I already posted this on Cedro’s Blog, but I am so proud of him that one blog post isn’t enough! I was so impressed by his presentations today for the Filipino Cultural School – FCS Fall Program Graduation and Holiday Party. Out of the small class of 8 kids (of varying ages), he was the first in line to do a brief, oral report about himself in Tagalog. He announced that he was “matapang” (brave), his favorite [Filipino] food was Adobo, he was interested in baseball and that he was good at Minecraft. I had no idea he was supposed to do this today and he went up there and powered through without preparing at all at home! I could never have done that at his age in front of a room full of strangers and in Tagalog no less!
And then, he blew me away with his Tinikling performance. Again, he didn’t really practice at home apart from clapping the Tinikling rhythm every so often over the course of the Fall term. He went up there without missing a beat and afterwards, volunteered without any prompting from anyone to a demo to try to get audience members to come up and try it.
Thank you, Cedro, for sacrificing your Saturday mornings for the past 8 weeks for this. I’m sorry I’m always complaining out loud that there isn’t enough “Filipino” in our lives. I was wrong. You amaze me. I’m so proud of you.