Plot twist - I actually have a legit subject to blog about this time! :D
My campus sent 3 teams, and 3 adjudicators. With little training and less knowledge about entrepreneurship, we departed from Kuantan at 5pm on Friday the 22nd of August, and reached the venue around 1a.m. We were given a transit room, and in the morning, the tournament begun. On the first day, we had Prelims 1 and 2. The second day, prelims 3, quarter finals and semi finals. The final day, the grand final, obviously.
Alhamdulillah my team, Black Vipers broke into quarter finals. We lost by just a few points too! shame. Oh well, we trust and respect the adjudicators decision.
|top: before losing|
bottom: after losing
The funniest thing I have said while debating (probably ever, not only in this tournament) must have been "Money makes the world go round. If they don't have money, how can their world go round?" That's Sofia logic for you, alright.
I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to join this tournament. I'm also thankful to the Vipers of UiTM Kuantan, for the determination and support. Special thanks to my partner, Muhaimin for being wonderful. I couldn't have done it without him.
|just a porion of the Vipers family.|
|This was during the dinner. We got a wefie with Maizura Mokhsein, the best debater in Asia. May her awesomeness rub off on us. hahaha!|
|with Adib and Soleh, D'Douchebags (that was their company name) from UiTM Dungun. Blurry, I know.|
All in all, I enjoyed the experience a lot. Hopefully the tournament helped me grow as a debater. Going against great debaters, getting feedback from distinguished adjudicators, it would be shame if I didn't learn anything. I am also thankful for all the cool people I met. I kept telling myelf, if I didn't gain experience, self-improvement and new friends, then I was just wasting my time in Kelantan. Thank you, UMK for the great experience.
|Isaiah (Yaya), Hafiz, Hadi, Adib and Kammy.|
|we went hard, then we went home.|
There are already talks of upcoming debate tournaments. I guess we just have to wait and see. :)