Adino’s First Day At School

I had a flashback to 21 years ago, when I first stepped foot in primary school at SK Sri Petaling in Petaling Jaya.

*cue that flash back, waves on the ocean sound you always hear in Lost*

I didn’t really know what was going on around me. Well, I knew it was my first day in school. I don’t remember if I was looking forward to it or not. Probably not.

My mother brought me to school, and we stepped foot in my class. I found myself in 1 Melur, which was at the end of the block facing the main road.

I remember three things very clearly from that day. One, my mother leaving me there and telling me she would wait in the canteen for me.If I remember correctly, she was wearing a blue Esprit t-shirt.

Two, there was a boy who wouldn’t stop crying. His face and eyes were all red.

Three, someone pooped in their pants that day, causing a little bit of drama in the class room.

It was a hot day, and I don’t remember what the teachers taught. I just remember being so bored during English lessons. They were teaching ABCs for goodness sake.

My teacher was a lady called Mrs Yoong, who was always dressed in cheong sams.

Recess time came and I just followed everyone to the canteen. I think I met with my mother… I don’t remember that. But I remember a lot of kids pushing all around me to buy food.

I remember assemblies at the hall. At that time, the library was still upstairs, and the hall was located where the library is now. But that’s a story for another day.

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8 thoughts on “Adino’s First Day At School”

  1. Aww… remembering the past… How interesting!

    Adino: Yeah, I just want to record down these memories before I forget them.

    I turned on comment moderation for this blog, as I was away for the weekend. That’s why your comment looked like it disappeared. It was actually in moderation. I’ve turned it off now.

  2. In six and a half years from now, if you’re still blogging, the title will read “Rachel’s First Day At School”.

    Or dates that are a little closer:
    Rachel’s First Day At Kindergarden
    Rachel’s First Day At Sunday School

    Dates that are far, far off:
    Rachel’s First Day At Secondary School
    Rachel’s First Day At College/University

    Adino: I think I will definitely continue blogging. There will definitely be many more ‘First’ posts coming!
    πŸ™‚

  3. woah..adino didnt cry so brave…
    i ah?useless lor…cry cry cry…cry till the 2nd week also dowan to let mummy go back to work ler.. πŸ˜›
    when mummy left i kick the chair and table away ler…i run out of the class also..
    πŸ˜› *paiseh*

    Adino: Wah, so ‘terror’ la you…

  4. Someone’s always pooping in his pants. My memories of early education are shaped by these. LOL

    Adino: I wonder what it is about school and kids pooping in pants

  5. This post brings back so many memories. Those were the days…

    Adino: When I started writing the post, I remembered many other memories too. I also realized that it was more than 20 years ago. Sigh…

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