here’s a story about migo that happened yesterday, according to hubby cesar…
for the past few months, cesar had been dead set on training migo to join in that kids’ tv contest “that’s my boy” at eat bulaga. so we let him join presentations and contests in school that will hone his talent (in reciting poems) and his confidence in front of a big audience.
yesterday, cesar, on the spur of the moment, asked migo one of those common questions being asked in contests as such. this is how their conversation went:
cesar : anak, ano sasagot mo pag tinanong ka sa eat bulaga ng ganito: kung mananalo ka dito sa that’s my boy, ano’ng gagawin mo sa perang napanalunan mo?
[translation: son, what will you say if you were asked in eat bulaga this question: if you win in this contest, what will you do with the money you won?]
migo : (thinking seriously, but seems can’t decide)
cesar : ganito na lang ang isagot mo. (typical of parents, huh) ibibigay ko po sa mommy at daddy ko para ilagay sa bangko.
[translation: you can answer like this. i will give it to my mom and dad to save in the bank.]
migo : eeee ayoko….bakit ko ibibigay sa nyo e akin yun?
[translation: i don’t like…. why should i give it to you if it’s mine?]
cesar : kase anak, yun ang tamang sagot.
[translation: because, son, that’s the right answer.]
migo : eeee ayoko nga. akin yun e. ayoko ilagay sa bangko.
[translation: i don’t like… it’s mine. i don’t like to put it in the bank.]
cesar : o sige. sabihin mo na lang, ibibigay ko sa mommy at daddy ko para pambili ng pagkain tsaka toys.
[translation: okay. just say, i will give it to my mom and dad to buy food and toys.]
migo : (still thinking seriously)
cesar : o sige. practice tayo. kung mananalo ka dito sa that’s my boy, ano’ng gagawin mo sa perang napanalunan mo?
[translation: okay. let’s practice. if you win in this contest, what will you do with the money you won?]
migo : (ever so reluctantly) ibibigay….. ko po….. sa …. mom…my at dad….dy ….ko ….
[translation: i will give…. to….my…. mom… and dad…. to buy… .. (tears well up in his eyes) …….(starts to sob) …. (then starts to cry…. as in CRY) …. it’s mine, why should i give it to you?? (more cries, tears and wailing)
cesar couldn’t help but guffaw as he hugged the little kid to him. it was so funny coz it was so unbelievable to hear our little boy thinking for himself at his very young age. it was the logic of a 3-year old working here and it was really very surprising.
made daddy proud. and as he related to me this short episode over the phone, i laughed with tears in my eyes. made mommy proud too.
16 mar 06 / 10am