#126: "Buwan Ng Wika"

Have you ever felt like you've inhaled too much helium and your chest gets so heavy and you can't breathe properly anymore? Well, that's what I felt today, at the "Buwan Ng Wika" program at school. Our block participated in two of the three events: Sabayang Pagbigkas, Interpretative Dance, and Vocal Solo.

1. Sabayang Pagbigkas. There was only one microphone, so you can see the disadvantage at once. You can't really hear the voices, but some of our blockmates really tuned up their voices. :)

2.Vocal Solo. OMG. Yess, as you might have guessed (or not), I entered myself into the contest for the following reasons: (1) For the 50% grade in our upcoming pre-finals, (2) For the experience, and (3) For myself. It was really nerve-racking, and can you believe I faltered? Yes, pumiyok ako. It was so embarrassing, but my classmates said it wasn't that obvious. I DON'T believe them. When I watched the playback, I thought I sounded awful when my voice didn't reach the high note (which I have always reached before). Oh wells.

When I told my dad about it during FB a few minutes ago, he said it was natural for me to piyok especially since I was nervous and it was my first time in front of a lot of people for a contest. :) Haaay. Still though...

So the result was, I placed 2nd, out of 7 females. (There was a vocal solo for men too, but they separated the awarding for that.) Though I was aiming for the top spot, I still have reason to thank God because I wasn't expecting second. Most of the contestants really had good voices - how was I supposed to win? But God answered my prayers. I silently prayed, "Kahit 3rd place lang..." and what do you know? I placed one higher. PRAISE GOD for His goodness and strength. :)

Blogger seems to hate the videos I've been trying to upload since the start of this entry. :( The video won't upload! Dang! :( Well, anyway, I guess I've updated you guys enough. Next, next week is our Pre-finals, and I haven't started reviewing yet! Math is turning out to be awesome though.

Tomorrow, I still have P.E. class in the morning, then I'm off to San Jose for the long vacation! Hooray! (I should get my assessment tomorrow... hmm.)