Sooo, this was the third time ADC joined Gajah Mada Debating Tournament (GMDT) hosted by UGM.. Two teams that are going to represent Atma are:
ATMA A : Theodorus Nico, Sasa, Jovita Gianina
ATMA B : Ivana Natalia, Bimo Sadeli, Alfonsus Goutama
N1(s) : Shannon, Richard Tjie
After team announcement, each team quickly gathered to do the obligatory SWOT & arrange a training schedule. After two months of training and preparation, the long-awaited Asian tournament has finally came. We took an 8-hour overnight train to Yogyakarta and arrived just in time to see the sun rise. Most of us didn’t get a good sleep & were extremely exhausted. Our N1 are already check-in to the hotel the day before the debaters came because they already go to Jogja the daye before. The N-1s headed straight to UGM for adjudication test.
After that, we were resting for a couple of hours before we going back to practice. Day one ended after we had dinner in a restaurant that was not far from our hotel. It was unbelievably cheap & delicious and of course it tase more delicious since we were exhausted and hungry
The next day, we had our breakfast in front of our hotel and eating “indomie” to fill up our stomach and then we headed to UGM. It was hard to look for a taxi and we were anxious that we are going to be late so we ended up called for a taxi We had 3 preliminary rounds that day and 2 more round the next day before breaking announcement.
|ATMA A||ITB B|
|2.||BINUS B||ATMA A|
|PPNS B||ATMA B|
|3.||ATMA A||UI C|
|ITB B||ATMA B|
|4.||ATMA A||ITB A|
|UI B||ATMA B|
|ATMA B||PPNS A|
After 5 rounds of preliminary rounds, ATMA A managed broke 11th and proceed to Octofinal round. Sadly, ATMA B didn’t go through At octofinal round, also our N1 sadly didn’t break to the breaking adjudicator.
ATMA A faced UII B and had a very tight debate. And, the result is that ATMA A win against UII B and manage to go to the QuarterFinal Round.
ATMA A faced UGM B in the quarterfinal round. Both of the team are really engaging towards each other and having a really fun also tight debate, in this round we even make the adjudicator Revian Broke to laughter when the debate was on. but, Unfortunately ATMA A lost to UGM B but after all the teams was having a really good effort on the debate and it was a really fun debate.
The next day, we decided to head for “Food Hunting” in Jogja, the first restaurant that we went is “roast and bear coffe lounge” the food are so delicious and it was cheap too!! We had a full of food in our table that time. After that we thought of some ice cream so we went to the Gelato. We decide to look for another restaurant by “walking” across the street hoping that there were any interesting restaurant nearby, and we ended with none restaurant :’) so we decided to go to malioboro. After we arrived. We split into groups. One is staying at Mirota, one is shopping for gifts and bakpia. After we were done with resting and a little shopping we decide to eat one last meal in jogja which is Mie Jogja “Pak Pele”. On our way there it was so tough for us because there were no “becak” nearby so we walk for a while and we found two “becak” so we decide to ride the “becak” and because there were 8 of us and most of us have a “big body” :p the “becak” is only for 6 people sooo, Nico and Bimo decide to “run” all the way to mie jogja “pak pele” it was so funny thet when they were arrive they have this sweat all over theirbody and it was so hilarious. After that we ate a lot there and even some of us eat double portion.
After our last meal we were heading to the train and took another 8-hour overnight train to Jakarta…. … It was an amazing experience with the most amazing people
Let’s work hard in another tournament!!