Being a teacher, which was originally my dream-to-come when I was young, somehow had been realized, and has found its way into my life for years. I love the time being with students, hoping to share something good for them with them. I hope that students can always get something beneficial from me, and it proves me my hardship is worthwhile while seeing even their making little progress either mentally or acdemically. From time to time, I am wondering how my students are doing since they've graduated from school and the time we aparted from each other.
Taking the bus home tonight after going shopping in Taichung, to my surprise, 翔穎, a working hard senior high school girl, said hi to me. She is going back home after taking classes in the atelier. It's great to know how she spent her weekend and interesting to know how she felt of the day. We also talked a lot about her future expectation and plans for now and coming yeras. It's so impressive to see students have such profound ideas of themselves.
Meanwhile, to my surprise again, I saw a girl whose face seemed familiar standing on the aisle and then sat down in front of us. It occured to me that she seemed to be the girl I taught two years ago in my teaching internship year. And she should be the univiersity freshman this year. Being wondering if she is the girl I knew since she should go to univeristy somewhere but not here after 翔穎 got off the bus, and being about to wisper her name behind her, meantime she turned around smiling at me.
"紫涵 is it you?" I called her name out unbelievingly. What a suprise and coincidence! She said that she recognized me when getting on the bus at once, and she knew that I was talking to my student by listening to our conversation carefully. She goes to univeristy out side of the hometown, and she doesn't come back home often due to the distance and school life.
This experience encountering students reminds me of once I ran into anotehr student 承意 who should be sophomore in the university. That was one afternoon I went back to PU visiting my professor after my graduate thesis oral. It was to my surprise when I went passed by her, and we both stopped and gazed at each other for seconds before I cried out her name and she recognizd me out. We were both extremely surprised cause I was just her substitue Engilsh teacher when I was studying at teh graduate school. After that we talked over phone for several times.
Some sweet students who graduated from school still stay in touch with my by calling and telling me how's their lives going or by making appointment with me to have a cup of tea or meal together some time when I am free. It's great to see they beceom mature and lead their life with self-confidence and hope.
Encountering students always makes me feel excited and warm especially when they came to say hi without any hesitation since I value the time being with them and miss them all the time leading my life. I hope all babies are all good with everything after they left high school, and hope that some day they can realize how much care and love I gave them desperately. I believe that I would feel things are all worthwhile when I was informed by students themselves voluntarily about what's new of them.
By the time the school starts to do the final count down for the third grade students, I notice myself to the final count down of their graduation and leaving for another brilliant stage of life. It will be another approaching of lengthy or even eternal separation after two years getting together so closely. So next time, dear babies, BE sure to say hi to me whenever and wherever you see me. Don't be afraid that I don't know you though I might forget your names (I would surely recognize your face if you let me know which high school you went and when we met, and I would try my best to recollct your names.)
At last, I'd love to have my prose written one year ago, and messages on the message board three years ago posted as the lively record of my remeberance of my teaching years.
(當然還有現在的603, 606,去年的403,跟今年的 407囉。
To Dear 超級大大綠(為什麼是大大綠啊?):
畢旅? 真滴嗎?? 我讀高中的時候還沒有畢旅呢!!