Monday, November 19, 2007

Annual Concert 2007

Saturday night was XY's kindy's Annual Concert cum Graduation Night (graduation for Year 6 students), which was held at a nearby college's auditorium. It was a combined event with another branch in Sg. Chua. They had an exhibition of the children's artwork and display of workbooks for sale outside the auditorium.

The theme was 4 seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. XY's dance was in the Summer category. And hers was the 6th presentation. When they were presenting the 4th dance, I started to have butterflies in my stomach. Was really nervous... afraid that she'll mumble or worse, forgot her speech altogether. Before her dance started, I went to the front of the stage to take pictures. Finally the moment came, she was standing in front of the microphone. I signalled for her to speak out. But she stood there quietly for almost 10 seconds. I was wondering in my mind, "Oh no! Can she do it?" Then she gave the speech, fluently and clearly. Sigh... I was so proud of her. Felt like telling everyone around me, "Hey, that's my girl, you know." hehehe Not that I'm boastful lah, I'm sure all parents would be like that, no? :D

While I was in front of the stage taking pictures, CB was shooting the video camera from our seat. Better view from there coz can take the whole stage and zoom in when need to. He told me he recorded the whole dance and zoomed in on XY a lot. When we checked the video camera at home, there was only the clip of the children coming onto stage and a close-up of the mic. Then it's the next presentation. No speech, no dance. Huh? What the h*ll happened? He must have pressed the Pause button but didn't release properly when the dance started (that's my conclusion). Argggghhh!!!! He was very sad and angry with himself. So I acted like it was no big deal, better not add salt to the wound. Luckily the kindy engaged a professional videoman and we can order the DVD from them. Although there won't be any close-up of XY, at least can still see her dance. If not, it'd be our biggest regret.

After the dances, there was a fashion show. The children were parading in clothes of the 4 seasons. We left then, before the prize giving ceremony and group singing coz didi has been restless for quite awhile already. It was his bedtime and he was starting to get cranky. Also, we wanted to avoid the heavy traffic when everyone leave at the same time.

What a memorable night for us all... my little girl's first concert.

~ introducing her dance ~

~ performing a Malay dance ~

~ swaying high ~

~ the end ~

16 comments:

Mummy to QiQi said...

so sweet your gal...sure your tears fall down with happiness seeing her up there :p

Bryan's Mama said...

well done!!!! so young and can perform on stage already!
don't worry about the video recording lah...like you said, at least got the pro DVD :)

kiasumum said...

great to hear that XY is doing good on stage, proud of her too!!

chanelwong said...

Well done....girl...you did great..
dont underestimate kids..they can do wonder...

I was always impressed when I saw my mother's students gave speech..quite long though..1 in Malay, 1 in English and 1 in Mandarin and all without holding any paper...

Jesslyn said...

Her concert dress very nice!

everydayhealy said...

LOL! Your girl so Charm! Auntie so proud of you, brilliant girl! She really got a very clever look leh! :)

wen said...

sexy girl leh

BabyBooned said...

oh she looks so confident!!! bravooooooo XY!!!

just like mummy to qiqi, i think i'd cry when the time comes to see my little one so brave and confident too :D

slavemom said...

Chin Nee, hehehe luckily din cry. If not, malu lor.

Paik Ling, ya lor.. luckily got the DVD.

Fiona, :)

Chanel, yeah.. they hv speeches by students in the 3 languages too. They hv such good memory n no stage fright.

Jess, it's a big scarf, tied around her neck.

Tq Aunty Healy!

Wen, my girl mah. :D

Babybooned, aahhh... tears of happiness.

Jacss said...

hey, i felt for you too....so so proud indeed!

if it was me, i might not be able to held back my tears for sure!!

shd really compliment her...did dady mumy give her a good treat? coz chosen among so many....really not easy!! clap clap...

Rachel said...

XY look so sweet and pretty :)

Peridot&Sapphire said...

XY did a marvellous job! She's not only dance but became temporarily emcee!! Well done, if my en en one day can perform like XY, sure I'm going to be very proud!
BTW, her dress is sooo sexy!

Anggie's journel said...

wow .... ur lil princess look so sweet with this dress .. normally i saw her photo in ur blog, mostly abit TOMboy .. but this pictures show she really a real cutie princess .

slavemom said...

Jac, thx for reminding me. Ya hor.. must reward her for a good performance n speech.

Tq Aunty Rachel.

Sharine, at 1st when I saw her costume (just a pc of cloth and shorts), I was like "huh??" How to wear ah? So her teacher tied for her at the changing room. :)

Anggie, u r vy observant. Normally she wears shorts n t-shirts, like a tomboy hor? :D

huisia said...

luckily still got the DVD :)
your girl looked so pretty!

slavemom said...

Hui Sia, ya lor.. if not, really dunno to cry or what.