When I look upon the time I spent at ICS, 8 years has gone by so fast. I remember walking into the elementary morning table alone, and look… 8 years later , I am walking out along side the people I learned to call brothers… and some sisters. To be honest, all my identities and sense of belongings are created here. It all started back when I though nobody would accept the fact that I am new and unique ( back in the time when I was still in 5th grade), but no. You guys welcomed me despite the language barriers ( at first, now it’s all good I supposed) . So firstly, thank you to you guys as a class for the warm welcome.
Not only to you guys fellow classmates, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the teachers. Without their guidance, I may not be the person who reached the goals I made, especially regarding the college matter. In addition, they also made me a “better” person.
Throughout the years at ICS, we all have been through a lot. I also have personal things I am extremely thankful. Towards the end of junior year and the beginning of senior year, it had been very difficult for me. I have been through alot of changes (friends leaving and conflicts within my group of friends). Missunderstandings and all . Part of the conflict… I must admit… the blame is on me. However, we learn to forgive and move on.. continuing the brotherhood we are familiar with.
Now, let’s reflect back on our years together…. one of my all time favorite moments.
remember 8th grade login? we scored the penalties and it’s our first victory .
remember 9th grade salt trip, where half of our groups members had relationship problems and marche threw chairs into the swimming pool?
remember 10th grade intermural? we won!
im gonna skip 11th grade and the first sem of senior year 55555
but now we are compensating for the time we wasted… we are living the lives like the good old days. And to be honest, When i step out of this school, the place we are so familiar to, I am. going to miss it alot. Cheers to the memories we created some are lesson and some to look back and smile upon. I cannot imagine not seeing you guys every weekday, and some of you every weekend ever again. Knowing things are never going to be the same kills me. But I wish that we can still call each other by our fathers name when we grow up, keep in touch even if we dont see ewach other often, and this apply to everyone of you. I promise you, whenever I look into blank space during flights or during roadtrips after I leave this place, my thoughts will be of you guys. And I will be smiling like an idiot. Thank you for the memories… Thank you for the everlasting friendship.