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3 Years At Bukit Jalil Sports School - Erika Vallensia Ak Andrew

Good morning to my English Teacher, Mr. Jarod Yong, and all my beloved classmates. Today, I am going to share my 3-year experience at Bukit Jalil Sports School from Form 1 until Form 3.

When I get an offer from Bukit Jalil Sports School, I was very happy because the chance to be selected for Bukit Jalil Sports School is not easy. I took part in badminton, so I can show my skills. 

During my first week at the Bukit Jalil Sports School, I felt uncomfortable with the situation. I needed to wake up at 5:00 am in the morning because the training session started at 6:00 am. After the first training session in the morning, I needed to rush myself back to the school dormitory for some breakfast and a shower because class would start at 9:30 am in the morning. I felt very tired because I did not have enough rest.

Classes finished at 2:30 pm and my training sessions would start at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. It was very difficult for me because I needed to rush again to take the bus. At night, I had to go to class for night classes with my teacher. By this time, I was really not energetic anymore because I was too tired from the whole day of activities. 

As day by day went by, I felt more comfortable with this situation because it became my daily routine. I went to Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia to represent Malaysia in the national badminton team. The main reason why I transferred back to my hometown was because I was criticized by my coach, so I gave up and my badminton performance became worse.

This is the story of my life at Bukit Jalil Sports School for 3 years. Thank you.

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Erika Vallensia Andrew is a hardworking, friendly, helpful, and also funny student who is the second child of four siblings. She listens to music while doing homework and goes swimming at the aquatic center on weekends. Once a month, she drinks bubble tea, although bubble tea is not good for health. In every badminton tournament, she has a good fighting spirit, even when losing, and she always respects her opponents too.

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