Towards the end of my schooling life, days were spent loitering around the room, at the cowboy town of Tronoh, the mamak stall, the old town of Ipoh, and the cinema with little show. Life was good, less worry, or in fact no worries at all, life was fantastic, I do whatever I want, whenever I want, the only problem I had was lack of money, however it was so much more simpler, peaceful and calm.
I packed my bags and was ready to go, towards the last remaining items to be move onto the vehicle, I stopped, I sat down on my bed, and enjoy the last minute of loneliness, quietness, and the sunlight that shone through the curtains of my room and created and atmosphere of blue dim light, saying Goodbye was never easy, especially something so familiar to me, something that I had known for the past 5 years of my life.
'The undersized bed that has been with me for all this while, I cherish you and I thank you for all the bruises and numbness you had cause me throughout nights..'
'The sharp end of the cupboard, I thank you for all the cuts you gave me on my right knee...'
'The cats around my block.. I thank you for giving me such joy throughout my years in school.. I'm sorry that I sprayed water, pepper, deodorant, hairspray, on you.. and also deeply apologize for throwing my slipper, my friend's slipper, my housemate slippers and some stranger slippers on you, I'm also sorry for taking pictures of you having sex with whomever she is...'
'The shower without shower heads, thank you for that chill water every morning, you never fail to wake me up and cause me to shiver in the bathroom, and that whole hard stream of water that hits on my body, just like a full body massage and I deeply appreciate that.. except that one time when it hit on my groin due to my carelessness and cause me unspeakable pain... but I love you just the same.. except I can't have sex with you....'
'The cement floor that has cracks everywhere, I thank you for making me feel like being at a sandy beach everytime I am in the room.. it will be better if it is white.. then it will be white sandy beaches for you..'
To all you live-less items.. so long Farewell.. and you will always be remembered.
I gave a call to my Dad .. ' Pa.. I'm coming home.. see you tonight while watching mooncake festival programme..' I headed out from the school and never looked back~ Bye Bye UTP.