07 October 2006

The Rotary speech that never was

MANY times in life, the chips don't fall our way. For my eldest, a sophomore at Camarines Sur National High School, last Tuesday was one of them.

I was in Legazpi City when my wife texted me the bad news: EK will not be delivering the speech we labored on for days. Her English teacher was profusely apologetic--when she got ill, the acting department head appointed another to replace her as coach. Needless to say, the new coach opted for a 4th year student to represent the school in the Rotary International oratorical contest in Iriga City.

Naturally, we were frustrated, but what can we do except to charge it to experience and hope that things will turn out better the next time around. Meanwhile, here's EK's Rotary speech that never was.