Finally the teacher announced that clean water was finally available! Oh man this was my first bath and pee in this school haha. How crazy but it’s inescapable thing that clean water is human being primary need all of the time indeed. This incident was epic-ly showing me that we have to use clean water wisely. Although during 21 years of my life (alhamdulillah) I’ve been never got such as bottleneck on clean water, but I realize there are so many people in another hemisphere who still needs clean water and it’s expensive for them.
Another epic moment was when I entered the bathroom. At first, I already suspicious with the locker and when Reason, Seven, and Ivy out of the bathroom together. I questioned myself: were we took a bath together in one room? I dare myself to look at the spy-hole before I entered the bathroom and my hyphotesis was true, unfortunately. What a jerk! How is your feeling will be when you naked together (especially for me who usually use the scarf). It was awkward instead of epic. But that was the condition. I choose to be “bold face” rather than having dirty body. Cause smelly body is damn uncomfortable and annoying.
The only thing that made me envy was breakfast, lunch and dinner time. When everybody enjoyed their foods accompanied by quality conversation, I solely looked for the foods and break my fasting alone. I had to negotiated to aunty who usually become the keeper in dining hall to open the dining hall a little bit longer. I believe this moment has so many wisdom behind it. I’m sure Lord is developing me.
A hurly-burly was happened this morning. It was mad after holiday and we had to back to reality. We didn’t live in good-and-comfort-dorm in Huxian anymore. Bad environment and squalid sanitation system was waiting for us over there (as they said). In fact it was true, indeed. First challenge was haunted me, I had to adapt quickly in this condition: smelly school & dorm, no clean floor to praying (so I pray by sit in my bed), no clean water to bath even wudhu or just cleaning hand. Dear Lord, where the hell it was?
It was sleepy after we moved. But suddenly Judy woke me up and I had to be ready for first class today. Oh, it will be different class again. I miss my students in Huxian. They already like my own brother and sister because they’re in the same age as my first lil brother. How was this class gonna be? Ah, I just let myself go with the flow.
A big different really happen to this school compared to the second school, not only the physical condition like I mentioned above but also to the students. They were shy and hasn’t any confident even just to speak up. This is Jiangchun Middle School. I thought I need to thought harder about my teaching method. My teaching method I used in previous school wasn’t applicable in this school especially how to engage and bond them in team. Argh, the honeymoon phase in this program was just gone. But I was lucky because finally Carl joined me and Zhang Li. He was so active and could adapt with the student quickly. I thought it wasn’t about barrier in language anymore. Although I didn’t know what the fuck he was talking about but I could see that the students were so enthusiast in Carl. He is so much mature compared to Zhang Li.
But now, let’s forget this school condition. Ya I tried to did this when I heard from one of Chinese Buddy about the condition of our fellow EP in Chengdu. We had to be grateful that this condition was so much better, some of them got allergy on their foot because of insect. No stable clean water, fuckin slow internet even they weren’t bond well. Some of them already back to their home country cause of demotivation with these condition.
It was true, whatever the condition is but as long as we keep grateful and accept the condition, we gonna be happy. Happiness is simple indeed. I still had 3 superb Indonesian EP, 2 great Chinese Buddies, 4 warm roomates, had a good power to did fasting & praying regularly, the bond among EPs and Buddies were strong and we already admit each other as family. Ah, how togetherness conquer everything ♥