Just now, because i was bored, i went out with my youngest brother, Arief.
Arief is larger than me in every way. he's taller, bulat-er, and his face is bigger than mine! i always pick on him, always kutuk him and most of the time, im always annoyed with him.
So when we had dinner just now, he was telling me about how he was bullied in school.
He said there are boys who pick on him and tell him disgusting (and rude) things to him. and only him.
#One of them, he says, looks at him and goes "whatcha looking at?" and hold up his fist and konon nak tumbuk him. Naturally Arief would take a step back in defense and that boy laughs.
#Another one whispers in his ears, asking "how many balls do you have?", and Arief being innocent said he has 3 at home. and the boy laughs and tell his friends about it. and like stupid bangangs, they all laugh at Arief.
#One twerp physically hits him when the teacher and Arief's not looking.
one thing you should know and understand about Arief, is that he has ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder). not many people are aware of this disorder, even lesser people know how to handle people with ADHD.
a child with this disorder have a very short attention span and often they are in their own world, meaning to say, they always zone out. thus, they have a problem concentrating. you MUST understand, they don't choose to not concentrate, they simply can't. it's a disorder.
so with this disease, Arief's mental growth is not the same as ours. he is 13 years old, but his mind works like a 10 year old.
if you've seen him, he doesn't speak Malay, he speaks in English because it's easier for him. he's a smart boy, but it's a struggle for him to fit in.
and people who are ignorant of this disorder obviously would find Arief strange and most likely, annoying.
and I, regretfully, have not been the best sister for him.
I felt like crying when he told me about him being bullied. I also felt vengeful.
I want to bitch-slap, kick, scare, and freaking BULLY the twerps who bullied him so that they know what it feels like when they can't fight back. if they do fight back, memang mintak terajang la!
I want to make those A******S (because they're kids) suffer for all the torture they've done to MY BROTHER.
no one, i repeat, NO "FREAKING" ONE can bully Arief except me or my family!!!
i have a strong urge to go to school with Arief and introduce myself to these twerps and memorising their details so that if EVER i hear Arief being bullied again.... hanya Tuhan saja tahu.
if newspaper ada kuar news about a girl going berserk kat some sekolah in BU, that's not me! hehee..
I hope that you are now at least aware of ADHD kids. if you see people acting weird or just out of the ordinary, just remember to respect them anyway. not everyone's perfect. if you think you're normal, then what makes you think people with disorders aren't? just bersyukur that you were able to go through your life so far.