Another Year Has Gone!

Whoa… It’s been a year since the last time I updated this blog! I’m terribly sorry for that… I admit I was too lazy to blog that I didn’t post anything before. But now, as my new school year has begun, I think it will be great if I share about my daily school life for this academic year and so on. So, I’ve decided that starting from now, I’m not going to leave this blog without any updates for too long (just like what I did before).

So, a year has just gone that fast; the last time I updated this blog was when I was still in grade 7. I guess it’s fine if at that time I used to write posts once in a blue moon, since I was still a newbie. To be honest, I deeply regret that I didn’t have any records of my daily life during grade 8. So that’s why I want to make a difference this time by noting down about my precious moments here.

Briefly, my life during grade 8 was quite a wonderful one. I, together with my sister (who just turned into a senior high school student), moved to another school. At first, being a new student, I didn’t get used to the environment there: meeting lots of students with unfamiliar faces, being inside a dissimilar building, learning different subjects, following a new set of rules… It’s like being in another world. Oh, yes‚ÄĒthat was the first time for me to transfer schools, so please be informed ūüėõ

Firstly, I was sorted in class 8C. But due to some reason, I was then moved to 8B. So I only spent about  two weeks in 8C.

And you know what? 8B is the funniest class I’ve ever been into! On my first day being in that class, there’s a happening which caused the whole class laugh: my classmate, A (I don’t consider it a good idea to mention their names)¬†deliberately pulled B’s chair sideways to make him fall when he’s about to sit. It made the whole classroom filled with laughter. I don’t get what was A’s purpose of doing that‚ÄĒperhaps he’s just a funny one? At any rate, I just couldn’t help laughing while inside my heart I was concluding that that was quite a unique class. And that’s totally right;¬†I found 8B a really¬†amusing class the rest of the school year.

But it doesn’t mean I don’t assume 7Amazing a great class;¬†7A is the most unforgettable class I ever had. Seriously. Its countless memories, the special moments we had together, the reason for changing… I just can’t forget those, no matter what.

Back to the main topic, last Monday was our first day in grade 9. My new class is 9B. Again,¬†I’m in the same class with Lita, Sri W., Carissa, Cindy, Agus, Dicky, Adrian, Andhyka and Eric, who were in 8B before. The others are from last year’s 8A, 8C and 8D.

By the way, we just heard a good news last Monday: no school on Saturdays for this year. This reminds me of the five-days-in-a-week attendance at my previous school ;). And tomorrow will be a holiday since it’s the beginning of fasting. With this, I’ll have more free time :P!

Though I haven’t get used to my new classmates, I hope 9B can be another enjoyable class to their inhabitants :D.

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Studying in the Lab

Since Monday, something went wrong with the AC in my classroom‚Äēits water was dripping. And that incident¬†caused many problems to both the¬†teachers and the¬†students, such as:

    1. the water from the AC¬†made the classroom’s floor very dirty and slippery. So we had to get a mop to wipe it¬†out for many times;
    2. the teachers could hardly reach the whiteboard, because the floor in front of it was wet;
    3. we also had to get a bucket and place it under the AC to collect the dripping water;
    4. but it wasn’t a good idea, because the bucket moved every time someone accidentally kicked it. And it caused the water to drip (again) on the floor;
    5. one of my classmates, Alvin, slipped over on that area while he was chasing Glen (it successfully made the whole class laugh :D); and
    6. the water would stop dripping if the AC was switched off, but as the price, it would also make the classroom hot.

Due to those reasons, we had no choice better than moving to another available classroom. We did that as what Bu TB suggested last Wednesday. That’s at the period of her subject,¬†IPS or Social Studies in¬†Indonesian,¬†and it’s right before the first break. After asking permission from Mr. Rick, our homeroom teacher who’s also our English teacher, we moved out.

The break time was almost used up for moving. At first, after packing our things, we moved to grade 9A’s classroom (the grade 9 students weren’t going to school as they had already finished their national exams). But when we reached there, we just realised that the room was locked. One of my classmates looked for the OG to ask for the key, while the others waited in front of the room, carrying¬†their bags. After a moment the OG came with the classroom key. However, the door still couldn’t be opened although¬†she’d tried to unlock it with the key.¬† Watching that incident, some of my friends helped her to unlock the door. It took a quite long time and the break’s almost over. So, we put our things on the corridor’s floor and some of us, including me, chose to have their recess there while the others quickly¬†went downstairs¬†to the canteen.

We were relieved that they finally managed to open the door before the bell rang. But after we went inside and placed our things,¬†we noticed that the AC¬†in that room¬†wasn’t working.¬†So Mr. Rick instructed us to move to the science lab¬†on the third floor. How tiring it is! ūüėõ

We went downstairs and entered the lab. Unlike our classroom, the science lab is twice larger. We sat together around one of the two lab tables, which each is enough for twenty students (we were sixteen).¬†I had a feeling that my classmates¬†really enjoyed it there; the¬†mischievous¬†boys removed a hand of the human skeleton model and then¬†used it to surprise and¬†frighten the others, such as putting it on¬†a girl’s shoulder, and once Glen¬†asked a friend to shake hands with him, while that skeleton’s hand was held by his palm which he wanted to shake with that person; Devin peeked through the skull’s eye of the model that shows the inner organs of the half-human body and murmured, “The human brain is so scary…”

Most of us (including me :3) were amazed by the chairs in the lab‚Äēit can be set to be both low and high. At Pak Kriston’s subject, matematika (mathematics in Indonesian), Devin walked around and purposely set the chair of each student to become low without asking their permission earlier. I was surprised that my classmates who were sitting suddenly looked shorter right after he did it ;). Plus, the top part of the chair can also be turned. I think Glen likes this feature a lot; he continuously turned his chair until Ms. Mary Grace or Ms. MG, our science teacher, scolded him because he did that instead of¬†paying attention¬†to her¬†while she’s teaching.

On the next day, when we’re having our English quiz during the writing subject, Angel curiously asked Mr. Rick about the digestive system of a chicken after she saw its illustrations hung on the wall. He only laughed and asked her back, “Why are you asking about that non-related topic while the others are busy asking about this quiz?” And the rest laughed too :D.