The National Library and Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines
invite all college students to
The Fourth Alitaptap Inter-College Storytelling Competition
Registration Period: June 9-July 16, 2008
Orientation/Workshop: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 2008
Executive Lounge, TNL
Elimination Round: July 25, 2008, Saturday
Final Round: July 26, 2008, Sunday
The contest is open to all college students enrolled during the competition period.
For registration and details, please contact Percy or Bing
Phone nos. 0917.539.2630, 535-4689
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
please forward to all students, schools, colleges and universities
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when i saw this on my friendster bulletin, this morning, memories of a storytelling competition long buried below the depths of my consciousness re-surfaced and reminded me of how chicken i was back then.
it was fifth grade in primary school, the sky was desaturated, the air was cold and biting, and as far as i could remember, i was scared. my teacher brought me to that storytelling competition at the national library. my task was to tell the story of ang pagong at ang matsing (the turtle and the monkey) to the judges, to the audience, and to the other contestants. although it was not my first stage presentation, the phantom of stage fright possessed me that day and made me forget most of my lines. i am still trying to recall what exactly happened. it was either i became a chicken and backed out on the last minute or i performed but i totally screwed up. my fifth grade self was preoccupied with lots of issues, and i think those issues hindered me from delivering the story and at least putting up a good fight against my competitors.
if i would be given the chance, i would love to go back on that moment and seize the opportunity to tell the story.