Two important event happened last Jan 31, 2012. First, EJ celebrated his 12th birthday. Second, EJ was one of the chosen few who joined the group ages 9-12 of Ateneo Fencing Group to join the Espada Tournament held at Ultra Fencing Hall. My heart was overflowing with happiness when I found out about the information that was relay to me by a co-parent as to how our son was included. EJ didn’t mention anything about it and I thought that all the members were there to compete just like what happened to last year competition.
EJ had improved a lot since he joined the group last year. From having scores of 0-2, he now achieves to win over his opponents. Managing again to make it to the second round with 2 win, 2 losses; he’s now serious with his chosen game. I have made him gone through classes like violin, piano, cielo music lesson. I even enrolled him in Karate do, but it seems; he now found his place.
As a mother who’s been in his side for 12 years, I’m so pleased and delighted to say that I will once again resume my role as a stage mother.
Here's a video of EJ during his first game: