Monday, July 07, 2008

Anastassia.....Anastassia.....

In the midst of preparing Pu3 for her Taekwondo hari tu, Anastassia came to me and said.....


"Mama, I was chosen to represent the school for Story Telling this Monday" she whispered.



"WHAAAAT?????"




"I didnt go for the audition, Mama..... really I didnt..." Anastassia said with a low voice.



"Then how come you were chosen? I thought your teachers and I agreed to one thing last week...... that will be no more competitions for you! Until UPSR!"



"Mama, betul Mama, I didnt go for the audition. So while the other girls auditioned I was doing my homework. Then someone came asking for me and said that the teachers asked for me. I went and was told that they want me to audition. I auditioned and I was picked." she explained.



"Sigh...... Anastassia....... let me call your teacher...... awak tarik diri ok...."



"Please Mama..... all this time its only BM competitions..... I want to try out competitions in English" Anastassia pleaded.



"No...... Anastassia..... You've went all the way to Hong Kong for your English Drama..... nak experience apa lagi..... you HAVE experienced it" I said, my suara dah naik.



"Please Mama..... please....... I promise I wont spend much time preparing" Anastassia pujuk I lagi.....



In the end I gave in..... dengan satu syarat.....



"You can only spend one hour ONLY preparing for this" I said with my no nonsence voice. Rasa nak sakit dada pun ada ni.....



Anastassia smiled, then grinned..... then skipped to her room..... siap nyanyi-nyanyi lagi...... sigh....



Sigh...... yup, the preparation was a brief one, i guess memorizing the story in English is easier for her compared to if it were in BM...... Dulu her Bahas, Pidato and Syarahan took quite a long time to memorize.....



Below are pictures for the ASEAN STORY TELLING COMPETITION...... organized by Kementerian Penerangan. It was shown on TV and it was also in the papers.





Anastassia..... she mesmerized the audiance with a a story entitled The Rabbit with the Mak Toom Tree, a story originated from Thailand.



Anastassia with her glass trophy and RM200 win. She got 3rd placing.



Anastassia actually aimed for the top spot. Seriously, she could as she did everything perfectly. Overall she was the best among the participants. However, she was a bit too fast in telling her story, it did not reach the minimum 7 minute time alocated. So minus point on the timing. Her English teacher also said that Anastassia slang may have contributed to some points deduction also.


Anastassia.... Anastassia......

23 comments:

IBU KUMBANG said...

Salam KAK,
Don't worry Kak for her UPSR.. she is beyond UPSR level already..

regards,

jorazak said...

Helena
She's really gifted. Mcm ibu kumbang cakap, anastasia is ready. Cuma mungkin dia perlu buat latih tubi aje. Congrats, anastasia! Jangan lupa buka buku lepas ni, ek!

MAMAMIA said...

Well done, again & again to Anastassia & of course Helena.

Even with minimal practise dia boleh menang.... Aunty tabik spring..

Marisa said...

Bravo Anastasia....

Anonymous said...

clearly, anastasia's confidence is beyond her age. she knew what she wants all along. for someone like her, UPSR tu macam kacang jer...:)

KC

Helena said...

ibu kumbang..... alahai..... apalak beyond UPSR pulak.... jangan ibu..... exam results dia tak menunjukkan macam tu kut.....

One thing yang buat Helena kurang risau is that her school gives loads of homework.... so at least adalah benda yang dia buat....

Helena said...

jorazak.... mmm... Anastassia memang ada kelebihan bab2 berucap and public speaking ni.... mmg tahun ni baru we discovered this talent of hers....

Tapi bab UPSR lain pulak.... yes.... kena latih tubi.... esp Maths.... bahagian percentage. She needs to perfect her capability in solving fraction, decimal and time exercises also.

She also need to do latihan for her Pemahaman.....

Helena said...

mamamia.... thx....

Yela minimum practice... and she really look at ease on stage....

I told her to pursue this talent of hers. She does all this effortless.... berbeza dgn Mia.... Maybe in secondary boleh masuk debate ke.... jadi MC for school functions ke.....

But.... first things first..... which is UPSR! hehe....

Helena said...

thx Marisa....

take care dearie....

Helena said...

KC.... yes when public speaking is concerned.... her confidence is superb. In my previous entry I did share the time when she had to give a speech....

And seriously speaking, her speech was much2 better than some of the invited speakers (adults/VIPs) after her. It was full of confidence, her voice was loud and clear, and she made eye contact the entire time.

Having that said..... whaaaa.... I really hope UPSR is kacang to her.... but so far she needs to work on her Maths and Pemahaman...

But I hope that i can agree with you in 4 weeks time..... sigh....

Mama Rock said...

good job anastassia!

Anonymous said...

sometimes you tell the whole story of your life like you doesn't have a place for your husband in the picture...feel sorry for him...

Helena said...

anony....

haha.... be rest assured..... my hubby is very well placed in my heart, in the childrens heart and in our day-to day activities.....

If you read at the top part of this blog..... its self explanatory.... this blog is to jot down the children's journey to adulthood......

There is more to my life then what is shared here....

By the way... who do you think took Anastassia's pictures on stage during the story telling? I was busy with my handcam, dear...... duh.....

Helena said...

mamarock.... thx dear.... its her last competition buat 2 bulan ni.... hehe....

jimi said...

Kak Helena,

Bila percubaan trial UPSR? di negeri perak keseluruhannya 15, 15, 17hb ni.

Need a favor lah, bleh swap soalan trial tak?Jimi poskan soalan trial negeri Perak punya, dan Jimi nak area sekolah anak kak helena punya.

sajer, latih tubi.

im worried pemahaman bm tu.

kalau setuju, we can exchange email and postal adress.

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Helena said...

jimi....

alamak cepatnya trials. Helena rasa tempat anak Helena ni in Aug kut. Tapi 16 July ada penaksiran/percubaan/OTI 2..... (different states call it differently kan).

Nak swap.... boleh.... selalunya sekolah my girl akan give to the students trials exam other states.... tapi kdg2 ada tercicir beberapa states. Ok gak to swap. Drop me a note at helena-zafyra@hotmail.com and i will u my address n vice versa....

Pemahaman.... yes masalah besar jugak kan for the kids.... including the malays. Anastassia yo-yo in this area, itu yang risau tu.

Helena said...

hi wall..... thx for the info.

U.Lee said...

Hi Helena, congratulations to your daughter...its nice to see she doesn't have stage fright. Most people do.
Have a good week, and best regards, Lee.

cikdinz said...

boleh lah tuh. rasanya takde masalah ngan UPSR tu. trust me.
she will be ok...

Helena said...

dear uncle lee... yup, stage fright is not in Anastassia's vocab.... hehe..... she's lucky in that area....

Helena said...

insyaAllah cik dinz..... bab UPSR tu..... Mintak2 dia dapat buat....

cikdinz said...

rasa nya she can be the best student....