Last year I sat for my lower certificate of education examination. This was the first important hurdle that I had to cross in my academic career. Up to that time I had been automatically promoted from one standard or from to the next.
This time I had to undergo an examination which would determine whether or not I could proceed to the next stage in my education.
I passed the examination and was promoted to high school. This was the happiest moment of my life. It marked the beginning of a new phase in my life. I was elated with happiness and pride. I felt that all my hard work had finally paid off. It was a moment that I will always remember.
I come from a humble background—my parents aren’t wealthy, so they couldn’t afford to send me to a private tutor or coach me. I hadn’t taken my studies seriously during primary school years, but worked hard during the three lower secondary years and still only managed to get into the third out of six streams when I reached Form Three.
I was not happy about it. However, my father told me that I should be grateful to have a place in the government school as many students had to sit for the public examination without attending any formal school.
My happiness knew no bounds when I was promoted to Form Four. It was an achievement which I thought would make my parents proud of me. Little did I know that happiness was in store for me. When the results of the Malaysian Certificate of Education were released, I found out that I had scored 7As and 5Bs, good enough to win a place in the local university.
It was then I realized that happiness does not lie in having lots of money or material possessions but in achieving something which we thought we could never achieve. That was the happiest moment of my life.
My parents often talked worriedly about my future after each exam. They doubted I would pass or do well in higher classes even if I scraped by. So, they plan to find me a job as soon as possible- before or after results are released.
So, you can imagine my joy and happiness when I was told that I had passed the examination with second class honours. It was the happiest moment of my life.
My parents were very proud of me and their happiness knew no bounds. They showered me with love and affection and congratulated me on my success. My friends also congratulated me on passing the examination. They said that they always knew that I would make it.
I was overjoyed at my success and thanked God for His guidance and blessings. I felt that all my hard work had finally paid off and I was very grateful to God for His help. The happiness that I felt at that moment is indescribable. It was a feeling of triumph, joy, and happiness all rolled into one.
I will never forget that moment as long as I live. It was a turning point in my life and it has made me more confident and determined to achieve my goals. I am now looking forward to the future with hope and confidence.
I had a different understanding of the situation. I felt that I had done extremely well on the examination and that all my hard work during the three months between the pilot test and the actual exam would pay off. However, I had free access to notes prepared by the best student in the first stream—a friend of mine—which made me doubt my chances of success. Luckily, a young teacher who joined our school after winter break was there to provide much-needed help and encouragement.
The happiness I felt when my name was read out as the pupil with the second highest marks in the school, was indescribable. I thanked God for His blessings and dedicated my success to Him. My parents were also very happy and proud of me. That was really the happiest moment of my life.
Results were published while I was staying with an aunt who lived 10 miles away. A neighbor brought the news and my aunt told me to wait for word from my parents before coming home, but I ignored her advice. As soon as she resumed her household chores,I left for the nearest bus stop where a bus arrived minutes later. An hour after that,I was home.
It was a moment of happiness and joy for me, as I had topped the district in my exams. As soon as I reached home, I rushed to tell my mother the good news. She was so happy that she couldn’t speak for a few moments. My father too was very pleased and congratulated me on my achievement. That day we all went out for dinner to celebrate my success. It was the happiest day of my life.