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What was written in my letter of recommendation for college (uni)

Today I read something in my list of documents that was marked “confidential”. Years ago, like many other smart-alecky elite JC kids, I followed the crowd in applying for the top colleges in the US/UK/Canada. One of the requirements in the applications process was to have letters of recommendations from your (high) school teachers.

So this was what my JC Civics Tutor wrote. (with some slight editing and modifications on my part to remove certain personal details):
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August 29, 2006 at 11:42 pm

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Flying cattle class; hot, hot, hot; Into Adulthood

Taking the economy (or coach) class on a trans-pacific 27 hour flight is always a nightmare.  Packed like cattle, with horrible leg room and crying babies. The restroom(s), well, you really wouldn’t want to use it after some 3 – 4 hours. Let’s just say some people cannot aim (applies to both solid and liquid wastes). 

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The weather is always a problem. Sweat oozes out of my pores the moment I step out of the shower. I wonder how I survived NS. Powder baths?

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There seems to have more and more people on this island. Am starting to feel a little claustrophobic (and homophobic). Long time friends I had met up with over the weekend are all complaining about their work. Scholars or not. (It’s not a career, it’s just there to pay our bills) I have also found out I missed out on a lot of wedding dinners.

A JC ex-classmate shelled out S$435,000 for her 5 room flat in Bishan. (30-year housing loan) Wow.

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I can’t wait to return to the US. I have quite enough here, thank you. 

   

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