Good things happen to you when you least expect it. Someone may give you chocolates during a time of distress, heartbreaks or depression or somebody may give you discouragement in times of happiness. No one really knows what will happen to his or her mood sooner or later. Well in my case, something great happened yesterday.
We won third place in the FST 11 quiz contest. It was a quiz contest held by UP PSS, an organization for Food Technologists- an organization where cuties seem to lurk. There were more than 15 teams of three who participated in the contest, and being hailed as third, though not the best, among the rest was quite a privilege.
To be honest, we had a hard time during the easy round. We have not answered anything correctly for three, consecutive times, and that was the time when our hopes were flustered. We never expected to win that time, for if we cannot answer anything correctly on the easy round, what else can we answer on the average and difficult rounds?
The same thing happened for the next round, the average round. The only thing that made this round exciting for us was the numerous correct guesses answered by my teammate. Well, there were only two choices: True or False. Guessing the correct answer from the two was risky, but it has always paid off when the correct answer was shown on the screen.
But what surprised us was: we managed to cope with the points during the difficult round. We were able to answer couple of questions that others were not able to answer, like how many colony forming units of bacteria are present in rotten eggs or what kind of bacteria causes the chief spoilage of honey (well, we answered it correctly, but due to our failure to follow the convention in writing scientific names, our answer was void)
Sometimes, it is better not to expect anything at all. It would probably be best to give everything you got, instead of dedicating everything you’ve worked hard for to an expectation that sooner or later, might fail you.
After all, good things happen when you least expect it.