Saturday, September 29, 2007

...howwwzattt... for the evolution??


All went smooth sailing until I reached my SRP year (1987), you see the seniors (5th former) are one crazy and rowdy lots. During that particular year my batch had become what you may call "the punching bag", you might be ended up in the torture chamber without knowing what you're in for. Those guys would simply pick you randomly and summon you up to their dorm along with your unfortunate peers to what we called the event of "Royal Rumble" hence the wrestling show. We would be standing in the middle of the ring (dorm) and they would form a circle and make us to fight each other until the last man standing. Here the victor wouldn't get away in glory, instead you'll still have to face their wrath for beating your own friend. If there are 20 seniors in the dorm, you'll have to face a "starlight" from each and everyone of them. This happened all year long and not the only terrified experience we have to face, there're many kind of form of ragging and bullying that would certainly bruised you pysically and mentally. But we all understood the norm of that kind of things, someday during our senior years we will do the same things to the juniors. There's a kind of unwritten code, an omerta applied to each and everyone of us boarders at that time, every hardships we endured, for the pain we suffered, it will remained amongst us. No telling to the school authority, period.

So, what I'm trying to say here? Are our students now evolved from once a tough young men to sissies or the culture of ragging and bullying have become too extreme for them to handle? Or perhaps it's the system that made them behaving that way? Mind you, without character building our students wouldn't reach far globally...
p.s. This comment was made in regards with the recent news published in our newspaper.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

salam Mus....

nostalgia sgt gamabar tuh kay......

love - zai

doraemon1972 said...

Thanks Zai. Bila jiran hang nak balik dari Vancouver tu? Boleh kita berbuka sesama nanti, raya dah dekat dah ni...