I remembered how frustrated, sad and angry I was. I blamed the school, the teachers, the candidates, the examination authority, my parents, myself -- everyone.
I am ashamed, for not being able to enter university.
I left school and entered HKUSPACE, with the passion to work really really hard. I knew that I have humiliated my school, and that is why I want to, and have to, work extremely hard this year.
In SPACE, I met a lot of friends, nice, friendly, with passion and goals. They are so so good that I have change a lot, really a lot, in just one year, with them. I smiled more, laughed more. I become optimistic, positive, passionate and hardworking.
I love how I have changed in this year.
Today, I got back to school, but I am totally different. Still, the school is there, teachers are there (though a lot have left already), my friends are there, the most important people in my life was also there.
And me? This is a different me.
I am happy to see how I have changed. I am not staying silent anymore. I helped candidates in need. I shared my experience as an Associate Degree student. I told them, happily and relieved, that I had a really good time in SPACE. I smiled from the inside out of my heart, genuinely.
Today, I am not afraid to tell people that I had a year of hard time. This is my history. This is what I have experienced.
For JUPAS applicants who got your results today, if your scores are high enough to enter university, congratulations. If you are unsure and is working really hard on that priority list, ask for more opinion and stay positive. If you are not able to enter university right now, do not panic, because there is always way out.
No one should look down on those who are not in university. Everyone who have worked hard should be respected. As long as you have worked hard, you do no have to regret.