EC is in the top 10 Best Speaker's list.
Arrived at Dewan Syed Jalaluddin before 0830 hours, to find many teams were still absent. After the announcement of yesterday's fourth round results, 8 teams qualified for the QF, but surprisingly, more than 3 teams pulled out from the competition.
KEMAFIZ faced the Biodiversity representatives for their first QF round at MK10. However, this is their second time going against one another. The motion given was:
I'm not sure whether you're supposed to read that one shot.
The team was quite nervous since they lost once to the BioD team before, and in addition, the motion must be a familiar topic for them. AND it's the first time for KEMAFIZ to be on the Opposition side.
They lost with a margin of 1, where the motion is accepted by the House. I'm sure they were expecting to win, but I guess, the lack of experience got into them. At least they made it the QFs, that should be good right? Since they were all first-timers.
We stayed to watched the semi-final debate between Bio-D and Kelab Kemahasiswaan Kimia (KKK), which were supposedly made up of 2 ex-debaters and members of the uni's debate club.
It was quite an amusing debate I must say. KKK lost although their member got the Best Speaker title. They had been on a winning streak and they lost.
Hmm. Sure devastated giler.
Anyways, it was a great experience watching a debate, since the only time I watched was when I was in Form 6 I think. It was a suitable event to gather information about certain topics, especially for those who are taking Public Speaking, Academic Writing Skills or even Kenegaraan and Science and Technology Policy.
It got me thinking about flaws. I realised that I'm not that good when it comes to speaking in public. Although I am better than some, I realised that I need to brush up my skills is public speaking and even in daily conversations!
I'm not THAT good at English, as some of you might have noticed. My grammar sucks at times, and I don't have a wide range of vocabulary. I tend to use the same words over and over again, over and over again.. (eh, what song is that ah?) I preferred Malay to English when I was in school. But now my Malay also karat alreadyler.
Oh well I guess I have to start practising speaking properly. In English AND Malay. And put in some Mandarin and Cantonese as well while I'm at it. Why not Japanese either?
And I realised that I should be studying something like social sciences or whatever that involves current issues, psychoing people, languages and communication instead of physics, electronics and instrumentations.
I rest my case.