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Monday, 27 May 2013

Public Speaking again

 Fellow readers..
Once again I participated in a Public Speaking Competition!! Yayy...organised by the PPD, for Gerkorama Asrama. It's the 2nd time this year I'm taking part in a Public Speaking competition. This time is better than the last time..I mean, it's the best! Last year my partner was Jazreen, but this year it's Sanusi Sali!'s good to work with him as he loves the stage. We received the topic at the 11th hour, and we're just scared that we'll never memorise our speech in time. But thankfully, we worked together and we share our ideas and managed to memorise our sentences slowly. I even woke up in the middle of the night to memorise the speech and I'm glad I did!
The bad thing about this competition is that I didn't get to go home on the weekend, all of my friends did including my sister Nini. And it's exam week..I have to memorise the speech and on the same time memorise some other things for my MID-TERM EXAM, and it's harder than before cuz I have to answer 3 papers for Chemistry and Physics, 2 papers for History, 2 papers for Maths (Mod, Add), and I think I'm gonna fail in certain subjects, gaahh..
 Back to the topic, when the day arrived..we were quite nervous, the competition took place in SMK Megat Dewa. We saw some other competitors who looked really smart and geeky and we really think our chances of winning are hard to achieve. Once again we read our scripts and laughed a bit so that we can just calm ourselves. Actually..we laughed a lot. We were too relaxed! And we took pictures and the two of us were the loudest in the dining hall, hahaha..we really drew people's attention.

 We waited..and waited and waited..the clock struck 10 in the morning but the judges weren't there yet. A few minutes later..the emcee announced that the competition was CANCELLED because the judges couldn't come. Aww snap! No competition?? Yeah..we're a little relieved and quite disappointed. Everyone went home with their teachers..except for us. Ustazah was at home and enjoying herself, probably eating nuts in front of her flat screen 3D TV while her kids are in we stayed there for a few hours. We made friends and introduced ourselves on stage and they love us! They're the most friendliest hostel residents we've ever met! It's like we belonged there, we have fans now..haha. I gave them drawing requests, Sanusi got a lot of attention from the's like he had powers to attract them! LOL.

When Ustazah came, we waved them goodbye and went to Aneka, Jitra. Sanusi wants to go shopping, so I just have to stick with him. We went shopping IN STYLE! We wore blazers..and we looked like lawyers going shopping and eating keropok leko!

Yeah, we were really having a good time. But what about our Public Speaking? Hmmm...maybe we have more time to memorise and improve I just stick to my studies and memorise a bit just in case.

Days later..
On a relaxing Tuesday afternoon, I was lining up in the dining hall for lunch when suddenly my junior came and said, " Kak Nina, tau tak satgi ada Public Speaking kol 2:30? Siap cepat, Kak Yati nk semua siap kol 2". GAAWDD! The hell that she just said?? Public Speaking at 2:30?!  I hurried up and got myself dressed  and we're off to the venue at SMK Pulau Nyior. The competition wasn't was postponed! It's a good thing I can still memorise my speech. And why did PPD made it in the 11th hour!? There's not much time for other people to get ready.
Me and Sanusi were the first to reach there. And we chat a little with the judges..and one of them knew me! Ahh I'm so happy even though I didn't know her. LOL. We stepped on a gymnastic mat..IT WAS HUGE!! and bouncy..and soft! We wanna jump there . Sanusi said he's going to jump on it when he wins, yeah I agreed..Imma jump on it too! We went outside to practice under a really huge tree. We did memorise!! Yayy..feelin' good and awesome. Suddenly our friend told us to come was my TURN..They announced my name already! I can't believe come? no Introduction speeches or  anything? They just called me on stage? Quickly, I ran to the hall..and I was exhausted when I got on stage. I stuttered a bit at first coz I was a little shocked..but later..I managed to give my speech smoothly and it was great. I survived the 1st round! Then it was the Changlun boy's turn..he stuttered a lot..I can't really hear him and he speaks with his Malay accent. Then it was Sanusi's turn...boy he was the greatest!! The girls went crazy over him as he made jokes. He always get the attention from ladies.

Yep..he's probably the best participant for the boy's category. He has the style, the body movements, the accent, the brains and the talent! We hoped to win.. I can see that everyone was holding a script except for me..I can really memorise, and Sanusi was the best there is. Both of us were hoping to win as the chances were so bright!
It's round 2..The impromptu round. We still managed to fight our way through! People liked me and Sanusi. They clapped for us loudly when we got off stage.
We were hoping to win this for sure!! I am sure I can win this..I have the experience!
Then we're listening to the results...
"For the girls category..
4th place, SMK Tunku Bendahara,
3rd place, SMK Changlun..
2nd Place, SMK......"
I was shaking Sanusi's chair..
"2nd Place, SMK Hosba
Champion of the Girls Category goes to..
SMK Jitra"

I got on stage to get my prize when they announced. I was was the first time to win and it's the fifth time I'm participating in this competition.'s not that bad..I won too but didn't get the chance to go to Langkawi, well..better luck next time.

Luckily..Sanusi got 1st place!!! Yeah..all of us were happy that we finally had a true winner that really nailed all the students there. He was the ONLY guy that can really speak with style..and get all the ladies' attention. LOL! Yeah..and he's going to Langkawi for the states level
He was too happy that he forgot to jump on the gymnastic mat! Anyway..I wanna go with him. I taught him some tactics about public speaking and I wanna go and see him perform in Langkawi..I just hope Cikgu Fesol lets me.
And the other night, we had a celebration. The teachers gave us hampers as a sign of gratitude. No matter what we get..the teachers will always love us..they were proud that the two of us won.

ps: Sanusi is currently 14 years old, he looks a little old for his age. LOL!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

In Luck??

.Assalam peeps...Hi guys..sorry for leaving for so long. I'm just busy with school during the whole two weeks. 
Wanna know what happened to me last week? It was INCREDIBL'E!!! Let's make it this time Manglish..haha
On Sunday, 
Nina kena photocopy soalan add maths tahun-tahun lepas, Cikgu Ku suruh. Setiap Ahad lepas perhimpunan kelas add maths lah 1st period! Aiih....meremang taw bulu roma dengaq nama cikgu tu, semua tugasan yg diberi kena siap on time, kalau tidak kena denda duduk kt luar atas lantai sambil buat homework.
  Nina lari pi koperasi nak photostat, dawww...dang it koperasi tutup! Just a few minutes before the assembly starts. Nina pi kt bilik guru hoping for help, when I reached there, thank god!! I saw Cikgu Faizah photocopying some papers..I asked for her help and she's willing to photocopy for me!! YAY!! Sambil dok photocopy, nampak Cikgu Ku baru masuk. mula spine-chilling..dia tengok Nina dok susun homework tuh. Tapi nasib baik dia tak tegur. Cikgu Faizah bisik, " Dia nampak dah!". Nina senyummmm.
Dah habis photostat, Nina cakap thank you kt cikgu..tetiba Cikgu Sam dengar suara Nina..dia tegur Nina. Yang lawaknya dia tegur, " Tunku!! hahaha" pastu Cikgu Ku yang perasan, dia toleh, hahha. Nina cepat2 keluar dari bilik guru, pastu siap for assembly.

Dalam perhimpunan..satu miracle terjadi  kt Nina!! Cikgu Shah announce nama students yang dapat cabutan bertuah..and I'm one of the lucky students!!! Yeaahh..dapat top-up duit belanja RM5, hahaha. Feeling like a new person!

Then on the other days, Nina boleh belajar dlm kelas dengan elok. Langsung tak sedih sepanjang minggu tu. Selalunya mesti ada masa yang Nina rasa agak neglected dengan kawan2, but on that week it was really different and I like that feeling, I was happy all week long. 
Petang2 Nina pergi lepak ngan band Sir Shahrir, nk practice Public Speaking on the 16th of April. Sir Shahrir really gave me the spirit to jump higher than before in this competition. The day before the competition, I really practiced hard. In front of Sir, and he only watched me for about 15 minutes..yeah..just 15 minutes! Last minute jugak Nina practice gaya spontan, nasib baik boleh tangkap cepat. So, the next day's gonna be the day where people are gonna see me perform at my best.

Wednesday (Public Speaking Competition)
The day finally arrived!! I walked to the staffroom to see my beloved Teacher Noorita and hoped for her to wish me good luck. She hugged me and told me to inform her about everything through Sir Shahrir. She really wants to see me perform. So I hugged her and walked out. 
I saw Sir Shahrir's car zooming to his lair..LOL. So I ran to him and we all got inside the car, Me, Auni and Sir. Auni's the photographer that Sir hired. And she made an awesome magic trick in the car that really blew our heads off! 
We reached there, and I registered. Sebelum masuk dewan kena tengok nasib dulu..haha. kena cabut kertas tengok dapat turn ke-berapa nak perform for the first round. Fuuuhhh....dapat 7th turn! I hope that's a lucky number. Then, we sat for breakfast.. Nina tak breakfast pon pasal takmau makan nasi pagi2..takot terlena pulak. So, I annoyed my friend and my teacher by talking about spilling their drinks..It's about spilling..spilling, spilling..duhh..even Nina pon rasa annoyed dengan diri sendiri, still I had fun. And I made this awesome trick by making my glasses foggy by blowing the hot drink. Lame..and then it really happened!! Sir Shahrir spilled the hot tea in the huge container on Auni's hand!!!'s a good thing the container's almost empty.
Okay..another last minute practice. I saw the public speaking champion, Muthu sitting behind me. I don't wanna give up, I kept reading my notes and memorizing every single word even though I already memorized the whole thing. It's starting.. Sir Shahrir texted Teacher Noorita. My caterpillars are turning into butterflies again, one by one the participants are called to present on stage.. and then it's my turn..
Nina naik pentas sambil berdoa..mintak2 dapat markah banyak, confident dan tak tersekat2 or worse. Nina mulakan bicara dengan Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen..haha. then, the whole speech.. Sir Shahrir ambil gambar, Auni rakam video skali! Everyone enjoyed and laughed when I did the 'fart part'.

 Especially Sir..he taught that part. Yeah..Sir Shahrir texted Teacher Noorita , " Nina was great, she nailed them!". Teacher was happy and texted back..and I texted her too. I had fun and all the contestants are called to the quarantine room. So, it's time for round two! 
  In the computer lab, the quarantine room. I made friends, Afrina and Erina. From SMK Paya Kamunting and SMKBBD. We had a long chat, we were the noisiest in there. Talking about Public Speaking, Drama, Monkeys, everything! About ourselves..what we like, what we about making speeches. Yeah..good times. Then it's my turn to go and prepare for my speech, the very first thing that popped in mind when I saw the topic was, Teacher Noorita and Sir Shahrir. The topic was about schools, How to make Your School More Interesting. I remembered what they said about me not to spoil the Impromtu round!

 Impromtu was the 2nd round, and my life depends on it. So it's better not to spoil it like the last time when I somehow talked about myself giving away Ferraries and saving grandmas..on the topic The Greatest Gift You Can Ever Give. So I gotta think a little more logical for this round.
Alrighty then, it's time for my speech..I got on stage and I talked..I gave my points about making the school more interesting like cleanliness, colours, awesome students, prefects, cleaning ladies, interesting programmes, and the most important thing ever..the food. A SPAGETTI BUFFAY!!  Everyone laughed..I like drawing attentions,'s easy for people to know us better. And I didn't spoil this round! 
So..the winner has been selected. I bet it's Muthu again coz he's really awesome, he really deserved it. But surprisingly...he got 2nd instead of 1st. I was surprised..HOW COME?! He deserves 1st!! Gawdd..those buyers. Sir Shahrir pulled a face and said that the Jenan boy shouldn't get 3rd place coz his speech was terrible.'s Sir's opinion kay. And the girl who got first place used bombastic words for her speech, but not as fluent as Muthu's speech. Muthu was waayyy better.. and Sir Shahrir said I was wayyyyy better than the Jenan boy. Yeah, I know that I'm getting closer to what I'm hoping to get. At least a third place for only once in a lifetime. Well better luck next time. Teacher Noorita also texted us during our way to lunch. Boy, I ate so much coz I was soo hungry! Yeah, then we went shopping and then we're off to school again. I had so much fun. Good timess! I'm never forgetting this moment.

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