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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

O.O WE WON!?!?! O.O

O.O
This blog actually seems to nice..Matter of fact,very nice. Hmm..Let me see, my guess is that a blog is basically supposed to be an equivalent of a diary, but online,
and a little more liberal! So here I go!!

There are a few interesting things that have happened to me in the past few days,
things i thought will never happen...and DID!!!

#1
Our first debate circuit ever, the Rotary Debates, started out with us,
A.C.S going against Main Convent. Now the Rotary Club Annual Debate is something that is highly publicized and looked forward to. As it was our first professional debate ever,
adding to the fact that my team and I were all merely 16 year olds, and that we only went through 2 months of training,
we pretty much had the worst case of nerves ever!!! To overcome it, we all took a simple dose of FOCUS, Random CRIES OF MOTIVATION, and delusion.
After all that, my team of Greenhorn debaters, consisting of myself, Jagraj Singh, and Wai Keong, took our cue cards, and sat opposite the Main Convent debaters, as the Proposition, for the motion, Mass Tourism Brings More Problems than Benefits.
After a full hour of debating and arguing and throwing frowns at each other, WE EMERGED AS WINNERS!!! BUT..it was only the FIRST round...

#2

Alright, the first debate was over...ONTO the 2nd ROUND!!
Now, this is where the battle heated up to HELLFIRE temperatures.
A battle of emotional and intellectual strife,
a battle of sibling schools!!
ACS vs. MGS!!!
We, like I mentioned earlier, were worried..WE were going up against an all FORM 5 TEAM!!! and rumours said..they had a trump card..their 1st speaker..
Immediately, WE again took refuge behind FOCUS, random SCREAMS OF MOTIVATION, and DELUSION!!
We were again, the proposition, for the motion, Traditional Exams are Not The Best Means to Asses Students Potential
Advantage? NOT!!!
We were thinking like the opposition, what would we do...and we thought of things that would have been lethal...IF WE HAD BEEN THE OPPOSITION!!
Fortunately, the MGS debaters didn' t think of it..
Most might think the debate would have been the best part, but, truthfully, it was after the debate that took us by storm!!
When it was open to the audience, we, the ACS team, took a lot of criticism from the MEMBERS OF THE FLOOR!!!
Some of the criticism was obviously rebuttable,
but there was NO ONE to defend the integrity of my team,
so..I DID IT!! and it was hillarious...
But it got to the level that after I actually rebutted all the criticism..some didn't like it!! THEY REFUSED THAT THEIR HURTING COMMENTS BE REBUTTED..
HOW LAME!?!?
If that was not enough, there was this "auntie"..I would just call her "auntie" in this case as I have no idea what her name is...
It seems that her daughter was in the opposition debate team and somewhere during the debate, I said something "MEAN"?!?!
MEAN?!?!?! :-o!!! IT was a debate...DON'T EXPECT ME TO GO ALL SOFT ON YOU!!!
But nevertheless, she told that one of our facts, which was that Winston Churchill was a school drop-out, WAS WRONG!! because he went to OXFORD UNIVERSITY!! At that moment we really didn't care about it...
After we had WON the debate, I seeked her out among the MASSES, JUST SO I COULD APOLOGIZE...I said,"NO personal attacks auntie, I didn't mean anything against your daughter" AND ALL OF A SUDDEN!! SHE THREATENED ME!!!
She replied " NEXT TIME YOU PRESENT FACTS MAKE SURE YOU GET THEM RIGHT, MY HUSBAND IS A GREAT DEBATER AND IF HE WAS HERE HE WOULD "CUT YOU DOWN, AND BY THE WAY, MY DAUGHTER WILL GET AN "A" FOR HER BIOLOGY.. ( this is what I joked about during the debate"
Not wanting to sound abrasive, I merely said " I will keep that in mind the next time..."
I went back home...and found out, that Winston Churchill WAS A SCHOOL DROP-OUT, and that he NEVER went to OXFORD UNIVERSITY!!! He went to the ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE,SANDHURST!!! and the only reason the "auntie" actually said he went to OXFORD was because, he was BORN IN OXFIRDSHIRE!!!
COMMON!!!!
I was threatened and embarrassed based on WRONG FACTS!!!
Thats soo UNFAIR!!!

#3

Alright!! It's the first time in 6 years that A.C.S reached the FINALS!! AND it felt amazing!! We were going against our arch-enemies..St.Michaels!! They have been winning 2 years in a row, and this time, they have their MAIN LINE-UP!!! All FIFTH FORMERS!!! With 2 years training on their side, stacked up against the 2 months of training on our side....WE truly had a monumental task ahead of us!!
It was like what everyone said..A CLASH OF THE TITANS!!!
and what a clash it was!!!
The motion was " Youths Today Have Too Much Freedom"
Our supporters were out-numbered by the St.Micheal's supporters. Although it had been such a long time since we had reached the finals, the number of supporters from A.C.S were little...Fortunately though, many others from Other schools were vouching for us!! and we were humbled by their support...
When the debates began, we immediately realised that this was going to be one hell of a fight to the finish...
Being out-numbered in terms of support, out-weighed in terms of experience, we really thought we had lost it!! BUt then we realised, we WEREN'T OUT-GUNNED!!!
The judge came up to the rostrum...and said it was a majority decision..not one that was unanimous..and they had cracked their heads figuring out the WINNER...
In my sometimes pessimistic head, I said to myself " Well, at least we gave them ONE HELL OF A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY!!"
and so we waited..for the moment of truth...the first syllable to come out of the Chief Judges mouth...
Was it going to be an S?
or Was it going to be an A?
We waited...
and waited...
and waited..
and she said...
THE WINNER IS....
A
C
S
!
For the 1st TIME in 43!! YEARS!!! We, the A.C.S TEAM!!! had ACTUALLY WON THE ROTARY ANNUAL DEBATE!!!
and what a GLORIOUS MOMENT IT WAS!!!
A DAY THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED!!



1 comments:

sirius said...

And the debate team won this year just because you were in? Congratulations. Keep it up! I sprained my ankle. Hurts like shit thanks to my Math teacher. He actually kicked me.