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  • “Don’t keep all your work for tomorrow, always remember you can also do it the day after tomorrow… So enjoy life while you can”

    My school offered swimming lessons on weekends which I never took seriously. Wasting my weekend over swimming classes? Going to school even on Friday? I don’t think so, I had lots of other exciting stuff to do besides I can learn swimming whenever I want to.

    Few years later…

    WE were on a field trip and I was drowning, ACTUALLY DROWNING, in Children swimming pool. The four and a half feet of water was guzzling me and I was helpless. My friends were floating above me, relaxing. I wondered when they will realize I am not having fun with water but was about to be Killed by it. I couldn’t get myself together and push my body above the water level. The more I tried to struggle, the more difficult it became. I wondered if this is it? That’s all? Am I really dying? This is how suffocation truly felt?

    I started thinking about home, my parents and how would they react?? I tried hard to remember, but my entire life wouldn’t flash right before my eyes, like people say it does for a person who is about to die. Still submerged under blue H2O. I was in total confusion, still alive? Not dying?
    My hands touched something. It was a tube. I tried to get hold of it and pull myself in one coordinated effort.

    I was breathing air now. Everything looked still the same. I don’t know for how long I was under water. I angrily starred at the lifeguard. Did she even notice I was drowning?? I don’t think so, she wasn’t even looking in my direction. For lifeguard who rescue people out of monstrous seas, I believe it is a little hard to imagine some one in my condition.

    Therefore, the moral of the story would be: Learn when you can so that you can avoid embarrassing deaths.
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