A New Experience
by Emmanuel Goh (P5 2022)
“Tom! Clean your room at this instant, young man!” My mother screeched, forcing me to turn off the television. I muttered something incoherently about free will under my breath as I unwillingly trudged into my room, that had clothes strewn all over the floor, toys in every nook and cranny and a musty, dusty smell that hung in the air. I took a few toy cars and haphazardly stuffed them into the shelf. A leather-bound book came flying down and narrowly missed my head. I bent down to pick it up. From the faded letters emblazoned on the front cover, I immediately knew what it was. It was one of my numerous photo albums! I wiped off the fine layer of dust that it had been collecting on the cover and opened it, getting ready for a rush of memories. The first page contained a picture of me and my family standing in front of a roller coaster. I instantly recognised where the picture was taken…
“Everybody got their tickets?” my sister asked, bursting with joy. We all replied “yes” in unison, raising our tickets for the theme park. Each and every ticket had a unique pattern that corresponded to the numerous rides. The holidays had just started and we were going to enjoy it to the fullest. After alighting the bus, we marched off into the theme park, embracing the holiday mood. The park was teeming with people and the smell of cotton candy wafted through the air. Some workers in hilarious beaver mascots waved at us, welcoming us to the theme park. In the distance, we could hear the screams of riders. The atmosphere was electrifying.