Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Rush here... Rush there....

Mom celebrated her 60th birthday on April 1st. "Happy Birthday, Mama...." As usual, my dad would creatively make a prank on her. Why creative, hehe sebab every year memang buat joke on her, so Mama dah well preparedla everytime.... hehe.

On the 1st week of April, went to see Mia perform her Choral Speaking peringkat Daerah. It seems that after 6-7 years without any Choral Speaking Competition for Menengah level, finally pihak Jabatan/Kementerian started it again this year. They won 1st prize, but seriously speaking, I really thought that Anastassia's sekolah rendah Choral Speaking team was much better. I hope Mia's teacher will make additions in terms of solo performance and sounds to their script. Barula ada ummph and for them to give a tough fight for peringkat Negeri. Having said that, it was much much better than last year's performance that Dato' Hishamuddin went gaga over.

On Friday, went to Mia's college again. This time for "THE" event of the year - English Drama. Mia jadi Ketua Side Show. She didnt win, but her form menang overall drama for Junior Play. I found the English Drama last year to be more captivating. I was very fascinated by last year's snow scene. However, this year's head judge was a head turner, Zahim AlBakri.

Anastassia is busy practising for her Choral Speaking and Robotic Competition. She was also asked by her teacher to recite a poem after assembly. 2 kali dia miss sebab demam and tak datang sekolah. I thought tak payahla Anastassia recite, lagipun she's still weak from her fever and kerja pun melambak. Rupanya her English teacher insisted. And again she was praised for her gaya and emotion when reciting it. Entah bila dia prepare pun, Helena tak tau, tup2 dok kena puji by teachers.

Semalam, she came back from school, she said she was asked to do Pidato again, kali ni Dato Seri Najib's Cup. Alahai..... tak habis-habis...... tapi sayangla if nak let go kan.... I have to monitor her to ensure tak ganggu her pre-UPSR exams.

Pu3 pulak lain ceritanya.

"Mama, mesti mama marahkan?" Pu3 said as she entered the car. Helena memang jemput the kids on Wednesdays after koko.

"Kenapa pulak ni?" I really get nervous if she starts the conversation like this.

"Mama, tadi cikgu suruh kita audition Pertandingan Cerita Nabi Muhammad S.A.W kat RTM. Nanti masuk RTM1" Pu3 said.

"Mesti mama marahkan" Pu3 said again.

"Kenapa mama nak marah? OK la tu" I said, dalam kepala pikir, apalah dia nak hint ni.

"Ye.... Mama marah..... sebabkan kita cakap cikgu yang kita taknak masuk" Pu3 cakap while looking at me, trying to read my expression.

"La.... kenapa taknak masuk?" I asked.

"Ha, kan betul. Mama marah...."

"Mama tak marah tapi rugila kalau tak masuk. Bukannya senang nak dapat chance macam tu"

"Tapikan mama, manalah kita tau nak buat apa. Lagipun kena hafal tau, mana sempat nak audition hari Ahad." Pu3 explained.

"Ala Pu3, nanti cikgu ajarla. Mama pun boleh tolong...." I said, a bit frustrated.

"Mama marah, Pu3 tau...."

Sigh........... I explained to her that in school she has to grab all the opportunities that come her way. Itula gunanya pergi sekolah. Bukannya untuk belajar semata-mata. I told her apa yang lepas tu, lepas la. But in future, she must be ever willing untuk masuk whatever activities or competitions.

14 comments:

zaitgha said...

dulu2 most school memang ada choral speaking nih...but nowdays dah jarang dengar.....

Helena said...

eh ada tau.....

my girls punya sek rendah memang almost every year dapat masuk national level. Its just that menengah level yang hampir 6 tahun menyepi, but tahun ni dah start balik.

tapi sorry la nak cakap, performance sekolah2 yg mostly ada 100% pelajar2 melayu, sedih tgk performance they all.... ada certain slang.... how to explain yer.... mmm, well ada slang melayu la.... which is a bit embarassing. Whyla ENglish teachers they all tak do something about it. Bukan 1-2 sekolah ada masalah ni, but banyakla sesangat.

Mama Rock said...

hey, your mum's birthday is the same day as my daughter's

U.Lee said...

Hi Helena, Sounds like you sure got a wonderful father, mom too.
Ahhh, to think I'm more older than them, ha ha.
Ada senang datang ke pondok saya. You stay eay and have a nice day, Helena, Lee.

NBK466 said...

Sound like ibunya mmg pemarah..he.he.he..

Anonymous said...

salam helena, do I know u?

im trying to find my old fren named helena (she used this name in web forum)..

wanshana said...

I know - rush everywhere...

My kids macam tu - selalu decline if their teachers ask them to enter competition, etc, and never volunteer for anything. Pemalu kot? But, I decided not to force them into doing anything that they don't want to do.

They somehow prefer to enter tournaments or performances which are not related to school, like chess and traditional dances, etc. How, aar?

Helena said...

mamarock, really? April 1st? Hey cool.....

We really made fun of mama on this day, find her when she was off guard and buat joke kat dia..... hehe. cant believe she's 60. She still looks young....

Helena said...

hi there u. lee. You are older than them? Hmmm..... interesting... hehe. OR maybe you're my dad's age. He'll be 68 this December.

My dad always say that he's young at heart. I bet you are too, U. Lee. He also says that he looks younger due to having a younger and beautiful wife.... hehe, and mom would blush, the same way she does from their courting days.

A friend of mine called me up few days ago, saying she saw them shopping, holding hands, and they look so much in love, even after 39 years of marriage.... and how she envied the relationship that my parents have. Mmm..... me too, me too. *sigh*

Helena said...

haha nbk.... helena memang day 1 suruh anak grab whatever opportunities..... so ada macam rasa frust jugakla.... tapi lepas tu kena pujuk dia balik.... hehe sebab dia kata mama dia memang marah.... haha.... tak pasal2 kena upah dia her favourite ice cream milo.... hehe

Helena said...

dear anonymous,

hmmm.... maybe its me. And you are?

*siapa agaknya ni?*

Helena said...

Wan shana, kakak pu3 dulu tak pernah pulak macam ni. Although pemalu, they will still be interested nak wakil sekolah for anything. MAybe terikut2 kawan2 lain sebab mak bapak kat sekolah tu banyak kiasu2.... so anak2 memang dok berebut2 nak get picked for wakil sekolah.

Helena pun antara paksa tak paksa ajer (what the?) Macam earlier this year, ada swimming competition. I asked Puteri whether she wants to enter. DIa kata taknak. So i said tak palah, dia pun baru pandai swim, maybe next year boleh masuk compete. Tup2 bila Pu3 dapat tau 4 of her std3 frens masuk tat competition, dia start menangis nak masuk, sampai bengkak2 mata..... forcing me register her name pulak, padahal dah tutup dah registrationnya.... mmm.... (bila tgk the competition, rupanya, pu3 lagi terror swim dari they all.... lagila dia ralat.... terlepas few medals tu... - budak2 her age tak ramai masuk, so senang nak menang medals)

MAMAMIA said...

Happy Belated Bday to your mum. Muda lagi ya..

Lain anak, lain perangainya. Yg best tu, awal2 lagi Pu3 dah predict Mama dia nak marah..

Helena said...

Mamamia, muda ke.... well I cant ever imagine her to be 60.... hehe

Itula pasal, pandai dia predict Helena akan marah. Tapi my kids memang tau yang I encourage them sangat2 to enter competitions. DIa rasa guilty la tu. Hehe.