I remembered when I was back in primary school, I barely have any friends. Everyone see me like a stranger because partly because of my annoying behavior and me being darker than an average Chinese. They called me names for having this simple difference.
Then I left and went to Shanghai United International School in class 5, but still there are people who see me in a different way, and some of the people who were once my friend are turned against me for that reason. I felt sad and lonely during that time, it was the longest 6 years of my life. But at least, the last 2 years are better, at least I had some friends during that time.
Then I left, I left China, to a completely different country to live and study. In Bangladesh Dhaka, this is the first time that I felt that I am welcomed, because I am not the person with the dark skin in the class, because more than half the school have darker skin than I do, and I am very good in am academics in the class, so I am well respected.
I had my first sleepover at a friends house in Bangladesh, we were working all night on a science project, and me and my friends hang out every weekend, and even when I left.... they said that they missed me and wished that I didn't left. I still check on them on facebook ever so often and if I have the chance to meet them again then I am not going to let that chance go away.
I barely remember the loneliness anymore, because I have came to a place, a place where students interact with each other peacefully and nothing have to be solved with a fight or force. Here in US high school, everything is so fun and everyone is so friendly. No fights, no bully, no beating because you don't let someone copy your homework, just friends who care and respect you. I think this is the perfect high school for studying, the perfect studying environment.
We are all going to fly our own way eventually, we can't stay with each other forever, but I want to enjoy my time with you guys while I can, because once I go to college, these moments will be memories that I will always cherish, that I will always think of, that I will always miss. But lets not talk about the far future, we still have 2 years of time, and lets enjoy this time to the fullest. To all my friends in the US highschool, with love, from Hasil.
By: Hasil Zhou~~~