The sun shone like a brilliant disc in the clear blue sky. I walked home from school with a bounce in my step and my heart swelling with joy because I had finished all my work. Today, I could play the whole morning till the afternoon!

“Remember to buy some apples and oranges on your way home!” my mother reminded me as she passed me some money. It was my turn to run the errand because we needed apples to bake an apple pie. Although my eyes were fixed on my favourite television programme, my mother insisted that I do it. I was very reluctant, and I let out a big sigh.

“I can’t miss my exam!” Tom muttered to himself as he looked nervously at his watch. “If I miss it, my parents will definitely scold me for not doing well in English this year!” It was not the first time Tom was late for school that year but on that fateful day, he had a major examination.

I was exhilarated. My parents had bought me a new phone of the latest model. I was as happy as a lark and could not stop grinning from ear to ear. My heart raced with excitement upon receiving the new phone. I decided to bring it to my tuition lesson on the same day as I was very eager to use it as soon as possible.

“Yay! I can’t wait to see Mark and Nick at the park later!” I exclaimed as my mother and I were packing my belongings into a bag that Sunday morning. My mother beamed widely, full of mirth, as soon as she heard me. Once we were done packing, I ran to the front door but soon stopped in my tracks.

“I’ll be heading John’s house now to practise soccer before our big match!” I exclaimed from my bedroom as I packed my soccer ball into my bag. As I was walking towards the door, I heard a shrill voice cry out from the home office, “Remember, don’t play indoors as John’s parents had just installed a new window last week!”

“Mom, I am done with setting up the dining table,” Zora called out to his mother who was still busily preparing the food in the kitchen. Joyful Christmas cards played on the radio and Zora hummed while waiting for his mother’s reply. Zora’s mother thanked him for his help and asked if he could assist her with the presents.

Felix was an irresponsible student.  He enjoyed playing video games late at night.  It was a Sunday night and Felix should have been preparing for a class test the following day.  Instead, he was playing Roblox.

Drip drop... the rain continued to pour while the students at Evergreen Primary School were having their recess.  The canteen was bustling with activity.  An appetising blend of aromas floated about the canteen. 

“Bye, Mario!”  I shouted to Mario, my best friend.  The sun shone brightly and the birds chirped happily as they flew in the air.