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Penang Exchange Programme Day #9 – Sad

Although today we went on a trip to the famous Penang Hill on the Penang Island, I still can’t stop thinking about tonight’s departure back to Singapore. Basically what we did on Penang Hill is do some sight-seeing and an interesting detour on the Canopy Walk after taking a 30 minute railway ride up the hill.

Firstly I thoguht that Canopy Walk is just about a relaxed walk along the tracks in the jungle, but then to my horror when I reached the entrance, the walkway is hung between trees and we can only walk on the 20cm wide wooden planks which is approximately 20 ~ 30m high from the ground. I screamed when my leg first touched the walkway and Wilson was happily jumping on the walkway. Maybe I was too scared, my feelings were confused and I ended up laughing and giggling. Looking down is forbidden to me, as the walkway is really too high from the ground. So I closed my eyes and hold tightly onto the railings.

We missed the 1.15pm train down the hill, so we have a little more time to walk around. With RM$1 I bought a hand-weaven grasshopper, looks very very cute. Too bad I lost it along the way back to Chung Ling High School. At my host school, I took a very last glace at the school and headed back to my host’s home with Wilson and Weibin.

Around 4.00pm both of their host parents came to fetch them home, leaving me busily packing up my luggage in my bedroom. Phew, got it done in an hour or so, and then my host mother took me to Prangin Mall for some last shopping before departure.

Met up with Wilson at the carpark and we shopped together. Finnaly I was able to dance two last rounds of Para-para Paradise before having dinner with our host parents and brothers at the Sushi restaurant. Yum =)

At 7.30pm most of the people had arrived and we were busy shifting our luggage up the bus. While loading my luggage happy days which I spent in Penang floated up in my mind and my eyes started to fill with tears. I looked at Wilson and Yanmin. I see two teary faces.

At 7.50pm, we were well seated at our respective seats. I started crying, so Wilson and Yanmin also broke into tears. Ghee Boon and Yin Tung’s face were filled with tears too. We all cried.

At 7.55pm, I ran down the bus to give them a very last hug. Tears flooded our faces. We sang the Auld Lang Syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?
And days of auld lang syne, my dear,
And days of auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

We twa hae run aboot the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine.
We’ve wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
Sin’ auld lang syne, my dear,
Sin’ auld lang syne,
We’ve wandered mony a weary foot,
Sin’ auld ang syne.

We twa hae sported i’ the burn,
From morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.
Sin’ auld lang syne, my dear,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And ther’s a hand, my trusty friend,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine;
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

At 8.00pm, our bus departed for Singapore. Ghee Boon chased our bus for some distacne along the terminal. Tears again, filled my eyes.

Goodbye Penang!

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