Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Goodbye seems to be the hardest word...

Saying goodbye is always easy if you get to see the other party the next day, next lesson, next time or maybe in the near future...

But when you say Goodbye that seems to be like forever.... its never easy... never never easy.....

Today is the last day for the swimming lessons of Boon Lay Gardens Primary School....


Those kids knew today was the last lesson I guess but that didn't bother them much course today for their last lesson was FUN TIME as I brought them around in the slides, wave pool and lazy pool....

It was really an enjoyable time being with them....

None of us took note of the time... not me for sure.... until a student ask me... Teacher Jerry.. what time now? And when I look @ my watch.. my god.... our class is left only with 15mins.....

But I don't care... I just wished that time would just stood still for that moment.... I haven't had enough fun with them... I believe they felt the same way....

When it was really time to say goodbye... I gather them around me and said...

Children... Today is our last swimming lesson... I guess I wouldn't be able to see you kids around any time sooner.... For the past 5 lessons, you kids been a great student and good friends to me.... (*At this moment, some kids started to cry... omg...) I really hope you all enjoy your swimming lessons and pls dun cry k? Cause we will have to say goodbye one day...... Jerry love you all....



This is the hardest goodbyes I need to say so far....20 lovely kids, 20 angel smiles, 20 childish characters who understand their coach, 20 kids whom i'm actively worried abt their safety in the pool, 20 reasons that makes me look forward to their lessons, 20 loudest voice in the pool out of a total of 140, 20 most active kids that makes me run after 1 another, 20 kids who love swimming so much that they are always the last to exit from the pool... A total of them - 20. I love you all.


I'll never forget you all - 20 of you.



My 20 full time angels, part time devils....



P.s: They were required to take a swimming test. Out of a total 20 of them, 19 passed. The one who couldn't make it had a terrible phobia of water and is abit autistic. But end of the lesson, she managed to blow bubbles and is able to conquer her fear of water. To me, that's success for her.

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