Saturday, July 08, 2006

Titles?

I've been sitting here all day long, cracking my head to come up with something to write about for the Cheeseman Elocution. Most of the time, staring blankly into cyberspace, to the tiny pixels of the monitor. The only dilemma that I'm facing is that I'm not sure which title am I suppose to write about.

I approached Mr. Goh today, at the end of the lesson, when he was clearing up his books, stuffing them hurriedly into his bags, getting ready to leave the class, to get more defined details on the elocution. "Sir, can I speak with you about the elocution?" I said, looking down at him, as he was sitting on the chair, still busy with his books. "What? Are you going to tell me you're going to pull yourself out again?" he said, still busied with his books and not looking up. "Oh, can I?" I said enthusiastically. "Of course, not!" he said as he stood up, still scanning the table to make sure that he didn't leave anything out, with his right hand pocking his pen into his pocket. "If I was MATTHEW KANG," he stressed on the last two words, "I'd proudly go up the stage!".

Yea right. If Matthew Kang had all the confidence in the world and feared not of the idea of being ridiculed and rejected. We had a little conversation about the elocution day, the crowd I was going to face and my text. "So, my title is definite? Blogging?" I asked. "No, definitely not. You can still change. You can write about... 'Why Handphones Should Be Allowed in School' if you like," he suggested. "It may not be a prize-grabbing title, but it'll ensure the crowd backup that you obviously need, " he added smilingly, as if to hint that it'd be a great joke and a tease to the school. "So you're suggesting I change my title?" I said confusingly. Turning to look at the clock, he said, "Not necessarily. The choice is still up to you." I stared at him blankly for a moment with my mouth ajar. "Haiya, I'm sure you can do it! OK. See you next Monday, " he patted me at the back and dashed off. Something in his tone of voice tells me that he's taking this competition pretty lightly.

And I don't know why I still find myself, worrying excessively over matters as such!

I have spent my entire afternoon, shoving away my pile of homework, devoting full attention to this matter. I couldn't make up my mind on what to write, whether it was 'Blogging' or 'Handphones'. After much consideration, I decided to take a nap to clear my mind. LOL. Literally, my mind have not done so much of worrying a thinking in a while that it tires me out easily.

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The nap definitely helped and I've made up my mind. I've decided to go with the title "Should Mobile Phones Be Allowed In School?" I find 'Blogging' a norm now and I'm sure none of them needs me to explain any further about blogging. Besides, there are some people that I know that don't really approve of me blogging. I have a hate-fan-base, that's for sure. Till this point, I've managed to come up with approximately 430 words or so (and I'm still not even halfway through my points yet). Writing definitely doesn't come as much as a burden to memorising it! I need to get this done, at least by the end of this weekend. I'm not sure if my points are reasonable/valid and I seriously need to get it checked by Mr. Goh.

I've got my fingers crossed so far. I hope this title works out.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

since ur so scared of da audience, den make little contact with them.

look up to our school bell/clock or watever is hung up der...

matrianklw said...

I can try...