I never thought I would say this but I don’t want to go home. I want to stay at Abbotsholme instead. I mean, this place has taken care, welcomed, fed and educated me for the past month. I have made some very good friends that I really don’t want to say goodbye to because they have made me feel so happy during my time at Abbotsholme, here. Although I have to admit, but I was really sad and lonely when I first arrived here. But there were people like Yasmin and Harrison who just made me smile when I missed home so sorrowly. And they made me welcomed and as if someone cared that I was here – and that made me feel so much better.
Since settling at Abbotsholme, my view of this school and some things have changed. I have learnt to look on the bright side of things and that I control my emotions. So I stopped weeping over home and family and friends, and I looked on the bright side of things and realised that Abbotsholme is such a beautiful place! I mean, the school is very nicely laid out, the teachers and students are nice and there are endless opportunities and new experiences to grasp! If I had the choice to stay longer at Abbotsholme, I would definitely sign up for fishing as a Wednesday activity next term! I have met people of different races, experienced a culture that is new to me, visited places that I have seen nothing like before, and learnt so many new things in lessons that I don’t study in Malaysia. For example LRC, OEd and Agriculture!
I have really enjoyed my time at Abbotsholme. I don’t have any regrets other than not taking many photos to remember this place. If I could, and trust me when I say this, I would stay at Abbotsholme instead. I will miss coming to school at Abbotsholme every day and seeing the same faces. I really don’t want to leave this place but I think what I can do instead is treasure my experience here and feel thankful that I came here to study for a month. Thank you for the memories, Abbotsholme.
Kevin Lee Boon Chun
from Epsom College Malaysia