The verdict is out.
My short cases were the cause of my failure. It was really a surprise, as i thought i did reasonably well enough to pass, and i still couldn't fathom what actually went wrong. Granted that short case was never my strength, but i never had an inkling that i was actually weak enough to fail. Guess i was wrong.
But well, at least i have found out the reason of my failure, and it's something that i agree that i am not particularly good at.
I will have to shed my mindset that short case is just a show that has little usage outside of exams. It has, already caused enough havoc in my life.
I will improve on it, and I will triumph in that 16 minutes this time.