Do you miss your school life ?
Do you miss those lunch periods and P.T periods ?
Have you had a school crush ?
Did you have a first love in school ?
Have you felt embarrassed when you got a punishment of sitting near girls ?
Have you got beaten by an iron scale by your teacher ?
Have you and your friend took a pre-planned sick leave because of a test ?
What are the last Bencher things you did in school ?
Have you copied in exams by making a master plan without being caught ?
Did you watch your television news on a rainy morning eagerly for announcement of leave for your district ?
Have you struggled to get a progress report signature from your parents when you got low marks ?
Have you gone on an excursion trip when you were in school ?
Come let’s discuss on all the things we did in school and can recall all the moments we cherished in childhood. I hope it will bring you nostalgic emotions.
School life is full of memories and some are good, some are bad and some are funny. Good memories always inspire us how to become a better person in life. Bad memories always gives us a lesson on what to do and what not to do. And funny memories always give us a smile on our face. A pang of nostalgia hits me as I turn the pages backwards and look the fun filled school memories.
When our parents take us to school for an informal interview for the Headmaster to get to know us. It will be embarrassing. And that person will torture us like anything. For me it was a lady principal, she said oh chucchu bujki, how cute. And our parents be like. Chellam, tell madam from 1 to 10, A to Z. We would be like One..too…thee..foor..pi..sis..seven..eit..nine..den.. And the principal will be like wow brilliant he is so intelligent. Come give madam a kiss. Okay that is too much imagination that will not happen for all 😂. Sometimes they ask to touch the left ear with our right hand from backside of our head, to check if we are grown well enough to land in a school. I seriously don’t know who found that method, may be Einstein or Charles Darwin 🤔
Let’s start with the day of joining LKG (Lower Kindergarten). There can be absolutely no one who did not cry on the first day of joining the school. Everyone would have caused a great ruckus when our parents left us alone at the School gate to the teacher and returned back. We will be like Amma I will not speak to you if you leave me alone at this strange monster place. Please ma, please take me home. And our mom will be like I am not going anywhere da I will go buy some chocolates and come back. See there are a lot of kids there right, we should give chocolates for them right. Mom will go and buy chocolates for them, if you listen to whatever the teacher says and be a good boy, mom will buy the biggest chocolate of them all for you. And literally many fell for that. There are some KD’s who will say come mom, I will also come with you. I know which is the better type of chocolate. I will choose it for them. And such kind will get a nice treatment before mom leaves 😂😂. If father comes with us, he will just drop you at school gate to teacher and never looks back. He will go home and cry for leaving the kid alone 😂😂😂. Go and ask your parents what all you did on the first day of joining School. If you did nothing then may be I doubt you are an alien 😳😂.
Actually I learned more from my Mom than from my teacher during Kindergarten. My Mom would write the letters of Tamil and English on Slate and will ask me to write over it again and again till I get to know the words. This is the first stage. After this, she will write the letter in small font at the top left corner of the slate and will draw some boxes on the right and ask me to replicate the word exactly in the boxes. This is the second stage. She asks me to say the word out loud while writing it on the slate. This way I learned how to spell and write letters of English and Tamil. I also learned how to count and write numbers in a similar way.
At that small age itself, we fear a lot to speak to girls. But the kids of this century is saying He/She is my girlfriend in kindergarten itself 😅😱.
We learned lots and lots of rhymes throughout kindergarten and primary school of which Baa Baa Black Sheep Have you any Wool and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are favourites.
When we got promotion from Slate to Notebook, from Slate Pencil/Chalk Piece to Pencil. We got to know a lot is existing in this world. That there are different types of notebook, pencils, erasers, scales etc.
During Primary school, there will be that one random fat guy who will get up suddenly from his place. And the teacher will be like what do you want man. He would be like Ma’am 2 bathroom 😂😂😂😂😅. There were separate ladies to take care of such kids called “aayama”. 😂😂
Before starting the term after annual leave, School gives us a list of things to get before coming back to the next Standard. The list contains Notebooks, Books, Uniforms, Shoes and other articles etc.
Notebooks and books will be asked to collect from school itself after paying the fees. For Uniforms and shoes, they will have a contracted store for supplying them. Who earns or not, these stores will see a profit of lakhs each year.
Let me walk you through some of the types of notebooks: two lines notebook for the Language subject, Four lines for cursive writing which is actually for improving handwriting they say, checked notebook for maths, One side notebook for Science, unruled notebook for drawing, normal ruled notebook for general classroom notebook usage. All these notebooks will be issued by the school itself. Including all these notebooks, we will have a rough note which we buy from the shop near our home. I don’t know for what joy we have that note. Sometimes we play XO, Bingo, Hangman etc in that note. It is useful for that only. Or for tearing pages for writing tests 😂😂. After getting the books and notebooks, it is compulsory to bind the books and add brownsheets to the notebooks. Binding the book had a separate shop. That guy will keep our book for binding even after school starts. We would say to our miss that the book is still in binding shop if we forget to bring it also. Binding is nothing but keeping a cardboard on each side of book and sticking them together using a blue colored cloth on one side. Before covering the notebooks with brown sheets. My mom will first cover it with newspaper and then the brown sheets on top of that. And over the brown sheet, a spiderman label. Some people cover the notebook with some sandal colour sheet. They are not human beings actually. They are from some other planet.
Do you remember the days we would go to tailor shop for giving measurements for stitching uniforms for us. And our parents will do a villain job, saying the tailor that give extra length in shirts and pants because he is a growing kid 😂. While wearing that uniform it will not feel like wearing shirts and pants, it will feel like we are covered by a bed sheet. One more thing in every school is, they give house T-Shirts: Red – Lotus, Blue – Jasmine, Yellow – Sunflower, Green – Lily. Still I don’t know why for Green house, it’s Lily. Lily is not green color man 😂. They ask us to wear white pants and white shoes on the day of wearing this T-Shirt. This T-Shirt is a ready made shirt which school distributes to us. It will be of various sizes, but they will give extra large only for everyone. This we used to wear on Tuesday or Friday, I guess. And wearing this is of no use. We used to wear white pants and shoes along with this T-Shirts. Covering our dirty white sports shoes with chalk to avoid getting punished was a great trick we found.
Sports championship would be conducted each year for all 4 houses. It will have all outdoor and indoor games. In my school, Outdoor games had only Volleyball, kho kho and Throw ball. Indoor games had Carom and Chess. I was a champion at school in Carom. I play well when there is no thumbing allowed and if it is a One on One match. I have defeated 5 players at a stretch by pushing all of their coins on their side. I concentrate mostly on how to push their coin to their side so that they have to play a back shot to take it out 😂. Master Plan. I succeed in that. My Best friend was a great Volleyball player. Inter school Rolling trophy for Volleyball will be conducted in my school ground in which a lot of schools will participate. On that day, No one will teach in the class and everyone will be on the ground supporting our School team. Gumthalakkadi gala gala gala hooo haaa hooo haaa !! Roars around the school on that day. My best friend was part of the team. We would cheer all day. I was very proud of him. He plays well. He always plays the Center position in the court. The smashes which he hits will make Dummmm sounds when it hits the ground. Our school won rolling trophy when he played.
Getting transferred from trousers to pants took like a millennium for a short guy like me. It was actually 8th standard I guess, when I moved to pants from trousers. But the tall guys started wearing pants from 6th standard itself.
Geometry was the favourite topic in school, because it fun and creative even though it is part of mathematics. Mathematics is the most hated subject for girls in school. Because you know you can’t mug it up 😂😂. That Natraj or Camlin geometry box, and the components in it. Compass, 15cm Scale, Two Set Squares, 180° Protractor, pencil, sharpener, eraser and the final mystery component which no one knows why it is there in that box. Actually it is used for making holes in the paper for tying them with threads 😂😂. You guessed it correctly, Yes the Divider. What is that instrument. Why someone invented it 😂😂. Seriously I was using it to poke others and for tying papers in School times 😂😂.
The Worst teacher of every school is the PT Master. The guy who is still illiterate, if we see him, we can’t find out what he studied. We would imagine that maybe he was someone who was roaming on the road without any job and the principal felt pity on him to give him a job. I have never seen a Completely Fit PT Master in my life. PT Master will always be a Fat guy or a very weak guy who doesn’t know anything about sports. May be while recruiting, the principal asks him like what you know to become a PT Master. He will be like I can identify the length of hair on a boy’s head. Yes more than teaching Sports and identifying the talent, catching guys having long hair and compelling them to cut their hair, making people who are late to school to kneel down or giving other punishment were the major tasks a PT Master has. However short you cut your hair, it will not be enough for him. Even If you completely shave your head, he will bring a microscope and will say I can see a strand of hair at the right end corner of your head. More than anyone, he was the one guy from whom everyone hides. Sometimes PT Masters ride the class and catch people red-handed for hair cutting. Awesome job na. And they pay thousands of rupees for that to them for this job. Hair is also Okay. They will check fingernails also 😂.
Before going to school, I have a ritual to take care. While climbing down the steps of my home. I will repeat the mantra – “BadgeBeltTieShoe”. Final Check if everything is there or not. Badge is I’d card which I never wear. Always it will be in the pocket. Tie will hang stomach level. Belt is a necessity because I was that lean during school. Shoe check is a must on non rainy days. If no shoes then kneel down only. Slippers are Okay on rainy days. We will walk with pride by wearing that on rainy days. We would have a reason saying sir shoes are completely filled with water and it is so wet.
School conducts annual days, sports days etc. Most people take leave on those days and have fun at home. During Annual day, dance, drama, prize distribution etc will be there. Chief guest will kill us by putting blade for like 2 hours. And they even conduct rehearsal for this one 😴😴. Sports day is one of the best days of school life. They will take us to a ground or stadium where they conduct all the sports competition for the championships like running, Long jump,high jump, marathon, hurdles, short put, discus throw etc. My school took us once to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, which is one of the biggest stadiums for athletics in Chennai. One other regular ground was MPET Ground. A ground maintained by some local authorities. The Drill ritual, March past and the military practice to perfect the drill which they give before that will look too much. We have to salute the chief guest and hold a flag if you are the leader of that house. They will give award to the best of 4 houses on sports day on who performed well during the drill.
Excursions are the best thing to happen in a school life. Even Though my school takes us only to Queensland and kishkinta every year. We waited for that day to come. And for that excursion we have to pay money so that they will arrange a bus on the excursion day. They will give a paper with the following written on it – “We are not responsible for anything which can happen to your child if he comes to excursion with us, you are sending your child at your own risk”. Who will allow their child on reading this. And they will ask both mother and father signature in this paper and ask us to resubmit it along with the excursion money. If you don’t give that paper back to them after getting it signed we are not allowed. I tried and tried harder in going for an excursion from 4th Standard to 6th Standard. But my parents never allowed me to go. When everyone went on excursion, I would sit at home watching cartoons and spending time with my brothers and Mom. That was great too. But I got my first excursion chance when I stepped into 7th standard. My parents felt pity seeing my sad face and they agreed in sending me for excursion. My First Excursion to Queensland was for 150 rupees and my Mom and my brothers accompanied me on that trip so it was totally nearly 750 I paid for taking us all. Most people would not feel happy for mom to come with you for an excursion. But I felt very happy that my Mom came with me. Had a great day. One of the best days of my life. I have visited Queensland each year after that and my mom did not accompany me after that. But both my mom and dad would wait for me at school, in the evening waiting for me to return from the excursion. She felt I am responsible and can take care of myself. But she went with my brothers for 2 or 3 of their next excursions 😂😂. Queensland had freefall, Centrox, American wave pool, cup and saucer, roller coaster,Mirror house, Horror House,8D Cinema in which a video is played that is similar to a temple run and it gives an awesome feeling, Himalayan water ride etc. I loved going there. Cable Car was the best of all. It was a peaceful time travelling in that for half an hour for a full tour of Queensland. Kishkinta was also one moderately nice destination. Excursion are the times when we dance, sing and rock in the bus. That was awesome. While returning from the excursion we shout like anything, tease our teachers, also movies are played in bus. I had a habit of waving hands at the adjacent vehicles and saying Hi to them when we are returning back. It was great fun.
Lunch periods and PT periods are best periods of School. I obviously wait for lunch periods. Those were the days when I eat much but never gain weight. I used to ask everyone how to gain weight and all. Lunch periods are the best. Not to empty my box but to empty my friend’s boxes. My box will become empty first period itself. I had such sweet friends. I had the so called local rowdy friends also in my friends list 😅😂😂. I used to be a last bench guy in school. But I never look like one. If you see the people I am with, it will be very awkward. They will be very huge and tall in size and I am very small 😂. Teachers will ask me to come and sit in first bench but I will move to last bench the next period itself. We used to do a lot of things in the last bench like eating food while the teacher is taking the class, a friend of mine used to bring cellphones to class when I was like 10th Standard. We would play games etc in that. It was like Nokia 1100 phone only. But playing snake game in class was itself a great pride showing off before girls. We stole the biscuits of our maths miss and ate it which was actually a planned execution because she tortured my friend 😂😂. Every teacher will advise me not to be with my friends and sit somewhere else but I never listened. Friends are an integral part of school memories. One teacher would say, “Ravi is also nowadays very much spoiled uh, he is surrounded by bad elements uh !! 😂😂” Even with all this happening i used to be good at Academics. Want to know how, may be if you have read my old writings you may know. I have some things in my life, which is equal to my life breath. It is never letting my parents down at any point of time in my life. Being good in Academics is one in that.
If we talk about school, we cannot miss this one. The Prayer Assembly everyday. We should stand in one arm distance. And being a short guy, I would always have to stand in front of the line. Facing all the teachers, principal and correspondent who are standing on the stage. But I Cheat and move to the back hiding between tall guys. But this useless PT Masters perform their useless job arranging people in height order and sending me to the front again. The discrimination and racism is starting their actually 😅🙄. Due you remember the chants – Standatees !! Attention !! Standatees !! Attention !! Prayer !!. Hoisting the flag happens once a week, I guess it was Wednesday for us. Each week each teacher will hoist the flag. When the turn comes to PT master, the flag will fall down when he pulls the rope 😂😂. The useless one yet. Pledge is one other thing which is like a ritual after Flag hoisting. India is my country !! All Indians are my brothers and ( Sorry I will not say that word) 😂😂. Followed by Thought for the day, News reading both English and Tamil, Scientific fact, saying thirukkural with meaning, Proverb, Science experiment, GK Questions, Song (Not a Movie Song) etc. The person responsible for GK question will ask 5 questions to everyone in the assembly and the one who answers the question will get a pen from the principal as prize. GK questions are normally asked from the details on the last page of classmate notebook. That Was actually like a science database for us. Since there was no Google or internet to go and search in those times. And Yes the principal will come to the assembly with a bunch of pens. Pens are distributed to everyone who performed the activities and also who answered the questions. It feels awesome and prideful if we answer one of the questions and get that pen. Prize distribution will be followed by principal / Correspondent speech which will be followed by national anthem. After that everyone will disperse to class. And the latecomers should meet principal and then only they will go to class like after 20 minutes or so. Also one more thing which is common is that, in every prayer assembly one guy will fall down dizzy and every teacher will run towards him to check what happened. This will never miss. Each assembly one Person.
For prayer assembly each class will perform in order on each ground assembly day like for first day if all activities will be done by 6 standard A section, the next day it will be performed by 6 standard B section. There was an anchor as well who coordinates all the activities and also will give too much introduction and hype for principal each time of assembly with an alien level Quote 😂😂
Let’s get into the class now. When thinking of school can we forget the Blackboard, bench, desk, Chockpiece, duster, the window, the last bench etc.
The Blackboard will have lot of vaastu things. On the left corner always, they will write Date and the Day. On the right hand corner of the board, they will write the Number of Students in the class, no of present and number of absent. In the middle top, there will be an alien level Quote, which will never be inspiring 😂😂. On Some festival days, we would show the artist in us outside, we will draw a lot of things on the board and fill the board with everything so that the teacher will not erase that and teach on that day. This happens mostly on both teacher’s day and children’s day. In my class on the left hand side of the board they write down the list of all the activities to be performed on next ground assembly, and they will assign the roll numbers in ascending order starting with 1 for first activity till the respective number for the last activity. Coming to that, yes we have roll numbers in school which plays a major part in everything. Exam sitting order is decided on that, sometimes some arrogant teachers will rearrange the seating arrangement of the class based on roll number, some alien level teachers will ask questions in the middle of the class by saying a roll number and asking him to answer that. That feels like shit if we are that roll number. The ‘Goooood Morrrrrningggg maaa’am.’ moment is a sarcastic thing we do daily.
English period was something which was so torturous. Maximum in all schools I don’t know why, English teacher is always a lady teacher. She will ask one by one to stand up bench wise and read the paragraphs in the chapter line by line. One person one paragraph. I would count the person each in row and will calculate the paragraph that I have to read. My Calculation was always 100% correct unless until the teacher interferes and changes the order. Some legends will be sleeping in between and when their turn comes, they will ask the friend who is sitting near him about where he should start reading from. When my friend asks me, I would say him to read from 2 pages previous to what is being read now and it will be ultimate fun when he starts reading that 😂😂😂. We like to push our friends into trouble all the time. There are times when I would say a great joke as a reply for the teachers comment. And the friend near me will say it loudly like it was his joke and will get all the credits. Sometimes some girls will come and say, hey dood that was some very crazy joke you did. My stomach is now paining laughing hard for that. I would say, Dai tell her that it was my joke and that dash boy will not and I know a case where a love story started from this. My joke started their love story. I am unlucky from that time itself 😂😂😂. Fate !!!!!. Tamil period is worst if Tamil teacher is a lady teacher. She will not hit us with a wooden scale on the palm, but on the knuckle side of the hand. It will pain as hell when she will hit on the other side of the palm on the fingers. Tamil lady teachers are always Monsters. I had a male Tamil teacher in high school that was so much fun. He was so friendly and when the story telling period comes, it will be awesome. My Tamil Sir would narrate story in an awesome way. Whole class will be attentive on that day. My favourite Tamil prose story was “Sabesan Kaapi”. Likewise in English also, for English II subject, there were prose stories. One of my favorite stories are Lottery ticket, Kanchana, The Selfish Giant etc 😍😍😍. I love Maths. I was so good at Maths from the beginning. Boys love maths and girls hate it to core obviously because it cannot be mugged up. But legendary girls mug that also 😂😂. Solving problems of Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus, probability, Geometry etc were all so much fun for me. My Maths Miss was the best teacher I have ever seen. I would always comment something in her class and she liked me very much and would never say anything. Because I was the brightest math student of the class 🤗😝. Physics – Newton’s three laws of motion, ohm’s law, Theory of relativity, E=MC^2, Flemming’s left hand rule etc. Still we remember that by heart. Chemistry was most bla bla bla subject ever. Even Maths Equations are much better than Chemistry Equations. Organic compounds, hydroxy derivatives, carboxy derivatives were all so hectic to get over with. On the day of highschool chemistry board exam, I was like a mental roaming around blabbering equations on the road. Botany was shit as always nothing could be understood. Everything other than plants is available in that book 😂😂. Now coming to zoology one of the best subjects. We would wait a millennium for that period when the zoology teacher will teach that Ultimate topic called Reproduction. But that teacher will coolly just read through that topic without explaining anything. Sometimes that chapter will be skipped forever. I loved zoology subject a lot. My life aim in those days was to become a doctor, but by fate the chance was missed by an inch gap. Geography was a very very interesting subject but I had one of the worst teachers. He teaches well but also torture well. He will hit students for no reason. He will adjust his pants and trousers in the middle of the class while teaching 😂😂. Maps in Geography is the one I like most. I like to mark the places on the map. It makes me feel more curious. History was the worst period ever. It should have been the most interesting one actually. I had some very good doctors as history teacher, who can fix anyone’s sleeping problem in one period. If she opens her mouth everyone will fall asleep wherever they are 😂😂. The First World War, The Second World War, Cold War, The great revolt of 1857, Freedom Struggle, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, and other life histories of great leaders of India and the world. All these I learned by myself by reading the book. Not from the human sleeping pill 😂😂. From the childhood. I had the habit of reading the book by myself and understanding it. Instead of waiting for the teacher to explain it. Computer lab was a great period among all. We have to remove our shoes outside while going inside the lab. I am not sure for what reason, may be because the intelligent minds of the school thought the viruses and bacteria from our shoes may attack the computer 😅😂😂😂😂. For Computer lab alone 2 sections will come together to the lab, so it is a chance for hitting on other class girls 😂😂. But during those times, I was not even aware how to switch on the Computer. One friend of mine taught me one day, to escape from getting into an embarrassing situation. From that day I become a master of Word art and Clipart in following computer lab periods 😂😂. I would do nothing but just word art alone and will feel like some hacker 😂😂. Now let’s come to the King of all periods – The PT Period 😍😍. One of the common games played in that period in my school is Volleyball. During that time, I found a new way to serve the Volleyball called “Gorilla Serve” 😂😂. PT Period is always conducted for 2 sections and matches will happen between two sections. There were carrom board, chess and many other outdoor games also like Throw ball, Football etc. I don’t know, but for some reason we never played cricket in PT period in our school. Cricket is an early morning ritual of weekends and Holidays. The best ever game for all Indians 😍😍. But some legends will be sitting with books and studying even in PT periods. Maths teacher is always a person who doesn’t like people enjoying PT period. The villain of our life. Will always take over that period saying that there is a lot of portion to complete. We used to protest those time itself on this. Maybe that was the seed for something like jallikattu protest.
There used to be a division in the notebook between History and civics, Geography and economics, computer science and third language etc.
My Physics teacher was the most funniest person I have ever come across. Whatever he says will give a ROFL kind of laughter. He gives awesome examples to explain the concepts of physics too. On the first day of the class, he was explaining one such example for a concept and the whole class laughed out loud. And I was continuously laughing non stop even after everyone stopped. What he did you know. He asked me to stand up. He said to me, You are laughing, I can see that but if you brush your teeth and then laugh it will be very good. It felt like OMG !! In Front of the class. But I laughed out loud for that also. My class twin and that physics teacher will never be in sync. Always they will have a quarrell. Once a girl said, Sir, I am having dust allergy, can sit at the back. He replied tomorrow while coming bring one helmet and wear it and sit. Dust will not come 😂😂😂. One girl said sir, your joke is not so funny. I can’t laugh for it. He said okay do one thing. Today evening after going to your home. wash your face. Take a wooden log and hit yourself 10 times on the head 😂😂😂. Whole class erupted in laughter 😂😂. When my friend wins the argument against him, whistles will go around 😂😂 and he will look around for who did that. Sometimes we would be acting like we are interested in the teacher’s personal stories to waste time in class. When teachers would ask questions in the class we would never lift our head or see them so that they would not ask us a question. But that teacher would directly point the question towards us and we will be caught. Most scary thing. Sometimes we hide behind a big fat guy who sits before us to escape from this.
There were moments when the teacher would say those who want to talk can get out and talk. And we would see our best friend and give a crazy look 😂. There are a lot of punishments. Some are getting out of the class, standing up on the bench, writing imposition, standing in the corner of the class for the whole day, sometimes the whole class will getting beating for no reason, Squats, sitting like a chair etc. Sitting near girls was the most embarrassing punishment 🙊.
There would always be a fight with bench mates on who will sit near the window. Window seat was like only 4 in a class and there will be a fight among nearly 20 people for that. Mostly fights between boys in class will not occur in class, it occurs in restroom always. “Come let’s have a singles match in restroom” was the ritual to start a fight. It will be like a WWE match. Speaking of rest room that was actually the best place to time pass in school 😂😂. If we get bored we will go there only. If you enter any one of the inner compartments of the rest room. It will be filled with all embarrassing stories, X loves Y, That teacher has an affair with this teacher, Bad words of all languages, etc etc.
There were a lot of tests in school – Class tests, Cycle tests, Unit tests, Monthly tests, Mid terms I, II, III , Quarterly, Half yearly, Annual and for 10th and +2 there was board exams when I studied school. Class tests were one awesome thing. Actually we are four in a bench generally. For class tests it should be 2 in a bench. So it becomes a routine for each of us to alternately go sit down or outside the class for each consecutive test. I would ask my friend to go and sit down and will tell him that, machan come and sit down near the bench where I am sitting. I will show you all the answers. He will believe and go down and sometimes will cry for me not showing him😂😂. Poor guy 😂😂. But I share answers maximum times because I am generous guy. Tearing the middle page of the notebook for class tests is an art. If someone tears a page other than the middle page, I will slap them. Mostly me and my best friend will plan and tear pages from the note of third friend sitting in our bench and will give one paper to that person itself without telling him it was actually torn from his notebook 😂😂. He would say thanks also 😂😂. One other thing is, if all the students say to the teacher in chorus, ” What test Sir” when he says everyone tear the paper and start writing. He would believe he did not say anything about any tests and will move on taking class. I never know how it worked, but it worked many times. If it is a last period, we will ask the teacher to not take any class and we will sleep or write the homework given or talk to friends in that period. Some such God like teachers were there in every school. Some shitty teachers will arrange substitution for their period if they are on leave. So sincere who cares 😅.Waiting to run into the corridors after the last period was a great feeling. That bell ringing sound was the sound we wait all day long.
Teacher distributing corrected answer scripts was the scariest moment of all in every student’s life. Whole class will be silent like someone got murdered or someone was about to get killed and like everyone knows about that. Teacher will distribute the paper roll number wise. Sometimes we will hide our marks from friends, eager to know their mark first. We would act like we failed and our friend will say it’s okay da and will give a blablabla lecture and Atlast we’ll say I got more marks than you man 😂😂😝😝😝. Go Cry. I love paper distribution times, because I write well all exams. Ravikumar centum in maths 😊🤗😍. Hearing that is one of the greatest feelings. Everyone will clap also right 😅😂. Some feel of great achievement. Some teachers will only correct the paper and ask us to make totals. I had a friend of mine, whose paper if we count the total it will come around only 35 but he will say to sir that, sir the total is 80. And that Stupid sir will give him 80 without checking 🙊. There were some ultimate people who will get 49 ½ and will cry to miss. Miss!! Miss !! Miss !! Please miss !! Please Miss !! If you put half mark , I will pass miss and she will give half and then find another mistake and will reduce 5 marks for that and will give him slipper shot 😂😂. After Each exam they will make a total of the marks secured in all subjects and will make a rank in the order of that from 1 till the strength of class who all passed. We would always want to get a higher rank than our best friend. If he gets 50th rank, we want 49th atleast or else he would do too much scenes 😂.
After every Annual exam, the vacations would start and we would go to our parents native village on those days. And when we come back, the postman will bring our result to our home and will ask extra 20 rupees for handing over the result. Even Though we are damn sure, any way we would get promoted to next Standard, we would have a slight fear. Result details is just part of that result paper. It will mostly be filled with fees details and where to pay the fees.
Class leaders are the horrible people of a class. They would write name of everyone whom they don’t like on the board and the teacher will beat us with iron scale after that. I was also a class leader for sometime, but I never liked being one. Some Chota rowdys in class will be like, Dai class leader you come outside, will see you there. Lets see how you are going home today 😂😂. There were female rowdys also in my class. One such chota rowdy punched my Geography sir in the stomach and got suspended for 2 months – One of the best sambavams of my school time. My school was surrounded by houses on all sides.There was a guy in my school who will enter the school campus at 9 AM and then after the prayer assembly is over and at 10 AM or something, he will slowly move separately from the crowd and will climb on the terrace above the stage where assembly is conducted. He will then jump to the adjacent house and will get down from there and go out somewhere bunking school. This happened for like 2 to 3 months. His parents thought he was coming to school. Only after school informed that he is not attending class from a long time. Both his parents and school got to know what great Tarzan tricks he was doing. He got TC after that. He never liked studying, his interest was in something else.
Forming strategies to win pen fights with our friends. Book cricket and hand cricket was also a great game to play in school. Bo – Byto, Joy are some of the rough games we played during school times. 😍😍. If you stand you should say Bo, if you are sitting you should say Byto. Else you will get an awesome punch on your spine. That will be very painful. But it was a so funful pain filled game 😅.
How can we forget one thing when it comes to school life. We all buy an additional note called rough note. Do you know why that note is used ? For solving problems roughly ? For writing stories ? For drawing pictures ? Hahahaha !! Nope !! It is widely used for making Flames. My School friends if you check their notebook it would be filled with flames from the first page to the last page. They would have covered all girls in current section, the next section, other sections, senior girls, junior girls, lady staffs etc etc. If it comes L/M, then they will be in Cloud Nine. If it comes E also it’s okay, One which starts in fight will end in love 😂. But S is horrible.
The Swings, Slide and See-Saw in the School is the favorite place when we were a kid.
When it comes to school life, how can we forget the first love and first crush of our lifetime.Crushing on the cute guy/ girl and trying hard to get their attention was an achievement. If that girl looks back at us, we would feel cloud nine. Till sixth standard, I used to sit alongside girls. From seventh we got separated into different benches. Boys in one bench and girls in other. When we sat together we never had any feelings. It Was the separation which applied the universal law of physics, chemistry and biology. We have friends in school for a specific job, that is shouting our name in front of our crush whenever she crosses us. And if she turns back and smiles at us that is a Yes and we will become famous to the core 😂😂. Yes I had a first love and the only crush in my school – A 8 Letter Word. It was a great feeling seeing her face daily and speaking to her ❤️. Since I was topper boy, I had a lot of girls fans actually you know, ah well obviously😂😂😂. Passing messages to our friends and that special one by writing them on chits of paper without getting caught by the teacher was an awesome thing.
Group photo was one of the most nostalgic moments of my school life. Me and my two friends along with everyone were getting ready for Posing for the photograph. And while the photographer was taking the photo, my crazy friend did a mimicry of my class teacher (The physics teacher) who was sitting near me and we laughed to the core and it was caught perfectly in the group photograph. Till today whenever I look at that photo, I would miss my school friends and all the great and funny moments I had then.
Distributing toffees on our birthdays and wearing colored dress gave a great sense of pride in those days. Everyone will get a beating for not completing homework and we will escape with ease because it’s our birthday and no one should hit anyone on their birthday. The universal school belief only. Nowadays killing and murdering them on the birthday is the belief. Birthday bombs came into existence now only. Those days we would be given a red carpet walk to class and all. But now it will be like walking through a ring of boxers 😂😂.
We had something called Diary in school times which is also called a handbook. I don’t know why they call that handbook. We have to fill each day’s homework into that diary and the class teacher will sign the diary by the end of the day coming to our place or the class leader will collect all diaries and will get signatures from him/her. Homeworks are written on the right hand side of the black board in my School by each teacher at the end of their respective period. It’s a ritual everyday to get our parents signature in the dairy. Along with that Wakeup time and Sleep time should be mentioned. ROFL 😂😂😂. Realizing how horrible the school management were 😂😂. Wake up time and sleep time 😂😂. For what joy you need that 😂😂. Wanna see how good I am at sleep 😂😂. Home works all teachers will check during beginning of their period. Classwork is something which will be signed at the end of each term. After signing the classwork note. Teacher will also sign in the diary that classwork is completed. Those were great comedies getting completed signature showing our friend’s classwork note 😅😂😂😆.
Writing a leave letter is something which never comes to us easily. We have killed our Grandma and Grandpa for a million times for taking leave. And my uncle got married like 20 times in my leave letter 😂😂. I can’t imagine if it had actually happened. 20 Marriages 😂😂.
Leave letter is as follows:
8th Standard A section,
R.P.C Matric Higher Secondary School,
R.P.C Matric Higher Secondary School,
Sub: Regarding leave on Xx/Yy/Zz date
As I am suffering from fever, I cannot attend the class on Xx/Yy/Zz. Kindly grant me leave for that day.
The same letter for future leave, past leave etc. Kindly grant me leave for that day – I don’t know what this means 😂😂. You already took leave on that day and you are asking her to grant leave for the day you took leave 😂. Logic less shits 😂😂.
Along with the leave letter we have to fill the availed leave column in diary and should get sign from both parents and principal only then we are allowed to sit inside the class. But i never fill the diary or write leave letter. I silently skip it. And will ask my friends to chup 😷.
Slam books are one of the best chances to speak to our crush or the girl we like and never got the chance to speak to so much. In my +2, I bought a slam book and asked everyone to write in it in my class. And she also wrote it for me. It was an awesome feeling. If I open and read the slam book now, I can see 10 astronauts, 10 doctors, 5 directors, 5 rockstars and 5 Scientists who are all Engineers now 😅. I am one of them 🙊. Not only slam books, we also wrote some pages of feelings in the diaries of our friends. Not sure if others have it, but I have my diary till now. I had one proposal for me in that diary. I promise, I am not lying. I read the diary only during board exam holidays and I found this. And i was like hey idiot why did you not say it when we were in class you idiot. But I lost contact with her after school. So that ended there. Almost 25 to 30 people wrote about me and them in my diary. It would give me an awesome feeling when I read it today too.
When it comes to school life, the crazy bench mates we had was the centre point of all memories. I had 3 such friends. We use to always be together. We sit 4 on a bench in a 3 seater bench. It would be ultimately laughter ride all day everyday. I enjoyed coming to school during my high school. We imitate like the teachers to the classmates and it was great fun. One of my friends by imitating and imitating, eventually he got the body language similar to that teacher itself 😂😂. I had a clone friend for me in class. We were like twins. We never got separated. We would always be together. We would even get punishment always together. We tag team in teasing others. We fought together against a black selfish giant in my class 😂😂. But now I don’t even know where he is. Missing him a lot. And I had my best friend who was with me from 7th till +2 and after that he went missing and came out at times to see me. And now completely vanished. There is only one friend in my life, I have from 4th standard to till date. All other school friends are gone. During school times, during weekends all friends will stay maximum in my home. We were like a gang of 5 friends who always stay together, roam together and play together. We would always play plastic ball cricket in my home’s terrace. It was a great time. Times where happiness was above everything. I would go to their home to play video games. They would come to my home to play cricket. We would eat in each other’s home. Waah waah waah !! 😍😍😍. Missing those awesome days a lot.
When the class teacher is taking attendance, we would close the mouth of friends by our hands or sometimes we will distract him and would say “Absent Ma’am” when she calls out his name. And he will cry after that and will go and get scolded by the teacher for not saying present miss 😂😂😂. Semma comedy 😂😂😂. Some teachers will hit him with scale also for that. That had made us feel bad, but never stopped us from repeating it again 😂😂.
There are times when other class students will go out for lunch after the bell and the maths teacher will continue taking the class even after the bell. Aiyyo !! Please ma’am. We would shout in corus.
But she will never leave 😓.
Special Classes 🙄 – After school hours, from 4 to 5. There was a regular special class for failure students. Including this there was an early morning 6 o’clock special class to complete the portions. During that time, I would bring both breakfast and lunch in a tiffin box to school. Breakfast Maggi and lunch tomato rice and both I will complete in the morning itself 😂😂🙊😂😂. There was a late evening special class from 6 to 8 too. Also they would ask us to come to school during half yearly and annual leave during 9th standard and +1 for starting 10th and +2 portions somewhat earlier itself. Actually +2 portions are started after half yearly of +1 itself. Our education system is not proper. Gaining knowledge should be given more importance than passing exams. But that is never the case from those time till date.
Canteens are one other things. In my school there are two types of canteen 😂😂. One which sells books and other accessories at a very high rate. The other which sells food. But you cannot directly give money and buy food. You have to get a token in the morning itself on what food you want. Based on the number of tokens, they will cook food. Suppose if your tiffin box fell down during lunch period also you cannot buy food in my school canteen. It was that great, they will never give food if you don’t have the token. You can’t buy token during lunch period also. It would get over in the morning itself. Thank God my mom never made me buy food there. She would fill my tiffin box with yummy food daily.
Hall ticket issuing and farewell was one of the most Emotional things in a school ever. I have seen many girls crying on farewell day because they are getting separated from their friends. I thought for boys that was never a problem, they can always get together whenever they want. But I was wrong. I got to know only after days. Even boys get separated and there will never come a chance to get together. Somehow it will get missed. It’s been 6 years since I met any of my school only friends in person. I miss many of them a lot. Hall ticket is one of the important things to get for exam as well as for the Chota rowdys to make revenge against the teachers who did too much ruckus to them. After receiving the hall ticket, some Chota rowdys used to break glass and bathroom doors on the last day of school. There are many legends who steal items from labs and sell it in a waste iron shop. I had my classroom in biology cum physics lab once. I know a person who took home thermometers, sphygmomanometers, stethoscope, Horseshoe magnet, Prisms etc. It is all a kind of revenge on the teachers who took them to the staff room and slammed hard on their back shoulder with their huge hands. I had a maths sir who would ask us to bend down and he will hit hard on the back of our shoulder. To make revenge for him, we would throw sand inside the petrol tank of his bike, sometimes sugar etc 😂😂😂. On the day of farewell, they gave us hall ticket and along with it a Cassata from Arun Ice creams. That was the first time, I had that in my life. It was a hybrid of Cake and ice cream. It looks like a cake but it is an ice cream 😍😍😍. The Best one 😋😋😋😋❤🌟
In my school, they would show a movie each year in the computer lab. I watched Narnia I, Kungfu panda and slumdog millionaire in my school. It was an awesome theatrical feel. Goosebump times.i guess Narnia I was the first Hollywood movie I have ever seen.
During school times, more than the school. Going to PlayStation shop after school was one of the most awaited things. We would wait all day in school planning on how to Target a single person in smackdown and to win the match. It was 5 rupees for smackdown and 10 rupees for other games. Initially it was conducted in a shop. Then the police said it was illegal to run such kind of shops. So the owner shifted the shop to his house and will tell us to keep this a secret. Such a dash he was. We wasted all our money spending on that. But it was one of the great memories of school time. During school time, we would have to cry to mom daily for 2 rupees. With that two rupees we would buy something in the shop near to school. Something like lollypop, Candyman, mango bytes, eclairs,munch etc. Sometimes we would have to do additional work by going to shop like 10 times to get that 5 rupees from Mom for going to PS2 shop. She would shout if she knew we used that 5 rupees to play PS2 games 😅. We keep it a secret you know. We would say we ate Mushroom chat 😋.
Chats and juices are very common in school times. While leaving school we would enter a chats shop. We would eat something and then drink one juice and only then we would go home. Chats like Paani poori, bhel puri, Masala Puri, samosa, Mushroom chat, kachori, jalebi etc were so tasty. Juices we drink mostly is lemon juice. That is the only juice which is 5 rupees. Rest all are costly. Orange juice was also the same price I guess. But I prefer lemon always. It will give a refreshing feel and a boost for the rest of the day.
I don’t know if you felt this way, but for me if I see a person writing in left hand. I would always appreciate them by default. I would say “Wow” directly don’t know why. It looks stylish when someone writes with their left hand. I would think He/She is cool.
Tuitions were one other thing during the school days. For most people more than school, tuitions would be the most close to heart. Because many will lose their heart to someone in tuitions only more than at school. I was single from birth till now. I would always see that any new girl joining the tuitions will always bring a guy along with her. May be joining tuition was their plan to spend some time together 😅. I went to tuitions only during some standards and it was for time pass not for studying rigorously. It was a lot of fun. My class teacher himself took tuition for us in 5th standard. Going to his home for tuition was an awesome feeling. His wife would give us something to eat always. He was a kinder person. I liked him so much so only I joined his tuition. Also because it was in the street next to my home. He was very good at teaching. He was the only good history teacher I had in my school time.
After school, roaming around the area was one of the rituals. From 6th standard, roaming around the home of that 8 letter word was one of the ritual for me. My home was just in the same lane of my school. Next to some 20 buildings. Her house was in 2 lanes next and parallel to the lane where my school was. And in a completely opposite direction to my home. But I would go in the opposite direction and circle around her home for a long time and then will return back once I see her for one last time for the day. I had two stupid friends for company for that. For going through that way only, we would eat chat and drink juice near her home. We would say that was the shop providing the most tastiest chat items 😂😂. But that 8 letter word gone missing after I left School. Have seen her once or twice at times. And she doesn’t live at that place anymore. Shifted to Kerala i guess her homeplace 😅. When I bought a new bicycle also, the first thing I did was, I rode it to and fro in the lane of her home till she sees me in the bicycle. That was a great feeling. She sat near to me at school sometimes, that was when the fire started between us. Hope she is living happily now. Sitting near girls as a punishment would feel awkward for any boy except the play king 😂😂. I would also feel awkward while sitting near any girl but not her 😍😝.
“Anyone has extra pen”, someone would say this always in each class period and exam Hall. Following and copying exactly in the notebook, what the English teacher is writing on the board was a mission impossible job which only some Tom Cruises can break through. Many of us will say to our friend. You write everything and give me your note to home. I will complete and come. She would wantedly rub the board before everyone completing. I don’t know for what reason. Some HiFi English teachers will not write on the board, they will read the answers. And we have to write it in our notebook hearing what she is reading. That was more fun 😆. Will make her repeat everything again and again. Some teachers will ask some girls to write the answers on the board and she will sit freely. Very bad ones. There are representatives for rubbing board and maintaining the duster and blackboard. Poor guys 😂😂. They took that job and felt like Assistant commissioner of police, Chennai city 😂😂. While my English teacher is teaching grammar and my name comes in one of the sentences in the book or if my teacher uses my name in the sentence every face will turn around and have a look at me. And the name Ravi always comes in English book in grammar sentences. Don’t know why. And my English miss liked me very much. She always gives example sentences starting with my name. In letter writing in English exam, there comes the loyalty part. We would have to write our best friend’s name in the “letter to the best friend” or in the references of a formal letter. Else he would not talk to us for sometime 😅😂😂.
There was a challenge on who gets the first additional sheet. Even if we write stories and fill pages also. The invigilator will think yeah he is a bright student I guess, he is writing a lot 😂😂. I would top the additional sheet list always. Crossing 10 additional sheets was a target which me and my friend would set always. Even if there is nothing to write, we would write the font larger to reach there 😂. Sometimes the last minute revision was the thing which saved many people from many exams. There are a lot of people in my class for whom I was responsible for making them get good marks. I teach them the day before the exam and also the last minute. I have a friend for whom I thought the complete mathematics on the day before board exam and made him pass with good marks. His Mom thanked me for that 🤗🤓. That was the only group study that worked. Actually Group studies will never work. We would do everything other than studying in group study. I don’t know why but None of the student will accept that he studied even though he completed reading the book twice also with extra 3 revisions also. They would just say I have never touched the book 😅. Just now after coming to school I opened it they will say 😂. Some used to say this even during board exam also. This is a very very bad habit. You started lying from that time itself. At Least from now on, no one should do this. Speak the truth always. If you studied say honestly you studied and also help others in studying. Don’t be selfish in studies. That is not good.
Teachers would shuffle the class always for no reason. Sometimes height order wise, sometimes with a plan to separate the friends etc. But no one would obey that. They will come back to the same place after she leaves. Every teacher has a mantra which they repeat to each and every class in the school – “You are the worst class I have ever seen in this school or may be in my life” 😅.
There is a logic every teacher has. If we don’t complete our homework. They would say, “Have you forgot to eat food or wear uniform”. I would say with a pity face Ma’am I completed the homework but kept the note at home. She would believe me always 😂. Sometimes if we don’t complete our record note, we would keep it at the bottom of all the books and the teacher would not correct our note on that day. So we would take it back home and complete it the next day.
Inter School and intra school competitions conducted has bought out the talent in us outside. I got a lot of district level and school level prizes for drawing and painting competitions. There were a lot of competitions that were conducted like Essay writing, Elocution, Drawing, painting, Clay art, vegetable carving, best out of waste, singing, poetry, dance, etc. For my First essay competition, a neighbour of mine wrote and gave me an essay on some topic which they gave. I wrote that exactly in the Competition and got a consolation prize. Best out of waste will always have ice cream sticks and match sticks as part of every masterpiece they make. Exhibitions were also conducted in our school every year. And almost everyone in the school would do some science experiments or some constructions, city plan etc. In my first science exhibition, My Mom made me house using thermocol and some pins which had a lot of rooms in it and it was surrounded by gardens and trees and many animals. Trees and animals were made out of plastic which we bought from shops and stuck it on the thermocol. I felt proud of that. One more was volcano experiment using baking soda, vinegar and colour powder. They are my showcase in the first ever Exhibition, I participated in my school. After that we did a lot of advanced projects in School. But the house model my Mom made for me was very special ❤❤❤.
We had nicknames at school. Each one of us had. I can’t say mine 😝😝😝. Okay will say, My friends used to call me “Dora” 😅😅😂🙄😆.
During school time, if it rains. We would all get up early and sit in front of the TV, checking all the news channels for the announcement of leave. Sometimes we would also go to school gate to confirm with the watchman even after it is announced on TV. If he says yes today leave, the sun will come out brightly 😂😂. Sometimes all the other districts will have leave but only ours will not. That would be a very sad day. Sometimes whole night it will rain, so we will not study for tests and exams and the next morning when we wake up, there would not be even a single drop of water on the roads. And we will be screwed. After going to the office, whenever they announce leave on TV for schools and colleges, Nostalgic feelings will popup always. Office has no leave on rainy days. Whatever it is you have to swim or go in a boat to office and also should reach on time. Else the monster called manager will shout 🙊😓😷.
There are days when me and my best friend would plan a sick leave in prior because a test is being conducted on that day and which would be very tough or we are not interested. We would devise a lot of ideas. Keeping onion on armpits and sleeping will cause fever. Then what else 😂. Or we can act by coughing and vomiting in front of mom for taking a fake leave – a lot of master plans. Some legends would bring micro xerox for tests. Some will have bits in all parts of their body and clothing.
There was a day when both me and my class twin ( best friend) did not bring a pen to the class. And there was only one available for both of us, which we got from a girl. We shared our pen that day. You write one paragraph da. I will write one. We will write alternately 😅😅. That was a great coordination.
When it comes to school life, if you do not come across this you never lived a school life. You have just survived. Yes, Fight with other School boys gang was the most thrilling part of school life. We had that. My Friend defeated other school boys team in a local volleyball match. And I think a fight came on the ground itself which made that other guy to search for my friend and hit him. The time when I went to my grandma’s home on the bus. That fight occurred. It was a fight with Chase. We a gang of 5 friends were standing near their schools and were eating chats casually. Suddenly, they came running towards us and my friend started running suddenly. We ran behind him and we reached one of my other friend’s home. He bought his big brother to speak to that other school gang, so that everything will get solved smoothly. But that guy what he did is he came and fought with them and said to them, “You wait here I will bring my guys and we are having a fight here”. It was an oh shit situation. We thought dropping my friend at home would be the best option and we left for his home soon. In the Mid way there came that gang towards us. That brother of my friend never came back. So we are left alone against those other school gang. It’s was 6 on 5. The leader of that gang walked towards my best friend. He said some bad words and sledged for bringing that brother. And they were both talking only. But suddenly the one whom I said as my class twin. He slapped one of them who was looking weak and was part of the other school gang. There it started. Left Right slaps and punches 😂😂. One hand was coming near my face I ducked and pushed him. Each one pushing each one down and we saw police coming. So we ran and got into a bus and escaped from there. But it was a whole comedy that day. We got down in the stop where my grandma’s house was there. And those guys got down there too. We went near my uncle’s shop and stood there for sometime and that gang left after that. Then we dropped our friend home and I left for my grandma’s home. The next day everything was solved by some brothers from my friends area and that boy’s area. There was one more fight in my class. This time too the culprit was my class twin. He looks lean but he is morally strong. There was some word war going between him and our class’s most hated selfish giant guy 😂. The most hated guy because whatever he says opening his mouth was a lie. And his attitude would be like he fell from Space instead of getting birth. Due to some word exchange, there came a fight and that most hated fat guy ran behind my friend who is lean to hit him instead my friend slapped him by distracting him after running to a distance on the corridor and again he came running back to class and again he slapped him somehow. Everyone laughed but that most hated guy became so angry. So I went in between both of them and said calm down. Calm down let’s speak this out. I don’t want my class twin to become headless. That most hated guy was a very fat guy he would kill my friend if it had lasted. The teacher was not around when this all happened. Then we all boys together solved that issue by speaking to both of them separately. But my class twin was awesome that day. Even I wanted to slap that most hated guy for some reason. He did it twice that day 😂😂😂😂. I read in the diary written for me, One girl mentioned, I felt you were great when you interfered and stopped them both from fighting 😅😍😎. I never thought someone would have noticed that. She said I fell for you on that incident 😝😝. And she is not that 8 letter word. I had a personal fight many times but not at school, one at my area and many others in a cricket ground. In school I never do that as I said earlier, I will not let my parents down for anything.
I used to make a pillow out of books or sometimes the bag itself in the free period to sleep.
They would have a rule that no one should speak in Tamil. They should speak only in English. But actually, even the teachers don’t follow it in school. To follow that, we students used to play a game like Bo-Byto. If someone speaks in Tamil they will be given a punch in the back
There was a day called Open day. Seriously what is the meaning of it I never got to know. They would give progress cards and will tell our parents whatever they can to make them send us to tuition to their home. And to stop giving us food, to throw us on the road, to deport us back to Somalia bla bla bla 😂😂. Too much of a ruckus they will do. We would have a big lecture after reaching home on the Open day. Also there was a day to collect the report card if it was not collected on open day.
My School completed at 3.45. when it becomes 3.00 and the last period starts. I would be like okay so only 45 minutes to go. Then after like 3 hours if I see my watch again, it will be 3.05 🙄.
The real heartbreak is something when your class section is changed and you have to make new friends in the new class. That makes us very sad. Thankfully it happened for me only during 4th standard and never after that.
Students coming by bicycle and bus had one more separate feeling. My school is very close to my home. So I don’t use both. But there was a time when my mom was not at town. And I had to come from my grandma’s house, which is 5 stops from my school. That was the time when I learned how to footboard in a bus. The buses will be so crowded that we have no other choice but to get into the bus. For Buses, we actually get a student pass with which we can get into all the buses for free. But those conductors will be like we are stepping into their home without asking. That much rude they are with students. It was tough travelling from school to home, by bus if you are from a long distance. For small kids, they had a School Van. But for high school it is only by bus. Students coming by bicycle should also get a pass for parking it in School. Some rich guys would come in bicycle even if they are staying in the same street 😒. They will do too much scene with it.
Exam pad was a feeling, writing exam without exam pad on the bench was an emotion. Some of us would bring only one pen. That too a three rupees pen. Some girls would bring Blue refill pen, blue gel pen, stick pen, ink pen, black pen, 4 pencil, a big box, 4 erasers, 2 sharpeners, scales of all lengths, sketch pens, markers, colour pencils, crayons etc. But if someone asks for extra pen they would say. I don’t have one. How cool !! 🙄😏. Many boys come without a pen only. Getting pen from a girl. Excuse me, do you have a pen ? was the starting point of many love stories 😂😂.
Finishing the exams and going home half a day and watching cartoons or playing cricket was an awesome feeling. During board exams, after finishing the exams I would come and explain my mom how I wrote and all. Seeing people crying after writing exams was a bad feeling. Dai it’s okay da. Let’s wait for the results. Some stupid will correct our paper and he will never even read things. He would just see the size we wrote and will give marks. You don’t worry I know a guy who wrote nothing and got 90 marks. We would say such things to make them feel better and make them smile. But now after this long time, we can realize that 10 th, +2 boards exams were nothing. Just another exam in our life. But when we were attending such exams we were like it was the deciding point of our life. For the current generation students, i would say that exams never decide your future. It is you who would. Even if you get great marks in exams and become a doctor also you may not feel happy if it is not your kind of work. What path of career you feel you love, you chose that. Always follow your passion and interests, it will lead you to a good path. Never choose any path under compulsion. If you got low marks in exams also don’t worry, just think that was not your destiny and move on. I also felt very bad, when I could not cross the cut off for becoming a doctor. But now I feel happy for becoming an engineer and also I am working on passion – Writing. Publishing my novel one day is my life time aim. Likewise you will have your path set up. Wait for it. Sometimes destiny will tell you what will make you happy. Enjoy the school life that is what is important. When you grow up you will feel you missed a lot of things by being busy and studying for exams. Don’t do that too much. Study but also enjoy in the meantime. Give equal time for everything. Mugging a book will never give you memories. Roaming around after school, playing PS2, cricket, special class, tuition etc can. Having Crazy friends at school is enough for making it a golden memory. Like in the movie – “96”, one day I would like to meet all my school friends in person and have one great time. Hoping for that soon. No matter how much you hated your school you had always missed being there. We usually called it a jail, but we missed that jail.
There are many times, during my school when they left half a day. Because of an announcement that there is a Bomb in the school. I don’t know who does such prank calls 😂😂. Thankfully it was never true and we got half a day to enjoy at someone’s expense. There was a day when I was writing exam and suddenly a register came to the exam hall. Register is a note in which they write important common information and send it to all classes. My invigilator after reading it said to us that everyone stop writing the exam and hand over the paper to me and take your bag and move to the gate. Your parents will be waiting there to pick you all up. We did the same and my mom was waiting at the gate for me and my brothers. After picking us all. We went home. While walking home I had a thought running, “but why ?”. After reaching home, I found that there was a Tsunami announcement. And my home is somewhat near to the beaches. We were in so much fear that day. But thankfully nothing happened. It was in 2006 or 2007 not sure 3 years after the great Tsunami of 2004. There was a time when they canceled our late night 6 – 8 Special class saying there was a ghost in school 😂. There was a gate to the terrace in the building where my class is located. Many people in my school used to say that terrace was haunted. Someone died there long ago and they used to hear sounds from there at night 😂😂. And there were bats in my school some of which are there in that place. So we never dare to go there.
Big gang of friends, Colorful but Boring Uniforms, Silly fights, friendly and crazy teachers, many sections, many classrooms, group photos , combined studies, group discussion on nothing and anything, remarkable marks, justified mistakes, too many crushes, our first love, Lovable excursion journeys, a million memories. Actually Our Life was a heaven those days. Missing it a lot 😢. These are only some memories of our School life. There are a lot of other memories too which if I include it would take a book to complete. You just think of it and relish those memories.
Remember sometimes you will never know the value of the moments until becomes a memory. Relish everything at the moment so that you will not look back in the future and would think you missed doing that. I have some things in life which I realized maybe I would have did these things when I was a kid. I have felt it and that is why I am saying for kids of the current generation. Don’t miss anything, Enjoy the core. What did we bring with us. What will we take with us. Only memories nothing else. Create memories every time everywhere with everyone.