Monday, August 10, 2009

Field Day

Remember Field Day when you were a little kid? And how it totally rocked? It was the best day of the school year because you got to run around and throw water balloons at your classmates all day while you were in school. What could be better than that?

Last week was "Intramural Day" at the elementary school we volunteer at, so we went up to the school to cheer on the kids. In addition to potato sack races, hula hoop contests, and relay races there was a "Muse" contest... which is apparently like a beauty pageant. They have a real "Muse of the Philippines" contest in Manila every year, and the winner gets to participate in beauty pageants worldwide. The people here think that it is hilarious that it is also my last name.

So the students picked one representative to be the "Muse" of each grade. These little girls strutted across the stage, most of them in full make-up and hair, and crowd yelled and clapped their approval. They each gave a little speech and then performed a dance... some even had back up dancers...

Here's a little video montage...

video

Some of these little girls were quite the prima-donnas...

I'm just glad that this was never part of my field day experiences. I would much rather throw whipped cream pies at people and climb ropes... this seemed like way to much pressure.