Survive is defined as to remain alive or in existence or to live longer than; outlive. Thus, a survivor means a person who is able to continue living their life successfully despite experiencing difficulties or despite nearly dying. Every single person born on this earth is actually a survivor. We are survivors. We, survive in this journey of goals and needs. And today, we survive from the cycle of death. Lately, my school life as a student made me realized that studying has actually come from the word stu-Dying. And perhaps, that shows whoever known as student nowadays is one of the best survivors in this world.
In 2016, my life completely changed from just a typical student to a survivor of education. Science stream is not the first choice of students in my school. maybe because many of them are not basically interested in science or mathematics. Or, maybe this is because they just couldn’t make it to be a science stream student. Well, my first year of learning new subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Additional Mathematics was tough. I couldn’t understand whatever I learnt in school for the first 6 months of the year. having only 6 classmates were difficult. Brain storming session with only 7 brains working and limited idea, was heart-breaking. Teachers were expecting more from us because we were just a small group of starving students who crave for knowledge. But that’s not true. This condition put me and my friends in stress. No one will ever want to put false hope for their loved ones right? That’s exactly what we felt.
However, although I felt like giving up on the first year, I survived. Yea. I survived in science stream class for real! Sometimes, watching other friends of mine from B to D classes having fun with their life, enjoying their moment as fresh teenagers were a bit frustrating because whenever I wanted to join them, I ended up in my room studying or doing my piles of homeworks given by my dearly teachers. I learned to survive from 5 in the morning till 2 in the next morning. I mean, my classmates and I, we kind of sharing the same routine every single day. Sometimes, we don’t actually sleep. That is how we survive in reality.
Our examination results can be defined as ocean wave. Sometimes, they’re high, sometimes they’re down. for me, personally, my health problem issues is a minor reasons of why does my performance in studies turned out as ocean wave rather than a going up-ward escalator? Well, what’s my major problem back then? Of course, lack of revision! I don’t always have time to revise everything but if I do, the problem will turn out more difficult. Like what? Well, I once studied History very well as I can remember the facts really well. But when I received the question papers, I gave up on the first 30 minutes due to the questions given. One of my best buddies, gave up on this class because his performance in examination was bad. But I still didn’t understand why would he saw the problem from that point of view because my performance in examination at that moment was worse than what he got in his report card.
Tick tock tick tock! And now, we’re finally arrive in 2017. The final year of tears, sleep late, anxiety swing, depression and things like that. I couldn’t wait to end this journey in high school but I couldn’t imagine to stop myself from this tiring subjects because whether I can or I cannot do it, I still find myself attaching my love towards this killing subjects. To live in the hope of others, to sacrifice everything for a brighter future and to achieve goals and needs, to fulfill responsibility towards parents, family, friends, and society. Well, I can tell you that we (my classmates and I) are on our way to an excellent SPM performance with hopes of straight A’s and brighter future. May force be with us, the seven survivors.