Tuesday, April 21, 2009

English Language Week 2009 - Day 1

Story Telling Competition

It's interesting how Form 1 kids tell stories. Some look so cute, especially John Ng, Joshua Ng's little brother. He's just adorable. When he recited the poem -Life's Brief Candle- on stage, the whole crowd was practically giggling at how cute he was. He's tiny, no offense intended, so the podium was basically covering his body up to his forehead. The mic was tall, so he had to tip-toe to reach it and recite. He's a pretty good story teller too. May have forgotten a few parts of the story, but hey! Nobody's perfect.

I had an issue with 3 of the Form 1 kids, I think. They told the same story -King Midas and His Golden Touch- but with individual variations. The first time we heard it, we thought it was terrific. Then comes the second teller, telling the same story. After a poem recital, the third one comes. And with the SAME story!!! The timings are 5 minutes, 3 minutes and 1 minutes respectively for each story tellers' variation. Good, bad, worst.

Clarification to the event's name. STORY TELLING COMPETITION.
Guys, if any of you are going for it, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RECITE A POEM!
Learn to differentiate, people!

But overall, I'm quite impressed by their performance. For Form 1's, some of them are really talented. If properly developed, they'd even become future philosophers!

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