It feels good to hear the prefect juniors back in SJ greeting me like how they used to.
Waiting for my bro by the school gate and seeing prefects walking out - while afternoon session ones walk in, holding their prefect file like how we used to - and (hey it's a Friday) seeing Badminton Club members in PJ shirts, carrying their racket bags, walking to the SS15 hall with a group of friends; wow this is making me think of the days when I used to do those stuff!
I miss walking around the school compound with my blazer.
I miss tick-tack-tick-tacking on the P.A system.
I miss making announcements every 7.20am, 7.30am and even 7.25am in the rainy mornings.
I miss tying the flags every morning (although Weng Seng always scolded us because they looked ugly).
I miss raising the flags on Mondays (although he also scolds us when we're too fast/slow).
I miss running up and down on Mondays, getting prepared to host the assembly.
I miss emceeing in SJ.
I miss patrolling the school compound on normal weekday mornings, opening all the stair grilles.
I miss going to Zubaidah on special days, getting the hall keys and opening the hall doors.
I miss putting my hand out in a Spotcheck Line, shouting "COLOURED BRA!"
I miss filing BDs in the BP.
I miss labeling barang larangan with stickers.
Those, were the days we'll never get back. Pretty emo-ish to think about it. :(
That was taken from EL's blog. I felt that I just had to post this up, because I feel the same way. I think you would have known that I'm still feeling homesick and missing those little things about home that seemed so insignificant before but not anymore.
When I look back and reflect on my high school life, I felt that it was really an amazing time in my life. I miss every single detail of it. I missed the innocence, the prefectorial duties, eating in class (remember the keropok days, EL?), plagiarizing work (no kidding. I copied a friend's work 100%) which I can no longer do, and so many more the list goes on and on.
It just goes to show how important high school is. I went through college, and am in uni now, but I still look back fondly to my high school days. Sure there were many mistakes made, but the fun times completely outweigh them.
And it isn't just being a prefect that I miss. There are so many other beautiful, priceless memories that I had in school. The only regret I have is not taking pictures of them. Maybe I will embark on a mission to find any ones that remain on the Net.
My time in high school was definitely the best time of my life I've had, especially the last year, and I would do it again in an instant.
To end this post, here's a song that I feel captures what I feel right now to some extent, and probably what EL feels as well.
To any high school students who are reading this, enjoy it while it lasts!