What Makes a RedCat All Warm N Fuzzy Inside?
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If there is one thing I am sure of, it is that if my parents come to visit me in
Yesterday one student, Herry, whom I connected with from the start as he was new, I was new at the training school said to me through Sunnyâ€™s translation that he really liked me and wanted me to stay and teach all day; didnâ€™t want me to leave. I get hugs, pats and cries of joy from many students of mine and it feels so good to hear it.
Today those two young girls of 7 or 8 played badminton and later got up the courage to say hello to me, so I made sure to say hello back, my name and ask them theirs. Later this evening they asked me my age and Wei and I said goodbye as we left for the night.
What really made this evening though was when two older women came by to play some badminton too and Wei asked if they wanted to join us on the court; playing doubles. So we did, and there were plenty of laughs and fun. I got to show off what Chinese I knew, they asked about
Iâ€™ve even had days where I consistently help the teaching assistance put away toys for the day and upon seeing my compassion I have been offered treats I am sure other foreign teachers have not been.
I feel really lucky to be here, to see and experience all this. Itâ€™s these moments I cherish and want to hold onto for a lifetime. I get once chance to live this as I am doing so now, and I want to make the best of that time.
Red Cat Firsts:
~ Playing badminton with other Chinese women
~ Talking to strange kids
~ Being included in "the group" at work
~ Being told by a student they really like me