Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,
You know when you have that favourite student. The one that is literally above all the rest.
What can I say, she did it again and stole the entire show and night. Of my nine years in China, she continues to be my most favourite student and at the end of each lesson I walk away felling proud to have taught her. I have packed my belongings, besides those I need to teach for the next few weeks and I am ready for my new placement. She came to me and asked me to stay.....I had to turn away. Never before has a student brought me to tears. Not seeing her in my future classrooms makes me indecisive. When I walk in she always has her notebook open and pencil in hand whilst everyone around her continues to jibber jabber about the Rice N Noodles they had for lunch.
I will miss you crazy Catherine, you are like the second daughter I never had. Strangely you both have the same name but with different spellings. I don't want to go, but yet I also feel it it the right time to do so. For new readers, she is the one first in line above.
For those who want to read more about my students just click HERE
The soundtrack to this entry was by Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist) The song was 'DEE' and for those who don't know it is the classical piece at the beginning of Ozzy's song 'Suicide Solution'. Randy Rhoads, an educated classical guitarist would have to be the greatest guitarist I have ever heard, just love that poker dot Flying V guitar. His piece 'DEE' simply fits Catherine's intellect and talents, be them in the classroom or dancing.
Damn those plane crashes, so young, just imagine what he would have become. Even though it was so long ago, I'll let Catherine take his strings and walk into the future and if anyone ever Mr Tinkertrains her, I'll farking smash you with my Mr Bulldozer!
Randy Rhoads: last train home....watch it! __________________________________________________________________________