It is already September but their school just celebrated Buwan ng Wika last Friday. Rewind for a week, I visited the kids one afternoon and checked out their diary in school. The yaya forgot about the costumes required for their performance the next week. Good thing, boyfie knows where we can buy costumes in Marikina. I only spent less than 500 for both of their costumes.
I took a half day leave to watch the kids performance. The program was held in a covered basketball court in their village in Betterliving, Paranaque. Migs was a challenge as he didn't want to wear his manlalatik costume. We needed to persuade him that the costume is like Juan Dela Cruz's outfit and saying "Yun oh!" and took a lot of my convincing power before he finallywore it. It was just a 2 minute walk but migs rode his bike going to the venue, pagbigyan... may sumpong pa... Hehehe!
It was the start of the program, Ate Yanis was about to have a solo opening prayer song but she was chickened so some of her classmates joined her in front. Mahiyain masyado mga pamangkin ko, hayz!...
And it was time for Migs to perform the Manlalatik. Look at all his classmates, bigay na bigay sa pagpukpok ng mga bao, while Migs still has sumpong, he looked like he wanted to join but eventually chose to just stay in his chair. Hayz!
Afterwards, Ate Yanis danced the "Magkaugnay", she was also kind of shy but she danced so gracefully. I was so proud of her. I took a video and sent it to their mom. She is also so proud of the kiddos.
It was indeed very fulfilling seeing the kids perform in event like this. My half day leave was well spent and so worth it.