Saturday, December 25, 2010

KGIC Keepsakes and Memories part 2

Christmas was a stressful time at King George International College, but ultimately a fun one for the students. There was a potluck, a gingerbread house building contest, and every class had to put on some kind of skit. The higher the level of English, the more ambitious the production: One class had a full-blown play involving X-Files character Mulder and Scully, and stolen Christmas toys. Another had a skit about Santa's elves and reindeer going on strike because they were overworked.

And then there was what to do with the students during the holidays. School was officially closed, so there wouldn't be any official events. If I remember correctly, some of the staff organized a few drop-in get-togethers at pubs, just so the far-away-from-home students had somewhere to go, somewhere to belong to.

Somewhere to belong.

I recall having a brief conversation with one of the teachers about that and Christmas. For North America, it tends to be one of those family-get-together times, and without family close by, it can feel awfully lonely with nowhere to go, no family to belong to.

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Well, it's Christmas today. I hope you belong somewhere today, with friends or family.

Merry Christmas, and God Bless.

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