Jaemin is leaving on a flight to return to Korea today. It’s happening so quickly. He got the news on Monday and is flying out within 4 days. My meeting with him was interesting and insightful. I learned that I’m not as patient as I thought I would be while conversing with an ESL student. I always thought (or wanted) to be the ideal person teaching someone else english as a second language… being kind and understanding that they don’t understand and not judging them for learning and grasping the concept slowly. I am obviously to blame because english is a very difficult language. I’m not fluent myself. I wish that he will successfully graduate with his degree and work towards a better life for himself and parents. I truly wish him the best.

Aja Jaemin!