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COMPILATION OF VARIOUS ESSAY TOPICS

01
Write a story that begins with:

”it seemed like it was going to be another one of those days when nothing much
happen……”

“Catastrophe”

It seemed like it was going to be another one of those days when nothing much happens
to pass with my aunt’s days when I saw my photo album. I’am very miss my aunt.

As for me , my aunt used to say….

“Mistake will make your to cause a problem , grow up will make you fonder and these two
elements will lead to the victory ! “

Mistake , grow up , victory ! These three words bring the different connotation to the
diffrerent people .Three short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals
above the crowd : a little bit more !

After completing my SPM . I was very joyful and ease .On my graduation day , my aunt
and I planned on outing at the Gerik city to celebrate my success .But It was start of the
nightmare.

Gerik city is located a stone throw my from the heart of the city . The mall was crowded
with people from different walks of life. It was a year-end sales when thousands of people
were in the complex . Parking was at a top and spectacular .Fortunately , we went early
and got a parking . I can saw the shoppers rushing in and out and as busy as bumble .
Entering the mall spelt great relief , as the coll air rushed to embraces us . Once inside , we
began to slow down our pace and relax .

After that , I can saw the shopper bargaining the great price and I can hear the babies was
yelling . We were completing our shopping . Shortly after midday , we had just entered a
coffee bean , because we were hungry and we could eat a horse . The hot chocolate were
our favorite , then we were enjoy our tea time .

“Ouch, pain! ” my aunt say.

Because I was mistake cause the hot chocolate to overthrow for my aunt’s hand. Then ,
my aunt were going to toilet clean her hand . When all of sudden , in the toilet have a
massive explosion .My first thought were that it was an earthquake . My hair was standing
on end and my leg was trembling .

“Eee!”
“ Quick ! We have to leave here now . Get on the stick .” A man commander .

“Oh my god ! I cannot belive my eyes! “The shopper were running as faster as rocket in all
direction. Sliver of glass were strewn everywhere . The place was in a condition bedlam .I
trun around and to my shock there were several people lying down and unconsciously with
blood around them. In a split second, the roofs and beams collapsed.Fell onto my aunt.
Aunt was pinned under the collapsed rubbles.It was impossible to get there in one piece ,
safe and sound .

“John , where are you ?”


“I’m here aunt !”
“John ,….. hold on , be brave . Please run out , listen to me! ”
Aunt groaned in pain.

Suddenly I saw a team of SMART team show their unlimited teamwork and courage to pull
my aunt and others out from the rubbles . After a couple hours of teamwork ,they finally
gained the victory! They successfully to pull my aunt , my aunt were unconsciously and
transporting to General Practitioner Clinic.But is too late , aunt died due to the excessive
internal bleeding . The doctor shook her head and left the scene without uttering a word.I
had never had such a painful experience myself.

Aunt , now I do realise the true meaning in this incident the mistake will make blunder. I am
very sorrow and regret , because I mistake cause my aunt died and I had never had such a
painful experience myself . That day , I went back home feeling more grow up and as
English say it’s never too late to mend . Good advise is beyond all price.“Without
mistake and grow up , one couldn’t gain victory”

“ Grow up to overcome mistake in order to gian victory” “Aunt , Rest In Piece ! I love you ,
we all love you”

02
It was a hot day in JulY. I was feeling listless and out of sorts. My house, a single storey
intermediate terrace house ,felt like an oven, with the cement floor reflecting the heat from
above the zinc roof beating the same down to me. I,decided to go to the mall to cool down
myself. I changed into my going out clothing and were soon taking a bus. Thankfully, the
bus was air-conditioned and there were not too many commuters at that time. The cool air
hitting against my face was very refreshing.

Suddenly, the bus lurched to one side! I literally saw the people in front of my float up in
the air for split second . The next moment we were all either on the floor of the bus or
desperately clinging to our seats.

What happened!

For a few seconds, there were pandemonium in the bus, I could hear screaming and yelling.
i tried to stand up but I found difficult . Then, I realized that the bus was aslant at such an
angle that we were all almost stacked against the right side of the bus.

Then, we heard the bus driver shouting at us to get out .We scrambled out through all
avaible exists including the windows, so, soon all of us were out of the bus.

We stood on the road and gaped at the sight before us. The bus fallen into a huge hole!
Well, most of the right front end of the bus anyway, for there right in front of us was a huge
hole of about 2 metres diameter and a metre deep. The right in front wheel of the bus was
right smack in the hole while the rest of the bus hang precarlously at the edge.
Miraculously, except for a few bruise ,none of us was badly hurt. The driver was worst off
he lost a tooth when he hit his face against the steering wheel.

How did the bus fall into a hole while standing still. The only answers me be that the road
underneath the bus must have given way. Closer examination of the hole showed that it
was actually part of an underground drain. The collapsed part must have been weakened
through prolonged use . I was luckily that I am not injured. But, after this accident ,the bus
become my phobia , I will never taking a bus again.

03
A ROBBERY

One evening when the sun was about to set, my mother asked me to go and buy some
groceries from th nearby sundry shop. The day was joyous one. The shop is run by
Samy,ajovial middle-age Indian man with a huge pt-belly. His wife and two young children,
a boy and a girl help him to run the shop.

It was completely dark when I reached the shop. Samy had switched on the light in his
small but adequately stocked shop. He was alone in the shop and I was the only customer.
Samy greeted me with a huge smile. I always wanted to asked him how he kept his teeth so
spaekling white but I was afraid to ask. Anyway I told him what I wanted to buy and he went
about getting the things for me.

Next door to Samy’s shop is a coffee shop run by another Indian man. It was still open at
the time. From the coffee shop emerged two men. They came into Samy’s shop and I could
smell the overpowering smell from these two men. Both of them were young but from the
way they half-walked half-staggered into the shop it was obvious they had a bit too much
drink. I kept a safe distance from these men. It is never a good idea to be near drunks. One
never knows what they will do next.

True enough, my caution was justified, for the next moment, without any warning, one of
the men swept a pile of tinned goods from the table onto the floor. In a second the neat
rows were reduced to utter chaos and the shop was in a terrible mess.. The man who did it
roared out in laughter. I could see Samy’s anger rising. He raised his voice. As if in reply to
his retort, the two men started shouting obscenities at him. Then suddenly a knife
appeared in one of the men’s hand. The man that held the knife was small and wiry and
judging from the muscles in his hand. I had no doubt he was very strong.

The knife-man lunged and in a flash he had the point of his knife at Samy’s throat. Samy
froze and his face paled.

I was so overwhelmed by the suddenness of events that the next thing i knew that i could
not move my hands, nor the other parts of my body. I was held in a vice-like grip by the
other man. I did not even see him coming I struggled but all I could do was to make the
grip tighten more. It got difficult to breath.

I heard a lot of shouting and I could see the knife-man slapping Samy. Reluctantly Samy
opened the drawer where he kept his cash and the knife-man leaned over and made a grab
for the cash. That was a big mistake he made. For a fleeting moment his knife was
forgotten and in the short moment Samy seized his chance. Samy’s huge right hand came
down hard over the back of the leaning man’s head. The force of the blow carried the man’s
head right down hard onto the table.
There was a sickening thud when face met table.The knife-man’s head rebounded like a
rubber ball from the table and I could see his face tainted with blood.He was badly hurt. The
knife dropped from lifeless hands onto the floor.

Moving with surprising speed. Samy grabbed a bottle of tomato ketchup from a shelf and
broke it over the man’s head. Red tomato ketchup splattered all over the place. I could not
distinguish how much of the red stuff on the man’s face was his own blood,or tomato
ketchup. Slowly he sank to the floor and lay still.

I struggled to get loose. It felt so easy. Then I realized that hands no longer held me. I
turned around and saw the dark figure of a man running out from the shop and
disappearing into the semi-darkness. I was anout to go in pursuing somebody in the dark.
Moreover the man could be armed and that would be dangerous.

Ten minutes later ,the shop filled with curious people all wanting to know what had
happened. The knife-man was herded into a police car. Samy and I were give our
statements to the police. Then the police allowed us to go home. Then, we made our way
home amidst the throng.

When I arrived home half an hour later, my mother was waiting impatiently for me. She was
about to lecture me about being so slow in getting a few things but she stopped and
listened dumbfounded while I related the recent events to her. When I finished she smiled
and said that she was glad that I was not injured. I shall never forget this day for the rest of
my life. It was such a sobering sight that the images remained imprinted in my mind.

04
Write a story that begins with:”I opened the door, to my horror, a few skeletons lay there,
chained on the wall…….”

I opened the door,to my horror,a few skeletons lay there,chained on the wall.It’s such a
horrible scene,but mother and I ventured deeper into the ghost house. The design looked
like some sort of torture room, or a prison. Even though I was afraid, I was eager to
discover more. Throughout the lair, we did not lose sight of skeletons or spider webs.
These were at every corner, at every turn. The occasional howls from a distance made the
hair on our backs stand up straight. But anyway,we make a walked inside the ghost house.I
was feel so scared,I thighed mother hands tightly.

Mom told me,”Don’t worry dear,this is all fake.Just make a look around and enjoy it.”
What?I can’t keep enjoy here!It so terrorist mom you know?”I told mom with a shaking
voice.

Meanwhile,we come out as fast as possible.After visiting the ghost house,mom suggested
to went to the nearby sundry shop to buying some groceries.So that,we went together. The
shop is run by Samy,ajovial middle-age Indian man with a huge pot-belly.His wife and two
young children,a boy and a girl help him to run the shop…….
05
Write a story that begins with:”It was a stormy night…..”

It was a stormy night,mother asked me to go and buy some groceries from th nearby
sundry shop.The shop is run by Samy,ajovial middle-age Indian man with a huge pt-
belly.His wife and two young children,a boy and a girl help him to run the shop……

06
Write a story based on the theme:”LooK Before You Leap”

Moving with surprising speed.Samy grabbed a bottle of tomato ketchup from a shelf and
broke it over the man’s head.Red tomato ketchup splattered all over the place.I could not
distinguish how much of the red stuff on the man’s face was his own blood,or tomato
ketchup.Slowly he sank to the floor and lay still.Samy raised his voice and said to the knife-
man that “Man..please don’t do such a stupid thing like this.Before yo do one thing please
look before you leap.

Ten minutes later,the shop filled with curious people all wanting to know what had
happened.The knife-man was herded into a police car.Samy and I were give our statements
to the police.Then the police allowed us to go home.Then,we made our way home amidst
the throng.

07
Write a story based on this line : "By evening, she was running a high fever ... "

By evening, she was running a high fever and in greater pain.I went to the nearby sundry
shop to buy some medicient to mom.The shop is run by Samy, a jovial middle-age Indian
man with a huge pot-belly.His wife and two children a boy and a girl,help him run the
shop…….

When I arrived home half an hour later,my mother was waiting impatiently for me.She was
about to lecture me about being so slow in getting a few medicients nearby the sundry
shop but she stopped and listened dumbfounded while I related the recent events to
her.When I finished she smiled and said that she was glad that I was not injured.I shall
never forget this day for the rest of my life.It was such a sobering sight that the images
remained imprinted in my mind.

08
Write a story with:”…………..even the disability,he was successful in the end”
Ten minutes later,the shop filled with curious people all wanting to know what had
happened.The knife-man was herded into a police car.Samy and I were give our statements
to the police.Then the police allowed us to go home.Then,we made our way home amidst
the throng.

When I arrived home half an hour later,my mother was waiting impatiently for me.She was
about to lecture me about being so slow in getting a few things but she stopped and
listened dumbfounded while I related the recent events to her.When I finished she smiled
and said that she was glad that I was not injured.I shall never forget this day for the rest of
my life.It was such a sobering sight that the images remained imprinted in my mind.Samy
had told me that this was the first time he met the incident such a nightmare from he run
the shop 10 years until now.Even the disability,he was successful in the end.

09
Write a story beginning with:”I stood still as the……..”

I stood still as the scene when Samy grabbed a bottle of tomato ketchup from a shelf and
broke it over the man’s head.Red tomato ketchup splattered all over the place.I could not
distinguish how much of the red stuff on the man’s face was his own blood,or tomato
ketchup.Slowly he sank to the floor and lay still…..

10
Write a story that ends with”…they both decided that it should remain a secret between
them.”

Ten minutes later,the shop filled with curious people all wanting to know what had
happened.The knife-man was herded into a police car. Samy and Joey were give our
statements to the police.Then the police allowed us to go home. Joey was not going back
to home but Joey stay a few minutes in Samy’s shop and have a small conversation with
him. After the incident happened Samy and Joey I were turn and be a good friends after
that.Although there was such a sobering sight that the images remained imprinted in their
mind,but they were lucky that they were not injured in the incident.They both decided that it
should remain a secret between them.

11
Write a story beginning with:”I dashed to the airport but the plane…..”

I dashed to the airport but the plane took off.I was very sure the plane that would carry me
to US had departed.”What am I suppose to do now?”I sighed with a lots of curiousity
hitting my mind.

Then my friend Eve rang me from US and told me I could take the earliest flight to US.I was
overjoyed and quickly told my parents that I would not want to miss this golden
opportunity.My parents gave their blessings and I quickly decided the next evening
flight.After buying the tickets it’s still to long time need to waiting here.So that,I decided to
went for a shopping nearby the airport.
Entering the mall spelt great relief,as the cool air rushed to embrace me.Once inside,I
began to slow down my pace and relax.The mall was surprisingl crowded for a
weekday.However,since it was the holiday season for school-going children,it did make
sense people would come out of their houses to buying some daily supplies.

After a few hours walked I’m feeling hungry.I decided to having lunch in the mall.On the
way I go to the food court,I can saw the sundry shop emerged two men.The shop was run
buy Samy, ,a jovial middle-age Indian man with a huge pt-belly.His wife and two young
children,a boy and a girl help him to run the shop…………………………….

When I arrived to the airport the plane took off again…..I’m feeling sad that I already missed
twice plane and can’t go to the US journey.I went back home by taxi.When I arrived
home,my parents so surprisingly that why I’m home now.They keep asking me the things
that why I’m lose to take the plane again but they stopped and listened dumbfounded while
I related the recent events to them.When I finished they smiled and said that they were glad
that I was not injured.I shall I shall never forget this day for the rest of my life.It was such a
sobering sight that the images remained imprinted in my mind.

12

Describe an incident when a moment of forgetfulness got you into trouble.

The morning sun shone persistently on my still-shut eyelids. Annoyed, I rolled on to the
right side of my mattress. Wondering about the time, I stretched out my arm to grasp the
little, round alarm clock on my bedside table. I forced open my eyes, focused them on the
numbers ... and screeched!

Leaping out of my bed, I swung open the wardrobe door. Throwing my school uniform
on the bed, I dashed to the bathroom. Halfway, I spun around and grabbed my school bag,
deciding not to brush my teeth. Soon, I had shoved my feet into my shoes and pounced
onto my bicycle. My parents stood motionless, staring at me and asking me that”dear,do
you know what day is today?” ” Today is not Monday mom?”I told them of a daze. They
laughed and said to me today is Sunday.”HAHAHAHA,,OMG,it’s really Sunday mom?”I
made a funny thing this morning….

I decided to go and continue my forty winks but mom asked me to go and buy some
groceries from th nearby sundry shop.The day was joyous one.The shop is run by
Samy,ajovial middle-age Indian man with a huge pot-belly.His wife and two young
children,a boy and a girl help him to run the shop…………………

Suddenly, the whole shop was filled with roars and bellows of laughter. Smiling at my
audience, I decided to take a bow.

Then, I noticed that the bottom half of my trousers were the wrong color. My line of
vision moved upwards, revealing that the rest of my pants were also the wrong color, and
so was my shirt. At first, even my powerful brain could not figure it out.

"Joey, Why on earth are you in pajamas?" Samy blurted out amidst the hollers of
laughter.
The feeling of sheer horror swept through my entire frame. My mouth was stuck open in an
"0" shape for a few long seconds. My mind was filled only with shock as darkness
mercifully started to engulf me.But anyway I told him what I wanted to buy and he went
about getting the things for me………………………

13
During the June festive season almost every shopping and business complex is a hive of
activity.Crowded with last minute shoppers were exceptionally as busy as bumble bee scurry
along from shop to shop rushing in and out in a last bid to complete their shopping.

It was a peaceful night,I went into my room and soon dived into a deep slumber because
tomorrow was the vacation.Out of the blue,streaks steaks of light awaken me from my comfort
bed,it was already morning.I opened the windows and looked outside.The sky was a
magnificent azure.My blissful day did not stop there.I was staggered to see the view of the
opulent God’s magnum opus.

“It is amazing.”I said.But,my blissful started to disappear because of hot.It was a very hot day
in June.Mother and I were both feeling listless and out of sorts.Our house, a single-storey
intermediate house,felt like an oven,with the cement floor reflecting the heat from above and
the zinc roof beating the same down to us.I noticed Mother going into the shower a couple of
times, and was about to do the same myself,when she suggested going to the mall to cool
down.

“Good idea,Mom!I was about to suggest that myself.”I said eagerly.

Then,we changed into our going-out clothing and were soon taking a car to the nearest
mall.Parking was at a premium.Thankfully,we went early and got a parking.Entering the mall
spelt great relief,as the cool air rushed to embrace us.Once inside,we began to slow down our
pace and relax.The mall was surprisingly crowded for a weekday.Besides,the heat of that day
was sufficient to drive people to the mall to enjoy the coolness of the air-conditioners that
came with its operation.

“It’s free!”commented one shopper,as we passed her by,and we knew what she was talking
about.It would cost a lot more in electricity bills for us to turn on our own air-conditioner –
that is,if we had one.The mall was full of interesting things to see,and could easily find a
bargain.We went about to complete our shopping.Shortly after midday we had just entered a
book shop when all of a sudden there was a tremendous explosion.My first thoughts were that
it was an earthquake.My hair was standing on end.

I turned around and to my horror there were several people lying down with blood around
them and in topsy-turvy.Some of the people had been sandwiches in between the collapsed
beam caused the blood smeared on the floor. The fire broke out and thick smoking
billowing.The smoke made people were suffered and suffocate.Slives of glass were strewn
everywhere.Babies were howling.People were running higgledy-piggledy because they ran for
the lives.The place was in a chaos condition.

Then,the police were on the scene within minutes.There cordoned off the area.The
paramedics arrived soon after and attented to the injured.By and by,the police managed to
bring the scene under control.Those severely injured were transported to hospital for
treatment.Unfortunately,the victim who serious injured had died on the spot.The explosion
occurred as a result of a bomb being placed in one of the stores.The police questioned us
and from that we were allowed to go home.

This was an unforgettable experience although we were not involved in injury.That day,I
went home feeling more grown-up and attached to my mother than ever before.

14
During the December festive season almost every shopping and business is a hive of
activity. The last few days before Christmas are exceptionally busy days. Many last minute
shoppers scurry along from shop to shop in a last bid to complete their shopping.
Unfortunately, mum and I were also completing our shopping at Margate on last Saturday
before Christmas.

Hundreds of people were in the complex. Parking was at a premium. Fortunately, we went
early and got a parking. We went about to complete our shopping. Shortly after midday, we
had just entered a jewellery shop when all of a sudden there was a tremendous explosion.
My first thoughts were that it was an earthquake. It’s all happened in a split second. My hair
was standing on ends.

Everybody in the shopping complex had been thrown into panic and confusion. They were
pulling and pushing each other to rush out of this building as they want to escape from a
tiger’s mouth. We had been stupefied for awhile and began to frighten out of our wits. Out
of the blue, mum and I were dispersing by a huge crowd of people because the crowd was
stricken, filled with panic.

I turned around and to my horror there were several people lying down with blood around
them. Slides of glass were strewn everywhere. That took my breath away. Babies were
howling. People were running in all directions. The place was in a devastating condition.
The police were on the scene within minutes. There cordoned off the area. The paramedics
arrived soon after and attended to the injured. We were lucky that we were not injured.

After some two hours, the police managed to bring the scene under control. Those severely
injured were transported to hospital to hospital. The explosion occurred as a result of a
bomb being placed in one of the stores. The police questioned us and from that we were
allowed to go home. This was an unforgettable experience although we were not involved
in injury.

At least we were safe even though we went away as wise as we came. I still remembered
the word that salesman said while I first stepped on the complex’s entrance “We look
forward to your visit.” But what I thank is I would not go there anymore for a long time. But
there was a question confused me…… Did it really happen?

15
I looked again at the blinding light. It was the fluorescent light on the ceiling, I was unaware
that where I am. My nostrils had been full of the unpalatable and bitter drugs’ smelling, it
was supposed to be I was in the hospital, I think. Hold on……what’s going on with me?
Why? Why I’m here? I had numerous questions, anybody else can help me? I tried to get
up from the bed but failed because I would suffer in pain from head to foot while I moved.
But, it was no use.

“Leon, do you hear me? Come on boy, it’s time to wake up. You are sleeping quite a while,
when do you want to waken……”

“Mom……mom, you see, I’m fine, don’t worry anymore”

Mom was so surprised while I woke up. She was choked with her emotion but crying tears
of joy. I hugged my mom tightly and tried to console her. When she was calm down, I asked
my mom “What’s happening?” My mom said……

It’s all happen during the December festive season almost every shopping and business is
a hive of activity. The last few days before Christmas are exceptionally busy days. Many
last minute shoppers scurry along from shop to shop in a last bid to complete their
shopping. Unfortunately, mum and I were also completing our shopping at Margate on last
Saturday before Christmas.

Hundreds of people were in the complex. Parking was at a premium. Fortunately, we went
early and got a parking. We went about to complete our shopping. Shortly after midday, we
had just entered a jewellery shop when all of a sudden there was a tremendous explosion.
My first thoughts were that it was an earthquake. It’s all happened in a split second. My hair
was standing on ends.

Everybody in the shopping complex had been thrown into panic and confusion. They were
pulling and pushing each other to rush out of this building as they want to escape from a
tiger’s mouth. We had been stupefied for a while and began to frighten out of our wits. Out
of the blue, mum and I were dispersing by a huge crowd of people because the crowd was
stricken, filled with panic.

“Leon, where are you?”

I heard my mom’s sound hazily. I closed my eyes to try to regain my sense of balance.
When I opened them again, I was startled to see the hanging lamp swaying dangerously. I
would have thought I was having another attack if not for what happened next.

CRASH!

I stood motionless and looked at the solid before it collapsed and fell towards me.

“Mom……I’m here……holding on, I’m coming for you” I groaned in pain.

When she anxiously looking out for signs of me over the din, she had been stunned for a
while and gaped at me with an incredible looked. Then, a scream and a murmur were
running through the crowd. She then rushed towards me rapidly. Exactly, I was pinned
under the collapsed rubbles. My leg was severe. I’m shivering in pain as my arm was also
stuck in between the collapsed beams. It was impossible to get out from there in one piece,
safe and sound. It was my first time and unforgettable terrible experienced.

“Come on, Leon, hold on! Don’t give up for your life! I know you can do it because you are
my good boy, my sweet darling……” can’t be help, mom cried. She grabbed my hand with
her trembling hands.
“I will……mom, I will……” I tried to pacify my mom with a brilliantly smile. But my eyelids
were out of control, they became heavily. Although I was getting lost my consciousness
but I still remember the word mom used to encourage me over and over again……

“Don’t give up for your life”

So I fight till DEATH until I saw a team of paramedic arrived at the scene with my last
glimpse. When I opened my eyes again, it was next day after that day. Thanks God for
giving me another chance to look at the blinding light everyday while I am alive. I smiled
and looked again at the blinding light. It was the sunlight.

16
It was a very hot day in June.Brother and I were both feeling listless and out of sorts.Our
house,a single storey intermediate terrace house,felt like an oven,with the cement floor
reflecting the heat from above and the zinc beating the same down to us.I noticed brother
going into the shower a couple of times,and was about to do the same myself,when he
suggested going to the pond for swimming.

"Let's go swimming!"
"Swimming? Again?"
"Sorry...No more swimming near a pond!" -Absolutely no!

I have a phobia.Phobia of swimming near a pond.It's all happened when I was 15,after my
PMR examination.The mood after the exam was mundane and lacklustre.So,to stock myself
with funny activities,my friend,Jim and I used to sneak out to a huge three-acre pond just a
few kilometres from where we stayed.

Dad had warned me not to venture anywhere near the pond area,especially after a friend
informed him that an alligator had been spotted there.I pushed the advice to the back of
mind and took no heed though.This was our favorite hideout and we were certainly not
going to give it up.

Without getting green lights from my parents,I equipped myself with some necessary
swimming gear to hangout with Jim and Jay.On this particular afternoon,the sun was
scorching hot and the sky was a magnificent azure.The three of us had just finished
swimming.Jim and Jay were reluctantly making their way towards the spot where they had
left their clothes.I stayed back and was bathing in the waist-deep water to cool down. The
day was joyous one! How amazing I was.

I sudden became aware of ripples forming in the surface of the water.I cocked my head and
looked at the ripples.My eyes caught a motion in the water. A log,I thought.To my
instinct,something bad would happen anytime soon,but I just could not figure it out.Then I
saw it-its snout and its two reptilian eyes, "Jim..." I whimpered.Then I screamed with all my
might.

Jim turned his head in my direction and immediately recognized the danger. "Get out of the
water,Jeff.Hurry! It's just behind you!"

I waded clumsily in the water.After a few stumbles and fumbles,I reached the edge of the
pond.I looked over my shoulder.Moving swiftly towards me was an enormous alligator.I
froze and shivering in fear.Vulnerable and terribly unsafe overwhelmed me.Fear not senses
kept my glued to my spot.I bit my lips in agitation.I held my breath,my heartbeat faster than
ever.Sweat drops trickled from forehead like a running tap water.
Then suddenly I felt a searing pain in my leg.Meanwhile,Jim and Jay screamed and started
throwing stones at the alligator and managed to distract it.They proved futile and the
alligator went for them now.They ran higgledy-piggledy.

As for me,the only thing I could remember is that jagged teeth as it opened its jaws.To my
flummox,I tried to move but stabbing pain shot through me.I slumped onto the
ground,sprawled in a pool of blood,obviously in great pain.Gosh,I was stranded.I felt as if
my world had ended.I wondered.Could I survive?Did my family know that I loved them?For
how long did I have to wait?

Meanwhile our screams were heard by two hunters who were in the vicinity.On seeing the
alligator,one of them fired a shot in the air.It had the desired effect.The alligator stopped in
its tracks,retreated a few steps and slithered hurriedly into the water.Then,I passed out with
a sigh of relief.

Streaks steak of light awaken me.When I regained consciousness,I found myself in a totally
unfamiliar environment. The smell of antiseptic told me that I was in the hospital. I later
learnt from my mum that I was rushed to the casualty ward. I was treated for puncture
wounds on my right ankle and a long gash which required fifty six stitches. Hearing to this,
I was shocked and did not know what to say.There was a lump in my throat. Shivers down
my spine,and my tears too,flowed involuntarily from my eyes wet the pillow.

Mum reminded me how fortune I was to have escaped from the jaws of the alligator. She
led me in saying a thanksgiving prayer.It was a narrow escape.My misery had ended after
this nightmarish affair.I am pleasant and appreciate to have the chance to see this
world,with the view of the opulent God's magnum opus.This dilemma left me with an
understanding of the need for obeying parents' advice.Since that day, I felt more grown-up
from the grave sin I was committing and attached to my parents than ever before. Whatever
you do will bear a consequence like the saying goes,'every cloud has its silver lining'.

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BOOK REPORT

“The Tomato Ketchup Narrow escape” is an enlightening experiment written by Abby. It


tells us how Abby, who is a jovial middle-age Indian woman with a huge pot-belly to
overcome the narrow escape by herself. The story was set in Castle Street in 1998.

In the first half of the book, Abby writes about how her life and how she run her old shop by
herself without anybody yet how her attitude to serve her customer. The author tries to
illustrate Abby is an independence yet bravely woman.

The second part of the book relates how Abby about how she fight with some ferocious
stranger man while she was working at her old sundry shop. The story outlines the bravely
of Abby experienced as a puniness woman-alone in an old shop –unable to get help from
anybody. The author then goes on to say her how she protect herself and fight with the
ferocious stranger man with her secret weapon – Tomato Ketchup.

I enjoyed reading every page of the book. I always expect for the next pages of the story. I
found some sections of the book, especially those that deal with the fighting moment with
the ferocious stranger. It made me realize how difficult of a woman not only need to run her
old shop but also need to protect herself to evade a narrow escape. It also made me realize
how fortunate I was. It has made me more sympathetic towards the plight of those who are
suffered the narrow escape, especially the woman who has to loss of life in the incidents.

The story is very informative. It arouses the bravely of the readers. I admire Abby for her
determination and bravely. The book has a good lesson for all. It shows the triumph of the
human spirit in the face of indomitable obstacles. It makes us wonder whether Abby was
just another victim of fate or whether her life is a special test by Gods. Was Abby fortunate
or unfortunate? Abby was unfortunate to have suffered the cruel twist of fate but the world
is fortunate to have has a person like her. Her life shining example to prove the motto of
William Shakespeare, “Life is short, so love your life”

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“The Doom Day of My Life” is an experience story written by Alex. It tells us about Alex and
his mother were involved in a terrible accident when they celebrated his mother’s birthday
in a shopping mall. The story was set in Gerik in 2014.

In the first half of the book, Alex writes about he and his mother went to celebrate his
mother’s birthday in IOI shopping mall in a seafood restaurant which located at the third
floor of the shopping mall. Out of blue, a terrible explosion was occurred in the shopping
mall. Both of them were pinned under the collapsed beam. After that, the SCOUT team
successfully to pull them from the collapsed beam. Then, they were sent to nearby hospital
by ambulance for treatment . Unfortunately, his mother died due to the excessive internal
bleeding.

The second part of the book tells about Alex was very upset after losing his mother in
the terrible accident. After that, he continued to study in a college. The story goes on to say
about how his life after losing his mother and graduated in the college.

I felt very upset after reading of the book. Alex lost his mother in a terrible accident,
especially that day was his mother’s birthday. The part of his poignant and sorrowful. It has
made me more sympathetic towards the plight of those who are less fortunate than I am,
especially he was studied alone in the college. He never give up to study and graduated in
the college.

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“A Freak Accident” is an experience written by Suen.It tells us about a freak accident
that face by the main character names Jayden.The story was set in July in 2014.

In the first half of the book,Suen write about in a hot day in julai.Jayden was feeling
listless and out of sorts. His house , a single storey intermediate terrace house,felt like an
oven, with the cement floor reflecting the heat from above and the zinc roof beating the
same down to him.So, he decided to go to the shopping mall to cool down himself.The
author then goes on to say how a freak accident happened.

The second part of the book tell about the bus that ride by Jayden lurched to one side.
He literally saw the people in front of him float up in the air for a split second.The next
moment the passenger in the bus were all either on the floor of the bus or desperately
clinging to their seats.

I enjoyed reading every page of the book. I found some sections of the book, especially
those that deal with the climax of the story.They scrambled out through all avaible exists
including the windows.The shouting at them to get out.They stood on the road and gaped
at the sight before them.The bus has fallen into a hue hole of about 2 metres diameter and
a metre deep.The right front wheel of the bus was right smack in the hole while the bus
hung precariously at the edge.Miraculously,except for a few victim had a seriously injury,
none of them lose their life.Suddenly, a team of SMART team arrived at the scene and
started help the victim.The SMART team show their unlimited teamwork to help the victim
break away from die.

The story is very touching and interesting.It arouses the feelings of the readers.I
admire Suen for her imagine and creativity.The book has a good moral lesson for all . It
shows the teamwork spirit in the face of indomitable obstacles.It makes us realise that
teamwork will make you fonder and these two elements will lead to the victory.Without
obstacles in order to gain victory.

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"Doom Day" is a story written by JK Sandra. It tells us how Sarah experienced an explosion
and how she lost her mother in the incident.

In the first half of the book, JK Sandra introduces the main character of the story, Sarah
who was just graduated from a local varsity. The story outlines the frustration of Sarah as
she was jobless because she unable to find a suitable job. After finding for a job for a long
time, she was finally hired as an accountant in a local bank.

The second part of the book relates how was Sarah's working life in the bank and how
close her relationship with her mother was. The climax of the story is when Sarah's mother
went to visit Sarah and suddenly there was an explosion. Sarah was safe but unfortunately
her mother passed away in the end of the story.

I enjoyed reading every page of the book. I found some sections of the book, especially
those that deal with the relationship between Sarah and her mother that shows her love
towards her daughter. It made me realize that a mother can do anything for her daughter
including sacrifices her life. It also made me realize we may loss our life whenever or
wherever we are so we must cherish every moment to be not regret then.

The story is very touching and informative. It arouses the fealings of the readers. I really
admire Sarah's mother's love towards her daughter. I also appreciate that i am still alive
and my parents are with me now. The book has a good moral lesson for all. Parents' love is
the greatest thing in the world and we must love our parents instead.
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Last Saturday,when was a public holiday.I jogging with my grandparents at the beautiful
garden.At the garden,we saw many children played at playground,and many people jogging
at the park.Suddenly we saw a cute girl played the swings at the play ground.

After a few minute,a mystery uncle,who spend the girl a candy stick.At the time I felt the
uncle ,who is the girl’s father so I was not to gave the attention.After that,I continued my
jogging at the park.Suddenly,we heared a cry sound and shouted.My grandparents and me
went to the side,where the place of the cry sound.When the near the sound,we saw around
the park.

We saw the girl cried loudly,and the man who was very seriously.At the time,I felt the
uncle a bad conscience is a snake in one’s heart.The uncle closed the girl mouth.After he
action I felt he was a stranger and I went to stop the uncle action.I pushed the uncle and
pulled the girl from the swings.
Suddenly,the girl kicked my leg and bitted my hand called my let her hand.At the time I felt
very mystery for the girls do the action for me.I asked for the girl:”Why you want to kicked
and bitted me?”The girl answered me:”he is my daddy,and don’t push my daddy!”

My grandparents asked for the uncle why the girl cried and shouted loudly.After the uncle
explain,we know that the uncle is the girl’s father and the reason that why the girl cried,this
is because her father buy wrong flavor candy stuck for his daughter.

After,we know that I let the girl hand and I said sorry for my action for the girl and her
father.My grandparents said it just a mistake and they had forgive me and praised for my
action.This is because if it is the real,I do a right sample when we face the problem.I was
happy not only the uncle forgive me but also praised me.This is a unforgettable experience
for me.

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Write a story beginning with : “I dashed to the airport but the plane ….”

“Catastrophe”

I dashed to the airport but the plane fly , I stood still as the I don’t know what to do. I feel
very tired and sweat narrow back . Then , I call my best friend John accompany me to
shopping at the Gerik city and wait the next stop . I put my suitcase into his car and
completing our shopping .But It was start of the nightmare.

It was a year-end sales when thousands of people were in the complex . Parking was at
a top and spectacular .Fortunately , we went early and got a parking . I can saw the
shoppers rushing in and out and as busy as bumble . Entering the mall spelt great relief ,
as the coll air rushed to embraces us . Once inside , we began to slow down our pace and
relax .

After that , I can saw the shopper bargaining the great price and I can hear the babies
was yelling . We were completing our shopping . Shortly after midday , we had just entered
a coffee bean , because we were hungry and we could eat a horse . The hot chocolate were
our favorite , then we were enjoy our tea time . When we enjoy our tea time I saw a space
alien to propaganda and flyer. I feel his dress was looking like funny and cutely.

When all of sudden , there were a massive explosion . My first thought were that it was an
underground eruption . My hair was standing on end and my leg was trembling.

“Eee!”
“ Qiuck ! We have to leave here now . Get on the stick .” A man commander.

“Oh my god ! ” I cannot believe my eyes “ I say . The shopper were running helter-skelter in
all direction . Sliver of glass were strewn everywhere . The place was in a bedlam condition .
I trun around and to my shock there were several people lying down and unconsciously
with blood around them . In a split second the roofs and beams collapsed . Fall onto john ,
he was pinned under the collapsed rubbles . It was impossible to get there in one piece ,
safe and sound . I stool still as I don’t know what to do .

“Yan,where are you ?”John say.


“I’m here john ! hold on, listen to me !” I say .

Suddenly I saw a smart team to show his unlimited teamwork and courage to pull him and
others out from the rubbles. After a couple hours , the explosion were settle down by
fireman and polis man . He was unconsciously and transporting to General Practitioner
Clinic .But is too late , he died due to the excessive internal bleeding . The doctor shook
her head and left the scene without uttering a word .I had never had such a painful
experience myself and I’m to miss my plane.

I am very sorrow and regret , I had never had such a painful experience myself and I will
not forget my friend. That day , I went back home feeling more grow up as English say a
friend in need is a friend indeed.

Misfortunes , grow up , victory ! These three words bring the different connotation to the
diffrerentpeople .Three short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals
above the crowd : a little bit more !

“John , Rest In Peace ! I love you , we all love you”

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Write a story ending with : “…….I will not forget the funny-looking creatures I saw that
night ”

“Catastrophe”

Mistake , grow up , victory ! These three words bring the different connotation to the
different people .Three short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals
above the crowd : a little bit more!

Some may say……

“Without mistake and grow up , one couldn’t gain victory”


“Grow up to overcome mistake in order to gain victory”
As for me , my aunt used to say ….

“Mistake will make your to cause a problem , grow up will make you fonder and these two
elements will lead to the victory! ”

I will not forget the funny-looking creatures I saw that night. Because the space alien is
my hero , he save my aunt and help us to pass through the crisis. I’m very admire and
appreciate him . It all happen ,after completing my SPM . I was very joyful and ease .On my
graduation day , my aunt and I planned on outing at the Gerik city to celebrate my success .
But it was start of the nightmare.

Gerik city is located a stone throw my from the heart of the city . The mall was crowded
with people from different walks of life . It was a year – end sales when thousands of people
were in the complex. Car parking was at a top .Fortunately , we went early and got a
parking . I can saw the shoppers was rushing in and out and as busy as bumble . Entering
the mall spelt great relief , as the coll air rushed to embraces us . Once inside , we began to
slow down our pace and relax .

After that , I can saw the shopper bargaining the great price and I can hear the babies was
yelling . We were completing our shopping . After one hours, we had just entered a
“papparich” and finish our dinner, because we were hungry and we could eat a horse . The
hot chocolate were our favorite , then we were enjoy our tea time . When we enjoy our tea
time I saw a space alien to propaganda and flyer. I feel his dress was looking like funny and
cutely. When all of sudden , there were a massive explosion . My first thought were that it
was an underground eruption . My hair was standing on end and my leg was trembling.

“Eee!”
“ Qiuck ! We have to leave here now . Get on the stick .” A man commander.

“Oh my god ! ” I cannot believe my eyes “ I say . The shopper were running helter-skelter in
all direction . Sliver of glass were strewn everywhere . The place was in a bedlam condition .
I trun around and to my shock there were several people lying down and unconsciously
with blood around them . In a split second the roofs and beams collapsed . Fall onto my
aunt . Aunt was pinned under the collapsed rubbles . It was impossible to get there in one
piece , safe and sound . I stool still as I don’t know what to do .

“John ,where are you ?”


“I’m here aunt !”
“John …. Hold on , be brave . Please run out , listen to me !”
Aunt groaned in pain.

Suddenly I saw a space alien to show his unlimited power and courage to pull my aunt
and others out from the rubbles. After a couple hours , the explosion were settle down by
fireman and polis man . We were lucky enough because we were saving and I had never
had such a painful experience myself. That day , I went back home feeling more grow up
and I will not forget the funny-looking creatures I saw that night.