I learned a lot of thing from all teachers in IBED high school. Handling the students activities inside and outside the classroom, the strategies in English study, maintaining the classroom cleanness before and after the study, and motivation in workplace as educators. Most of those things I got from my beautiful cooperating teacher.
But, none can defeat learning from your own students. Asking how they feel about the lesson, talking about their life problems, discussing about Indonesian cultures, and asking them about my first impression in teaching. It was unexpected answers and from all of those I realized there are many rooms to improve in myself. Their opinions and suggestions also give me strength in education area. Teachers and students create the unspund thread that tied beyond separation.
Furthermore, my bond with new friends in Philippines grow as strong as rift. We joke, we cry, and we love each other. They taught me local languages. They introduced me in Philippines cuisine and cultures.They showed me how the Philippino socialize each other. Their spirit and passion in English study ignited mine too. We motivate ourselves and learn together as people of God.
In short time, Philippines gave me another step forward to be a better human. A new people, a new culture, a new chemistry change my perspective. As the last word of farewell, I said "Salamat, po. Mahal kita, Philippines" (Thank you. I love you Philippines).