The last time I had a shaver to my face was when I was a wee lad of maybe 7 or less years of age. I was in the toilet and saw my dad's razor thingum. I don't think I knew what it was, but I somehow ended up hurting the area right under my lower lip pretty bad. Couldn't open my mouth properly for a week. It was either that or another funny story that caused the mouth thing.
As much as I enjoy TPJC and choir, I just can't say that it's TK.
TK was just awesome.
And I miss it ever so much.
I miss gathering at the assembly plaza for morning assembly. I miss having a classroom and a table for all your stuff. I miss having a common recess with the rest of the cohort so you can meet your friends from the same level. I miss just fooling around anywhere and everywhere. I miss Marine Parade. I miss DnT and Ms Seah's screaming. I even miss Xin Ci's nonsense. I miss staying back for no apparent reason.
Most of all, though, I miss my friends.
And there's this large part of me that just doesn't want Secondary School life to end.
JC is fun, but it just doesn't feel like home. TK, however, feels so familiar and safe. It may not have a running track, a big gym, etc. But it gave me a sense of belonging.
I can go back to TK anytime I want, but I'm feeling this way because it just won't be the same. That's because some people won't even want to come back to TK. And even if they do, we won't be in the school uniform attending lessons.
Sitting through a boring class in TK seems appealing right now. I'd be beside Brandon, doodling and making fun of everything.
Or I could be sitting beside Ashley in the Physics Lab totally not paying attention and instead drawing on each other's books.
Or I could be singing with her (I miss that too much).
Or I could be sitting in the COE barely doing any folio work and instead enjoying the company there.
You get the idea.
No matter how meaningless those moments seemed at the time, I now realise that they were what made the TK experience so awesome because with those moments, we bonded. As we forged stronger bonds, our relationships escalated and meant much more to us. And since those relationships mean so much to me, I'm filled with this sense of longing.
I long to be a Secondary School kid again.
But, life is life. We all have to move on, and sadly, that means letting some things go.
So, before TK slowly fades from my memory, I'd just like to say that I loved the TK experience and I'll cherish all my memories there.
And all of you who have been/are in TK and have made the TK experience what it was, I thank you from the bottom of my heart (Cheesey, I know).