English debate is one of the thing that brought me abroad so far. I still remember, at the first time I entered that all girl school, daddy told me to join English debate club. He basically said - it's a way to keep myself update, critical and practice my English. Even that I had to go home at 12.45 on Saturdays, while the other at 11.15 or less, don't really remember. But yeah, what daddy said was true. I won some competitions with my favorite team ever, I as the second speaker, Retha as first speaker and Olga as the third. We've been through so many ups and down moments together, since how difficult it was to get a permission from our strictly straight headmistress, walking home very late, till the last which could have been the one that brought us to a national level winner - a walked out. We were already octo-finalists! The competition was in the best national university: University of Indonesia at the Faculty of Law, where I really want(ed) to go after graduating from high school (If I were still in Santa Ursuala) But because of that ineffective, slow, screwed, unorganised and super lame Indonesian train that brought us - we were late and it was over.
They used to say that I have that strong British accent while I was debating, man now I am in a complete opposite pole!