Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Personally, there's not much to do here but I always loved the learning environment that IIUM has. It's a picture of beauty, serenity and knowledge. You see students everywhere carrying their backpacks and books, getting ready for classes.
I could see myself in the few years to come being in that kind of environment. Well, perhaps not particularly in this university but definitely in a higher learning institution. I'm at a junction where I still don't know where to go after this. It's too early to tell anyway.
Just going with the flow. For now.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Besides, where else can you see the scrumptiuosly hot Zac Efron belting out tunes on the basketball court at crunch time? Or him being so oh-overly-dramatic and sliding down walls to walls while singing? The movie was just okay, I guess. I prefer the previous ones actually.
My parents were like '.....uhh okaayy when is this gonna end?' But they still stayed and watched and perhaps enjoyed it at least a tiny bit. Kan? I sooooo love them-lah!
Anyway Nunu you owe me a movie date after this since you bailed out on me today ;)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hello! How are you? I'm trying to learn Spanish. On my own, through the Internet. With Malay, English and Turkish languages under my belt, adding another foreign language would be an awesome addition. So for now, I have decided to learn Spanish as it is pretty easy to get the hang of it. But Mummy says she prefers me learning French because it's more 'cultured'. Umm okay. Maybe I'll do both! Who knows?
The prospect of learning a new language always excites me. After picking up Turkish as my '3rd' language, it opened up my world to a whole new one. A language is an insider's view of another culture and a new view of your own. It's like a journey filled with new experiences, sensations, traditions, surprises and more.
And I'm ready to travel down that road again.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I probably wanna learn a new language too. Perhaps German, Spanish or French. Oh and I need to go through an exercise regime, got lots of flabs to lose. And I need to pick up that violin and practice playing it again (it's beginning to collect dust).
This holidays would be a proactive one. No more lazying around like a big bump. Hehe. But you know there's so much I can do to plan but whether I'll follow it exactly, eh well that will be a different matter. We'll see how ;)
Anyway, here are some photos from our debating journey. I remember it like it was just yesterday that we battled against SMK Tropicana in our 1st round way back in February. I remember it like it was just yesterday when the team made its way to Kelantan with high hopes of achieving our dreams.
And I remember it like it was just yesterday when we all lifted the champions' trophy. Let us walk down this memory lane together. Enjoy!
Uh-huh. That's Daryl practicing his speech in a very 'unique' manner
Friday, November 07, 2008
We had 8 hours of exams yesterday, from 7.30 am all the way 'till 4.30 pm. As loooooooooong as our debate discussions. And by the end of the day my brain felt like raisins. Dried and squeezed. Lol.
Oh well at least it was worth it.
You can't win national championships often but sitting for exams, well you could do that almost any other day.
I was reading a few blogs that had the post-Wira stories and I just felt so proud and lucky to have the chance to be part of the Wira team. We were defeated once but we came back and we came back stronger than ever.
I was talking to Keefe's parents the other day and we agreed that the most beautiful thing about the team was the TEAMWORK. Some of us may not have speaking roles but we worked just as hard and pitched in as much as we could.
No one can take that beauty away from us.
Anyway, 7 papers down, 14 more to go. ERRRKKK!!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when the Selangor champion forfeited and we came in to replace them
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we did in 10 days what others did in 6 months
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we have extremely dedicated coaches like Puan Mag and Puan Koh
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we have 7 young, committed debaters who were willing to skip exams and stay back until 4.30 pm everyday to prepare for the debates
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we worked as a team and helped each other in the best way possible
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we worked so hard in Kelantan that we even forgot about dinner
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when the best compliment we received was that we were well-mannered and knew how to carry ourselves well
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we waited for 9 months before we reached the finals
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we listen to the painful post mortem from our coaches after each debate and try our best to improve the next time around
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we have the whole school rooting for us to go all the way to the top
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we have such supportive ex-DJians who helped us tremendously along the way and always wish the best for us
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we won a lot of hearts at the national level by just being humble and humourous
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we (hopefully) will become a better debater, a better teammate and a better person with the experience we got from this victory
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we proved our doubters wrong when they initially thought we couldn't make it
You know we are the CHAMPIONS when we created history by being the only school in the whole of Malaysia who has won the Wira cup thrice
This had been a really exhausting yet invaluable journey all together. We, the WIRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS '08 would like to dedicate our victory to those who have played a vital role in our success. Those who made the impossible possible. Those who urged us to reach our dreams and supported us all the way 'till the end.
Puan Koh, Puan Mag, Kevin, John, Marc, Andrew, the form 3s, our parents and of course the debaters (Keefe, Daryl, Sophia, Jay, Calvin and Rachel) themselves. I could not have asked for a better support system than this.
No man's an island. No man's a debate team and certainly not DJ's debate team.
This is a story of success. And it is OUR story.
*pics will come later