Excerpt : From a WIP (or How I Learned To Distrust My Parents)

When I was 9 years old, my parents decided to have me moved onto first year of secondary school.

This would mean me skipping Primary 5 . This was before the “Primary 6” system was instituted. it would be happening the year after I leave, interestingly enough .

I was excited (my parents would have been talented sales personnel). The idea of a secondary school was a “big girl” one, and I was eager to leave all my childish things behind. My Mom gave me the choice of either boarding (living on school grounds) or being a day student (not doing so), and even though the latter was the familiar option, I chose to board.

I chose boarding school, people.. Like, who does that??

My Mom was surprised, but she went along with it.

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