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Undoubtedly one of the best pictures i’ve seen on the net 🙂

anyways i finished reading harry potter and the deathly hallows in 1 day. Stayed up till 3am last night reading it. It’s downright the best Harry Potter book ever. So many twists and turns and so much action. The previous 6 books obviously helped to build up to this amazing finale. I’m sure any Harry Potter fan (including me) will be more than satisfied with this book 🙂

Anyhow, for the second weekend in a row I’ve not touched any homework of any sort at all. To think that my prelim 3s are just 4 weeks away and im still scoring f9s. seriously wonder what im gonna do about after o’s. Ah well, for now im just gonna keep on writing like mad, already did 3 posts today, halfway through my 4th and already have a rough idea for a 5th. 😛

Oh and cat high did relatively well in the hwa chong invites. My juniors didn’t break, but were the highest of the non-breakers 🙂 losing to nanyang in the first round, then winning acs i in the second round and finally winning scgs in the third round, we ended up in 5th position (the top 4 broke into the semi finals) which is probably the best position possible.

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6 long years of reading Harry Potter. It all comes down to this. The last book is here. I’ve read, reread, and rereread the first 4 books countless number of times, while only rereading the 5th and 6th book a couple of times. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten most of the 6th book, but that’s not gonna stop me from starting on the 7th the moment I get it.

I really don’t want it to end, Rowling has been writing book after book after book for 1 whole decade. Couldn’t she have continued? Haha. I guess even writing Harry Potter books gets boring after some time.

I’m too lazy to type anymore, I think I could go on and on and on forever about Harry Potter, partly because I’m getting slightly ome.

Oh and if you’re reading this you might as well read this as well: http://randomusings.com/2007/07/20/harry-potter-and-the-last-book/

Yes I wrote that. DUH. It’s times like this when I’m glad I got that domain, just go read if you have the time.

So long Harry…

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Hope HCs goes well for my juniors tmr, I stayed back till freaking 10pm to help them. I got O levels in 2 months and I’m still doing this. Haha, can’t really bear to let go I guess. It isn’t easy to do so:

Miss Hua – It’s over, debates is over for you

Me – Far from it.

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Guess I’m not applying for DEP after all. I really regret not doing my case during the finals week now, when my brain was still functioning properly. But i really couldn’t write a case at all last night, and i ended up spending this morning watching spiderman 3 (writing a review for reviewcolumn.net as well) and then the afternoon at ming han’s house playing gears of war.. heh, so much for the case

Maybe I’ll regret not signing up for DEP in the future when all I have to look forward to everyday are books, books and more books (instead of a debate book) and more and more work. But then again maybe it’ll just be an extra burden when I’m preparing for my O’s. Only time will tell I guess…

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stuck.

argh, can’t seem to figure out how to start of my point for my DEP case. It’s strange that’s happening just 3 days after my last debate. I don’t know what happened, maybe those 2 days of brooding over the silver really got into my head. For some reason I just can’t seem to be able to write a proper point anymore. Maybe I should have finished my DEP case during the week of prep when my mind was still fresh

For now, the lost is still constantly on my mind. No I haven’t gotten over it.

damn my DEP case is gonna suck so badly.

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and so it ends….

just laid down my blazer for the last time as a cat high debater. not exactly in the best state of mind right now to write a post. but bottom line is, we lost. the finals.

Singapore Secondary School’s Debating Championships, A division (2007): Runner-up.

2nd best team in singapore.

satisfied? no.

but there’s nothing i can do, and i can’t really say we lost unfairly. There was a chance that we’d win, no doubt, but can’t fault this one on the judges.

still.. it sucks. but what’s happened happened. it’s hard for me to think right now, because i don’t really know what to talk about

I still remember the night we got the motion for the first round of JGs.

“It’s here” – Kevin Lim

But now, all the preparation we’ve done just seems like a blur.

Easily spent hundreds of hours preparing for all the rounds in total.

But can’t really remember what it was all like.

Maybe I just don’t want to for now.

Tears have already been shed, doubt there’ll be anymore on my pillow tonight, they’ve dried up i guess.

It’s been a long road. Full of ups and downs.

Highlights:

Speaking in my first competitive match at u-14s in sec 2
Speaking for the first time as a team (me, arianto, tze kai) against worlds schools at BCs (i’ll always remember that match)
Finalists for Hwa Chong Invitationals
Champions of VJC Invitationals
Ranked 5th best speaker of series at VJC
3rd team in cat high history to reach JGs finals

Lowlights:

Losing Hwa Chong finals
Getting knocked out of NUS Challenge Shield in the Preliminary Rounds
Not getting rankedfor JGs (though I wasn’t really expecting that in the first place)
Losing JGs finals

Looking back, 1 champion, 2 finalists, 1 ranking.
content? somewhat
could have done better? definitely

Thanks Kevin, for putting up with us
Thanks Arianto and Tze kai, for putting up with me
Thanks Mrs Yap, for being a great teacher-in-charge
Thanks seniors/alumni, Xander, Jun Yi (for flying back from Australia to watch us), Sow Cheng, Darrel (good luck with the juniors), TAT (though I didn’t know you well), Poon, Robin, Mark (damn this is gonna take forever to list) Moz, Lum, Feng Yao, Kenneth, Shawn, Bryan Wong, Bryan Chan, Nick Dom, Andre, Joel…. (did i miss anybody??? so sorry if i did) Thanks for all your support, you’ve been an invaluable alumni to us.
Thanks PL (for sparring and training with us for almost a year, and good luck to you all), Liz (for helping out when kevin wasn’t free, and lending him your car), and Jebro (for your infinite wisdom).
Good luck juniors, and all the best.

It’s been a year long of damn bloody hard work under Kevin, with so much sweat and blood poured into our trainings and our cases. No amount of words or whatever can really describe fully the experience I’ve been through. Not just about debates, but being a person. I think I really found myself in Cat High debates, and I’m just hoping I found the right person to be. Yeah, it sounds so damn bloody corny, but so what? Truth’s the truth. Wish I could really turn back the clock now, I want to pour out all that blood and sweat again. It’s been fun doing so come to think about it, all the lessons we’ve missed, all the assemblies we’ve skipped. But more importantly, it’s what cat high debates has molded me into, there’s no way I’d be the person I am today if I had joined any other CCA. It’s unfortunate that my debating career has to end on such a low note. All I have now is a silver trophy to remind me of this night.

But that was it. The very last match. It’s over…. all over.

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But essentially Ladies and Gentlemen, at the end of the day, what the proposition has failed to realise and thus not dealt with, is that I WAS a Catholic High debater, and damn I’m proud of that

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a year of hard work, comes down to six minutes.

this is it.

the cca that made me spend countless hours in school

the one that constantly made me one of the last few people to leave it.

the one that made me completely shagged by the time i reached home

the one that pushed me pass me limits

the one that made me screw up my prelim 1s

the one that sucked up all my brain juice at times.

the one that pressurised me more than school work or anything else did

……

damn i’ll miss it.

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21 hours.

still in school, with the match starting in 21 hours time. i’ve practically disappeared off the face of the earth these 2 days, haven’t even seen most of my classmates. Still, there’s no turning back now.

Fucking tired and shagged. Same as yesterday.

Finals.

still can’t really believe that’s so.

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