All About Presentations.
I’ll be heavily betting on the fact that my Oral Comm. lecturer Ms. Lee (I’m not even mentioning her first name here for fears the Google search bots would pick this up) won’t be reading this anytime soon.
Okay, with greaat relief, we finally have our third and final oral presentation behind our backs. What a bloody relief it was. Preparing for it was like hell, and hell I mean.
Our presentation group had ah siat, ah piaw and me. Our topic was the question ‘Did man really land on the moon?’ and as you may already got it, we planned to dispute the Apollo moon landing missions in the 1960’s. Gosh, I’m already having this phobia of mentioning or reading or typing the words, ‘Apollo’, ‘missions’, and the ‘moon’.
Yes, it was a free topic. So why did we bloody chose that topic? Truth is we were inspired by one of the topics our seniors did which went along the lines of the ‘conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks’. Ah Piaw then had this brain fart and said hey! why don’t we talk about man never reached the moon? We blindly agreed and little did we know, we started digging our bloody graves from that very moment.
So once the topics were finalised, there was no turning back. Oh boy.
I certainly had seen arguments about the U.S faking the Apollo missions on the internet prior to ah piaw’s brain fart. I thought it may be pretty interesting and that’s why I agreed to that suggestion.
So we went on the quest to find out the truth. Information on this topic were not hard to find. In fact, there’s an abundance of personal websites (take note, personal websites) debating on the fact that the Apollo missions were a hoax. Yet, that’s the problem. They weren’t credible sources.
And the more we bloody deepen our search, the more we were bloody convinced that the Apollo moon landings were real. At one point, we were so freakin demotivated to go on with that topic. I even thought of trashing our topic for a new one, but time didn’t permit. Bloody hell.
I mean, make a Google search on ‘moon hoax’. Go read any of those random moon hoax personal websites probably written by wannabe conspiracy theorists or just bored individuals. Come back and tell me if half of the questions they raised were credible. Sometimes it was just so obvious. There are times where I come across one of their arguments and could just rebuke it right from the back of my mind. It just takes bloody common sense!
In the end, we decided to go on anyway. Picture this, we will be convincing a class load of people that the US of A never went to the moon when we ourselves are bloody convinced that the U.S. DID go to the moon. Now how hard is that?? Put it in other words, we will be presenting a lie. And if Ms. Lee reads this we’re really done for.
And due to the rather serious and highly technical nature of the topic, preparation for the points and slides took too bloody long. On the big day itself, we skipped every freakin class before the 4.30pm Oral Comm. presentation.
Demotivated and under prepared. The end result was as expected by anyone of us, a disappointment.
Now if you’d ask me if man really landed on the moon, believe it or not, ladies and gentlemen the answer is yes!
Pardon the wordy post, you’ll know I’m frustrated when you see me babbling this much.