kate5kiwis: ka pai yous

kate5kiwis

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, May 06, 2010

ka pai yous

while the university graduate and i were studying last year, we spent three hours mid-week learning Māori together. it was an amazing experience. i thought that it'd be all about the language learning: that we'd be sent home each week with lists of verbs to memorise, cos that's been my historical-language-learning experience. but instead, we learned about culture, and respect, and learning, and assessment where we are set up to succeed. it was so non-threatening, and we loved every second. it truly was a mid-week oasis. the sushi and gourmet chocolate lunches were rather ka pai too. today we graduated. it's gonna be the last time i gown up for a while: it's a toss-up whether he'll get a doctorate, or i'll get my masters. i think he'll win, but we'll see.
in the meantime, ka pai us.
really, really loved our study year.
arohanui X

6 Comments:

Anonymous marathon mama! said...

chaaaa neat alright... kai pai us fullas! Too much! xx

6:50 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

You guys look so good in gowns - academia rockafellas!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

There's nothing as amazing as studying with one's best friend :) You guys look wonderful, and so happy. Way to go!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

pleased you enjoyed studying

did the kids have a good time going back to school ?

9:45 PM  
Blogger debra said...

looking at culture is amazing--makes so much more sense than drill and kill. Now I am off to google the vocab.
xo

12:52 AM  
Blogger Ginaagain said...

You guys achieved so much this year! You are inspirational.

2:58 AM  

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