My co-teacher made it a point to tell me that the school was not taking money out of my bank account for my lunch during the winter break. I could not understand why the administrative staff had not asked me for a collection for the lunches we have been eating in the admin office for the past few weeks. To thank them, I had a friend order a really pretty rice cake for the staff. It was decorated beautifully and even had a layer of packaged rice cake between the layers. The staff enjoyed it and it made me happy to see them happily enjoying the rice cake.
(smile) I am relearning how to live within a community, y'all.