Getting Used to the New Surroundings

Another delay, though there were stuffs to write… But never mind. If I postpone another entry next time, I’ll make sure to have it less than a month. And I hope I can truly keep this promise.

A month has passed, and from that I figured out that life in grade nine is quite different from the one in grade eight. As we’re facing the national exams at the end of the school year, most of our teachers lectured us about that topic lately, especially in our first meetings. Besides, they also said that we need to catch up with our lessons in this semester, since we’ll only be focusing on the main subjects for the exams starting from January.

My new classmates makes me encounter a different atmosphere. At first, I didn’t feel very well with the new class. But now I can conclude that the more time I spend with them, the more I consider them not too bad—in fact, they also make my school days fun (just like what my classmates do during the previous years).

However, the only thing wrong with 9B (including me) is that we are too…passive. That’s what most teachers say about our class. And it’s true; in some subjects, we don’t usually ask questions to the teachers though there’s a part of the lesson that we don’t understand. This blind spot makes a big difference between my current class with my previous class. In 8B, there are some classmates whom I label “the active questioners”. The people I mean are the brave ones who spontaneously submits questions to the teachers, just right when they come across stuffs they don’t understand. For instance, they are Wilson, Fariz and Alvian. 7A has many. Actually, I somewhat admire those people who seem to be more confident than me. I admit that I’m an introvert, and I wish, little by little, I can be like them too. An old friend taught me how great it is to be sociable. I’m grateful for her advice—well, she’s actually one of the friends I appreciate most :). And that’s why I started to be more active since the beginning of this academic year.

Last but not least, I also borrowed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book from the library during the second till the third school week. I’ve been a fan of Harry Potter ever since I read the first book when I was in primary six. Have only done with the first few chapters of the sixth book, but I find it very interesting—as usual ;). These days we’re having the Idul Fitri holiday, so I’ll borrow it again when the school starts.

Anyway, last Friday was commemorated as Indonesia’s independence day. So, happy belated anniversary to my beloved country ;)!