Every time my students said goodbye I also wanted to say goodbye to the academy where I am working. (Sigh... I am again dramtic, sorry! hehe) At first I tried to be heartless and cold because I know they come and go. At times when I sat in my cubicle the voices, footsteps, and laughter of my former students phantoms me. I know this is called separation anxiety, in effect every time I have a new student I tried to create a barrier and tried to be unfriendly. Now, maybe this is a realization that some teachers are cranky and distant. It is so sad because these students of mine are not just students but they are good friends. We went out for Friday nights and a lot of funny experiences. I never expected that I can jive to the Korean culture, a lot of them in the Philippines nowadays mushrooming every cities, but they were labeled as a close culture, which means they rarely blend to the mainstream culture. The notion is totally a hoax, once you get in touch with them they'll drag you to be like them, I actually more inclined to the Spanish and Chinese culture because I am studying these languages and not Korean, but all of a sudden I started eating "Kim Chi" (one of the Korean famous side dish), and started greeting "Anyong Haseo!" Positive effect called stockroom syndrome, the more you are exposed to it you'll becoming like them.
Now, I want to resign because of the separation anxiety, I want to leave first than seeing them leaving. hahaha funny! Of course I have other personal reasons of resigning. clue? just a career flow, I want to earn more.