PeNP's blog

By PeNP, history, 4 weeks ago, In English,

So I actually planned on this one being my 3rd contest, but last week, I tried to participate in a contest that took place 3am in my time zone. I was practicing, trying to stay up for the contest, but fell asleep. Next time, I'm either going to stay awake or not plan to attend a contest at those hours.

Anyways, solved 1, better than solving 0 like in my first contest. So one of two things are true, either I am far more capable than contest result history indicates or I am extremely delusional.

I was definitely extremely nervous, and had "butterflies" in my stomach.

Here's the one and only reason I love competitive programming: I used to box seriously when I was 20, and I get more of an adrenaline rush while participating in these contests than while I am fighting in the ring.

So much FUN!

Oh and one last thing, whatever I do in programming, I made up my mind that the next goal in my plan is to master dynamic programming.

To every other participants of Mail.Ru Cup 18: Thanks for the competition. Sorry for not being more of a challenge. I WILL get you next time.

P.S. I tried to submit this, and for some reason, it didn't go through. I was quite irked and didn't feel like retyping it. I was SUPER happy the drafts get saved automatically! What a great feature!

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