I feel like I had been talking about this FOREVER. But’s only been 3 months since he was selected and been practicing for it. Here, I made the “bright red boots”, which eventually did not clear the teachers’ approval. They said it was not bright enough. Ouch.
Miss Sandy, however, was kind enough to go buy the boots herself from Chinatown,
because I was very reluctant to do so.
When school started in July, she tasked me to make the costume and head gear and backdrop. I was quite frustrated when first “suggested” to do all those. I mean c’mon, I’m not a very free person. And those were quite many things to do. I dunno how BIG the competition is, but did we need to do so much. It’s just storytelling.
But I made them anyway…cause I couldn’t seem to push them away. She “suggested” very strongly. ;)
Anways, some of you have seen my house backdrop on facebook. These are pics from the actual day itself.
After what felt like such a LOOOOONG time, we were finally going to the competition!
It was quite a while, when it finally was rock and roll time!
The moment he began, and I was at this angle filming him, the judge who was just on my right couldn’t stop nodding her head in approval.
Before him, there were too many stories which were long, and tedious for preschoolers. They mostly couldn’t kept the interest or pace going.
But Baobao’s Gossie was short and simple, and he delivered it with a loud voice. He was so nervous there was not much expression, and he forgot some actions…
But in the end…..
See, Ms Ellen Lee went to get an extra bear for Meimei when she saw her. Those bears were for the compeitors ( leftover after giving all out)
One with Miss Sandy, who really should take much of the credit, for choosing and training him, and pushing me to make those props..Some more she kept congratulating us like we were the ones who won. Did she know I think she did too?? ;)
This is the runner up, who is also under the same principal as Baobao. Think the PCF Sembawang principal must be brimming with pride. Her students clinched the top 2 prizes.
Look at my son, at this point, Miss Sandy who was taking this pic told him,” Zee Heng, open your eyes!”