Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas For All

The Bells Are Ringing

Why I Value Christmas So Much
Christmas for me is not about the presents, gifts or the tv shows, for me it's the fact that I get to spend time with the people most important in my life, family and food. This year my family has only been altogether one time this year to celebrate my cousins 21st, this is a very poor effort and hopefully Christmas can make up for this terrible showing.

Presents And Food?
Like every young boy I wanted tons of presents for Christmas. I wanted to wake up on the morning of December 25th to the smell of bucket loads of presents. However this childhood dream for me never happened. I never woke up to any presents and now that I think about it I haven't had a birthday present in the last 5 years. So after all these past experiences with Christmas my mentality about toys and gadgets changed. Everything I gained was a privilege not a right, I begged to my parents but they would never succumb. Last year I cried for a Ps3 nonetheless my mum always resisted.

Besides the presents the family the other thing that will stick out the most is the food. Almost every gathering is about the food. Food allows people to relax and enjoy good things in their mouths. However last year my family found a way to ruin food. There was no cake, once I found out that this delicacy was not on the menu it ruined my festive cheer.

The Spirit
I find it very disappointing that the only reason my family will all be together is because of this festive day. My family has no rifts or arguments and everyone gets along well so I see no reason why we shouldn't have these whole family meetings every 2 months.

Too My Readers
All I want for you guys is a safe and happy Christmas. Enjoy the food and please don't act snobby when you receive a crummy gift from a relative, say thanks and put on a fake smile, there is no need to dampen the happy cheer. At least you guys will get something, this year it seems as if I'll get nothing (again) but this won't ruin my Christmas because at least I get to spend time with family. In my opinion there is nothing more important than Christmas than getting everyone together.

The End
That's it really. Take care guys and stay safe. Enjoy the holidays while it lasts in the festive spirit :).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Sadness In Happiness

The Frowns In Upside Downs

The moment I step out of the school gates and onto the bus, my life will start a new leaf. I leave everything behind for a "hope" that I can play in my head but must maintain concentration for it to play out in real life. The next few years will currently be the most important of my life.

Thoughts The Night Before Last Day Of School

Risking It All

If you are not a detective then the reason for this article is change. I am leaving my friendly but unproductive high school for a more beneficial however unknown area. The former being as if my beloved home town. It's like a star basketball player leaving his home grown town for a more big shot city. It is a take all or take nothing, this time right now will make or break my life. Staring at the end of the barrel will be dignified success or horrendous pain and distraught.

The Outcomes Of It All

The reason for leaving my "small home grown town" is that I don't believe that the staff, or the people around me can guide me towards success, and when you know something won't work then it's best to avoid going down that route. However in another sense I feel as if I have outgrown the school, that now I am better and deserve something better. Maybe I am being a bit too egotistical yet this is one of the main reasons for my break away.

Leaving It All

When I leave that gate tomorrow, I would have left almost all but a few of my friends. There will be the hugs and the "that place is trash please don't go" nonetheless I still will go. I have made many great friends over the course of the last two years, and have enjoyed many great memories however they are roadblocks to my academic prosperity. They always trash talk and ramble on almost every single class that is unbearable to learn. Now I may come off as a meanie by saying this, but the truth is I just couldn't be taught anything with bafoons in my class (the real shame is that we are the top class).

The End Of The Year And Friends

At the start of the morning, everyone knew in the back of their minds that it was the last day with barely any students however it didn't really seem to effect many people and this carried out up until the end of school. So the whole day was pretty normal until the bell rang signalling the end of the year. This was especially important to me since I was leaving schools. Me and my close mate had our arms around each others necks, this maybe the last time I will see him so we walked slowly and reflected on some of our greatest moments. Finally the destination was reached, the line that separated the school and the gates, once I had crossed that line, everything will just be a distant memory.

The Cross

Me and my mate counted down slowly, "3,2,1" and that was it. Finally it was all over, a sense of relief but sadness hovered over me. The bus was already parked and waiting so the moment I stepped onto the bus it would be all over. In this brief 5 minute period I had given roughly about 25 hugs and 10 high fives but the moment I will always keep forever is at the end when everyone huddled together. I had been on good terms with just about everyone so I was a bit of a favorite. At this exact moment the world stopped for me and the feeling of being around all my mates for one last time will stay with me forever. However this feeling was short lived when the bus started leaving and I had to run in front it (not the smartest idea) so it could pick me up. Once I got on I could hear everyone chanting my name, they will be sorely missed but I know that we'll always be connected with social and media and all but mostly in my heart.


Throughout the year I believed that I was the center of everyone's attention (a bit of a attention seeker). I believed that I kept everyone together however the moment that I stepped outside the school gates, I realized. I wasn't the center of their world, they were the center of mine.