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告假

兩年前的今日,是罷課的前夕,整場雨傘運動就是由罷課揭起序幕。
往事留痕。

當天稚嫩的罷課告假信、不太好的英文:

Apply for leave of absence from _____ in the coming week

Dear ______ ,

I feel sorry that I would like to apply for leave of absence from _______ lecture on ______. I am going to join the class boycotting.

To be frank, it is never an easy decision. I love learning. I love my teachers here and enjoy so much their lectures. BUT STILL, in such an era, in such a context, I think I do need to come out and show my stand for Hong Kong, the city of mine, I love and belong to! I cannot tolerate such a lie. It can never be said as a universal suffrage.

I know what we do, the class boycotting, may probably be useless towards the result, but a right thing doesn't need to turn into a happy ending for us to do. For such a lie, we need to show our gesture, to show that we do care about it.

No one ever know how a small, tiny, and seem-to-be-useless thing will change the world until it happens. One thing I know is that there is a possibility if one tries and none if one doesn't.

May grace and peace be with Hong Kong.

Caption: Although Hong Kong sometimes is too crowded and its pace is too fast, still it is a really beautiful and irreplaceable place, which is my home.