In case you're wondering, what the heck am I writing in my title, it simply means - 2nd (national) Chinese debate competition organized by HELP's very own Chinese Cultural Society (CCS). So-called HELP Cup (it's written like this in Chinese).
Although most of the competing schools are from Chinese Independent schools, there are also some government schools like SMK Taman S.E.A., SMK Seri Sentosa, SMK Seri Saujana, SMK Kepong Baru, SMK Taman Desa. There are a few gov schools I left out because I don't know the BM wordings for it. And there are some very weird school names like 大城堡 (Big Castle). How am I to translate for this? SMK Castle Besar wahahahaha... paiseh, forgotten the BM word for castle. Another government school is 吉隆坡公教中学 (Catholic High School?) and 新民国民型中学。
We have participating Chinese schools like 新山宽柔中学 (Johor Bahru Foon Yew High School), 宽柔中学古来分校，吉隆坡坤成中学 (KL Kuen Cheng High School), 吉隆坡循人中学 (KL Tsun Jin High School), 吉隆坡中华独中 (KL Chong Hwa High School), 马六甲培风中学, 霹雳育才独中，芙蓉中华独中，居銮独中，巴生滨华独中，吉隆坡尊孔独中，吉兰丹中华独中，森美兰芙蓉振华中学，巴生光华独中，巴株吧辖华仁独中，大山脚日新独中。
Today I'm lucky because I managed to witness my high school CHKL (group B.. din get to watch group A in action) competing in the final round of the day. They were against 华仁独中。It was quite fascinating since I've never attended any live debate competitions before. I'm the cameraman for today (and tmr). But the bad side about this two teams is that they did not interact with each other that much (in terms of turning the opposition's points against them) but instead they hang on to each of their point of view on the subject. So the judges said that there wasn't any "fireworks" and it turned cold instead (this sentence damn cold). Damn a lot of history facts and I don't know much of its origins, wahaha, hate history!
The first round that I watched was quite interesting as it was JB Foon Yew (not Kulai) vs KL Kuen Cheng. Equally good and the debators are so cute!! I also watched SMK Taman S.E.A. vs Tsun Jin High School. Tsun Jin won in the end but their points actually weren't as good as Taman S.E.A but because of their inability to actually further elaborate and also give more examples. Some of the gov schools have good points but they failed their part in either stating the main point too late (almost finishing baru they say their main point), talk too slow (they still got time to give intro, bell rang the minute they wanna enter the main point) or they weren't fluent while giving their points (wasted some time trying to say the right word or pronunciation or rephrase a few times). Taman S.E.A.'s debators were quite agressive especially the boys (except for one, he's only form 2).
So most of the contestants are so young!! They are like only in their Form2 or Form 3! I talked to the representative from Tmn SEA, she said coz the seniors wanna give the young ones a try.
Time for bed. Looking forward to tmr's Pre match! Yippie~~ Qualifying round consisted of 32 teams (not 32 schools). Tmr will have 16 teams. Then Sunday would be the semi finals and finals. Damn excited!! yippie~~~ Have to bring 2 cams to college.