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文章标题:高中二年级(10th Grade of HS)发表日期:2019-07-06(2019-07-13修改)
作  者:儿歌(英)―红霞(译)出处:原创浏览179次,读者评论0条论坛回复0条
高中二年级(10th Grade of HS)
文/儿歌(英)―红霞(译)
2019年07月06日,星期六

        If there was ever a moment of divine intervention, the past two years must’ve included some sort of magical editing. Freshman and sophomore year in my high school felt as if someone copied and pasted the same algorithm into two time slots of my life. That isn’t such a bad thing either.

        Ever watch a large wave stroll in on the beach? It starts small but eventually becomes substantially larger than the other waves to distinguish itself. While in the water, you see the wave approaching, and in anticipation one normally braces him or herself. Well, due to the carbon copy of 9th and 10th grade, I probably should have embraced myself. Luckily, I found some motivation to hold my breath before the wave came, but it wasn’t before some salt water rinsed my eyes.

        I’ve mentioned the third marking period flood that consistently drowns my grades. Well, I watched the wave come… and essentially had it slap me in the face. Instead of math, the damage was equally displaced around all my classes. Providentially, I’d built up quite a buffer in the first half of the year that helped mitigate the problems. 

        Well, my grades this year were basically the same as the last, which is a large reason why I thought these two years felt identical. However, within myself, the years differed.

        Freshman year felt like a nursery. Not because I was spoon-fed, but because I was a baby, not talkative or social. Throughout my sophomore year in high school, that definitely changed. I talked in class, got close with teachers. Some enjoyed my presence and voice, others… less. In English, I enjoyed pushing the teacher’s buttons. She was retiring, imperatively trying to enjoy the last few moments with her students. Therefore, she was not about to get angry over some talkative child. At times, she even dropped her professional demeanor, and if I were retiring after a thirty-year career, I would have as much fun in my parting year as I could. That is, whenever I felt awake.

        Speaking of napping, sophomore year involved a bit more effort than freshman year, as I did not have a lunch. Therefore, I drank energy drinks to power me through the year, which I felt were completely useless overall. The usage of Red Bull probably correlates to the increased frequency of late nights doing homework. For that, I can thank AP US History and AP Calculus.

        Retirement is a pretty big deal. It appears that I was also a big enough deal to force three of my teachers to retire. Sarcasm aside, it was just a coincidence. While it was tough to see them leave, a slight issue I’m having is the number of teachers needed for recommendation letters. I was fairly certain that those teachers enjoyed my words of wisdom (or terrible puns) in class, but each one of them over the last few months dropped the “I’m retiring” speech on stunned ears.

        In conclusion, sophomore year was exactly like freshman year. I felt a character growth, fueled by Red Bull, and a stronger connection with teachers. Other than that, I can fairly say that high school will have much more in store. Otherwise, high school would be quite the monotonous ride. Now we wouldn’t want that, would we?

【英译中】

        莫非天助我也,过去两年成绩怎么从一个模子里刻出来的,好像有人把我高一、高二考试分数完整复制并照搬黏贴到两个学年成绩单中,那倒不算什么坏事。

        海边散步时留意过大浪吗?它开始很小但最后变得比其它浪大得多。你呆在水里,眼瞅着海浪逼近,指望人们在通常情况下都能做好应对准备。没错,正因为高一和高二成绩相仿,我真该心满意足。多亏在海浪到来之前,我摸出点门道屏住呼吸,但眼睛却早已被海水打湿。

        我曾说过第三学制所遇灾情一向严峻到殃及全年总分的地步。是呵,我瞧见海浪冲来……不偏不倚打在自己的脸上。除数学而外,我的各科成绩均受到同等程度的影响,幸好在前半学年两个学制中我攒下老本,这样才有底气对付尴尬局面。

        这么说吧,我今年考试成绩与去年各科分数旗鼓相当,两年混得不相上下简直不可思议,但我心里明白,“年年岁岁花相似,岁岁年年人不同”。

        高一感觉像托儿所,不是因为有人用勺子喂我,而是因为我依旧是个婴孩,既不爱吭声也不好社交,等到了高二,整个变了样。课堂上我开口发言,与老师互动,有人欣赏我的出现及声调,有人……不太感冒。上英语课的时候,我喜欢引爆老师教书热情,她快退休了,特别想跟学生共享美好时光,因此从不跟个别话痨的楞头青怄气,有时甚至放下老师的架子。假若我将离别干了30年的工作岗位,想必在最后那一年定会随心所欲,当然,只要我不犯困。

        至于午休时间,高二的确比高一稍微辛苦点,反正我没工夫吃午餐,所以只好一年到头喝能量饮料,其实没啥功效。“红牛”摄入量多少也许跟深更半夜忙活家庭作业的频率有关,由此说来,我还得感谢美国历史和微积分两门大学先修课。

        退休是人生重大决策。看来我本事不小,一下子让三位老师同时退出教学讲台,暂且撇开玩笑,这纯属巧合。眼见一个个离校固然令人遗憾,但深受影响的还有给我提供推荐信的数量,这些老师肯定喜欢我在课堂上插科打诨(哪怕离谱的双关语),但过去几个月来“我要退休”的口号如雷贯耳。

        总而言之,高二正像高一那样,在“红牛”的刺激下,我的个性日趋成长,师生关系也变得更加紧密。除此之外,我可以公平地说,高中处处有惊喜;再不然,高中生活势必相当乏味。现在我们并不希望如此,对吗?


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