san beda college alabang caps the sto. nino fiesta celebration on january 20 with another big event (see related story at https://wanderingjouster.com/2013/01/11/viva-sto-nino/ ).
by tradition, the nursery to grade 5 of the integrated basic education department (IBED-PGS and MGS) will have a field demonstration to honor sto. nino. the presentation is actually divided into two days. january 19 is for senior kinder, nursery, grade 4 and grade 5, while january 20 is for jr. kinder, and grades 1 to 3. lancelot, my youngest son is a second grader, thus i have to mark that date in the calendar.
this evening, he arrived from school with his ati-atihan costume. i was immediately satisfied with its design but at the same time wondered how many chickens the maker had to dress just to have those feathers.
anyway, i let him try it on to check for any possible repair. i’m glad, i found none.
this year is knight’s third time to be part of the field demonstration. when he was in kinder, the whole family was able to watch him since it coincided with my husband’s break from his overseas work and i was still a full-time housewife then. last year, i failed to be with him because the language department was also having its separate program which had the same schedule with theirs. larry was on an official business that time which left his ate carol (our former “angel”) and kuyas as his companions.
this sunday, i invited my niece, tintin, to be with us. being very close to my sons, her presence will surely make a difference especially to knight.
this field demonstration is one event in san beda which i look forward to. it does not only instill appreciation of the philippine traditions to my sons but it makes them develop self-confidence and love for the performing arts.
if you are free on sunday, come and celebrate with us in san beda. it will really be a colorful fiesta in the midst of a posh village!