Wednesday, August 06, 2008

5:50 PM

Interhouse debates prep v2

So many things happened in the last 24 hours, that the previous post was outdated the moment it was written.

The current debate president informed me only last night about the previous message. Ben then dropped the bombshell that he would withdraw if I could not go. So after a couple of internal swear words, I had to set about ensuring Dragon would not be unrepresented tomorrow.

The first was to get a replacement for the first speaker. The second was to persuade my Chem tutor to excuse me. Well the first option, given such short notice, I had no choice but to rope in killerzephyr. After all, I know of almost no free, experienced debaters in Dragon House that can be "mobilised" within <36 hours of the competition. Many thanks to her! (Really hard time convincing. :) )

Then for Mrs Celine Lim, messaged her last night, she never replied to any of them. Paged at staffroom today, not there, call, also din pick up. Piang eh. Luckily saw outside staffroom at 3.40pm that Yan Yu and Hui Xin were seeking consultation from her at about 3.45pm. Then I waited till 4pm. When she came, her first word was "Yes" in a "pek chek" tone. I heaved a sigh of relief there and then!

The team roundup for Dragon is exactly the same for last year's interhouse debates. Just that now, killerzephyr is the first, I'm the second and Ben is the third. Never thought it would come back one full circle!

So the debate will be on tomorrow at 12.50pm in room 565. If all things go well, this Interhouse debates should be my last former debate session before I leave JC or even for the rest of my life.

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