Peter (柯益友) (peterintaiwan) wrote,
Peter (柯益友)
peterintaiwan

Parting gifts

A student in my Tuesday, Thursday Advanced English class is leaving Taipei to go to school in southern Taiwan. His name is Frank and he will be studying to be an Architect. While our interactions in class have just been simple, I find myself thinking of him as one of my best students. He is attentive, always participates and is just a genuine nice guy.

Today as class was done and I was wishing him well in college (he has never been away from home and I can tell he is nervous about it) he gave me a little gift. It is a key chain that has a miniature set of shells inside a clear box. It is hard to describe, but if you go to a temple in Taiwan people use larger ones of these to tell God's will for them. I'll post a picture and a more detailed explanation later (once I find out what they are called and can look up more info).

I was touched by his kind gesture. It was very thoughtful and shows one of the reasons I think of him as one of my best students.
Tags: gvo, students, things
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