Someone in one of my classes was feeling really bad recently. I noticed he wasn't taking part in the discussion with his group. He told me he just broke up with his girlfriend (AKA 'lover' in China). Been there done that. I kept it light. Tried to joke with him. Said: he was lucky because the guy sitting beside him never had a lover (true). I got him to talking to a student about it, I think. He looked at me and I gave him an honest look. He was a good sport about it. Unfortunately, at the end of class I could tell he was still feeling really bad. I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. I don't know if what I did really helped. I know how much that sucks, but I don't want to go preaching about sitting to him. That would be stupid. Just an experience that I thought I'd post.

Gassho Will