Yesterday morning I took my son Virya (10) to a Bey Blade Competition at Pondok Indah Mall.
For those who don't know, Beyblade is a high performance spinning top toy. An explanation about Beyblade can be found in Wikipedia (click)
Virya was very joyous, because out of the 189 participants, he won four matches therefore enable him to go to the next competition level and compete with 45 others from Pondok Indah and winners from other area in Jakarta and vicinity on 25 September 2010, at the Lippo Karawaci Mall.
I was happy because the competition provide an experience that Virya would not get at school i.e. the spirit of competing with others in a healthy and supporting environment. Whereas the fact that he became one of the winners would give him more confidence in life.
Beside that, I was also happy because among the parents who accompanied their kids to the competition, there wer people that I knew, like Heru Sanusi, a Law lecturer at Trisakti University and his wife a notary in Bogor, Desi Thomas owner of a property agency, Emilia Contessa a popular singer in the '70s and '80s. Besides, I also met a new friend i.e. Alladin Rillo, a Filipino diplomat at the ASEAN Secretariat.
Considering the above, I was so happy to be able to accompany my son to the event which made us both so happy.