where each one had to say what they want to be when they grow up had its share of funny and sweet answers, too. Apart from the usual I want to be a teacher and I want to be a doctor comments, one child said he wants to be a "pumpkin" when he grows up; another wanted to be a "nothing" (to much laughter amongst the kids and the audience). Two aspired to be rock stars; one boy wanted to be a pet shop owner; a cute little boy wanted to be a gardener. 

I would love to upload the videos here, but out of respect for the privacy of the other children and their families, I'll just leave you with a photo of Josh taken before the program started. He was busy running around trying to collect as many balloons as he could and was happy as a clam that he got six. 

Josh with balloons, focal bw


blueviolet said...

Awwwwww.....he was ultra happy, wasn't he?!!


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Four lines! That's a lot for a little guy. I'm sure he was a charmer!

Good thinking on the mom's part to still make the program happen. It sounds so cute!

The one kid that wants to be a pumpkin...there's got to be some sort of meaning behind that one. LOL

Jennifer said...

How sweet! That mommy is fantastic! Kudos to her for organizing it so all the kiddos could enjoy each others company one more time!

And FOUR lines? Woah. He's a regular DeNiro! ;-)

Shelly said...

Hi there, following from MBC.


Veronica Lee said...

I agree with Simone. 4 lines is a lot for a little fella. What a handsome young man!!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a wonderful experience for him too! So glad the kids were able to perform after all of their practice.

ModernMom said...

Such a great photo! He looks truly thrilled:)

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