Monday, May 24, 2010

In the quest of PERLIS perspective

ARAU OPEN 2010

My 1st English post yo.Here goes

In my quest to change my old self which always says no, ill think about it, or even nanti la, din and me came up with a cool motto

"We are the unintentional traveller" or "Takyah pikir2, pegi je"

And staying true to the motto, when Osho told me about a debate competition in Arau,Perlis.I just agreed and to the hell with details.Go first,ask question later.

Here are the details:

-Australs style (no point of information)
-30 teams participating (16 from UITM alone =_=)
-all of us are self funded, but THANKS Taylors for the T-SHIRT yeaH..

The expedition:

Osho-as Supreme Dictator also as 3rd Speaker
Afiq-as the Mind Tormentor also as 1st Speaker
Joshua- the Purist also as 2nd Speaker
Hillary-victim of Mindfuck(also known as blurness) and 1st adjudicator (male)
Raihan-Protector of Mr.Mac and 2nd adjudicator (female)

Here are the bit by bit of awesome events

Day 1 (rabu malam)

-Ayah Osho,Mr Manikkam picked us up at Casa,accompanied by Raihan saying to Osho how cute his dad looks.Haha (this is followed by the bus driver,some random people)
-Got on the bus at exactly 11 pm
-It turns out that the highway to north has no highway lights, and it is bapak menakutkan especially as the bus driver is kinda driving following the backlights of other cars.=_=
-Saw a girl who looks like Huda from Petrosains(which later turned out to be her) but the dim lighting and Osho's math calculation which is[ P(afiq on the bus to perlis) X P(Huda on the bus to Perlis)] is extremely little and which made me doubt it. Woke up at 3am in a middle of nowhere at a R and R for toilet break and almost kena tinggal bas.

Day 2 (thursday)
-Arrived at Kangar.Awesome folks and food.Murah beb. :D
-Registration at UITM Arau
-Team name is Tadpole (Taylor's Debating Promiscuous Old ladies Entourage or Taylor's Debating Prolificly Obscure Leader Entourage)
-More sleeping and slight worrying as I have only been 1st speeker once before
-Awesome briefing by Mr Omar or Rafiq's Dad. Best debate briefing ever.Funny stuff.

Day 3 ( Friday)

-First motion released
-This house would (THW) force priest to marry or leave the holy order
-Tadpole (GOV) vs Uni Malaysia Pahang (OPP)
-Lose.Bummer.Margin is (-0.5)
2nd Round

THW take guns away from Malaysian Police (wtf)
-Tadpole Gov vs UPM X Opp
-Lose.Major Bummer.Close with margin of 1 (overall is -1.5)

3rd Round

THW endorse the nuclear option in Malaysia
-Tadpole Opp vs USIM gov
-Win.Clear debate with margin of 2.Overall margin (+0.5)

Day 4 (Saturday)

-The word 'MindFuck' was coined by Mr.Osho and accepted in Tadpoles daily conversation.Hillary and Joshua remains pure. the word simply means the expression you show on your face when you are thinking of something really odd.Usually followed by 'Brain Orgasm' which is the burst of energy when you figure it out.

4th round

THW prosecute Executive Board Members of Oil Companies for Enviromental Pollution
-Tadpole Opp vs Uitm Sarawak Gov
-Clear win.

5th Round

THW allow airlines to charge passengers based on their weight and luggage
-Tadpole Gov vs Swing team
-Clear win

The 5th round was a silent round and was announced at a dinner at 11 pm
Tadpole broke into Quarter finals as the 6th team, the team with the highest score based on 3 wins.Awesome.

Day 5 (Sunday)

Every facial expression is considered to be 'mindfuck'. Hillary is partly corrupted due to the lack of clean food tampered his ability to decide the between good and bad. Raihan shows simptoms of sickness due to lack of food as well (more of a choice not to eat) .

Quarter-finals

THW not protect Greece's Economy
-Tadpole Oppo vs UT Mara 2 Gov
-Too complicated to be understood in laymen terms.6 people contradicting each other.HAHA
-Kalah.Major Bummer.

Losing the Quarter finals left the entire team in a daze.Joshua and Hillary offered themselves to be adjudicators for Public Speaking. Meanwhile, Osho, me and Raihan went on a fascinating journey of self actualization. We were walking randomly around the Uitm campus and Osho seems to be in a trance while listening to his collection of metal songs.Raihan and me take turns shouting insults for fun due to his inability to hear us. Both of us decided to keep walking untill we decided to go out of Uitm.

Along the way, an interview with an ostrich occurs. (=_=)



video

Afterwards, the pointless march goes on..And we reached the other gate of uitm arau.Compared to the first one, this was even more situated in the countryside. I had this feeling that a cab will pass soon in 5 minutes.Osho being realistic and possibly heartbroken, told us to patah balek and tido.Just as he finished the last sentence, a cab passed.Wow.So ktorang pon ke bandar Kangar balek untuk makan2.In the quest of Perlis Perspective, we walked to find a unique food in Kangar.Refusing to go to mamak stall as it is probably the 2nd most common thing in KL other than traffic lights, we press on.Ironically, last2 makan gak kat KFC.Haha.Our transport to Kangar the next day was the pakcik teksi who gave us his number. Life is indeed totally random.

Day 6. Monday (Back to reality yo)

Alas all the best things have to end.and on Monday, it kinda does.So awal pagi,(by some unknown forces,sumer bangun awal)

Rushing sbb nak kejar bas pukul 9.Next bus pukul 1.no way balek lambat. Apparently, the schedule state check out at 8.At 8.30, there was no one at the check out place.Guess we forgot to set our watch to Malaysian time.-_- At 8.50,after making some calls, we dropped our keys and caio. Sampai bus station, our beloved bus left. 'Fortunately' another bus was about to leave at 9.30.

The Dangers of Riding a Non Transnasional bus.

We got on a bus ** Express (the first two letters of the alphabet).

Yeah, right on schedule right.Wrong.The bus apparently took some untold detours with the most exceptional detail.Wow.Here are the stops

Kubang Pasu
Pukul 11-Driver bas lapar.G bandar situ cari kedai makan jap.God...

Sungai Petani
Pukul 1-Driver bas teringat yg die kena pos duit kat bini dia.Dapat epiphany masa bawak bas kot.bagus Suami mithali ni..Huhh

Alor Setar

Tak sure pukul brape, sbb x sure Sg Petani dulu ke stop ni dulu

Amek orang kat bus stop ni lak.Bas Multitasker en.. -_-

Ipoh
Pukul 3-Amek org lagi.Finally masuk gak Highway.Oh god...

dan beberapa stop lagi untuk qada hajat.Normal la.

Sampai KL.FINALLY

Pukul 7- Ktorang turun, bas terus jalan meneruskan ke JB lak.Hebat bas ni.Cat kuning atau hijau dah bole jadi teksi tros.

Pengalaman pertama menjadi mangsa teksi eksekutif.RM50 to KL Sentral.On the way, our teksi driver fought a passing car's driver when it was clearly his fault to switch lanes without signals.Normal common decency in KL.Great, we are home :D..Another cab from Sentral to Summit Subang Jaya (normal cab) RM24.Sampai pon umah.

Wow, now that is some random shit!

Overall.

Tadpole-3 wins,Broke 6, Points-1309, (2nd highest in the comp)
me- 375 points,rank 7. Just like Novice, i just need one more point to get a trophy. Sigh...
Joshua- Congrats for getting 2nd best overall dude!
Hillary Wee- Complete destruction of the mind.Mission Accomplished.

Tadpole, onwards to ICRC debate! But first, our Semester Exams! Cheerios