DEDICATED TO THE GRADE 10 BATCH OF S.Y 2018-2019
Every ‘hi’ demands a “goodbye”, every meeting an ending, and part of every journey the final destination. To my fellow batchmates, this is it. This is the time that we have always been talking about these last few days. It is the time that we get to spend our last days in JHS, or more accurately, it’s the time that we get to spend our last days with each other. We have but a few weeks left with one another. Imagine spending 4 solid years together, and now it has come to a moment where life has set a limit for us. Four amazing years and now has come the time that we all must take in every second like it’s the last time we would see each other.
Within the span of 4 years we’ve all have done many things together. We laughed, we cried, we enjoyed, we fought, and we have done many more things. We have all been through a lot, but don’t get me wrong, those things define who we are. All the things we have done together, have already written the stories that we want to share to our future children and families. The events we had with each other have already been saved to our fondest memories, because every moment that we shared was special. The moment that we introduced ourselves in front of class when we were in grade 7 was already special, for we were forging something even greater than most things, Family.
This is what I would describe our batch, Family, for within a family, there is trust, there is love, there is a special connection with everyone. Even when you’re not that close to a certain person, you feel the rush of thought in your head that says “wow, this feels like home”. I have always observed the moments when we all are feeling the most infinite of things –like the peak of a rave party, the moment where we all would laugh at a certain joke, where we would all sing “in my life” as if it was the only song that the human ears would listen to. The moment where we would all scream for our batch during MIS Cup, the moment that we would all just be silent because we were praying all together like a true family. The moment that we would all take pictures of ourselves … when even just for a moment, everything would seem to be perfect after the flash of the camera. Where we would all just have hangouts and tell stories of how amazing our batch is, we would all say our professions and why we love them, and we would all spend our final seconds together like it was the last second we would have so that it would never be forgotten…
All of those things are simply the greatest moments of my life for it has shown me something that I wish to keep forever, and that is the Grade 10 batch of MIS 2018-2019.
All of our laughter and tears, joys and sorrows, fun days and sad ways, it all remains in a place where we will all find one another, in our hearts. Every beat of it will tell the story of how amazing the times we’ve had with each other were, for every thought that runs in our heads will always be the sweetest memories that will never be forgotten, for this is a solemn goodbye to our everyday activities. Our pictures someday will become old photographs: we would do our last batch of IW and regret that we won’t miss the moments that we would cram for the last time just to pass it; we would react to a certain math problem for the last time, and wonder why it would be so hard to process in our heads, we would be eating our lunch and snacks for the last time at MIS; we would write our last answers in our exam papers, we would say our last goodbyes to our teachers during their last class with us; we would clean the classrooms for the last time, walk in the halls of MIS for the last time; and eventually we would say goodbye to our last group studies. We would miss every single day seeing each other’s faces, because some of us will be seeing new faces when they enter a classroom again.
After Recognition Day, we would all have our last walks, our last steps inside MIS for the exit of the school, which would be the entrance of a whole new beginning, and it would start a new chapter in our lives. These are all examples of things we want to keep forever, but my dear friends, life demands the sacrifices that would help us move on and lead us to a better path. In order to move on we have to make the sacrifices needed, and that includes letting go of the things we want to hold on forever.
I would like to thank all of you for being a huge part of me. You all have given me something that I would never exchange for anything in this world, and that is the true meaning of friendship, of comradery, and a special love that only you, my batch mates, can give me. I would cherish all of you until my grave has given me a peaceful bed to lie on. I will never miss something as much as this. I wish you all the best of luck in the world, my dear friends. May all of you be blessed so much by God, never give up on your dreams, seize every opportunity that life throws at you, be daring, and always remember who you are.