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Friday, December 08, 2006

Prize Giving Ceremony

Last night we went to my daughter’s school to attend what they call “End of Year Prize Giving Ceremony” for the senior school (Years 11, 12 and 13). This is when the school gives out awards to students who excelled in academics, arts, sports, music, etc. during the year. It is also the last official school function to be attended by the Year 13 students. Year 13 is roughly equivalent to 2nd year college in the Philippines. After Year 13, students move on to University. Si Fidez, Year 11 pa lang. Kaya lang siya kasama kasi may award siya.

Sa atin ang ang katapat nitong ceremony na ito Graduation. Maraming pagkakaiba ang graduation nila dito compared sa atin. Dito walang fanfare. Students come in their usual school uniforms. Kahit yung mga Year 13 na gagradweyt, naka school uniform lang, hindi naka-toga. Parents and visitors come in their usual everyday office or business clothes.

Students who are bestowed awards are given certificates or plaques, or cups (parang trophy). Walang sinsabitan ng medals. At kapag tinawag ang estudyante para kunin ang award siya lang ang aakyat sa stage. Hindi kasama ang parents. Kami nanonood lang at taga-palakpak. Wala ring mga paparazzi na nagkokodak sa harapan.

Wala ring mga magarbong intermission numbers na kung saan may sasayaw, kakanta, tutula nang mahabang-mahaba. Ang intermission meron lang kagabi, tumugtog ng classical music ang orchestra, tapos may isang nag-flute na solo. Very dry, simple lang. Kaya naman in 1 hour and a half tapos na ang seremonyas.

Fidez was one of those in Year 11 who were given Academic Honours Award. It’s the highest award given to those who got 90 and above across 6 subjects. For this award, she received a certificate and a $30 book voucher. She was disappointed. She would have preferred a beauty products voucher instead. Mana talaga sa akin. Yung talino lang ha, hindi yung hilig sa beauty products.

17 Comments:

  • Ka Uro, congrats sa honour award ng anak mong si Fidez. it's always a pleasure for parents to see their children get a recognition due them. wapin ikwa neh ing lagu na qng ima na!regards.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 PM, December 08, 2006  

  • wow! congratulations!!! you must be very proud of Fidez.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:22 AM, December 09, 2006  

  • Galing! Congrats kay Fidez at sa inyo rin syempre! :D

    By Blogger Geejay, at 1:15 PM, December 09, 2006  

  • Congats to Petet. Keep up the good work!!! Luge pala ang business namin diyan at walang kodakan!

    Regards to Cindy.

    By Blogger settejr, at 2:01 PM, December 09, 2006  

  • congrats sa proud fafa :) regards to your family.

    By Blogger unica_hija75, at 8:42 PM, December 09, 2006  

  • Ang galing naman ni Fidez at nagmana kay tita jean sa katalinuhan at sa iyo fafa sa kakikayan hehehe

    By Blogger KaDyo, at 10:48 PM, December 09, 2006  

  • Now you feel how your Mom felt when it was you receiving all those awards on stage. Ang galing talaga. Fides your parents are very proud of you. Keep up the good work. God bless.

    By Anonymous BB, at 4:16 AM, December 10, 2006  

  • thank you all for the comments. we're definitely very proud parents to fidez. she's not only bright in academics but has also developed a very mature, responsible, friendly and jolly personality. we are trully blessed.

    kd,
    ikaw ha, binubuking mo ako. hahaha

    bb,
    true. i tried to do well, at least in school to make her proud. unfortunately, she did not live long enough to see the fruits of her sacrifices. thanks for making me remember.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 9:52 AM, December 10, 2006  

  • ha ha 'kala ko nagmana sa hilig mo sa beauty products ha ha

    congratulations to your pretty daughter. keep it up, Fidez! you never know how proud your parents are of you..

    By Anonymous bingskee, at 7:51 PM, December 10, 2006  

  • Eh talaga naman palang matalino ang anak eh, gusto beauty products voucher. Pag libro and educational stuff naman, mabilis lang i-convince ang mga magulang na bilhin eh. Mwehehe! Congratulations to both daughter and parents.

    By Blogger Jovs, at 10:38 PM, December 10, 2006  

  • congrats to your daughter. ako siguro hindi ko mapipigilang hindi mag-kodak :D

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:53 PM, December 11, 2006  

  • pareho rin pala sa amin, kailangan matapos ang grade 13 (pero mula grade 5 nahati na sa dalawang klase, Gymnasium/Secondary - bis 10. klase lang) bago makapasok sa Uni

    wala nga lang uniform mga bata, sakit sa bulsa :D
    formal clothes naman sa kanilang pagtatapos

    Congrats kay Fidez! mana siguro talaga sa Mama ... di kaya ikaw ang nagreklamo na para sa books ang voucher? sayang nga na wala kang mahihiram! heheh

    By Blogger racky, at 12:49 AM, December 12, 2006  

  • KU,congrats sa inyo ni Jean for raising a great daughter. Petet, keep it up.

    KE

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:42 AM, December 12, 2006  

  • Baka kay sister August sya nagmana pagdating sa pagpapa-beauty :D

    By Blogger jinkee, at 8:02 AM, December 12, 2006  

  • congrats din sa anak mo..

    By Anonymous kneeko, at 10:56 PM, December 12, 2006  

  • congratulations po sa inyong lahat ka uro... :-)

    By Anonymous cindy, at 4:27 PM, December 13, 2006  

  • I think I missed this, so better late than never- I wish to congratulate Fidez for the excellent achievement MABUHAY ka anak!
    also to the very supportive parents who also provided the genes. Kudos!

    Next year ulit....

    By Blogger VICKY, at 9:54 PM, December 29, 2006  

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