I went to a school for the handicap and I had a really good time there. I felt many emotions with the kids, as it was my first time visiting such a place. I didn’t feel nervous when we were waiting, but then I got nervous when I finally met the students. The kids were so lovely but some of them were shy, and some of them really have the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. However, I found it hard to smile back. I felt sorry for them but I didn’t want to feel that way, I wanted to treat them like “normal” people. I learned a lot from them. Initially, I thought that my purpose there that day was to make them happy, but in the end, they made me feel happiness. This was a great experience for me to see more about this world, I will take this memory with me and I cannot wait to share this story with my parents in Taiwan and friends back in New Zealand, where I am currently studying.
(Yulin Chou, Taiwan)