"Friendship is one mind in two bodies." --Menclus
My Friend: Steve, a professor from England
How we became friends: He was a patient of mine. Steve never thought he would have to have an operation in a country far from his until he suffered from an acute abdominal condition when he taught in a university of China. He said it was my English that helped him decide to undergo surgery in another county.
Why we stayed friends: When he was in hospital, he found that I was not only a professional doctor, but also a very nice person. After he was discharged from hospital, he began to write to me. And we have corresponded regularly and been friends since.
My friend's best qualities: nice, knowledgeable, talented, considerate, sympathetic
Why my friend is like family: He liked my son and taught him English. He was always there whenever my son had some questions for him.
Friendship Highlight: When he was travelling in mainland China, he kept me informed of where he was and what he found was interesting.
The last time I saw my friend we: When he last visited China in 2005.
Greetings from MyEC. How are you, my friend? I apologize for taking so long to write to you again, but I've been very busy at the hospital, and you have probably known that I'm a voluntary moderator now for my. englishclub. com. I hope everything is going well for you and your family.
I'm taking a writing challenge - this message is part of it and also a tribute to you.
PS: Sorry for failing to upload a photo here!