This amazing group of people have become our Malaysian family, and our very good friends.
Malaysian hospitality is legendary, and there is nothing like a good gathering with lots of ceremony to say goodbye to colleagues and friends. It was decided that a Forum would be a good way to close off our time here, make us feel really appreciated, and give people a chance to ask questions.
Everyone stood respectfully as we exited the main hall and went to the holding room. Here there was food - of course - and a chance to chat and give the newspaper-man some quotes.
Back in our office, we had streams of students coming in to say good-bye, and expressing their regrets that we didn't have more time with them.
Then there was another assembly in the English Department hall. This was the monthly assembly, this time run by the English Department. We don't always attend these sessions, but it was obviously a bit special with at least some of it being in English.
Linda and I sat on the women's side, behind all the colourful headscarves!
Some of the presentations then were in English, and some in BM, but that's OK because I had my iPad with me!
One last photo opportunity with our department, and the director and deputy director as well.
So many happy memories!
This was my last workshop - a Phonology workshop, believe it or not.
This project has been so much fun. Looking forward to starting the new project in 2014!