Sunday, February 04, 2007

FEELING MARVELOUS ON A SUNDAY MORNING

As usual, crawled up at a little past 5 this morning...

Outside temperature was a warm 10 degrees...

Quick little breakfast... left the house at 06:19 hours...

Really nice to drive on roads devoid of traffic...

Think I should do this more often...

This morning, we sent off the 19 students from Taiwan plus their good-looking lady chaperon teacher...

This was the 5th undertaking with regards to our intensive two-week Japanese Language Program...

Not too shabby a record in a span of two short years, eh?

Despite the early morning hours, numerous Japanese students and several host families came along (with their children as well) to bade them goodbye...

Was really touched by the host families' gesture...

It probably meant that they had an enjoyable time hosting the students...

So, tears (not mine but that of the students' and the host families') flowed freely as I clicked my camera away...

Man, I am again reminded of how lucky I am to have this job...

It feels wonderful to see people hooking up to one another...

People from different backgrounds, different languages...

And that, ahem... to know that yours truly is part of the team that is responsible for putting them together...

It is 08:42 hours on a really nice Sunday morning...

Now that the students are gone, yours truly is about to resume his real work researching on Japan's international student policy...

I should be going fishing, really...