MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD
When I think back about my childhood,many vivid memories spring to my mind.Some are pleasurable while some are painful.Regardless the quality I attach to these memories,they constitute the early experience of my life and they help to make me the person that I am today.
The most vivid memory that I have is about the time I fell from coconut tree.Though I fell about three metre feet, I dislocated my elbow.I still can recall the process of fallingband the emmense pain and discomfort afterwards.I was about five at the time.A repeat of the experience is definitely not welcome.
As I grow older I remember sitting side-saddle on the horizontal bar of my elder brother’s bicycle while he pedaled us toward a small farm nearby.There we would buy some fruits that cost only a few cent each.Then we would feed ourselves on the way back.I had to watch out for the police because my brother told me that if I were to be caught riding side-saddle the police would arrest me and put me in jail.Now I know that he just frightening me to be on the alert.He was too lazy to watch out for the police himself.
My elder brother taught me many things.I learn to make flyable kites and spinable tops.In addition,we would go around the neighbouring countryside catching tiny tropical fishes.We used to catch fighting-fish,tiger barbs,guppies and various other colourful fishes.We kept them in all sorts of containers.Then invariably our enthusiasm would turn to neglect and the whole collection of fish would die.After some time the enthusiasm would suddenly grip us again and we would start all over again mending our nets and venturing out into the countryside again.
Catching fish had its ups and downs.Ups when we managed to catch a small amount of fish , and downs when we became victim of the water leeches.Ugh! Just thinking of them makes my skin crawl.The first time I saw two black slimy leeches stuck fast onto my legs all I could do was scream.I was in...