Sights and Sounds on Your Way to School
A cool breeze brushed against my face as I stepped out of the house. Inhaling a deep breath, I could smell the fresh misty air of yet another day. It smelled of minty toothpaste and perfectly ironed crisp white uniforms. I looked out to the view, a frown forming on my face. I could see birds flying around in the sky, chirping away. How I wish I could be like them, having no care in the world. “Ding!” The elevator sounded, snapping me out of my thoughts. I entered it and punched the ‘1’ button as the door closed. With a sigh, I am on my way to school.
I stepped out of the elevator, just to see my friend, Huiwen, tapping her feet impatiently as she shrieked, “you are late!” Huiwen always wait for me before going to school together. I apologised profusely as we made our way to the Orchid Light Rail Transit (LRT) station. On my way there, my stomach was growling non-stop. That was my punishment waking up late and not having breakfast. I could smell the rich aroma of freshly baked bread nearby, causing my mouth to water. I wanted so badly to get to those breads! However, knowing that I will be late if I went to buy bread, I pushed the thought away. Ignoring my stomach, I, along with Huiwen rushed up the never ending stairs of the LRT station. The scene of an overly crowded platform greeted my eyes. Apparently, the previous train broke down and all of its passengers have alighted here. While waiting for the next train to arrive, I scanned the surroundings. The platform had many people from all walks of life. There were students with drooping eyelids, who were carrying their bulky school bags. They looked as though they may fall asleep anytime. There were adults, mostly dressed in smart business attire. They wore a blank face. Maybe, to them, it was just another uneventful day. “Train arriving, pleas step behind the yellow line,” a voice from the speaker said. Finally, the train came. Everyone squeezed into it and the...
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