Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Most Embarrassing Moment in My Life


It was a hot afternoon. I cycled to school with my friends, Aris and Faiz since our neighbourhood just a stone’s throw away from the school. We did not want to burden our parents by sending us to school. We had a volleyball practice at 4 p.m. We reached school at 3.55 p.m. and started doing some light exercise. The practice took about two hours and we finished at 6 p.m. I felt tired and thirsty as I did not have enough rest.

My friends went home late since they had something to do at school. So, I needed to cycle home alone. As I cycled to school, I felt like wanted something cold to drink. While cycling home, I thought about my favourite drink, "cendol" since I was very thirsty. I remembered Pak Mat's "cendol" stall near the roundabout. Pak Mat was my neighbour and his "cendol" was very delicious. The thick coconut milk and the brown syrup that he put in the "cendol" makes the drink so tasty. He also adds red beans and groundnuts. I was so happy as I thought about it.
 
After fifteen minutes of cycling, I reached Pak Mat's stall. I saw many customers were waiting to get their "cendol". Without wasting my time, I queued up for my "cendol" before the line getting longer. I waited for a long time just to get my "cendol". Finally, after waiting for a long time, my "cendol" was ready. I cannot wait to taste it. I carried a bowl of ‘cendol’ while looking for a place to sit. Fortunately, I saw stool right at the back.

I walked quickly towards the stool because I cannot wait to taste my "cendol". As I walking, I slipped. Unfortunately, a bowl of "cendol" that I carried fell on a customer. I did not know about it at the first time until I realised a big and fat man stood in front of me. He got up and shouted angrily at me "look at what you have done, you clumsy idiot!", the man shouted. "Sorry, I'm really sorry". I said with a pity voice, hoping that he will calm down.
 
I was really shocked and embarrassed at that time. I never expected this kind of situation. Everyone at stall was looking at us. Pak Mat was also looking at us. " I'm really sorry. I slipped on something. Sorry " I kept apologising to him. At that time, I hoped this anger will decreased and our problem will over. I can feel that the man was looking at me. "Do you think sorry will solve this problem?” he asked with an angry voice, still scolded me.
 
He wiped the "cendol" from his shirt. His shirt was dirty because of the "cendol". I braved myself and took out a handkerchief from my pocket to give it to him. " I did not mean it. I'm sorry, " I said without looking at him while handed the handkerchief. He pulled it from my hand and threw it to my face. " You are idiot! This is my brand-new shirt. You need to pay for it. " said the man with a harsh voice. I was totally scared and shocked and I told him that I do not have money. I apologised again. Fortunately, he gave up on me and left me there.
 
I was very embarrassed. I bent down to take the bowl and spoon from floor. Even though I felt sad and embarrassed, I still had manners. While kneeling to take the bowl and spoon, I saw a banana skin. "The banana skin caused the incident. Whoever did it must get a punishment". I said almost whispered. I know somebody had thrown it on the floor earlier. I returned the empty bowl and spoon to Pak Mat. "I’m sorry for causing the chaos, Pak Mat". I said, felt guilty for him. 

Pak Mat just smiled. " Don't worry. It’s not your fault. " Pak Mat said. Pak Mat had seen the whole incident. Pak Mat wanted to give me another bowl of " cendol “. I refused. "No, thank you. I'll come another day, Pak Mat. Bye-bye." I still embarrassed. I thanked Pak Mat again but still refused to take it. I cycled home with a mixed feeling.

Written by,

Nur Fathiah Nabila Binti Salahani
Class 5 Science 2

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sample Narrative Writing 2017



    Amelia's plans shattered into a million pieces when she saw red fluid coming out of the car's window. She embraced herself to whatever she would saw and her heart almost stopped as she looked at her beloved parents. They were curled up in the car with no light in their eyes. Amelia knew she lost the two people that she loved the most at the same time, the same incident and the same place. The screeching sound of the ambulance tyres were still vivid in mind and ears. Time might have passed, but the pain never got less.

     Amelia was left alone with no family member besides herself as she is the only child. Luckily, auntie and uncle was still there for her she thought. Now raised by her relatives, Amelia realized that she should not lose all hope and stay strong throughout her life. Amelia wanted to make the sacrifices of her auntie and uncle worthwhile by repaying them with an excellent nephew that they can be proud of. Bullied in school, Amelia had less friends but very valuable ones. She never took her friends for her granted and always does her best to be a memorable and kind friend to them with support from friends and determination to make her guardians proud of her, she set a goal to become one of the best students in school so that she could be a successful woman afterwards.

     Through thick and thin, her friends stayed beside her in facing the problems Amelia had to go through. Amelia needed revision books and so on to be used in her studies and her friends offered to lend theirs as a sign of helping her. Whenever she was picked on and got called names, if Amelia looked oppressed, her friends would replenish her with laughters of joy to help her get through her day. Amelia wanted to make sure all and scrum was proud of her so she studied hard and thrived for success. As the saying goes, ' hard work is the key to success ‘, Amelia managed to ace all of her tests throughout school.

     Amelia knew luck was also by her side because one day she was noticed that she got a scholarship from the national bank stating that all her studies will be under their supervision and they will pay all of the cost of her studies. The range of her dreams broadened up as she then had multiple choices of pathways to score her dream job. She fantasized to be a doctor, so after a few consultation sessions, discussion with family and several sleepless nights, she got her answer. She made a choice to further her studies in the overseas and come back as a specialist doctor.

     After doing extremely well in SPM, she got to actually pursue her decision and flew to England to study. After several years of hard work and brainstorming, she got her PHD in medicine which specialized in heart surgery. She flew back home, rang the house doorbell, and saw her ' saviours ' grinning and delighted to see her. Auntie constantly told her to stay strong and never give up in her dreams since she was a child and Amelia was very grateful to her for that. With her auntie's words, she managed to get a PHD and was almost reaching the end of her journey in achieving her dreams. Many job offers showed up in her mail as she was one of the top students at her university. She felt like she was in a dream and was on cloud nine as she went through each of the job offers. She then saw a hospital name that gave a very big impact in her life once. It was the hospital Amelia's parents were taken to after their accident for confirmation of the cause of their death and so on.

     Amelia felt a connection to the hospital and she knew the hospital was a very exemplary one as they did their very best to save Amelia's parents even though they did not succeed. She felt indebted to the hospital and knew that by working for them was an excellent way to repay the favour. So, on April 29th, her first day of work, she could not be more proud and grateful to be there. She felt like she had succeeded in reaching her dreams in the best way possible. Being the person, she is, Amelia was then declared as one of the best heart surgeons in her district. She got calls to do surgeries all around the country and was getting attention from everyone because of how good she was.

     The surgeries done by Amelia were eighty percent successful of all the surgeries she had done. After several years of serving in the country, she was then declared as one of the specialized heart surgeons of the world. Many are inspired by her and was always taken aback whenever they heard the story of her journey to achieve of what she had. Amelia wrote a book describing about her journey in hope of aspiring others like her to always keep fighting and get through their lives. Even though Amelia lost her parents, still managed to be a successful person facing all of the challenges she had gone through. Never have doubt in your heart and follow your desire to achieve. Don't lose hope even if heavy things occurred to you.

By,

Arifah Maisarah binti Rozlan
Class 5 Science 2



Friday, September 15, 2017

Novel Question: Sing To The Dawn by Minfong Ho


Based on the novel you have read, write about how being positive helps the characters in the story. Support your answer with close reference to the text.

Based on the novel 'Sing to the Dawn' by Minfong Ho, being positive has helped quite several characters in the story such as Dawan, Kwai and Grandmother. Dawan is the main character of the story and she faces a lot of hardships in achieving what she wants throughout the story. Next, Grandmother is always there to help Dawan in any way she can as she loves her granddaughter very much. Then, Kwai comes in by starting to behalf on Dawan's side nearing the end of the story.

The first character is Dawan. By being positive and having a strong set of mind, she manages to win her father's approval after several hardships she has to go through. Dawan stays positive even though she get scolded by her father for wanting to go to the city to study and she was accused of stealing her brother's chance to further his studies instead of hers. She stays positive and strong all the way through each disapproval that she receives from her own cousin, Noi and even the head monk of the temple. Her patience definitely pays off and she manages to further her studies as she wants to in the end. 

The next character is Grandmother. By being positive, she manages to give excellent support to her granddaughter without fail. She believes in Dawan's responsibilities and always encourages Dawan by giving her confidence and bravery to fight against all the discrimination Dawan is receiving. With her constant contributions, she manages to watch her granddaughter leave to the big city to further her studies and feels extremely proud of her. Her granddaughter's success brings tears of joy to her and she is very glad that she supports her granddaughter all the way.

The last character is Kwai. By being positive and supportive of his sister, he manages to help her achieve her wish to study in the city. At the beginning of the story, he does not support her but then he realises that he is being selfish and irrelevant. After long hours of considering, Kwai decides that he will support her sister and help her get their father's approval to go. He helps Dawan by defending her when she is scolded by their father and strongly states his opinion of how he does not want to go to the city instead of her. He keeps his trust in Dawan and continues defending her until their father finally agrees.

In conclusion, being positive has helped the characters a lot in achieving what they want especially Dawan who gets her wish fulfilled and is able to finally go to the city to further her studies.       

Written by,
Arifah Maisarah binti Rozlan
Class 5 Science 2