Himalayas Rafting Expedition

During the Easter holiday, I went on a school trip to the Himalayas where we went white water rafting. This was an amazing trip because I was able to meet new people and experience new things. As you can see below, the views were amazing and something you can only see once in a lifetime. I really enjoyed the white water rafting as it pushed me out of my comfort zone and was a really good opportunity to experience a new thing.

 

Commitment to care

What do I think commitment to care means to me?

Commitment to care for me is doing something that is not for your benefit. Doing something that even if you don’t want to do it, you do it because you care. Sometimes people say that doing something that only benefits one person has no value at all. However, I severely disagree with this because I think that what’s important is you trying to do something to help not the outcome. I think this unit is very important because it helps teenagers to really think about others more than themselves. It shows them that doing one thing can help other more than you think.

Of the three focus topics which am I most interested in and why? What questions do I have about these topics? How do they relate to me?

I am most interested in the international women’s day because that is what I feel most connected to. As a girl, I can relate to the problems that women face and I really enjoy helping some people to acknowledge the inequalities that are still present in today’s society. I love learning about these problems and understanding some of the hidden inequalities that I don’t take into account. I’m really interested in how Singapore relates to the problem of gender inequality as I believe it is a very hidden and secret topic here.

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Exchange Trip

Last year in Grade 8, I had a choice to go on an exchange trip to an amazing country like Switzerland, Sweden, China and many others. And part of me really wanted to go, however my reservations held me back from what I feel would have been a great experience. When I looked at what would be taking place I thought “Wow! That sounds amazing!” I would be able to actually experience a different weather climate. In some countries even snow! I thought and thought about all the positives, I could make life long friends or maybe I would really connect with the host family. Maybe I would fall in love with the country or learn a new language. I thought about how many people would dream of this experience but I let my shyness hold me back. I was scared of not knowing the language, or maybe the host family and child were real mean. What if I had no friends and would have to sit alone at lunch. Or even as simple as what if I didn’t like the food. And looking back at it, those excuses sound silly and I wish I had been confident enough to put myself out there when I had the chance.