Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage

10-07-2016 - 14-08-2016

3E Chung Mung Tim

Unlike a lot of my schoolmates, I went to RoP reluctantly, being an indoor person who is nothing close to sporty. It does sound unreal, but this experience is definitely lifechanging for me.

You never know what you can do without doing it. With the cheers from my friends, I accomplished challenging tasks that seemed so impossible to me before. More importantly, I learnt to get along with different kinds of people.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Besides surprising self-discoveries, RoP taught me what “teamwork” actually means – being a wise leader, a helpful follower and a caring friend. Teamwork is definitely way beyond simply “division of labour” as in a school project. It is also about chanting weird phrases to cheer your tired teammate, holding out yourhand to a struggling teammate, and

looking awkward, dirty, exhausted, out-of-shape yet wearing a huge smile because the team stands together as one. It is less me and more we. And if everyone in the team does the same, the team can go very, very far.

I am very grateful for this experience, without which I may never have discovered so much about myself out of my comfort zone, or have had the chance to make so many new friends.