Describe an enjoyable weekend you have experienced.

- by Wesly Kong, SMK Taman Tunku

Last weekend, my family and I went for a two days one night camping trip by the seaside. Before we went to the beach that morning, we got ready all the things that we need. After that, we put them into my father's big van. Then, we started off our journey.

When we arrived at our destination, we saw a lot of people. Some parts of the beach were crowded. We found a shady place under a large casuarina tree. Then we spread a plastic mat on the ground and placed our belongings on it. After that, we pitched two tents - one for my parents and one for my brothers and me. After pitching the tents, my brother and I changed into our swimming trunks and ran to the beach. We played football. After a while, my father came and joined us. He brought two big Frisbees and taught us how to skim it. While we were enjoying ourselves, my mother was unpacking the food and getting it ready for us.

After the Frisbee-skimming session, my father and I went swimming. Since my brothers did not know how to swim, they stayed on the beach and built sandcastles. After swimming, it was already 11 o'clock. We were extremely hungry and went to have our lunch. My mother had prepared a variety of delicious food such as fried noodles, fish balls, drumsticks, chicken wings, and some cold drinks. There were fruits as well. We enjoyed the tasty meal very much.

After having our lunch, we rested and admired the beautiful scenery. At about 4 o'clock in the evening, we decided to have a walk along the beach. On the white sandy beach, we saw lots of empty seashells. We collected some of the prettier and rarer ones and put them in a plastic bag. While we were collecting the seashells, we saw plenty of tiny crabs crawling on the beach. When we passed by a large rock, we noticed a pool in it. There were sea anemones, oysters and some colourful sea fish living in the pool.

When night fell, we lay down on the beach and watched the beautiful night sky which was full of twinkling stars. Sometimes we saw shooting stars. At 11 o'clock, we went back to our tent to sleep. We lighted some mosquito coils as there were lots of mosquitoes at the beach.

The next morning, my father decided to teach us how to fish. After having our breakfast, my father took out his fishing rod and baited the hook with an earthworm. He then cast the line into the seawater. He told us we must be patient while fishing. My brothers and I took turns fishing. After a few hours, we caught eight fishes and decided to barbecue them. When the fishes were ready, we ate them with some tomato sauce. They were extremely tasty!

After the meal, we rested for a while. As that afternoon was windy, my brothers and I decided to fly kites at the beach. While we were flying kites, my father was busy taking snapshots of us and the beautiful scenery. At about 4.30 pm, we were tired. My mother bought some cool coconut juice for us. My father then switched on his CD player and played his favourite CDs. While my father was listening to the music, my mother was reading her magazine. My brothers and I took turns playing chess. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

At about 6 pm, we decided to go home. Therefore, we cleaned up the spot and packed our belongings. Although we were very tired, we were very happy. We had had a good time and looked forward to spending another weekend on the beach soon. It was indeed an enjoyable weekend I had experienced.