Keep yer Aar'on
I had a very unexpected meet up today. I was just finishing a restaurant meal with an old friend when the guy on the next table suddenly exclaimed, "PJ??". Now that's a moniker I used at work for a year or two, ages ago - there was already another teacher named "Paul" in the Kunming training school when I started to work there. The guy explained that I had been his teacher at Robert's School some 14 years before and, once he mentioned his English name, "Aaron", I did indeed recognise him and remembered him as a rather cheeky 10-year old. In the intervening years he has got four A-levels, a Physics degree and a Masters in the UK, and is soon to start a PhD in quantum mechanics at York University. Amazing!
20/5/2022 09:44:49 pm
Isn't it crazy when that happens? Peter has also met up with some of his Moroccan students from about ten years ago. Then they were awkward teenagers, now they're the CEOs of their own companies. Blows the mind!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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