I have FINALLY been entering the official 'summer mode'! Our school is crazy hectic, even in the second-to-last week; we had to had in our final pieces of assessed work, such as our art books, reflections, be assessed on rock climbing, etc. Even today, we had our final math exam. Thank God it doesn't count for anything, or I would have been much more stressed. With everything over now, we're on a crescendo to relaxation and the summer holidays.
|"The Vagrants" by Yiyun Li, and|
"Vagrant Class" - a pun played
by my English teacher.
Although I (kind of) attended all four of my classes today, it seems like there was only one official one - math, in which we did an exam that doesn't even count. I finished my test and went to sleep for the next 30 minutes. The last period, English, was even more crazy. Normally on this day of our timetable, we have library periods. Since we can't borrow books or anything anymore, our teacher tells us we just have regular class. We'll have to be a vagrant class, he said, because Year 10's take our classroom when we're supposed to have library. So he arranged for us to have class at the café on the 9th floor. We get to the 9th floor, no one is there. We check in his office, and apparently he has left the school. Which our whole class found completely beneficial, because we just spent the rest of the class chilling by the café playing Tetris. Basically, our entire class skived - including the teacher. What a wonderful end to the year.
|Me as 福貴, and Samantha as a lion.|
That's not all there is to my school day - today we had 'Dress like a Fictional Character Day' - I dressed up as 福貴 the cow from the Chinese literature book 《活著》, and a lot of my friends dressed up as animals, I assume from Animal Farm or Charlotte's Web or whatever. We all looked pretty ridiculous but it was hilarious. There was even an Ash, Misty, and Pikachu. I thought that was adorable as fuck. I'm not a Chinese literature nerd by the way, it's just that 80% of the year group was forced to read this book so it was kind of hilarious when everyone realised who I was.
When summer finally comes, the first thing I'll do is hop on a flight to Ecuador, for a month! Well not exactly because I go on Saturday, and school is on Friday, and obviously there will be farewell parties and whatnot taking place on Friday night, but that's not really the point. I'm so excited for Ecuador, it's going to be amazing. One entire month with a select few from my school, away from everything. It's like the perfect vacation I need. Our activities include trekking at 5000m altitude, visiting and helping out at an orphanage, just exploring, being adventurous, and sightseeing at the Galápagos! The summer of 2012 is going to be amazing for me, I just know it.