Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A happy ending to an epic tale.

At 12:03p.m. I received a call.

"How did it go?" I wondered, and nervously pressed the "answer" button on my phone.

"Hello boy!" my Dad said to me with a cheerful ring to his voice.

My heart leaped, as that could only mean one thing - we're taking the challenge trophy home this year and keeping it!

Third time's the charm, and I'm just so happy.

Looks like we actually did go all the way this year, and all that effort coaching them in the beginning was worth every single drop of sweat in the end.

We did it.

It wasn't easy, but we we did it in the end.

You guys may not know it, but you made the dreams of so many of us come true with your win. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love all of you so much.

A loving brother, friend and coach,

Kevin Chan

***

And here's Andrew's recently updated compilation of debate wins:


Malaysia National English Debate Competition Winners


Year

Datuk Wira

Taylor's

HELP

IIUM

2008

SMK Damansara
Jaya

SMK Seafield, Selangor

SMK Damansara
Jaya

Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh

2007

SMK Lok Yuk, Sabah

SMK Bukit Bandaraya, KL

SMK Taman SEA, Selangor

Sekolah Alam Shah, Putrajaya

2006

Batu Pahat High School, Johor

SMK Damansara Jaya

SMK Damansara Jaya

St Xavier's Institution, Penang

2005

SMK Sultan Abu Bakar, Pahang

SMK Damansara Jaya

Royal Military College, Kuala Lumpur

St Xavier's Institution, Penang

2004

Tsung Tsin High School, Sabah

SMK La Salle PJ, Selangor

SMK Damansara Jaya

St Xavier's Institution, Penang

2003

SMK Damansara Jaya

SMK Assunta, Selangor

SMK Subang Utama, Selangor

Royal Military College, Kuala Lumpur

2002

SMK Convent Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur

SMK Damansara Jaya

-

-

2001

SMK Damansara Jaya

Sekolah Sri Garden, Kuala Lumpur

-

-

2000

Combined Team, Sabah

SMK Damansara Jaya

-

-



That makes it 10 wins in 9 years. And it's our THIRD time winning the Wira cup. Need I say more?

8 comments:

Andrew Loh said...

Kevin I LOVE YOU

this is so true:

You guys may not know it, but you made the dreams of so many of us come true with your win. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love all of you so much.

shernren said...

I was *almost* going to never talk to you people again when I found out that you guys had gotten so far in the Wira without so much as a whisper.

Then I find that you guys win.

That almost makes up for all of it. Almost.

Congrats!! I love you guys to bits.

Kevin Chan said...

ShernRen,

How to contact you lahhh? I'll get your msn from Andrew ASAP. (: We should all meet up when we're all back in KL lah.

Andrew,

You hit it on the nail with:

"There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the spirit of DJ.

This is why we have 10 debating titles.

This is why we have 2 cheerleading titles and 4 runners-up.

This is why Djians are damn fucking proud to be Djian.

Because we have our priorities right."

(: Can't stop smiling after reading those words.

nimalan said...

This is why DJ is so freaking awesome

su said...

congrats kevin!

Kevin Chan said...

Yup, as such is the DJ spirit!

Just transferring some of my tagboard posts here. This is something that I would love to remember and reminisce many years from now.

When you believe, great things are possible. (:

5 Nov 08, 01:20
John: Think debating, think SMKDJ! (sounds familiar,kev?) OMG... I just wish I was there to watch it all happen!

5 Nov 08, 00:38
keefeCHAN.: Thank you for bringing us to the state levels. We could never have done it without you, my brother. :D

4 Nov 08, 21:56
Sophia: HELLO OMG WE WON!:) HAHAHA thanks a lot kevin. Your support throughout everything is priceless :)

4 Nov 08, 21:42
keefeCHAN.: thank you for everything :) we could never have got to nationals if we didn't get to state level (: and sorry for not replying your messages earlier! :D

Ern Sheong said...

awesome! good job to your bro and team and you too for ur help when you were still back in malaysia :)

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