The 2-week learning programme at Cambridge concludes today on 12 Aug. The time is short, but the unparalleled learning experience endures for a life-time.
People always say: "time flies so much", and now, I really did experience this for the very first time.
This is our last day of the Cambridge programme. We packed our stuff, bade our room of thirteen nights goodbye, and hauled our luggage to the auditorium for the last time. Then we went for a bit of shopping. A few souvenirs and clothes I've bought, and straight to lunch we go. It was such a splendid and filling lunch. I had a delicious wild mushroom risotto and a coke. That's not all that's special in this lunch. We had to also pay for our mentors' lunches, to repay their kindness and efforts to us these days.
Then we all went back to Fitzwilliam. People around me were all chatting and laughing, but to me, the Fitzwilliam College was more silent than ever. Let me quote a few lines of Xu Zhimo, a Cambridge student: "Quietly I leave, as quietly I came; I cast my sleeves a little, not taking even a strand of cloud away." It was extremely poetic, but that's what I felt. The mentors, teachers, we all said goodbye, and I was close to tears.
And now here we stand at the Heathrow airport once more. It has been a totally brilliant learning experience, and it has been a great pleasure being a particpant in this wonderful programme.
Thank you all mentors, teachers, the matron, Mr and Mrs Clarke for this terrific experience! Goodbye, Cambridge!