Ah, the first day of school. Students cry in anguish, but I let out my evil-ish laughter. I never thought it felt so good being able to get up late, when my poor little sister needs to prepare herself for a dreaded day of school!
Nonetheless, despite still on holiday mood, I went to school today to have my photostat-ed certificates certified. As I reached at about 12pm, when most of the afternoon session juniors arrives,and guess what I saw? A kid (presumably Form One) standing with his father at the middle of the school entrance, while the child kisses his father on the cheek! When I saw it I was speechless. Like this :O , and Joseph was like "WAHLAO", and my dad was chuckling away at the drivers seat. No offense to those who kiss their father goodbye everyday, but why do it at the middle of the entrance, obstructing the way of others?
Admittedly, I'm not the kind of person who gets so intimate with my parents regardless publicly or not. I stopped kissing my parents since I was 12, and since then my parents-kissing frequency was like once or twice per year. So when I saw that, I was stunned. I've never seen a secondary schoolboy so dependent in my whole life! Then I was brought back to the scene when he kissed his father every single school day in primary school. I shrugged, I really did.
Another part of me worries on behalf of the school. Parents as such bring lots of troubles to the school. Over-protective towards their own child, hoping the school to treat their children as VVVIPs, demanding the school not to so-called "ill-treat" their children.... Don't they realize that their precious child would not be able to grow and mature if they're constantly under their supervision and care? Especially in Chung Ling, such a suitable place which resembles the society, how can one develop his social skills without even being exposed to the training?
Parents see their child as super-intelligent to be able to enter this prestigious school (Yes, it is prestigious in my eyes, and the eyes of those parents), but once your child is in it, there will be hundreds of other kids as "intelligent" as your child. One way for him to excel and stand out is to release them, to let them search and soar on their own, and to let them learn by falling.
To all my juniors, Welcome to Chung Ling and I wish you a wonderful and fulfilling secondary life journey. 爱吾钟灵！