The school is out and the day is just about to begin, Moving Up and Recognition Day! I am not expecting more than the usual routine, besides I’m just a cameraman, a man with a camera. I just need to capture that special moment of my daughter on her special day, at least for the moment, there will be more of these next school year.
Well as expected the call time is earlier than the actual start of the program. We chilled on our seats for a bit while waiting for the others to settle. Then the program started as planned, the SEAM Mambugan Christian Learning Center, Moving Up and Recognition Day has started. They really planned it out, they make sure, on that day it’s their time to shine. There are a lot of singing and dancing presented by the students, It’s really nice.
Then here comes the marketing speech! This is by the principal of the school, then some guests that got the same surname of the principal, which they say when we pay for the moving up fee its for the fee for the guests. The speech is just the same old mind set they put on the children, but I think different so I do not pay attention to the speech, for the last 2 mins that he is standing in front of us talking nothing. Yes! In respect with the speaker he is older maybe, hey they put some encouraging words but when I heard the word investment, I am just thinking, tuition hike!
I do not want to bore myself so I focused to my beautiful daughter. She is really happy that day, and as parents we are so proud of her. It is the first time I attended an event of my daughter so I want to be with her all the way and capture every second of it.
Then the program continued as they call on the awards and luckily I captured that moment when her mother put the medal on her neck, a very very surreal moment when that little bundle of joy received a recognition of her excellence. Good Job!
Then the student offered a presentation, a thank you message for all the parents. It’s just heartwarming seeing the kids singing in front of us.
Then they performed another song with action and the kids are just adorable. My heart melt when they sang. Those little voices of children makes you feel proud as a parent that they grown that fast and reach that level of expectation, all I can say is it is all worth it, as a parent you need to strive harder to be able to cope also with the demands of education of your child.
Then we thought the program is ending but then a faculty member stand and says it’s the recognition time. We just thought it is for the graduating student that excelled in class, well it is the recognition of all the pupils that represent the school in contests! So we thought for those who reached regional since my daughter is hungry, we gave her a cookie to tame the rumbling on her tummy. While eating the first cookie I just heard the surname. Then I am just smiling taking the picture of my daughter receiving a certificate for winning first place on an english poem category. I am in nirvana and just smiling, daddy is proud.
Then the next we found ourselves in a very far place and the next thing we end up in the house tired but very fulfilled on the events that turned out that day.
Congratulations Rexelle, we are so proud.