Dorsaf posted the picture of her cute baby girl smiling on her facebook wall. That little baby seems like to share the smile to the world, and invited the world to smile with her.
I wrote a short comment on the picture. In a very short period, she replied with a thank you note. She simply did it from her home in Pakistan.
In another part of the world, I got info from LinkedIn, that my friend Barbara had just opened her own online shop. She sells various kinds of hand-made items, and also a co-owner of IKEA shop in Austria where she lives now. I sent an e-mail for her. She replied a few days afterwards. She must be pretty busy with her new business. Occasionally, we have a chat through Skype.
Then I send a message to Eriko-san, my host mother in Japan. I told her how’s my life now as a teacher in an International school in Indonesia.
Ooh, what a life. I can get connected to all my friends all over the world, just by sitting in front of my computer. Getting to know how they are at the very moment, looking at the pictures they share, chatting with them. I’m happy that I can do all that, since I’m a global citizen, a member of this huge community of the world, united by English language. I love to be one. Thanks to TBI Riau, where I once learn English as the language of the world.
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