It has been a real joy coming to Taylor’s and teaching here for the past year. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed getting to know you and interacting with you in class and reading your essays and emails. If I had known (past perfect, 3rd conditional) teaching in Malaysia would be this much fun, I would have (would + present perfect in the main clause) come long ago! (Once an English teacher…)

I just want to remind you that I would love to see your pictures. I don’t need to be in them. My wife has my camera back in Canada so I am relying on you. I pinched this photo from Yap’s blog. You can send by email to If you have a weblog give me a link in my comments folder below so I can track back to your site.

I believe with all my heart that there is a God, and He cares for you. Furthermore, He has a plan for your life, and since He is loving and caring God, He means to bless and encourage you, and give you good things. I trust that I have been one of those good things for you. I haven’t always said nice things about you. Sometimes as a teacher you have to correct and direct your students, as well as praise them.

I hope that you have found that whether I have corrected or praised you, I have always had your best interests at heart. I would like to see you succeed at whatever it is that you attempt to do, and if I can be of any help to you in the future, you have only to ask. Good luck with your exams; study hard, and ask God to bless your efforts.