Two days ago, me and my little group of friends had a little farewell dinner party. One of us got a job in Tokyo so he’ll be leaving a couple of days after the graduation. Three of us (including me) is still unemployed and the other one got a job in this city so he’s not going anywhere. Still, he’s probably going to be the busiest since he works at the hotel.
We had fun eating and chatting together like we have all the time in the world but at the same time I feel kind of sad that eventually we’re all going separate ways. Haha.
Then yesterday was supposed to be a day with nothing to do in particular. But my friend suddenly called me and said that our Japanese teacher wanted to meet us one last time before we graduate because she’s going to return to her hometown due to her grandmother’s illness.
I panicked since I didn’t prepare a gift beforehand. I wanted to give her something because I was under her care for 4 whole years (she’s almost like a mother figure). Luckily, I had some unused aroma matches that I have never used (because I couldn’t bring myself to light a match, lol). I decided to give her that and I’m glad that she looked happy when she received it.
We talked a lot about our job hunting process and also heard a lot of stories about other students from her. It feels like it’s been forever since we talked and 3 hours flew by so quickly because of that. We walked her to her apartment and said our goodbyes there. She promised to call us to come over to the university as a guest speaker for her class once things settle down. I’m looking forward to that.
Tomorrow, we are going up to campus to take our graduation gowns and take pictures. It’s forecasted to rain pretty bad but I still hope it’s not so bad so we can take our last picture together. The day after would be the graduation ceremony and after that everyone will go their own ways and proceed with their own lives.
Well, I’m sure there will be chances to meet everyone again in the future. It’s just no one can tell when will that be. For now, I’ll enjoy these moments, celebrate, and give all my best for the final interview coming next week.