Deputy Head Girl

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The sun was blaring out, people were out in their shorts and tanks and children running around playing their shorts and tank tops. This is the normal sight in an afternoon in Philippines-where I used to live. In 2009, my family decided to go back there for a vacation since we settled down here in Scotland. I would never think that one little mistake will make this vacation a memorable one. It was a normal afternoon, when my dad wanted to visit his old colleague. Then when I asked him what vehicle he was going to use, my face instantly lit up after I heard the word “motorcycle” come out his mouth. I used to adore riding on the back of a motorcycle. The adrenaline rush thrills and wine hitting against my legs and face, are what I enjoy the most when riding motorcycle. So the moment he said he was going to use it, I didn’t waste any more time and jumped at the backseat. Not for long, my family and I are all in one motorcycle-it was dangerous but my dad is good at motorcycles. From time to time, he would warn me and my mum –who were sitting at the backseats- about the motorcycle’s exhaust because it was very hot and we might burn our feet or legs. An advice I should have taken seriously. Before very long, we arrived to our destination which was my dad’s colleague’s house. I was still feeling the rush and my hair was all messy and tangled-which most teenager girls would have complained and moaned about. Then, we said our “hi”’s and “hello” but since they started to catch up with their adult lives’, I knew it was my queue to go wonder off. I reached down to my pockets to take out the chewing gum that I brought out earlier in the day; it was the kind of chewing gum that changes the colour of your tongue. Out of boredom, I decided to look at the side mirrors of the motorcycle. I was unaware that I was leaning on the side where the hot exhaust was. Suddenly, I felt a really hot burning sensation on my left leg, which made me instantly jumped away from the motorcycle....
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