Dayve Rampas
Dayve Rampas

#BeYourOwnInspiration: Friendship in Magic – Not Your Little Pony Story

I found this old photo of me when I was in Form 5 (2000). I was in Science Stream except that I wasn’t allowed (by my parents) to take Biology (and was told to take Accountancy instead). So, I only had Physics, Chemistry, Add Maths, and Accountancy as my Elective subjects. I was furious and frustrated because Biology was my favourite subject (while Accountancy was my least favourite one).

As part of my ‘revenge mission’ towards my parents for not allowing me to take Biology, I did these things:
  1. Boycott – I didn’t do Accounting homeworks, I made sure that I failed monthly test for Accounting subject.
  2. Additional Subject – I took additional subject, Arts, which means I took 10 subjects instead of 9 subjects for my SPM.

The ‘sumandaks’ in this photo were my classmates. Julie gave me a nice advice to never ‘revenge’. I still remember how she suddenly sat beside me and gave her little piece of advice. She still bagi advice until now. I must say that I am lucky to have a friend who is a nice listener and great at giving advice. She’s like a sister to me.

Class Farewell Party before we sit for our SPM in 2000.

However, Rosemary was the opposite one. She told me to just kick it out, spit it out, and just do it. She was a helpful friend. She would study together with me and answer all my stupid questions including repeated questions in which I know she was quite annoyed. She’s one of a kind of friend who would stay with me and made sure that I would come to classes (because I had this tendency of ditching classes when I was stress). How could I forget when she told me this, “Dave, apa mau susah-susah tulis jawapan. Ko baca saja jawapan di belakang tu buku bah.” But, the best thing which Rosemary has taught me was “Sia sipak ko!” (I kick you!) And yes, she has successfully turned me from a geek to a ‘monster’. 

Rosemary (middle), and Julie (right)

These two are just a few of my friends in which I would never want to trade for others. There are some people in which I met along the journey, and yet to be told here. They have been part of my journey and I am blessed to have them in life even though some of them only become a lesson for me to learn. 

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.

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