My Point of View in Dewa Athena
A SMA Negeri 3 Bandung Sport Event
So, every school (probably only in Indonesia I guess. I never heard anything like this from the outside of Indonesia) usually has an annual event of sport. In SMA Negeri 3 Bandung we called it as Dewa Athena (Funnily enough it stands for Olimpiade Siswa, Ajang Tunjuk Kebolehan, Eksistensi, dan Kebersamaan Siswa (means: Student’s olimpic, the event for showdowns, existence, and students togetherness)). It was held for 5 days, 2 days is for the freshmens (10th graders qualifier), 2 days for the 11th graders, and a day for semifinal and Final (which leads to 10th grader aghainst 11th grader).
Dewa Athena 2017 was held at (for 10th graders, because I am a freshmen) 25th March, 1st April, 8th April.
25th March, The first day of Dewa Athena. I didn’t participate at anything. Because, I didn’t even come there. The reason is I need to attend a symposium. The symposium is about martial art called Aikido. I already paid for it, so what is my reason to not come and take the symposium. The symposium tooks quite a lot of time, it starts from 8 A.M. till 4 P.M. . After the a lot of exercise in the symposium, I am just too tired and trying to prepare for the next day. Because in the next day I had the exam to upgrade my belt or kyu.
1st April, The second day of Dewa Athena. My friends brought us to the victory. However, the girls in my class got eliminated in every subject. By the way, I didn’t come to the event again. At the morning I felt a bit dizzy. But I did come to school to attend the religion class. After the class, my head is just feel a lot dizzier and I felt I almost fall. So I decide to just go home and take a rest.
8th April, The third day of Dewa Athena. If you think I didn’t come to the event again, you’re wrong. I did come. In the morning we are asked to come at 6.30 A.M. to ride a bike around Bandung. Later on, people were late and the ride is postponed for 1 hour. We ride around Bandung from 7.30 A.M. to 10 A.M. . On the way, 1 of my friend stopped. He is Gregory, his bicycle chain is stuck between the gears and the bicycle frame. Sadly there’s no spanner or y key to loosen the nut that locks the frame from the tyre. So, he is picked up by one of the committee that ride a motorcycle and take his bike along to the rendezvous point.
Later on, I participated in the finals of dodgeball and soccer. I neither do good. I am just a burden that carried by my friends. And then my friend told me to not think about that and just take it as a fun thing to do. I get slightly better at the game and in my mind I achieved equanimity. Finally, we won the soccer final although we lost the dodgeball one.
Well, I didn’t participate a lot in the event. But, I enjoyed the time when I participate. Thankfully it’s all because of my friends (and fate which has been set by God)