It has been 16 weeks since I first saw you guys at HonCC. I would have to say that my school experience with you guys is way better than I expected. Honestly, at first I was not really excited to be back to school, so I only registered ESL classes this semester. Maybe, that was one of the reasons that made me uncomfortable on the first day in class, and I could not concentrate on what Ms. Kym was talking, so I was thought to be a daydreamer. However, I really enjoy learning with you guys, and it is so fun when we had group work in class. I am so happy to be with many kind people here. Thank you Ms. Kym for buying donuts for us and being our beloved, honorable teacher. Moreover I want to thank Joseph for giving me hand sanitizer on our last day in class before spring break, and I really appreciate that you offered to give me masks after you got to know that I still go to work these days. Furthermore, I usually use your hand sanitizer when going outside ^_^. Thank you Akiko for cleaning the board at the end of class, and thank you Carlos for serving us malasadas on Valentine ’s Day. Furthermore, thank all of you guys for being my friends this semester. Plus, I love being surrounded by people at different ages because we can share our perspectives and exchange some experiences in life especially when we come from different countries. Maybe you don’t know that when I was in university in Vietnam, I only spent time with my best friend, and others were like invisible to me. Therefore, I am really surprised that I can get along quite well with you guys. I hope that I can have more opportunities to talk with you guys when we will be back to school for ESL 23, 24 together, and in the future If I am asked about my first experience in college, I will think of you guys – the first page of my school life even though we may not keep in touch with each other at that time. I’m looking forward to being your student in Fall 2020 Ms. Kym, and It will be such a big disappointment for me if you are not ESL 23 instructor like this semester.
One friend of mine once said “It is easier for you when people are bad toward you because you could choose to be bad or good toward them. However, if they are nice to you, then you have no choices but to be ten times nice to them.” I am personally still willing to receive kindness from others, so I can learn to be a better person to return those favors. Although I had chances to access some of the knowledge we learnt in this semester, I realized when I tried to listen to those lessons one more time, I had learnt many different things that I haven’t heard before. Furthermore, I really appreciate your determination to decide to be back to school while you are all busy with your children and your work especially in such a tough time. I am not sure if I were you, could I do it as well as you did? Even though I am a homebody, this is such a challenging time for me, and my mind is really exhausted these days.
Finally we will return to our normal life very soon, so be patient, stay safe and don’t be streesed. 加油.