It's the first time for me to participate in a かるた大会. I played 3 rounds. Lost the very first one but got the others. My opponent in the second match were such a newbee that I didn't enjoy the game at all. (Absolutely, it's not her fault). The last game turned out to be overwhelmingly amazing. Being exhausted at the early stage of that match, I couldn't force myself to concentrate. That familiar emotion kicked in again. I could have given up myself and let the fate divine. However, whatever reminded me that it's not the end of the world or the game. A psychologist once taught me how to relieve stress and devote into every moment. Simply put my focus on the opponent instead of the game (札s). It worked and I managed to divine the cards which were read. And,. a narrow victory, and almost fell into the hell (or heaven) of 運命戦.
Note: Cute girls!