Wednesday, February 21, 2007

TIME FOR ARIGATO-ING AND SAYONARA-ING

March is the time to bid farewell to students in Japan...

Before the bidding, there's the thanking...

Graduating students traditionally hold a Thank-You-Very-Much & We-Are-Indebted-To-You-Forever Party to thank the mentors...

Was invited to one such Sha-on-kai last night...

The hosts are eleven seniors who belong to the club whereby yours truly is the Advisor...

The food was ummmp and the company, exquisite...

And to learn that upon graduation, one is joining the police force, another the Ministry of Finance, a bank, and a newspaper company... etcetera while several plan on entering the graduate school in other parts of Japan...

These kids are more or less my kids...

It feels sabishii to see these boys and girls whom I have grown fond of, leave...

But then, the heart feels so warm to see them stretch their wings... gearing up to roll off the runway...