Saturday, January 1, 2011

KGIC Keepsakes and Memories part 8

KGIC Maiko 2

In one particular way, my time at KGIC (King George International College) was a very sad and depressing one.
Here I was, surrounded by a lot of bright, fun, friendly, and often very beautiful women -- and I couldn't date any of them.
Sure, I was "just" a teaching assistant, but it still meant that I theoretically had influence with the school, so all of them were off-limits.

Trying to nurture friendships after they were done with school was a tricky business as well. I think a lot of them come to realize that their time in Canada is done, and their time with their fellow students, especially those from different countries, is over. Sort of like how friendships with people you meet on vacations, in school, or at work can sometimes vanish when you finally go your separate ways.

One student I knew had pursued another quite ardently, and I think there was some reciprocity (how much, I'm not sure). She finished her studies sooner than he, and left. Just a couple of days later, he asked me if I'd gotten any contact from her. I was barely acquainted with her, so of course not. He then confided in me that she'd gone silent and hadn't returned his e-mails.

In any case, I haven't found anyone quite like the lively young women at the ESL school. Maybe it's the culture they grew up in, or maybe it's the ESL student culture. I don't know.
And who are they now? What are they like now?

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