I recall my first day at CSA, nervous as hell because I was scared nobody would like me and I wouldn't have any friends, but thankfully enough, I met great people straight away. I remember Marj, Aly and Miko being the first people to talk to me, they brought me around and introduced me to what felt like the entire student population, I couldn't remember faces or names, just the pain in my cheeks from the fake smiling and the breathless waves of Hi's flying here and there.
And then came the first group I ever had in CSA, composed of Regg, Ina, Divisha, Carina, Nina, Bianca and Yu Fei :) God, we were a crazy bunch. We laughed so loudly, we ran around like children, we played around like the immature budding teens we were, and that's why I loved them so much. They made every single day worth going to school, because no matter how many changes I was going through, from leaving a life in Malaysia behind, these were the girls who brought me to a happier place every single day.
1H was a great class to have during my first year, it was wild! And we had an amazing adviser, Mr Cruzado. He knew when to be strict and he knew when to have fun. He was always thoughtful and planned so many things for our class, even though that was the year of his wedding (heehee, we even had plans to crash it) and he made sooo many VIDEOS for us. And whenever we had video contests, he always did the editing.
Yeah, Freshman year was a ride.
Actually, all of High school was a crazy ride. So many things happened, and we learned so many things outside the classroom as well as inside it. 4 Years ago, I never would have expected half the things that happened. I made friends, I lost friends. I had a few fights, but I grew from them. I made a lot of mistakes, but I know better now. I went through a lot of hard times, but those hard times showed me who was by my side and who I could count on. Friends, Teachers, Strangers inspired me throughout these 4 years, and my only regret is
that I could've made more friends, but I never took the opportunities that came my way.
And now Senior Year is coming to a close and I'll be standing among 400 other people, receiving a diploma and standing as a batch for the last time. It's starting to sink in.
We won't see each other anymore. To think, all the people I've never even spoken to, I'm sad that I'll never get the chance. I'm sad that we just won't be that batch anymore, at least not until our 10 year reunion. This is it. High school is over and we move on with our lives. Where do we go from here? Will we meet again? Will we still talk on a regular basis? Promise me, friends, that we will still try our best to catch up, even if its just once in a while. Promise me, friends, that even if we only see each other once a year, it'll be like old times?
My first year group, My 2I family, My G-Girls, and all the other people who changed my life during high school, I couldn't thank you enough. And I hope that you accomplish all the dreams you have, and do everything you want to do.
We're a special bunch, we are.