Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I didn't go to school on Monday. Mummy said I'd be too tired for my exam in the late afternoon. I had been going to Wednesday extra classes since January and every time around 3-4pm, I always was tired.
I was very excited on Monday when I woke up in the morning and I was playing the cd of the music for my exams and was happily doing the dance steps that the Grade 1 girls were doing. Mummy couldn't believe that I knew their steps as well. Tell you a secret - after my Wednesday extra classes, I always stayed back to watch the che che(s) doing their dances. That's where I learnt to dance like them.
Let me tell you about my exam. I was extremely excited the whole morning even when Mummy and I were at the supermarket. It was only 10am and I was telling Mummy I wanted to go to ballet. I had been practising so hard all these weeks and I couldn't wait to show the examiner what I had learnt. Even my teacher says she is so glad because when I first joined the class, I couldn't even skip and I do it very well now.
So eventually, Mummy decided to go even earlier than planned as it was a rainy day. Luckily the rain wasn't so bad on Monday as it is now.
When I arrived, Miss Tan put me on a chair and started to comb my hair. She was saying my hair is difficult to comb, and if Mummy had done it, I would have been screaming away, but Miss Tan was ok. I dared not scream at her. Next, she put lots and lots of gel on my hair and put them up into a bun. When the bun was done, she sprayed hairspray all over my hair so that not a hair was out of place, just like Daddy always does every day. Mummy loved how neat I look and so did Daddy. No, he wasn't there but Mummy sent him a MMS to show him my photo. My hair has never looked so neat in my life. :) We were also given little ribbons for our hair and since I am in the Primary Grade, my leotard is white and I was given a white ribbon. It's so pretty.
This is the hall in which I did my exam. Do you see the pretty skirt in the back? I'm going to get one just like that soon when I start Grade 1 in a few weeks' time. It's called a 'character skirt' and I love it. There will also be character shoes to match the skirt and they have heels. I love high heels and am very excited I can't wait to wear them.
Here's my partner and I checking our names on the board.
Our examiner was a very nice lady. The mummies didn't get to meet her, only we girls did. She has yellow (blonde) hair, and she wears spectacles. When we went in, she said 'come in, my sweethearts'. And then we wished her a good afternoon. She asked us for our names and she said she won't call us by our names. Instead she called us fairies according to the colour of the rosettes on our leotards. I had a pink rosette and so she called me the pink fairy. My partner was the blue fairy and the other girl in our group was the yellow fairy. The white fairy was missing as she had to withdraw from the exam. The poor girl was sick and she couldn't make it.
Mummy said she could spy us through the gap in the curtains and she said we did very well, all of us. The examiner said we didn't have to do 'step close, step and point'. She also asked us about the story for our dance which was 'At the seaside'. The story is about a little girl going to the seaside to build a sandcastle. She then happily skipped around it, but when she went away, she turned around and saw that the waves had washed the sandcastle away, and she was so mad!
I loved my exam and had so much fun. I was asking Mummy if there is more. Now, I can't wait till 2 weeks' time for my 'undressing' ceremony (we will have to remove our skirts and there's no more skirts in Grade 1 except the character skirt) and also to learn the Grade 1 steps. Yippee!