Like all the other Sundays since September, I’ve been taking classes in a university here for a master degree on international finance. The classes start from 9 in the morning and ends at 4, with one hour’s break at noon. So I have to stay in school for lunch, and the canteen often brought me back to my old school days.
Today is the Christmas Eve. I left early in the morning for school. While standing in the bus, I received greetings from several good friends. The faraway greetings with warmth really made me feel good in the chilly morning. However, I knew a busy day was just looming ahead of me…
It was the first lesson for a new subject, Public Finance. The teacher was really experienced and the lecture was fairly interesting. It was the first time I didn’t doze off during the classes after lunch. The teacher was quite cynical and complained a lot about many social disparities. A serious-looking man as he was, he let out some funny remarks that made us burst into laughters. Anyway, there was at least something we enjoyed during the class.
After class, we took a test on macroeconomics, a subject we finished two weeks ago. It was ok and finally I managed to finish it. It lasted about two hours and I was really exhausted when it was finally done. Almost 6:00 pm.!
As was planned last week, we went to a restaurant for a dinner to celebrate the Christmas Eve, and to offer a chance for all the classmates to get to know each other. It was the first time we held such gathering since the class was begun in September. Many of the buddies were from banks or investment companies, just a few like me were from some trading companies. It was interesting to meet new friends, though. We also invited some of our teachers to join the dinner and they were so kind to accept our invitations. They were quite different from when they were at the platform, open and friendly, instead of being critical and cynical. The whole dinner was overflown with joy and happiness. We sat at the tables telling jokes, giving performances, even singing and dancing. What a time! Now, I am just sitting in my cozy chair in front of my pc, typing down this hectic yet wonderful day, at the Christmas Eve!
It was exactly 0:00 when I finished this entry, and I wish my earliest greetings will reach you with the first ray of sunlight in a new day. Despite chilliness outside the window, I can feel the warmth in my heart, that is my love for you, dear friends! Love is always a wonderful thing. Merry Christmas!