Firstly, I would like to congratulate my friend and mentor Jeannette, who was given the role of Magic Smoke’s “Guest Editor” this week.
I would like to thank her as she choosing my journal as one of her ‘picks’. What a surprise and honour it was to learn I had been chosen. It must’ve been a very hard job to pick six journals as there are so many out there in J-Land.
I’m so enjoying reading and commenting on Jeannette’s other choices. It is thrilling to discover some journals that I have never visited before.
Waiting for my ‘A’ Level results wasn’t as bad as I had thought. I was excited more than anything. All of us were told to line up and wait outside the Headmaster’s office. Then one by one, we were called in and then handed our results on a piece of paper, and given a hearty congratulations and a pat on the back!
I do not agree with this procedure at all because the teachers already know the results and it’s unfair on the student. I believe that the Results should be put in an envelope and then given to the open. Then, they can deal with whatever good or bad news privately.
I know the teachers must be there to support and guide students, but whatever happened to privacy?
To make things worse, I had to go and see the Deputy Headmaster then, to check if I had received acceptance from my chosen University. It was total chaos! The University’s switchboard was jammed. So I was sitting for an hour and a half, waiting for a response. That was the worst part… not knowing whether or not you had got onto your course. In the end, I gave up… it seemed like I had been sitting there hours… so, I came home and checked online. There it sat in my inbox: “YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED!”
Later on that night, we had a little drink to celebrate in the back garden. It was nice. Mum, Dad, Uncle Robert, Maggi, his girlfriend Auntie Helen and Kailei were here. Not too many people, just the people that mattered. We all had Champagne and some strawberry cheesecake. I paid the price the next day though with the mother of all hangovers! I must say, I don’t drink much, so it goes straight to my head!
Thank you to everyone who sent congratulations on my ‘A’ Level Results. I am still on cloud nine. I’m so excited to begin this new chapter in my life. The other students won’t know what’s hit them, hee hee!