Monday, July 20, 2009

The Week Four Journal

Yohan with Dr.william
on
our sister's wedding
2007


Yeah! home at last!, I thought it will be a 5 days honeymoon for me,but I was totally wrong. It's a 5 days of pain-staking non-stop hardwork,helping my father and other family members,doing preparation for my sister's wedding. (ehem..it's me) There was absolutely no free spaces for me to squeeze in for my 3rd speech preparation, not even enough rest hours. Thank you Bi for the help during my wedding 6 years back :)


I was back in Klang after a long journey on 9/9/2003 at 6.30PM. I took a shower and slept at 8.00PM without having my supper (I was damn tired). Then the next morning I woke up at 10.00Am (14hours of sleep) and feeling fresh for the 11.30Am ENG212 Class.


Ok! enough with the story crap...lets move on with the journal. Knowing that I have absolutely zilch preparations for the third speech, Iasked Ms.Hui's permission to give my presentation on the next day (Thursday) , and thankfully she allowed it. If not,I'm totally screwed up.


I began gathering information from the net and printed it out. Then at night I start typing my speech,which I eventually finished typed and edited roughly at 2.30AM. I took another 30 minutes to practice the speech before I jump in to bed. I set my alarm clock at 7.00AM, so that there are still time for me to prepare for the class.


On my way to the classroom, I was a bit shakey since i've only slept 4 hours before coming to class. This time I managed to overcome a bit of the pressure compare to my condition with my previous speech. I wasn't ready to present my speech because I didn't have enough time to really prepare and memorise my speech text. But since there's no time for me to argue with this, it is my problem and I have to deal with it face-to-face like a man.


There's nothing fancy with my speech introduction this time as I was already prepared the text for my speech. I choose to stood still and put my hand behind my back as I am not so familiar giving speech with the right body language, proposeful gesture, and right facial expressions.One more missing criteria was eye contact with the audience, as I was busy reading my notes... hehehe..


Oppsss! there goes my marks. It was like looking at RM1,000,000 bill falling from the sky, knowing that I could catch it but instead watching it hopelessly going down to drain. I don't expected high marks for this speech but hopefully it'll be better than the previous one.


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Comment:

Well Yohan,I don't know what to say. Having read about how little time you spent working on
the speech, it is no wonder you were reading the text-and you will suffer terribly from it. I do not know whether the marks will be better then #2-I haven't marked it yet.The final I shall say is: Please don't risk it anymore.


marks 2/3

written by: yohan

typed by: nsst/bingo

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