This is a creative piece I wrote from the perspective of a student at the school I teach at in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. The student in the story is an individual of my own creation, inspired by the personalities of Banthuadthong School. The same goes for the other characters in this story.

Every morning, at 7:55 am, my heart begins to thud. That’s when they play the song. It’s an old, classic Thai song about the values of being Thai. The school uses it to signal that morning assembly is going to start. Every student at the school knows what to do when they hear it. They gather with their class…