Wednesday, 17 September 2014

High School

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different."
C.S Lewis

A few days ago, I got invited to my 5th Year High School Reunion. Say what? It has been half a decade (half a decade?!) since I graduated from highschool which is quite crazy in many ways. I like to think that I am different from the person that I was in highschool. Less crazy, less angsty, less emotional and more mature and calmer with a better outlook of life. The Facebook invite triggered this sense of nostalgia and I searched through my photos from my life back then. I didn't have my own camera then and all my friends were so against having photos taken of them. I used to be like that too but then I realised that we only get this chance once and if someone wants to take the photo I let them. Having visual documentation of my life is important to me and I would love nothing more than to one day sit in my living room and flip through my photo albums.

I was hesitant about going to the reunion initially. Simply put, I was more of an outsider in highschool and in a friendship group that was formed by convenience rather than actual connections. The promises of staying in touch faded after a few months of leaving highschool and fast forward a year, I only kept in contact with 2 close friends. Fast forward another two years, and I lost my ties with those friends. I always like to say that the first 4 years of highschool were pretty normal but they were overshadowed by the drama that followed in the last two years. But I have decided that I will be going. Now to find a dress to wear!




One of the days during last week of highschool/ muck up week  there was this watermelon day. Last watermelon standing was the winner. It was quite funny seeing so many people hugging their watermelon to class and protecting it against attacks.


For the Sydneysiders, who remembers this day? And for everyone else, this was the dust storm in 2009. Although it was horrible for my asthma, it was so incredibly cool. Photo is not edited, it was literally orange everywhere.

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  1. I REMEMBER THE DUST STORM! I have a bunch of photos too, that morning I woke up and thought the world was ending haha. Can't believe it's been 5 years since then... hope you enjoy the reunion :)

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    1. I thought the same too! The reunion is actually ages away (late November) but hopefully I will!

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  2. Wow, it's been a while. I still remember your livejournal posts from when you were sitting the HSC.

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    1. Haha oh dear, back when I thought something so small was the end of the world. A measly common test = panic.

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  3. Highschool should remain where it belongs, in the past!
    I've never find any sense into the whole thing of "the reunion"
    My classmates tried to made one for the 10th anniversary this year, and guess what? it never happened. Hhahaha
    I mean, if you haven't seen them in all this years, why now?
    Sad to hear though, that you lost all contact with them. I still have a bunch of friends from back then.

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    1. I completely agree with you. In many ways I am glad that my highschool years are long over. I have that same mentality and thought it was a little superficial to talk to people who I had never spoken to since leaving highschool (if not even before that) but A. (my boyfriend who went to the same highschool) was keen and I thought, what the heck! Why not :) It does make me a little sad at times, most people still seem to be in touch with a group of friends from back then.

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