Hello, folks! It is me again and now is story time. So keep reading, if you will.
We, SMAN 3 students except those who are in their last year, just had an event called Dewa Athena. Dewa Athena is some kind of a sports festival or something; you get what I mean. The name itself is rather interesting. Well, at least it is, for me. Dewa Athena is literally the name of the Goddess of Wisdom in Greek Mythology, Athena. It is also the name of the capital city of Greece : Athens. Why the committe chose such a name, I only have a guess. I actually wonder why they named the event like that. I mean, Athena is not only the goddess of wisdom, but also the goddess of warcraft. My best guess is because Athena is the goddess of wisdom, it is only reasonable that she would be the patron of SMAN 3 students which are known for their ardent will to keep studying. But she is also the goddess of warcraft. So, I guess during this event, we are expected to play the games with strategies not unlike during a war. However, that is just a mere guess of mine. So, don’t assume things up.
Okay, enough with my speculation and momentary blabbering. Now, I am going to describe the event as best as I can. So, Dewa Athena is an event of sport competitions. There are games to play with, or, to be more precise, to compete against other classes. The games include volleyball, football, dodgeball, badminton, relay race, tug of war, and even a traditional game called gobak sodor. We played the games as best as we could. We actually won lots of them but we lost during the final. I, myself, only played gobak sodor. I mean, that’s the only game I can contribute since I suck at any other games.
We made it to the final with gobak sodor, volleyball, relay race, and tug of war. However, we only won the tug of war despite our effort. I really love watching my team played tug of war, because the faces they made during that game are just funny. They screamed and exert so much energy they look like total savages. But we lost against the 11th graders in tug of war, though. I mean, just look at the size difference. One look at our team and their team, and the winner is obvious. The only comfort we had is that we won against all other 10th graders, so that must count for something. Here I will insert some pictures taken during the event, credits to my dear classmate: Raihana and Adila.
|watching the relay race|
|during gobak sodor|
|pink squad, cheese!|
Anyway, would you look at our jersey? Because the jersey of our class just stands out so distinctly you can recognize one from, like, a hundred meters away. I mean, the color is ridiculously pink. It looks even more ridiculous on boys. I don't have a picture with the boys, so... yeah, my apologies. The jersey really helps, though, especially when I am lost in the crowd and I have to look for the others. We call ourselves the pink squad because of this.
However, this event is rather exciting. It helps us build solidarity among our class mates and other classes as well. We experienced glory, exhaustion, joy, disappointment, even heartbreak. But that is all sport is about. Also, this event keeps us moving during weekend, so we may become healthier. Maybe.
Okay I guess that is all for now. Thank you for reading and see you next post!