When Cass alighted from the school van just now...
Me - So how's the result of the Chinese story-telling competition?
Cass (in a really cheery mood) - I did not get into the semi-finals. Only RX and C managed to get in.
Me - it's OK baby
Cass - but I am going to take part in the coming BM story-telling competition! I have already told Cikgu C that I want to take part!! *announcing with renewed hope and optimism*
Me - that's good! I love your attitude and spirit! You have a never-give-up spirit and I like it!
Cass - if I don't win this BM story-telling competition, how?
Me - that's perfectly ok. It's not about winning. It's about courage and persistence. Not everyone dares to go up the stage to talk you know.
Cass - if I don't win in this BM story-telling competition, then I will take part in the English story-telling competition. And what if I don't win the English one, how?
Me - that's OK. Then you start all over again with Chinese, English and BM story-telling competition next year when you are in Standard 2.
Cass - YES! And if I don't win, I will still take part again in Standard 3, 4, 5 up till Standard 6!
Me - even if you don't win, that's OK too.. Someday and somewhere you will win. Just never give up and keep trying.
I just gotta love this girl's eternal sunshine even during her darkest moments in her hospital ordeals!
Cass at 7 years 4 months