About four or five years ago I joined an English debating club in my school. Those were great times; I got to meet very intelligent people who speaks excellent English—I was paired with a few teams that consisted of such people and we went into a few competitions, although most of the time we went home with only participant certificates or, once when lucky, a quarter-finalist certificate (I think I ruined the competence of the team). After about a year or so, I quit and since then I never went into debating again.
Until now. On December I’ll be paired with a team of three people to be sent to a local debating competition, along with four other teams from the department of English.
I guess I’ll be out of my protective shell for a while and see how far I can exert myself, talking and meeting people and stuff. And see whether I still have that debating spirit (that I think I never had).