narrative essay by Hui Sing Hung, Sky
and sisters, let’s go for a full appetite!” shouted the mosquito
head. Through out the long hot rainy summer in Hong Kong,
millions of mosquitoes
activated and they were
heading for a “blood battle” against human beings. “Contribute your blood
to our great kingdom!” continued the leader speaking in an irritating way. “Blood!
the mosquitoes cheerfully responded. Reaching their high spirits, they were
ready to set off.
very kind of us to give an unforgettable experience to our human friends ─a painful and itching bite!”
laughed a flock of mosquitoes on arrival at their destination. With their tiny
body and active reaction, they had had a full stomach within a moment. Their
caution and cunning made thousands of people fall prey to them. “Humans are
all silly and foolish. By no way could they escape our attack! ” “Sure.
Being human but just have no sense of sanitation with all bad habits!” chatted
2 mosquitoes after having their great dinner. “Hey guys! Let’s go swimming!
See the “swimming pools” everywhere on grounds and trays? Our kind human
neighbors have an abundant water supply for us!” joined a third mosquito.
“HeHe, we can then take a big sleep in our “greenhouse” in all those
scattered abandoned lunch boxes and soft drinks cans too! Get full energy and
prepare for the next battle!” “Yes. Humans do every little thing to support
our survival! HaHa.” interrupted the other 2 partners.
“In fact, some places in Hong
Kong had suffered severe mosquito attack over the past several months, including
Tong Chung and Tsuen Wan. And the situation was further deteriorated in these
few weeks, spreading through the New Territories to the urban areas including
Cheng Sha Wan and Sham Shui Po.” a news reporter stated. But, human just
thought mosquitoes were such tiny insects that they posed no real danger. They
just seemed to be negligent of the potential threat of mosquitoes to their
health and life. So they just continued sticking to their habits, giving
mosquitoes perfect condition to further establishing their kingdom at
soon the problem of mosquito spread across Hong Kong. Not only did it cause a
painful and itching bite on the human skin, but also it spread disease of a
fever. “All our dear citizens!” spoke the mosquito head
in a very serious manner. “Our
kingdom has expanded all over Hong Kong within a short time thanks to the
foolish Hong Kong people. Let’s give them a big hand!” “Yeah…! Silly
Hong Kong people!” cheered the mosquitoes, with a series of clapping hands
“Dengue fever is rare in Hong Kong
and the possibility of it being broken out here at an enormous scale will be extremely low.” a government official claimed.
That’s why neither the government
nor citizens took determined measures to tackle the mosquito spread until
continuous cases of Dengue fever were reported. Having discovered a series of
Dengue fever cases in Hong Kong, the government tried all the possible means to
eliminate the breed of mosquito in the territory, like spraying chemicals and
insecticides in the affected areas as well as educating the public the
importance of hygiene. Feared by the death of the Dengue fever carriers,
citizens paid their attention to the environmental hygiene and adopted
precautions to stop the spread of mosquito such as removing stagnant water,
covering all water containers and disposing lunch boxes and soft drinks cans
properly. The problem of mosquito was therefore brought under control within
several weeks based on the co-operation between citizens and the government.
“Abominable humans! We will revive whenever possible!” cried the mosquito head while facing the end of its life. Are humans really silly and foolish? Not really, they are just sometimes not alert of the potential danger of a particular phenomenon. To put it simple, they are just too negligent. On the other hand, their reaction and co-operation to tackling emergency are often worth praising. However, such negligence is usually the root cause of many tragedies. So they should always stay alert and learn a lesson from the past experience or what the mosquito leader said in the end will surely come to a reality.