We let Gabby enjoy his vacation from preschool by watching cartoon marathons and by playing his Happy Meal toys, PSP and Plants vs Zombies. While he’s into his fun moments, I unearthed a photo file and found something to ponder.
Tina and I are proud parents of a kid who dreams of becoming an Iron-Chef someday but shows raw talent in public speaking.
At age 4, he surprisingly delivered the 2-stanza poem, For My Country :
Gabby has been consistent winner in Declamation Contests in his school for 2 consecutive years. He won 3rd place out of 50+ Nursery students last year and ranked 4th out of 50+ Kindergarten pupils this year.
Last February, he recited a 5-stanza poem, Planting Rice :
Tina and I are amazed how Gabby conquers stage fright. It seems he doesn’t fear a huge group of audience at a young age. He’s also very much talkative interactive with his classmates when in school.
If you must know, other than being healthcare professionals, we’re also humble college educators but admittedly, both of us, who have so much more to learn, didn’t acquire teaching skills and the art of public speaking overnight. As for Gabby, he shows the talent as early as now.
He’s also into academic awards :
Like most parents, we don’t want to dictate the future of our child. He’ll be what he wanted to be. He can be a rockstar, a restaurateur, an athlete, an artista or somebody with a decent job for as long as it’s far from politics; it’s OK with us.
I don’t know but probably because of the recent National Election, I’m having paranoid thoughts that his young talent in rhetoric would lead into public seat someday. *afraid*
According to Buddha, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become”.
Have you ever thought about becoming what you are now?
-I never did.