Friday, May 30, 2014

Spelling bee geek

This totally reminds me of my high school days. I was captain of an academic team. The contest was sponsored by Cathay Pacific and the winning team got a free trip on the first non-stop flight between LAX and Hong Kong. We lost by one question-- What is the primary religion of X Southeast Asian country? (I forget the country, but it sure as hell wasn't Buddhism.)


Sanchez said...

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia or Philippines. Am I missing any possible candidate from that list?

What kind of a prize that would have been? One way ticket? Or entire trip with two way tickets, staying in Hong Kong and having cultural program (excursions etc)?

Maxichamp said...

@Sanchez: I don't remember the country. But I'll bet my friend on my team, who was confident about his incorrect answer, remembers!

Round trip tickets, a week stay in Hong Kong. That would have been a fantastic trip. This was when HK was still a British colony.