Sunday, June 12, 2011

My First Day of High School

This is such a memorable day. Today’s the start of our high school lives. It’s a roller-coaster of emotions for me. There were disappointments and all but at the end of the day I’m glad that it was a happy ending.
The new uniform looked and felt different; from yellow and brown to navy blue and crisp white. Now we’re part of the high school department. The new building, new teachers, and new classmates are so different from 6th grade. On my way up the stairs, I felt excitement. I’m finally going to see my friends again. I’m game for learning of course! I was all smiles walking my way to the classrooms. First, I looked at Nazareth’s list to look for my name. No, it wasn’t there. I looked for my best friend’s name, it was there. I was so sad; I didn’t want to believe it. I cried a little. My best friend gave me a hug. And she told me to not worry because we can still bond during break times. I looked at Bethlehem’s list, my name was there. I felt so bad I didn’t want to enter that room. That was a big disappointment. I entered Bethlehem with a blank face. A lot noticed that. I knew the way I was acting wasn’t right so I decided to cut the drama and face reality that you don’t always get what you want. I was welcomed my Mary and we sat next to each other. I felt better and better as I socialized with the people there. Then my adviser Mr. Joel Empleo came into class. He being my adviser made me happy. I’ve heard a lot of great things of how he teaches and handles a class. We discussed about our expectations, school rules and the new curriculum by the Aquino government. I guess this school year isn’t new to just us. I find most of our teachers nice, but I think some of them are strict and look like they don’t want us to make any mistakes. I was scared and pressured by that a little. Then I still have a lot to keep up; my grades and my passion for learning. This year I should establish good relations with the people around me. High school is a lot different from elementary; they now treat you more as young adults.
I’ve come to a conclusion that I’m now happy in Bethlehem class. This year; I will do my best to understand other people. I think God separated me and my best friend to test our friendship. Everything does happen for a reason. I will be a helpful president and an understanding friend to my class. Now is the time for new beginnings and to open your heart to people. I am looking forward to this freshman year so much! 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What I'm gonna miss about being in Elementary School

On March 29 2011, our class graduated Elementary School. The 6 years of our lives passed by so quickly. It's the time when you meet your best friends, have your first crush, learn to value education, and grow a lot. I've transferred to Philadelphia High School when I was in 2nd grade. It's been years and a lot has happened. And I've established good relationships with people here. I've found my best friends and I know now who to trust. So, these are the things I'll be missing the most:

  • The Teachers. They're the most approachable and coolest ones in the world. You can open up to them about EVERYTHING. Simply because they've experience it all before. They even tell you tall tales about their old days. All of them are great. 
  • The kids playing around campus. It's a scenario everyday that kids (yes, even us 6th graders) are playing with fellas during morning recess, afternoon recess and lunch. A variety of games are in action. Like, bente uno, ice ice water, langit lupa, taya-tayaan, volleyball and basketball. I'll miss those literally breath-taking and heart-racing moments.
  • The library. The grade school library was a quiet place to study and read books. And our very friendly librarian is always there to assist us. Last school year (S.Y. 2010-2011), the library underwent an expansion. The pre-school library was merged with ours. Which is cool with us because we're free to sit down there and look at children's books and reminisce. And the tables there are so cute, for 6th graders, when you sit down on one of them your knees are almost leveled with your chest. Haha! And we've got projectors there for presentations and film-viewing too.
  • The multi-leveled building. It's a different view from your classroom window every year. You get higher and higher. In a particular year, you'll be leveled with the library, the next, you'll be next to the teacher's faculty, and in 5th and 6th grade, you're on your own! It makes us more like a family since everyone is so close to each other.
  • The early dismissal (for grades 1,2,and 3 only though). Primary level students get to go home earlier at 3:20pm! They're 50 minutes earlier than the rest of us!
  • The wooden chairs. The chairs in High School Department are made of metal. It's warmer and doesn't rust. Haha!
  • The film-viewing. You watch Disney movies and a bunch of other stuff. Like Noah, Adam and Eve and other biblical stories. In cartoons!
  • The fieldtrips. Sometimes your destination differ with the High School. Most of the time you go to places with animals and kids' museums. And sight seeing too. 
  • The little fights with friends. Not much of a cool thing, but after all of them, we learn teamwork, acceptance, solidarity and we love each other more. Then after a few years, we'll just be laughing about them all. :) I guess in high school, things get more serious. But we'll get through it anyway.
  •  The projects. It involves more clay, paint, toys, and crayons. You get down and dirty in some if them. Some involve dancing, and singing. Which we all feel very nervous and scared about. And our creations involve more mess. They're are all so cute. Haha! 
So that's it. I'm really gonna miss those days. We all hope in some time of our lives we can be kids again. It really does happen only once. We learned a lot through all those years. Let's see what is there to learn in High School. Here we come!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Me and this Blog

I'm a thirteen-year-old girl who likes to write, read and just be myself. My purpose is to share to the world what I can say about almost everything. Express how I feel, share to you what happens in my life, and even dream of the near future. 

I got the idea of blogging from the fellow bloggers I know from Candy Magazine's Council of Cool 2010 and 2011. I love how they share their ideas and tell stories of their lives. And all of them sound so fun. Another blogger is, my 6th grade Language teacher Ms. Caroll Jane Perez. She showed me some of her blogs, and I was really interested. 
Here, maybe you could check out their blogs, too!
So here's how I'm gonna put my blog to good use! I'll tell you about me, my story, my everyday life, my dreams and even my usual stressful school life. I'd even make lists of random stuff, like my favorite songs, favorite clothing stores and etc.  Also, I'll try to clip pictures on my entries. :) 

Sincerely yours, Kyla Mae Tan. 
Feel it, believe it, dream it, and BE IT.