道別 並不是失去或結束

(給華爾街士林學院的一封信)

 

給最棒的你們:

 

什麼!華爾街士林學院要暫時休館了?也太突然了吧!

 

昨天(12/23)聽聞此消息,一整個就是很震驚;據說工作人員們也是前一天(12/22)才知道此事,意即這兩天沒來的工作人員將比我們這些學生還要遲知道這件事!

 

回想今年二月,在Lisa聯絡與帶領下,完成了首次到訪的免費英文檢測,我也很阿撒力的買了四個level。接著,EOLCCSCCMCtalk to mereading ring、還有很多對外開放的活動,我參與、享受、學習、進步。八個月後,我的托益進步了一百多分。

 

士林華爾街離我家很近。占地利之便(當然也因我確愛英文),我在正式EOL課程還沒結束時出席率不會太低,兼以我又愛交朋友,因此和大家不論學生、老師、receptionistsconsultant、助教、兩位主管,我都常接觸並因此自認大家已是我的朋友們。

 

如今,大家都被突如其來的告知,士林學院房租到期,不再續租,明年(2009)一月九日後不再開放;雖然華爾街高層仍會試圖再找一處成立新中心,但這是還極不明確的事,不明確到時間、地點都還未定。

 

大家是在昨天的大型耶誕活動得知的,而工作人員是在前一天被告知,今晚(12/24)則是平安夜。耶誕節前後,這愉悅的氣氛,頓時摻雜著好多哀傷與不捨。。。

 

朋友間的聯繫或許不會斷,但這個地方已注入了我們的情感,她帶著好多回憶。我,一個學生、來此約十個月、頂多一星期來個兩三次、每次數小時,連我都如此地不捨與感傷,何況是長期以來時時在此和大家互動妳們、天天在此設計活動的妳們、天天在此帶領與指導學生的妳們!

 

不過,如大家所知,這就是人蔘啊!雖然無奈與感傷在所避免,但我深深相信,如此熱情、如此認真、如此美麗的妳們,在其他各個中心,仍會繼續幫助很多學生學習英文、繼續認識新朋友新同事、並在新環境中適應與融入。

 

回憶很美。離開,並不是失去,反而會使大家更珍惜那些真實的美好。

 

Henry

Dec. 24th, 08

 

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Goodbye is not losing or ending

(A letter for WSI She-lin Center)

 

To all best you:

 

What! WSI She-lin Center will be temporarily closed? How come!

 

I heard this news yesterday (12/23) and this made me feel nothing but shocked. The staff said they also had known this one day earlier; it means some staff that were off work would know this after us!

 

Back in February this year, Lisa led me to do the free test, and then I bought a 4-level contract immediately. After that, in EOL, CC, SC, CMC, talk to me, reading ring and some more open activities, I’ve taken part, enjoyed, learned, and improved my English. 8 months later I got more than 100 higher TOEIC score than I’d had.

 

My attendance was not bad because of the location of She-lin Center, which is close to my home. (of course because of my interest in English also.) And I’ve liked making friends so I’ve often tried to contact or chat with people; no matter they are students, receptionists, consultants, PTs, or supervisors here. Doing so has made me like you more.

 

Now we were all told that the contract of the rent here will be expired soon, and WSI won’t sign a new one. It will no longer open after Jan. 9th 2009. The superintendents said they’d find somewhere else to set a new center, but even the time or location is not decided yet.

 

We got this information in the X’mas party last night, and the staff realized it only one day earlier. Now, the moment I’m writing, it’s Christmas Eve. There seem not only joy but also sorrow in this Christmas.

 

Friends are allowed to keep in touch, but we’ve put emotions and feelings here in the center. We have so many memories here. I, who am a student, have been here for approximately 10 months; I came here maybe twice a week (not so frequently recently), and some hours every time. Even me, I have felt so sad. And you, you’ve been here every single day for maybe years; you’ve been here with all people; you’ve been here working and helping students. I can’t imagine how reluctant you are to leave here!

 

We know that’s life. Leaving brings sorrow, but I believe that you, with so much enthusiasm, so much earnest, so much beauty, you will keep helping students, keep meeting new people, and enjoy in each new environment.

 

The memories are wonderful. Leaving is not losing but to make us treasure the beauty of life.

 

Henry

Dec. 24th, 08

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