I was in primary 1. This Indian girl sat beside me. After awhile, she became more aggressive and hit me, and it got worse, till the point where she would lock me in the toilet everyday. With one more of her friend, they would hit and push me around.
Once, my knee got hit onto the toilet bowl, and once, she pushed my head down to the toilet bowl seat and told me to lick the toilet bowl seat. She also took me out to the field, made me run super far and chase me around. She also bought a bowl of Laksa, dumped in a full blast of Chili, and told me to finish it. I hated recess, as they would start to pick on me.
I was so afraid, I don’t know why. I was so silly, I just followed everything she said, but I dared not tell the teachers. I told my parents once, and they wanted to talk to the teachers. But I said no as I was afraid if the teacher intervene, the bullying would become worse for me. I just took it in and suffered for two years. My parents did not know the details, as I did not tell them everything, just that this girl was giving me trouble. My parents also did not take it that seriously.
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