What I’ve learnt in the Boarding House
Over these past three years, living in the boarding house has taught me a lot of things. Things like making my bed and getting up on time for breakfast. To
many, the boarding may seem like a prison. Even I myself have felt like this at some time. However, now that I’m leaving and will never live in the boarding house again, I realized just how much living here has impacted my life.
I’ve learnt to live with and accept students from different backgrounds. Some students may be good and some may just want to make you hang yourself.
I’ve also leant that Auntie Wong makes amazing supper for all the Boarders under her. I noticed that my boarding parents really care for their students as if their own children. I’m sure this because they just want us to grow up to become a people that will show others the right way to live. I have no regrets living under Uncle and Auntie Wong and I wish I can stay just a little longer. Too bad I won’t staying in WIS for tertiary education. Which leads me to my next point, time passes REALLY FAST and if we do not seize all opportuni- ties given to us, we will grow to regret what we could have done. The doors are always there, it’s just up to us to open it.
Living in the Boarding House also teaches us to take responsibility for our mistakes by giving us incident reports so that we will not repeat the same mistake again. I learnt it the hard way. We also hold each other accountable for what we do. Living in a home with a bunch of other boys younger than I am is like living in a big family with a ton of younger siblings which I have to take care of. They taught me patience and self-control, they also taught me to cherish every second I had with them over the years. I’ve seen many Board- ers come in, grow and change both physically and mentally. It has taught me to appreci- ate each and every one of them. I shall stop here now, no words can fully describe what I’ve learnt here in my stay at the WIS Boarding house.
To my boarding parents, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for caring for us and for me. For making me feel at home. It felt like it was only yesterday when I first step foot in the boarding house and now I’m leaving.
Thank you for teaching to be a better man, for your guidance and patience with me.
Till we meet again.