School Christmas Revue & Saying Farewell to 2009
20.12.2009 5 °C
As I write this passage, date stamped China time 20 December, Sunday Evening, which is exactly 5 more days before Christmas Day, then another six more days before the New Year.
This year certainly has been a challenge, but as I mentioned to a colleague, one can either appreciate the hardship as a positive way of improving one's approach toward teaching or be completely ignorant. Naturally, I chosen the latter in which I've become enlightened and already proceeded in developing new ideas for my new school location.
First video I share with my viewers and family & friends is a School Christmas Revue produced (literally) by Andrew Delo and performed by his IB Students. There were more performances, but as assigned usher, my standing location prohibited me from taking better video or photos of the dances - 11 in total. I was lucky to capture whatever artistically possible.
I do commend Andrew for his 'frustrating patience' and choreographing Chinese students to dance a musical was a feat in its own right. Hat's off!
Second video is my expression of how I taken resilience to my advantage, and I'm continuing to move forward ... straight into 2010. I'm sharing my experiences of my first year in China and to say, "Believe in your dreams, for only you can make that change into a reality." Sometimes a leap a faith into the unknown is the only way to know what is meant for you. Trust me, I've been doing just that for a long time, my journey is still ongoing... I haven't stopped yet.