Diary of a 16-year-old

What does a mom of 2 young kids do for entertainment on a Friday night?  She reads her old diaries and laughs her head off, and she wants to share some pages with you.

A few weeks ago I posted some pages from my old diaries, and apparently even my Dad had a good laugh.  So here we go, a few more gold entries!  These are from 1992, when we first moved to Canada.  I think other than learning English, this boy named Jeff was mostly on my mind.

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September 7, 1992

Tomorrow is the first day of school.  I’m going alone.  So exciting!  How could a rookie like me be so brave?

September 9, 1992

I’m exhausted.  Going to classes gives me a headache.  My nerves are shot.  I want to sleep as soon as I get home.  I don’t understand anything in class.  So tired.  So annoyed.  I want to go back to Taiwan.  If the Taiwanese education system is the same as Canada, that would be great.  I don’t want to learn frigging English.  So tired.

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October 8, 1992

I think I like Jeff.  He is so cute.  Sigh.  I don’t know.  He is very gentle, very cute.  Especially when he smiles.  Aunty told me to just tell him that he is very cute when he smiles.  My God.  How can I do that!  Jeff probably doesn’t even know my name.  Maybe one day when I go crazy I will tell him that.

I got 37 out of 38 in math–the highest score in the class.  Woohoo.  I am famous.  The girl sitting in front of me even looked surprised and said to me, “Oh my god!”  However, even though the questions were easy, I still worked very hard on the solution, and checked it over and over.  I paid a price for getting 37.  I’m not sure where I lost 1 mark.

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October 14, 1992

I’ve been over-thinking Jeff, I couldn’t even do my homework.  Today in PE class I had the opportunity to speak with him.  It was the perfect timing, except I had no courage.  I said nothing to him.  I wrote him a letter, but I’ll probably never have the courage to give it to him.  Sigh.  It’s so hard for me to take the first step with a boy.

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