Turning point in my life Let me take you back to my junior year, the year 2007. This was a tough year in my secondary school life. Transition of Chinese primary school to government wasn’t easy for me. Many subjects had to learn in Malay, and due to my lack of attention, I failure almost every subjects in final examination. So I had to go to tier 9 class in form 2. When I first step in this class, I saw my peoples sleeping, playing, talking, everyone was ignoring the teacher. And I realize that, many students skip class and skip school frequently.
Few weeks later, we had a new transfer student, the dirt. Our classroom was horrible dirty, nobody willing to clean the classroom, even the table and chair had broken their “leg”. How can I study in this terrible environment, but I can do nothing but just regret never study hard. One day, I was studying in canteen alone, and got trouble in the question. Then a guy approached me with a warm smile and helped me solve the question. He wonders why I was studying alone, so I told him I had no friends because no peoples want to be friend with a tier 9 class’ guy.
After that, whenever during recess, he will study with me together and taught me how to solve these questions. Besides that, he also introduces me to his friends and play sport activities with me together. He is my best friend and also the turning point in my life, his name is Jin. Finally, the final examination arrived. Due to my effort, I get a flying color in my examination. Therefore, I can change back to a better class to study in a better environment.
Jin not just helped me to improve my Malay language skill, and also increase my social circles, my personality changed from introvert to extrovert. Through the 5 year in my secondary school, having ups and downs, having things happens not as I planned, but finally I had complete my SPM and graduate. At this point, nothing can take away my determination, my focus and my will to succeed at being a college student. Jin was my best friend, he taught me, saved me from dilemma, I appreciate what he gave to me, I hope our friendship will last forever, whenever he needs my help, I will not say no to him.
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Looking back on it, my life was pretty plain and clear. I have been living a simple and carefree life ever since I can remember thanks to the protection and cradling of my family, especially with the love from my father. I took everything for granted without realizing their importance. That was until 4 months ago when my father got a terrible disease called Stroke, he can leave the hospital now but he hasn’t fully recovered yet since then, and it was very devastating to my family.
During the time my father was in the hospital, I was very scared and that made me think a lot about my life. Father has been a wall protecting me despite all my ignorance and wrongdoing, but I had hidden myself behind that wall for too long without knowing that it won’t be there forever and one day I myself have to become a wall as strong to protect my own family, including my father. The door to the outside world, to a place that will make the child in me grow up is always there waiting to be opened, it’s only locked because of my fear and indecisiveness.
The sickness of my father left some cracks on the wall but the light shining through will give me the courage to take a step outside and become a great man just like my father. As you can see, I have depicted that experience of mine in the image above. The walls represent my father with the cracks represent his sickness. I illustrated the outside world with a rainbow pattern to demonstrate its complexity as opposed to the simplicity of my world inside the walls where everything is single-colored. The light shining through the cracks wakes the child (me) from his slumber in his “pink” bed to walk through the door and find his true colors.