On Wednesday, my team mates and I were standing in front of a quiet, cold room. The serious judges told us to start. My stomach started doing some gymnastics. Well, after a little while I was okay. But, this was a serious thing. It was the SHARK TANK!! I was talking in front of an ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL!! (Well, I was lucky because some groups needed to stand in front of Dr. Keller, which is the PRINCIPAL.) Anyway, this was a very memorable experience. (I'm glad I couldn't be in the Dragon's Apprentice, because if I get to the finals, I have to be in the AUDITORIUM, which is a NERVE-RACKING thing. I'm pretty sure the 6th-graders already posted a blog about it.)
My group was called the Food Dudes (which, I know, IS a weird name). Meherika (one of my team mates) started with a rhetorical question: "Have you ever looked around the cafeteria, looking for food to eat, but there's nothing from your home country?"
I followed her, introducing our team and our group members. "We are the Food Dudes, and I am Jiwon. This is Meherika and that is Quoc." Followed up with the other team mates' lines (which talked about the problem), I was the one who said the solution, which was to introduce more cuisines to the cafeteria
And then we continued, clicking through the slides, until the end of our presentation. After we finished, we got some questions. Some of them were tough ones, but Meherika answered all of them, and I was very happy that I don't have to answer any of them.
Next day, the teachers presented the groups that made it to the finals. There were 7 groups that made it. My best friends' group were included in the 7 groups, which was a very happy thing, but the sad part-MY group didn't make it. I was sad, but I was happy at the same time since I didn't have to stand in front of Mr. Sylte (head of school) and Dr. Keller, parents and G4's. If I made it I would have been very nervous.
Well, I think that's the whole story! I'm sorry for not posting for 2 months or so. Bye!