Weekly Greeting

Valued Friendship...Shirley's 60th Friendly Greeting, Sun, Oct 21, 2006

How are you? Have you had a good week? I do hope you are well and have a relaxed and easy weekend.

In the last quarter of a year, everything is tight in the company. One of my projects got the best comments from the biggest shareholder Thursday. The other three ones are making me under a huge pressure to complete them before New Year's Day. Anyway, one of my researching reports will be finished with about 50000 Chinese words soon; people make a joke that I am writing another disquisition for another doctoral degree.

The deepest feeling this week is that I am so lucky to have so much valued friendship.

Two woman friends invited me to an international water club to enjoy a high quality service; my piano teacher invited me to listen to a concert; my cleaning lady keeps my home clean and comfortable and keeps my refrigerator full of the fruit, vegetable and sea food. Since she found that I was in stomachache, she started to pay more attention to my nutrition; if the today before yesterday was a fish + vegetable, today is just shrimp + vegetable and tomorrow will be a crab + vegetable. I am not sure whether it is good for me, but, it is her heart.

The biggest help is that a friend and his company have made my little investment getting a good yield and it can support me to retire ahead at any time.

I was strange why he wanted to help me since we had not connected for many years as former colleagues. I was touched with a big surprise when I got his telephone and wanted to help me free, even he picked up me to do some necessary prepared work before the little investment started in person as a president! I did not want to accept any help until his company signed a contract with me and agreed to take a percent of the yield for their work for me.

Until a holiday, I was invited to have a lunch in his home and met his wife and child -- Ha, I just realized why -- I had helped them, when they were quite poor so that she had to find a job after she just gave birth to their baby for 3 months. I had supported both of them to fall in love and to get married, when most of people thought both of them did not match. He had a doctoral degree and came back from the U.S., she was a countryside girl from a technical secondary school. I accepted her to be an assistant editor in my department, when both of them were in a very difficult time and lived in a rented apartment. I felt, that even though she had not a degree as we required, but she had a very good potential quality, was intelligent and hardworking.She has a strong backbone to work in the difficult time. The most important is that she wanted to learn something new every day with a very strong enterprise heart... Anyway, she also made a huge trouble for me for she was just one of my colleagues to make the terrible mistake 10 year ago. As her manager, I asked to punish myself instead of her and the other girl.

Right now, she has been a manager with a bachelor degree and she is preparing to take her master degree. Their son has been 11 years old and also plays piano. I am so happy for them and to see their achievement and their magnificence home…

Even though I do not have any family in the city with 7 million people right now. I just did a little bit things that I should do on my position. I did get so much warm and valued friendship from a lot of great friends with beautiful hearts... What a lucky person I am!

Do you have many good friends in your life? Do you cherish a valued friendship?


I am just a learner on art, music, English and the work on the web site in my free time. Anyway, I would really like to do a little bit things with what I have learned to make this little web site to be An Electronic Bridge Of Culture Exchange, Friendship and Language Learning. During the process to help the others and to improve myself.

I do appreciate your understanding, directions and supports. I do hope to get your great help continuously now and in the coming time...

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn or shirleyz004@yahoo.com. You are welcomed to publish your opinions in the forum too.

--Shirley
Written and Edited On Sun,Oct 21, 2006
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