I know the feeling of failing the expectations of your loved ones or even people around you when they are looking forward for you to win a competition.
Yes I have undergone that so many times but I nevermind that thing as long as I did my very best. Anyway, in my life right now I am proud to say that I am once a student journalist, a part of a Writers' Club in school (elementary and high school). Sometimes there's a big possibility you will be chosen as one of the writers to represent your school or even your city for competitions just like me. (
Yes! I am a News Editor in our gazette way back in high school, but I have already experienced to write anything including Editorial articles, Feature articles, News articles, Sports articles or even Copy-reading which I have learned in journalism training at Cabatuan, Iloilo in 2005. Actually I was one of the lucky student journalists to join the said training knowing I am still in junior high school on that time. Participating the said training was such an edge of yourself to other student journalists because you will truly embellished your writing skills from it. Thats why I am confident enough that after the training, I could truly bequeath the things I have ascertained to my school gazette.
Yes I did it though and because of that I represented my school for Division School Press Conference wherein I will be competing student journalists from different public and private secondary schools in our city. I was so proud when I won in Editorial Writing as well News Writing and I will be the representative of our city for Regional School Press Con to be held at Passi, Iloilo. But I am bit disappointed when I knew I can't go for the Regional Competition because of financial problem faced by our school in sending student journalists. Well I already accepted that fact for I know everything happens for a reason. Then I was stimulated spiritually by the words of my teacher who was also the trainor of our school gazette, which somehow lessens the letdown feeling I felt.
Then came my senior year, I again brought home the bacon in Editorial Writing and News Writing in Division School Press Con which made me qualified for Regional School Press Con and now to be held at Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City. I am so convivial that on the second time around, God endowed me this opportunity. So when I arrived at the venue, its not new to me anymore meeting and competing other students from different parts of Region VI. With this event in my life, I have gained friends. In fact I am already used to it knowing I am an amiable person (
as if I am). But, I have encountered a problem there wherein I was told by my trainor that I really need to join only one writing contest, knowing I am both qualified for Editorial Writing and News Writing. So, I never have the chance to contemplate but I had finally decided to go for News Writing.
Anyway, a news is an accurate report. So, writing a news story is somehow simple and easy. Why? Its because you don't need to use those flowering words (e.g. figurative languages, idiomatic expression) or even adjectives, if so adjectives must be factual. Its a matter of knowing and answering the 5 WH and 1 H questions because these were the crux of all news. To know more how to write a news story, then click HERE.
Going back to the News Writing contest, on that time I really have this "confidence" in myself that I have made the "best" news story
for me but when the result was announced, sad to say I haven't won the competition which really made me feel lugubrious. Yes, I knew in myself I really did my best, so I was really disappointed.
So because of this experience, I tumbled somehow that
I must not expect too much in any event as long you have tried your best, its already enough and I must not be drowned by this "pride" I have in myself for I know there are some instances that I already forgot to thank God who is the reason why I am having all these things in my life.