Been on a holiday since Friday and I’ve got four more days. Some students must be feeling free from accusations of not being in the classroom for a week, thanks to this holiday week. After all, it doesn’t make any difference, holiday or not, they would and can skip classes if they want. Reading my morning paper a few days ago, the eye-catching headline says that one-fourth of the students enrolled in the upper secondary education skips classes, therefore, making it a big problem in most schools. To think that these students are 16-20 years old. The funny thing is that these students just stay in the corridor as if they are taking a corridor-course or subject or whatever, 😀 .
What can I say, the present time is full of temptations hard to resist for these young minds, that parents’ supervision is not enough. I would not be talking about how to guard your sons or daughter or how to avoid cutting classes because I, myself, had done a hilarious skipping during my high school years. Two times, as far as I can remember, or maybe three, am not sure. I used to be a diligent student that nobody could believe I could have done such foolish things but I couldn’t resist it when my classmates dragged me into some kind of fruit-picking-spree. We were four or five close friends in our class.
At that time, we had to break the school sched between morning and afternoon and most of us would go home to eat lunch since the school was just a walking distance away. But one afternoon, my naughty classmates suggested we would skip classes to pick some “marang”, a fruit somewhat related to jackfruit but smaller and softer. So we agreed to wait each other at a waiting shed just by the entrance to the school. I came a little later so they waited for me, but when I was on my way to the shed, I saw them ran to different directions and one of them caught me on the way. Then they told me that one of our teachers saw them at a waiting shed, and we all laughed hysterically. But it didn’t change our minds so the plan was pushed through. The funny thing was when we arrived in the garden, not even a single fruit we found cos it wasn’t a harvest season yet. Darn, we blamed it to the one who believed what was told by her. No fruit, but we couldn’t go back to the school so we went downtown and eat “siopao” instead.
The next day was more funnier for me, but not for my comrades. The teacher who saw them called them to sign a warning for suspension record. My other comrade told the teacher I was with them, but she (teacher) just replied she had not seen me with them. Aww! I was saved by being slow and late. Surprisingly, the teacher did not even ask me about it, but ignored completely my involvement.
The second time was when we had our religion class, but I don’t want to talk about it now cos I don’t want to again be punished by God. Skipping classes is fun but in the end the consequences are justifiable. These students have made their choice whatever it is…
I did skipped class when i was in college but I still managed to get a high score in final exam.:)
You did it well, Sweetiepie. It should be like that, otherwise, we become a loser by skipping classes. 🙂
you naughty naughty Marlene! LOL How could you skip classes in your high school?? That too- without me? hahahahahah actually My, I was in a fully boarding school, where rules are strict like hell, and I was one rebellious student (who is the fav of the headmaster) hahahahah once, I skipped my night ‘prep’ time (prep is compulsory for us, students are supposed to be in the classroom revising). anyway, I cut that prep session and climbed up the gate to sneak out with friends. Long story cut short- when we came back to ‘climb’ up the same fence again, we landed safely, only to realised there were 2 feet down there- guess what? that was the WARDEN! hahahaha so, of course, we were punished in the next morning assembly. anyhow, I was one of the good students in the school, despite being naughty. 🙂
You climbed up the fence, you tough girl!!! That was one memorable skipping spree, hahaa! I’ve always known that boarding schools are for rich and you must be, right? You’re balancing between good and being naughty, that way you would not be stamped as naughty alone, hehee.
Nick Phillips says
I used to skip classes all the time with my buddies. Oh, we actually go to college and all but never end up in class … LOL!
But I guess we didn’t do so bad in life … 😀
Sometimes we just feel like a happy-go-lucky that’s why we resort to skipping class, though we never meant doing it seriously or regularly. 🙂
Yes, I remembered i also skipped class during my school days. It definately would affect our result.
I hope teachers and parents or anybody can remind the students how important their studies can affect their future life in terms of career, knowledge .
Great blog, have a nice week.
Welcome to my blog, Coolingstar! Skipping classes can sometimes have negative effects in a student’s life if done regularly.
Thanks for appreciating my blog… 🙂
Alam mo para kang hunyango. Ambilis mong magpalit ng kulay (theme). Nagugulat na lang ako pag pumapasyal ako dito dahil now and then may bagong theme. Hahaha!
That only proves your worth as a WordPress theme designer. Maybe you didn’t skip your “WordPress Class” kaya ka gumaling nang ganyan. 🙂
Hahaa, patawa ka naman, fren. Ilang weeks ko ring ni-modify ang theme na ito ha. Kahit gaano pa ka-tight ang time ko, basta feel kong magbutingting ng theme, hala sige lang.
Ratu Syura says
LOL! You really knew how to have fun! I used to skip class a lot too especially during my college days.. 😛
I think everybody does/did, Ratu, in one opportunity or two, hehee…
Hahaha I used to skip class a lot too in high school!
I did twice or three times in high school and just once in college, hehee. I still remember, though.
Hi Marlene..Can I pass a meme-tag for you? It’s cool try it. Thanks and have a nice day.
Sure you can, Joy, no problem. I do meme-tag from time to time, in fact I have three in line now 😀 But of course i do it in a first come, first served basis, hahaa…
Musta na sis! wow! new look! btw tagged u sis – http://edsnanquil.blogspot.com/2008/03/thanks-thea-happymum-for-this-nice-tag.html
I love the new layout, it really looks great!
Skipping school is something I wouldn’t know about, in high school, I lived right across from the school, so being tardy was out of the question, and how would I have sneaked out of a fenced school with my mom across the street lol? But lucky you for not getting caught
Thank you, Ada. Oh, I understand, it would be hard for you to skip class for that matter, hehee. Yes, my teacher might have this motto, “to see is to believe”.
I didn’t skip class in my high school days but I think I did skip once (or was it twice?) in college. Nanood kami ng mga kaklase ko ng Casper, haha!
Btw friend, I tagged you on Technorati Authority Explode.
Hahaa! Amor, ang lakas naman ng Casper, ano, at nakapag-skip kayo.
i like your new theme here on your site…
very clean and nice… i wish blogger like this too!
ganda…galing mo marlene mag ayos ng theme
inggit ako, ahihihi
Salamat, Michelle. I’m not familiar with blogger, though. Ginagawa ko lang pampalipas ng oras mag-ayos ng theme, hehee. Huwag na inggit, you can learn if you will. 🙂
My, no no, our boarding school concept is not for the rich, the rich go to a PRIVATE/ INTERNATIONAL schools.
our boarding school students are selected by the government. mostly, there’s a major exam where all students sit for, and the cream will be selected to boarding schools (ehemmmmmmmmmmmmmmm) hahahahahah. and when you are there, you are fully sponsored financially by the government till university.
Farah, is that so? So sounds rich with “boarding school”, hehee. That’s tough! I can tell your the cream of the crop, do doubt about that 😀 . You have a good education system in your country.
Shanker Bakshi says
But i know you were working on new theme all these days.
Yes, I’ve mentioned it on a comment on your blog before. But still, this is not my own theme, I’ve just modified it. 🙂