April 11, 2015

Experience and exposure

Assalamualaikum

I don't remember when was the last time i wrote an entry.These past few months have been a hectic one. My schedule was and is full. I only have the weekends to rest and to actually care about myself. But, even the weekends was and is full. Well, normal lah kan. The perk of being a student and not to mention Form 5 student. /rolls eyes/

I don't even know why i open this blog in the first place. I mean of course i had opened it before, but now it's different. I opened it and actually writing something right now. Okay la it's not write but type.

And since i don't even know what to tell about, i guess i will story-tell about my participation in a program last week. 

It's a sudden decision, actually. But, no regret. I was with my gang, of course, walking back to the class after came back from RTC for Karnival Jom Masuk U 2015. And swooosh my sir appeared. K, too much hahaha. He suddenly talked about essay, contest and do-you-want-to-join-it stuff. Blank kejap. So, i asked him the details of the contest and so on. Like the words limit, narration or what, when, where and etc. I have the right to know okay ^^ And then sir asked me to follow him to meet another teacher-in-charge. So yeahh after a long thought,i followed him and there's no turning back.

The teacher kinda explained everything and i just nodded. It's quite tough actually because it's a non-fiction essay contest. I was like "what ?" My strength is on narration, fiction, fairytale and imagination story. But, nahh. It's worth to try. Nothing to lose, something to gain. And when we went there, i was quite nervous because all the participants spoke in fluent English. Woahh, it's like they are native speaker. I felt down kejap and tak menaruh harapan yang tinggi sangat. If they can speak well, surely they can write well, right ?

When the contest started, i was blank for a minute because there's no specific question. I just need to write whatever that i heard when Tan Sri Wan Azmi talked before. I snapped out of it and started to write whatever that I remembered and whatever that came in my mind. Right after the contest ended, relief overwhelmed me. The burden had been lifted from me. Freedom ! Even so, my hope was only 10%. I'm not confident with what i wrote. Even when i read it back before times up, it felt like something was lacking. And the problem with me is, i couldn't figure what was lacking. Pasrah hahaha.


 I looked focused ....... or rather blank

Sorry for the blur pic. And there's more after this kekeke 
 
Next day, we went there again for prize giving ceremony. Before that, there were speeches by Dato' Mahmood Merican and Tan Sri Wan Azmi. Seriously, I respect them so much. When I heard their speech, I felt like I have way too long journey to achieve success. Their speeches were so inspiring and motivational. They shared with us how they struggled and their experiences in a way to achieve success. They even shared tips on how to excel in English from every aspect. It helps me a lot.


The person, who was holding the prizes is Dato' Mahmood Merican. If you want to know more about him, go and ask Google. 'He' knows everything that need to be know.

And, unfortunately i didn't win. As expected. Only received consolation prize,but it's better than nothing. The winner received Rm1000 cash and certificate. First runner-up received RM600 and a certificate while the second runner-up received RM400 and a certificate. I know. Mind-blowing ! The winners really deserved it. And both grand winner and first runner-up are Ismailian (SIC). Again, mind-blowing ! How on earth they can write well ? I need to learn more and more bcs I'm lacking too much.

 I received a certificate, a notebook and a colourful memo pad. The memo pad is so pretty... Can i just keep it ? Sayang betul nak guna hehe


 This photo was taken before the contest start. I looked pretty decent hahahahah. Sorry for my sudden perasan-ness. Btw, do you notice a prefect guy in the pic ? Well, he's the winner.

Anyway, congratulations to all of us. Win or lose, doesn't matter because at the end, everyone is a winner. Experience and exposure are the most important thing. Your failure is an another stepping stone to a success. Never lose hope and keep your faith. And i guess, I need to put a stop here. See you guys in my next entry, which i don't even know will exist or not hahahaha . Thanks for reading ❤