Thursday, October 14, 2010

The farewell of 4E2 and YISS

I have officially graduated from YISS. 4 years in this school. The first two weren't really memorial but the last two ... it was fabulous.

And so, I will write down my thoughts about this 4 years :). 

Secondary 1

I still remembered the first day of school. I woke up around 5 something, took my time to get ready, all perfectly dressed (like a nerd) and my father drove me to school. There was a bench near the GO which I sat on. A secondary 4/5 girl sat next to me. "Hello," I said. She nodded. Then she looked away. That was very awkward. I had to wait for quite a long time (arrived too early). I had been worried and uneasy that I won't fit in.

I joined Art Club and Life Science Society. Both timings didn't clash at that time.

I wasn't very outspoken then. I was more interested in reading books. Everyday bringing in a new book :D

Didn't have much friends at that time. But I remembered you, Elizabeth, who once followed me to find a table during recess time :) Seemed to me that I was like a mother duck [laughs].

Secondary 2

Secondary 2 and 1 were almost similar. I stayed at home, read books, didn't socialise with my classmates; they didn't really talk to me, so who cares. I had some people in my class that I didn't like. Stared at me so I stared back. Therefore resulting in me not liking them.

The last term, when I had to choose my subject for Sec 3, was the turning point in my life. I previously ticked the choice of Combined Sciences (it seemed easier and I didn't want to stress myself) but thanks to Ms Lin who convinced me to take up Pure Sciences, based on my results, I entered 3E2.

Secondary 3

My classmates changed. Now, there were new faces to be recognised and names to be remembered.

Being a part of this class changed me. For the better of course. I had become more interactive and talkative, especially during the last few weeks when we would see ourselves being promoted to Sec 4.

We had changed our teachers too. From Mdm Junainah to the resilient Mrs Goh , from Ms Poorany to Mrs Barnwell and many others.
The one clear thing that I remembered about E maths lessons was the person who sat beside me: Samuel. He was a very interesting character, even more so when became a Sec 4. Saying jokes about my 'smartness' [laughs]

The other person was Jason, who was my seatmate in A maths. Teaching me the formulas and questions when I didn't understand when the teacher taught. Thanks a lot Jason!

I also had an unexpected meeting with a person from another class in Chinese lessons. Yes, Angeline. I'm talking about you :) Such a fun time, chatting with you while listening to my worse subject for me at that time: Chinese!

I also forced formed a bond with my classmates, the ones that I thought were so noisy in my CCA (but now I know better). My mouth started smiling after I got to know you girls. So, thank you for letting me in to your group :)

I had to quit Art Club because the timing clashed. It now happened on the same day and at the same time. Choosing between Art Club and Life Society was a decision that required some thought. But ultimately, I chose LSS. The reason being LSS has my classmates in it. And I was laughing even more. While at Art Club, I was more of a tutor to the lower secondary members and I didn't really want to throw away the only chance I had of having fun (not to say I wasn't having any fun doing arty things with you girls, but even more fun with my classmates because we would see each other very single day!) I didn't regret my decision. I didn't.
 Secondary 4

It was like Sec 3 but with even more hilarious and fun moments. I was even more talkative, even more expressive than the last 3 years added together.

On 15 April, I and the other members of LSS stepped down. It was time to focus on our 'O's.
I'm the one who spread her arms like a "spider web",
or so Joey commented ^^

And I performed with my class on stage for Teachers' Day.

Can you see me? :)

This year, I have made even more friends than before, laughed and joked about even more and even breaking some of the  (almost non-existent) school rules. [laughs]

Today's Graduation Day, 14 October 2010, was a very touching moment, and a very good opportunity to take lots and lots for photos, to leave behind memories.
I have realised that Edna Chew is no longer camera shy. It's the opposite in fact :D If you facebook-ed me, you'll be surprised by the number of photos this ex-introvert had taken with her friends.

 The speeches made by our Form teachers have really shown how much they have cared for us; how they have nurtured us. We should not let them down; I should not let them down. Knowing how much they have done for me, I should and must preserver and get good results. I must perserver and get good results.

This year was a very unique and interesting year because we, the students of 4E2 are even more united than the last. Even more together than before. And even more crazy than ever.

Missing who

Thursday will never be the same again. Never seeing the rush to buy the food, the strategy planned by the students, the friendship displayed by them and the widening of the teachers' eyes when they realised it was Chicken / Fish & Chips Day and they have to let the students off earlier to allow them to gain an edge over the rest.

I will never be the same without 4E2. You have brought warmth into my life. You have provided me 'shade from the tropical hot sun' (find this phrase familiar? ;P). You have made me a better person, much better than before. So I thank you.

You'll always remain in my memories.

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