Last night my wife and I invited several people to our house for a dinner. Bakri and his family are going back to Malaysia after he successfully defended his thesis during his viva last month. And so is June, who has just finished her Master degree. Several days ago Syarifah Raihan, a UKM staff arrived here to do her Phd in Linguistic and at the moment she is staying in Nana's flat, which is in the same buiding with us. We had our dinner and also had our pictures taken. Hopefully there will be a big reunion in 5 or 10 years time in Malaysia where everyone who has been in Lancaster can gather together just to relive that sort of muhibbah feeling we have at the moment.