Anti-Climax Days

Readers, please don’t be bored since these days I always talk about exams :P.

Honestly, I can say that I enjoy these days as much as I did before the non-stop exams. They are over now, so as what I’ve said in the last post, we just spend the rest of our time in focusing on the four main subjects. To me, if those exams were the climax, then these pre-national exams days would be the anti-climax. And the national exams would be the resolution, where all problems are solved.

Wait a minute. If last time I compared the exams with video games, why am I similizing them with narrative plot structure this time ;)?

So since it’s an anti-climax, I’m trying to relax a bit. But indeed, I will still study for the final exams.

Lately I spend my spare time for learning SAI. My sister said it’s an easier colouring tool compared to Photoshop. She downloaded some anime linearts and tutorials. I always wanted to learn digital colouring, so these days I practice colouring Kirito and Asuna using SAI and with the help of those tutorials.

Anyway, next Wednesday, it’s my turn to be the PIC of the Eating Together activity, with Mellia and Rojak. As its name suggests, it’s an activity where students have lunch—which is provided by our school—together in the classroom. It is sometimes called Healthy Eating activity, since the menu is vegetarian. Speaking of vegetarian, I used to avoid most vegetables when I was small, so I was nearly “carnivorous”. But everything changed then. Five times we have this activity so far, and the meal always enchants me!

The Four Final Boss

Everything feels like a game. We can’t get completely relieved after the school exams, which had just finished yesterday. They were like the semi-final boss that sets the minor subjects aside. They also lessens our burden before dealing with our masterful enemy on the last stage—no other than the national exams! I should have written the title this way:

Coming soon: the four final boss.

Hang on. So two months of keeping myself away from VBA and the other games (for exams sake, definitely) don’t keep myself off from my game-based paradigm, do they? Am I suffering from “gamesickness”?

All right, all right, no more silly thoughts… At least we’re free from those minor subjects now. Starting on Monday we’re going to study only the four major subjects: Indonesian, English, Maths and Science. And day by day, week by week, time will eventually bring us to the end.

To describe my feelings now, I’m right between independence and restlessness. Kind of glad to have only four subjects for one month ahead, as I love all those subjects. Yet the restlessness refers to the natural feeling I have every year, when I’m to proceed the next level. It somehow utters, “Congratulations, dear. You’re getting bigger now. Say farewell to your beloved class!” I personally can’t accept that, but I have to.

I can still remember my first time in 9B—the first time we gathered together as a class. Still quite unfamiliar with the classmates, I wondered, How will things turn out this year? Funny to think that everything is different now.

To all ninth graders, let’s unleash our power for the very final boss!

Meanwhile in the “Exams Month”

It’s like a while ago we were standing in front of the grade nine classes, waiting for the announcement of which class would we belong to for one year ahead. And suddenly we appeared in the middle of the exams, which will claim whether we are worth enough to proceed to the next level. Things just went really fast!

Before the exams, like what I said earlier, we were at the point of—how should I say it—a junior high school student’s climax, perhaps? We got many school tasks, and those have not been included to the practical exams. And how about the final semester exams? And the final school exams? And the most final of the finals…the national exams?

Actually this is not the time to relax at all. But since I got very tired these days, there’s nothing wrong to have a rest on weekends, isn’t it ;)?

On the last BK subject, for the last time Pak Andre admitted 9B was the only class that spent the days without any tense. They didn’t seem to have any burden. And still looked as cheerful as always. This is true, and I too, don’t feel any tense for the exams. I just think exams are fun, which adds some spices to our life as a secondary student. Only that—of course—we can’t experience this every time!

The only thing I don’t like with these exams is that I can hardly relax (no difference with the usual days, actually). It’s very important to take care of our health during this exams period, yet I find it difficult to have enough sleep these days…

March, March. Are you testing my readiness of being a high school student? As I just turned fifteen last week :P?