It’s Language, it’s Friendship, it’s also Culture Blending.

Updated: May 23, 2020



This evening class, these three gentlemen decide to resume face to face class, and come to give me a birthday surprise with such a heavy rain. I can’t imagine in such a high pressure company how they run back home to get those Indian food cooked by their wife, and reached the class at 7:15pm.

They celebrate my birthday with new learned Mandarin. They shared the Indian food with me and my husband, and we share about movie, foods and life in Taiwan and Indian, talked about the difficulty for a new comer, and even figure out a new task to accomplish and come out a experience sharing for the new comers afterward.

The other thing surprising me is that their wife got to know my favorite drink (masala tea) and food (vegetarian Indian food) from our weekly online course, and their kid even sang a Chinese B.D. song for me. This little one has shown up in our online course many times.

It’s not only learning language now, through learning Chinese our families got connected while our cultures also be blended. How wonderful thing it is.


Thanks you all again for this awesome birthday surprise. Really touched and appreciated.


下著大雨的今天,

你們一下班就衝回家拿好請太太準備好的印度菜和印度奶茶,提著蛋糕,來給我一個大大的生日驚喜。 對我來說,你們早就不只是學生。

身為前員工,我怎會不知道t公司的工作壓力有多大。而你們竟然可以這麼努力,持續地在每個禮拜五晚上或是週末早晨學習中文。我不止一次深深感佩。

但沒想到的是,這幾個月的online課下來,連你們的太太都「旁聽」到我有多愛印度菜,還有吃素不吃蔥蒜了。時不時好奇著爸爸們在學什麼的小可愛,會出現在螢幕前跟我們聊聊天,而今天竟然還唱了中英文版的生日快樂歌給我❤️


從老師的角度,教與學的是語言。然而,走著走著,我常感恩自己竟然也擁有了這麼真摯的友誼。今晚的中文課,不止是中文課。裡面有我們的家庭交流。談著台印的菜,愛看的印度電影,文化就這麼流動了。


直到此刻,想起昨晚你們拎著大包小包,眼鏡因為趕路和大雨而起霧出現在我家大門前的模樣。我還是好感動,何德何能讓你們這麼對我?謝謝你們,謝謝你們的家人。真的。


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