Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wira Debate - All the way from here.

We've come too far to go back now.

For the past month or so, I have been coaching the Wira debate team of DJ and I am proud to say that we have made it through 4 grueling debates so far.

And here we are, currently representing PJ Utara and we just have 3 more debates to go to become state champions. And thats really something.

We've got a good team this year, and we've got people around who are willing to spend their time coaching the team this year. If the team puts in their all, we've got a really good chance to go all the way this year, all the way to the national finals.

I just hope that they really appreciate the opportunity that they have this year, this year's Wira team, and that they give it their best shot. Opportunities like this don't come every day. Hope you guys know that.

Work hard team! Just a bit more to achieve something you'll remember all your life!

Trust me guys, when I say victory tastes good. It's just so sweet and I'm praying so hard that we'll make it this year. We're all praying for you guys - Mr. Andrew Loh, John, Mark, Adeline, Kalkena... Once a DJ debater, always a DJ debater.

So, Keefe, Zafirah, Jayshendra, Daryl, Sophia, Rachel and Calvin, I hope that you guys will work hard to seize this opportunity - it's one that only comes once in a lifetime. I also hope that you'll take back more from this debate than just the trophy at the end of the day, but you guys grow as debaters and public speakers, and more importantly, grow even closer as true friends. I can honestly say that I've made really good friends through debate, and that all the stressed up times we had in the 'Bilik Tayangan' really brought us so much closer together (remember Black Maria, John?)!

So team, please put in your 100% into debate for these few more rounds till we reach the national finals. You will so NOT regret it when we bring that beautiful trophy back for the third time.

Here are the next 3 motions that we'll have to prepare for the next round of debating on the 29th and 30th of April:
  • THBT the heart is more powerful than the brain.
  • THBT the future of our world is in the hands of the technologists, not the naturalist.
  • THBT the growing sense of individualism is the root cause of the disintegration of today's marriages.
Email me please anybody has insights on these 3 motions! Any help would be greatly appreciated! We've got to go all the way this year people, we just have to!

What Mayshi drew for me after we won the Taylor's debate. (:

And I guess Mayshi was right - again, I'm with debating, my old flame again. We'll go all the way together this year, ALL THE WAY!