Of all the subjects taught in school, I like Geography best. It is the only
subject which teaches me everything I need to know about the world we live
in, for example, vegetation, way of life of people, climate, agriculture and
I learn about the countries around Malaysia and in other parts of the
world and, since I cannot visit and see for myself every country in the
world, I get at least a good picture of these countries by studying
I am very interested in finding out more about other countries especially
those that experience snow when winter comes. I often wonder about the life
of the people in these countries. What would it be like to be dressed in
thick clothes and boots and living in snow-covered houses amidst fir trees?
Then, there are the hot desert lands that stretch for miles and miles
without a tree in sight. They, too,
fascinate me. I marvel at
the inhabitants who are able to tolerate the intense heat of the burning
sun, traveling along miles of barren,
hot land on camels where the only vegetation found would be the few palm
trees growing at an oasis.
The wide range of food which we enjoy daily such as butter, cheese,
fruits, bread that comes from wheat and many others lead me on to find out
how they are processed and imported into Malaysia and finally make their
appearance in our homes.
As I study more in Geography, I understand better the changes in weather
conditions, for example, why there are hot and dry seasons or cool rainy
days during the monsoon season and how deserts are caused.