First day in Secondary School
Ibrahim Rafik AL Sabah
In Saudi Arabia, moving from Primary school to
Secondary school is an important step, it signify a child
Has grown into a teenage. My first day in secondary
School had a lot of first time for me.
September 1st, was always the first day of every school in
. This day in 1993, was my first day of secondary school
life. Saudi Arabia I woke up bright and early, while my two younger sisters were still sleeping. Mom was surprised
that she did not have to wake me, as I was usually the last one in the family. I cooked my breakfast like always; I had been doing that since my mom had to take care of my
sisters. After breakfast, I changed into my brand new
uniform; it looked like my old one but it had a different
school patch. In my nice looking uniform and a big empty
backpack, I walk across the street to the minibus stop.
There were a lot of students, all with sleepy faces, already waiting there. I was both scare and excited as this was my
first time taking a minibus alone. After I got on the minibus, I tried very hard not to fall asleep because I was so worry I would miss the bus stop. As the minibus turn into the
street my school is located, I shout “Stop after the turn!” , that’s how passengers notified the driver where we get
After I got off the minibus, I was looking at the name of the school “Chan Tai Man Secondary School” and thinking I would be spending the next three, five or seven years there. It would all depend on whether I could pass the
exams at form 3 and form 5. As I was walking in the
building, two rows of senior students was standing there to welcome me (I later learned that they were there to check
for students’ uniforms, hair styles, contrabands, etc.). I then walked toward the bulletin board to look for my name
and what class I was assigned to; I was so happy that I
found out there was another person come from the same...
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