Visiting Friends

It was fortunate for me that there was school on a Sunday because of government regulation so I was able to go in. I had an early start because I knew there would be many people to visit in their offices. Sure enough, I ended up chatting at length with most of them. From teachers to students to principal, it was a whole day of embraces and catching up! One of the first (and most memorable) is stopping by my old office in the English Department. They rearranged the furniture but pretty much kept to the academic environment with the library and conference table still intact. It was gratifying to see everyone again. I kept checking myself to see if I had any regrets about leaving this place where I had five wonderful years … Nope. Inasmuch as it was great to see people again and reminisce about old times, I know in my heart it’s time for my next season. Just glad that people have picked up where I left off …

HS Office

I was invited several times to lunch by my former colleagues, but I wanted to spend this precious limited time with my girls. I’ve decided that there are those who simply want to chat, those who want to catch up, those who want to reconnect, but there are those who wait for a long time, go out of their way to spend time with you, pay for the meal, and give you gifts. These are my girls … they have been the jewels of my stay in Shanghai. I have a feeling we’ll see each other again in the near future.

Another Sweet Reunion

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