1. Safe Sangthongsuk
November 23, 2008
First Day of High School
I didn’t wake up in a very good mood because it’s the first day of High School and to tell you
the truth, I’m very nervous. I remembered my first day in Middle School didn’t turn out so good
because I was late to every one of my classes because I couldn’t open my goddamn locker. All my
teachers were so phony because they were so nice on the first day and the next thing you know,
they’re shouting at you because you didn’t turn something in.
I was ready in about 15 minutes so I was just horsing around in the kitchen. I took out the
leftover steak from last night; it was hard as hell so I decided to eat cereal with milk. I got out of the
house as soon as I was done because I didn’t want my mom to find out that I didn’t take the
sandwich she made. If she found out I didn’t take my lunch, she would get a hemorrhage. When I got
out of the house, I walked into Karl who was this biggest bastard I’ve ever met in my life. He’s this
hot-shot bastard that thinks he’s good at every sport and thinks that all the girls at school think he’s
cool and everything. “Holden!” He shouted across the street. I wasn’t in the mood to shoot the bull
with him so I pretended that I didn’t hear him. He shouted my name a couple of times but then he
To tell you the truth, I should have walked with Karl to school because I was early and for
Chrissake, I didn’t know where to go. I took out the schedule I got last week but the goddamn
schedule didn’t say anything about where to go. Luckily, I walked into Mal who I knew from last year
in Middle School.
“Hey Mal!” I sounded very excited.
“Holden” He said.
“Ya know where to go?” I asked him.
2. “I think we oughta go to the community group or somethin’, mine is Mr. Spencer in room 210” He
said. This was one thing I like about Mal, he always knows what to do. Last year, I got to know him
very well because I was in a lot of his classes. I would just sit in class and find my mind thinking about
other things. So I always asked him about homework.
“How do you know who your community group is?” I asked him.
“It oughta be on the schedule, did ya look on your schedule yet?”
I looked down at my schedule, “Mine is Mr. Spencer too, Lets go look for this goddamn community
The first day of high school went better than I thought to tell you the truth. It was sad
though because the teachers are all phony, they kept saying “It’s okay, I won’t mark you late. It’s the
first day”. I bet next week, they’re gonna give me hell if I go late to class.