By professor Li Mengyu, of Ocean University, Qingdao, China, a friend and intercultural colleague
To Don and Ellen
You come from a far, far-away place,
Maybe we will never see again,
After we say goodbye today.
But you seem to be my life-long friends,
Though we stay together for hours.
Your keen interests towards life,
Like never-ending waves of the sea,
Your sweet smile and laughter,
Like the shiny sunshine in the water,
The wonderful lecture you have given,
the meaningful games we played,
All will bring us a golden memory,
And build up a lasting friendship,
beyond the confines of the space.