Hari Anugerah Cemerlang turned out quite alright I think? 🙂
Was waiting at the Level 1 Canteen at 8.00 am, and saw a bunch of the Choir girls already waiting, which was great! But only much later did more and more trickle in!
I actually had so many things I wanted to inform them before they went down to the surau before the ceremony, and before they went up onstage. But I never got the chance to even wish them all the best! 😦
And goodness, today was my maiden experience of putting on make-up for other people! I’m no expert in make-up, and I’ve always done it for only myself—never for others. But they needed help, and without me doing it as well, we will never have managed to finish putting on make-up for ALL of them! I had to send them to the surau in groups because there were so many of them that needed making up!
And then, the girls bought white flowers that they were going to pin to everyone’s hair/tudung. So, thankfully, the two girls could help me out with that 🙂 While I was busy applying eye shadow and blusher and eye liner for the girls, on the other side of the Canteen, they were frantically pinning flowers with pins!
By the time we headed to the surau, it was already 10.30 am! We were supposed to be in the hall by 10.00 am! And since I was the only teacher at the surau with the Choir kids, I thought that I had missed them, and the students were already in the hall! So I rounded them all up and got the whole group to go down to the hall—only to find out that the PTA meeting had not actually ended yet, and the Choir group was now stuck outside the hall with nowhere to go =.=
Later, Cikgu Mashitoh told me that there was a change of plans—the Choir would not be able to sit inside the hall like we’d practiced during the past two rehearsals, because there were too many parents who came, and they needed the space. So fine, I got them all to head to the back of the stage, and hide out there till it was time to perform. I included those who were also receiving awards because, Choir was going to perform first. They should sing, and then go to their designated seats for the ceremony.
Unfortunately, there was another change of plans, according to Cikgu Mashitoh, and I had to send those taking awards down into the hall to sit first, and only get them to come out after the Principal’s speech! @.@
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH So many changes it’s making me so confused! And it’s making the students even MORE confused >.< I hate these sudden changes!!!
Anyway, it was so cramped backstage, and half the Choir members were on the other side of the stage, waiting to go in. So I didn’t have the chance to give them any last minute advice before we were due on stage.
I think they all looked really good in their traditional garb and costumes, with the flowers in their hair 🙂 And some of the girls are even better experts at make-up than I am, so they looked reallyyyyyy pretty and beautiful! The boys all looks dashing in their baju Melayu 😀
I wasn’t nervous. I was only conducting, not singing. But I was quite nervous for them, actually
Piano started off with a mistake, so we were a little thrown off, for a bit. But Sufia started again, and it went alright from them on 🙂 Most of them smiled when I looked at them, and they sounded okay, for the most part. I was a little surprised that I couldn’t really hear them from where I was standing, which is not good, since I was justttttt behind the VIP.
Everything went smoothly, and when we walked out, Cikgu Zaini, the PK1, actually gave me a thumbs up! 😀 So I guess we did quite alright then 😉 Phew!
Anyway, so Choir is over and done with! I’m terrified about being roped in to train them for the Choir Competition which (I think) is in June! >.< Yikes.
I have to also concentrate on Choral Speaking now, because Sun has been pulled in to help with the debate team, which leaves only me to handle the Choral Speaking for their competition at the end of April alone! T.T
Dear God, please give me strength to keep going! Amen!