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! Yay..it'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.
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 ourselves..so I just stick to my studies and memorise a bit just in case.
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 cancelled..it 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 inside..it was my TURN..They announced my name already! I can't believe it..how 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..
I got on stage to get my prize when they announced. I was happy..it was the first time to win and it's the fifth time I'm participating in this competition. Yeah..it'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!!