Today, DH and I went to the International Islamic University (IIU).
to meet up Nafis who is there for the Inter-school Debate competition. When he called home last night, I promised to visit him today.
When we arrived, Nafis and his tema mates were in the hall, so I ended up chatting with his English teacher. I told her that I couldn’t believe that he could be a debater, knowing how quiet and reserved he is. The teacher, Puan Nik Fauziah told me that it took her so long to talk Nafis into joining the team 🙂 She has confidence in Nafis and she was delighted to tell me how Nafis has improved him confidence in speaking in public.
Since we were running late, and not wanting him to lose his concentration (he might get embarrassed if we were in the room) we left just before he started the session – we just managed to wave goodbye to him 😉
And later tonight he called to say that they lost the debate (the won the earlier one). Five more rounds to go (tomorrow and on Monday) for the preliminary oround.
With about 80 teams participating, it’s not easy to even get into the final round, so to me, I am just satisfied that he is participating 😀