Looking back, I don't think I would do it again, haha, volunteering myself to simply lip sync so I could join a competition. But somehow, when I was younger, I did not see it that way! I simply wanted to learn everything and take all opportunities to learn. I saw contests as a mean to motivate me to study harder. I saw getting on stage as means to celebrate my hard work, haha!
When I was in high school, I finally had gotten over my "stage" addiction. Except for academics, debate, and drama, I did not force my music teacher anymore to include me in the group, haha! I also did not join any dancing contest anymore. :) My interests changed, as Michael Crichton and Robert Ludlum were slowly invading my "stage" world. :)