Will Climb Windows For Food

Once upon a time, there lived a young rabbit named Yellow.
Yellow had just finished a degree at Rabbit University and decided to be a teacher so he could help the children in Farmlaysia to learn & love the English language.
He was immediately accepted & sent to a school in a magical forest.

Upon arrival, he met all the farm animals who staffed of the school.
There were hornbills, hamsters, guinea pigs, cats & other rabbits too.
Everyone was very friendly & Yellow wanted to form good relationships with every one of them.
Yellow was very excited & he couldn't wait to make a difference at the school.

The other rabbits were the friendliest to him. There were 3 other rabbits teaching at that school, Copper, Navy & White.
Yellow went to live in the same house with Copper & was next door neighbours to Navy & White.
On his first week, they prepared him dinner & they spent a lot of time together getting to know each other.

Yellow did not have a fridge at his house to keep his carrots fresh so Navy & White left their door unlocked so that he could enter their house to use their fridge at any time.
During the weekends, Navy would even take him to his home at the nearest town for some RnR & shopping.
Soon, the 4 rabbits bought a washing machine together which they put it in Navy & White's house.
Yellow was very thankful to have made such wonderful rabbit friends.

taken from cartoonstock.com 

On Yellow's first day as a teacher, he met the principal first.
The principal was a rabbit too like Yellow, except he was bigger, older & wiser.
The big rabbit explained to Yellow what was expected of him, which classes he would teach & what should do with them.
Yellow liked the big rabbit because he thought that he cared a lot for the little student animals & was a very hard-working rabbit. He wanted to learn from the big rabbit.

One day, the big rabbit told Yellow that he would be part of a school magazine committee.
Yellow was very delighted to find that he was going to work as assistant chairman under Navy who was the chairman & also whom he considered as his best rabbit friend.
Over the next few days, they talked a lot about what they wanted to do with the magazine.
Navy declared that he wanted that year's magazine to be better than the previous year's & Yellow was very happy because that was what he wanted too.

During their first committee meeting, Yellow noticed a change in Navy's demeanour. He was not his friendly self & was very fierce.
He did not have an open discussion with the other committee members nor did he try to inspire them.
He told them what to do with an angry face & fierce tone.
Yellow did not understand this & he felt deeply disturbed, but he kept things to himself because after the meeting, Navy was his normal friendly self again.

taken from topsir.com

Little did he know, soon he would be a target for such coldness & harshness.
One day, out of the blue, Navy & White refused to speak to Yellow or even look at Yellow.
They ignored him when he wished them good morning & they even put on an extremely unfriendly angry face every time they saw him.

They treated him like an unworthy piece of dirt & he felt really really guilty & bad about it because he looked up to them & really liked them.
However, he did not understand why they did this to him & he dared not ask them why.
He tried asking Copper but Copper just played dumb to it.

The worst part of it all is, he still did not have a fridge at home so every time he went to get a carrot for his meals, he had to endure their silent wrath & angry faces.
Also, when previously they would leave their door unlocked, they would lock it now. After a long day at work, sometimes Yellow had to climb windows to get food for his hungry stomach.
Soon, they locked their windows too so sometimes Yellow had to skip meals.
Despite all that they did, Yellow still felt kindly about them & tried to rationalise their actions.
However, he was too afraid to ask them why they did this to him or ask them to please leave their door unlocked.

Yellow would face the same kind of treatment when he went to use the washing machine at their house.
He felt like he was stealing his own food & illegally using the washing machine he had paid for.
He had a horrendous life as a beginning teacher.
Yellow was very confused, how could they be so nice to him & then suddenly be so cruel?
He feared them for some time.

Their emotional absence in Yellow's life was not an end to his social life.
He made friends with every animal in the farmhouse school.
He dined with the other animals, made merry with them & formed relationships with them.
For a long time, he suffered silently. Not telling anyone but God about what was happening until he could understand what was going on.

When it came to the school magazine, Navy never bothered to have another meeting after the first one. Even when he was constantly asked by Yellow when they would actually start working on the magazine. He would look annoyed & unconcerned before promising to do it soon.
He never got around to doing it so Yellow felt that as the assistant chairman, he had to step in at the absence of the chairman.
Through a lot of hard work & late nights, Yellow managed to finish the magazine with the help of the committee members.
However, he was very unhappy at how irresponsible Navy was. He was so positive & made so many promises in the beginning, but, in the end. it turned out to be nothing but empty talk.

Yellow never did understand why they treated him such.
Neither did he want to anymore.
Yellow bought a new refrigerator together with Copper & enjoyed many hearty meals without needing to go though the valley of the shadow of death.
Yellow still went to use the washing machine though because it was his right. He paid for a quarter of it & he was promised the freedom to use it.
He got used to the coldness of Navy & White while forming better relationships with the other animals & with Copper of whom he is very fond of.

Still, he remembers how wonderful Navy & White have been to him during his first few months & is still willing to forgive them & accept them back as friends.
But, he will not take the first step. They have hurt him deeply & put a big black blotch in his initial teaching experience.
They were the ones who started treating him warmly & they were also the ones who started treating him coldly. Perhaps that negates their initial friendliness.
However, Yellow still greets them good morning every day with the hope that they will start treating him warmly again.

The End.


  1. Anonymous1/8/10 12:15

    It takes all kinds to make the world but life goes on...and all we can do is to make the most of it and learn to live with all that. Life is a bed of roses with the thorns - appreciate the roses while we can...and ignore the thorns - the pain will soon pass. As long as we TRY to be good ourselves, nothing else really matters.

  2. Poor Yellow. I understand how he feels. Experienced the same situation minus the fridge and washing machine. They are torturing you mentally. The worst part is that you a.k.a yellow need to face them everyday. nasib baik navy&white is not one of your housemates. *now, go and hug cooper* :)

  3. Awwwww.

    There must be a reason for it. But if there arent any, then perhaps they are not worth Yellow's time and effort and kindness.

    Meantime, Im sending lots of Hope through the Winds. If you feel a breeze anytime soon, be sure to ask.


  4. This is really sad but adorable.
    Yellow, you are strong!

    I know, this a really brief comment. Send my warmest regards to Yellow.

  5. Forget about Navy and gang! You cannot make everybody likes you. You have my support always, Rabbit.

  6. Anonymous2/8/10 06:16

    Remember when we always need to write a reader's response after any literature texts during foundation? I always choose letter since it is the easiest, so here goes.

    Dear Yellow Rabbit,

    Take it as a form of karma. I know you may not believe it but some of the animals here in the Middle Kingdom do. It is easier to give an explanation for the meeting and parting we all experience in our lives.

    The rule of the karma says that sometimes, the destiny between one animal and another begins and ends within a short period of time, sometimes it lasts forever and ever. All these is due to the past lives that one must have done when he was someone else.

    In your case, Yellow, you would have done something sweet and nice but only within a short period of time in the past which is why Navy and White repaid it in this life upon your initial meeting. They need to repay the debt. The act of coldness and harshness came when they have cleared their 'debts' and go back to their supposed self for this life. After all, jealousy, anger and ignorance are devils' way of luring the soul towards the other extreme end for their next life.

    Anyway, what I am trying to say is don't be too hard on yourself. After all, it wont be long before you realize you are about to leave this magical jungle and set forth towards a bigger and brighter forestry out there soon. Here, in the Middle Kingdom, a lot of opportunities awaits you. Then, whatever and whoever who has failed you now will just be a memory by then. Toughen up and hold your head high as you whiff for the first chance of opportunity to leave. Good luck.

    Yours sincerely,
    The Ox

    p/s: This a definitely a very very cute story.. It can be used as a teaching text for our friends in primary.. :D Good luck again, Jarod!

  7. I like what Suet Yet has written. The law of karma works in amazing ways to give us exactly what we are entitled to.

    Navy and White may not know it, but sometime down the line, they would have to bear the consequences of their attitudes towards you.

    In any case, the fact that they are maintaining such negativity on you would somehow already affect their lives. Bitter, jealous and cold-hearted people are very rarely happy.

    Focus on what you have to do for the school. Shrug what Navy and White are doing as mere playground bullying. You are better off building relationships with others who accept you as who you are.

  8. Navy & White's attitude may hurt your heart, but what the hell, if that situation goes on like forever, Yellow will be better off without them! The other rabbits & farm animals know that Yellow is a very good & nice rabbit so Yellow should not be bother with Navy & White's coldness or fierce faces.

    "Aller, bon courage", Koko!!~

  9. Arthur: Yeah... That's true.
    Yellow says that he will not have to endure them long because they are unhappy at the school & have been applying for transfer every 6 months.
    Hopefully, they leave at the end of this year.

    Niviey: This is only the beginning of the story!
    This story has a sequel, you know?

    Sarah: No wonder it's so windy these days.
    Yellow says thanks.
    The winds are a great comfort when the generators are off at night & there's no power for the fans.

    Vio: Yellow says thank you.

    Jimmy: Yellow agrees!

    SuetYet: I wanted to make it sound less depressing/alarming & more of a cute story even the little ones can appreciate. =)

    Sawi: Indeed, they were unhappy since before Yellow got there.
    They tried to influence Yellow to think like them but they could not douse his inquisitiveness nor subdue his desire to make a difference.
    Yellow is here for the students. They are here for themselves.
    This is the difference.

    Jessica: Yup, there are plenty of other friendlier farm animals to befriend! =)

  10. Anonymous6/8/10 22:20

    yellow you know that this chocolate is your friend right! May God Bless you friend...

  11. oh poor yellow.. the other rabbit friends of him should at least tell why they treated him like such.. but then yellow is a good rabbit as he still treats them nice. yellow be strong!

  12. Warid: Yup! I have many friends around the world! =)

    Fara: Very disappointing, isn't it? Oh well, I've got plenty of other friends now.
    Who needs snobs in their life?

  13. I know this is a rather old post to comment, but I can't help to wonder aloud about the sequel of Yellow, the Rabbit in the Magical Forest. Eventually, did Yellow find out why Navy was so upset with him? It must had been tough on Yellow during the times of climbing windows for carrots and getting its fur sorted out with the machine. My heart breaks for Yellow's encounters, but I'm glad he had outgrown those evil rabbits, and live harmoniously with Copper and little rabbit. I hope big rabbit is giving sufficient support to Yellow in digging out carrots and training little rabbits. Big hugs to Yellow's effort!

    1. No. Yellow never found out. Yellow got his own fridge after a while but the animosity lasted for 4 years. Recently, things warmed up with Navy. Copper is getting better every year!
      I might just continue this series to end it.


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