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    Trading the pool for the ocean: Leaving only bubbles and a milk tooth

    Student Blog

    07 Jan, 2022

    10 : 00

    • YCIS Beijing has previously called aspiring student writers to submit short articles for publishing. We are delighted to share two articles handed in by Jeremy Wan (Year 8B) and his brother Jamie Wan (Year 6B) about their last vacation.


      Their holiday started with meeting up with friends from YCIS Shanghai, spending time in the pool, and visiting an aquarium to admire sea life from the outside. Little did they know that their mother had a big surprise in store for them! She had booked for the brothers their first scuba diving adventure near Wuzhizhou Island in the South China Sea. While Jeremy was more than excited to have his long-term dream fulfilled, he also shares his biggest fear: a shark encounter. In the end, Jeremy conquered his fear and dived into the ocean. He describes that his most wonderful experience was being able to explore a sunken shipwreck.


      While Jeremy’s fear of sharks was all forgotten during scuba diving, the same fear hit his younger brother Jamie at the bottom of the sea. He lost his wiggly milk tooth at the most unfortunate time – during scuba diving! Suddenly dropping his oxygen mask did not scare him, but he was feeling afraid that the small wound might attract sharks. Jamie made it safely to the surface with his scuba diving instructor, without the precious milk tooth, but with a big (partially toothless) smile of relief.


      Read the full articles written by our young authors Jeremy and Jamie.


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      今年学期一结束,爸爸妈妈就带着我们一家五口直奔三亚度假去。这一次我们又可以见到我们的好朋友大米,小米,和珍珠米。我们一起在亚波力滑过雪,在北大湖滑过雪,甚至在日本的二世古滑过雪。他们在耀中国际学校上学,我们也在耀中国际学校上学,只不过我们是在北京耀中国际学校上学,他们是在上海耀中国际学校上学。大米跟我差不多大,小米跟我的弟弟差不多大,珍珠米跟我的妹妹差不多大。更巧的是,我跟大米是好朋友,我的弟弟和小米是好朋友,珍珠米和我的妹妹是好朋友。


      当大米一家他们来了之后,我们才发现,大米把他的舅舅,舅妈,两个姨父和姨母,两个表妹,和一个表弟都带来了,我们加起来就是一个十九个人的大部队。大米他们一来,我们就直奔三亚最大,最出名的水世界亚特兰蒂斯。我们一进去,我们就看到了一个巨大的水缸,里面有鲨鱼,有海龟,有鳗鱼,还有很多我们报不出名字的海洋生物,当我再次回头的时候,发现里面还有人在潜水。当我们正要退房离开亚特兰蒂斯的时候,Steven叔叔(大米的爸爸)给大米和他报了在大鱼缸里潜水,在我津津有味的看着他们在鱼缸里潜水的时候,我做梦也没想到我有一天会到真正的大海去潜水。


      后来,大米和他的家人回上海了,留下了我们孤零零的五个人,心里不由得感到了一丝遗憾和可惜。但是,当我们到达了我们最后一个酒店,地中海俱度假村的时候,妈妈给了我们一个大惊喜,她给我们报了潜水,而且是在真正的大海潜水;我们还看见了好多位耀中的老师和学生。我心里的遗憾与可惜瞬间全部消失了,它们都被我心里的快乐与满足感替代了。


      我和我的弟弟今天就要去潜水了,想一想我就激动不已,但是我又想了一想,会不会有鲨鱼,我会不会憋死,我会不会迷路,又觉得有点害怕,在我被我的想法与情绪陷入该不该回去的难题的时候,我们已经到了,我想:“好吧,想回去也回不去了。”我,我的弟弟,还有两个教练一起上了船,向蜈支洲岛出发。当我们到了蜈支洲岛的时候,我们就乘着快艇到了一艘大船,在那里我们学习了潜水手势,换了潜水装备,然后就下水了。


      天呐!海底也太好看了吧,在海底比看水族馆好看多了。我看到了珊瑚,海参,海胆,小丑鱼,还有好多别的东西。在我欣赏海底的美景的时候,我突然一脚踩空,差一点就摔倒了,我心想,“天呐,那是什么!难道是海底洞穴,会不会有大王乌贼” ,吓得我马上就往上游,往下一看才发现它其实是沉船,我心想:“真是天助我也,我的梦想就是看到沉船,今天总算是看到了。” 我做了一个让教练多拍几张照片的手势。突然,老师对我做一个上去的手势,我明白了,回去的时间到了。


      我今天终于看见了沉船,我的愿望也终于实现了。