Ouch. Some strange feelings, indeed.
I got a New Year's Present from my student Nim. It is a box of "Mao Jee," which appears to be biscuits of some sort. I find myself strangely touched by it. Also, Nim Chimpsky, hahaha.
Also, I am now what the Thais call "tduhm," or "dark," after coming back from the beach looking like an Italian. Don't worry, Thai people--give me three days of seclusion in my bedroom and I'll be back to the pale Farang you know and tolerate.
Oh, and I just searched through my Gmail contacts and added all students from last semester as friends. God I'm excited to see their profiles.