For those of you who read the book, you probably know the line “move with the cheese.” Move with the cheese… My cheese has moved to the US for years now, and I think I have been moving myself to the US little by little also. At least, that’s what I think….. For all these years, I have been adopting the lifestyle, the culture, the language, the environment, and everything of the US. It seems like, in many people’s eyes, that I am learning these things impressively fast. This sounds good and makes me feel proud of what I have done. However, as time past, I realize the “side-effect” of giving such impression to others. People slowly see that I have not conquer the things I learn and improve as much as I appeared to be. They got disappointed. They are disappointed in me, which I did not expect nor wanted it to happen. People now expect me to be better; expect me to be what they thought I am. Well, I am not there yet…. and I can’t just be like that in a blink of an eye.
I am constantly improving just as I have ever been. I am moving with the cheese since the very moment my cheese has moved. All I am begging for, from all of you, are time and acknowledgement. Please allow me some time to learn and improve myself. Please help me and lead me to become better instead of letting me get away with things. I will very much appreciate your acknowledgement and encouragement. And I am not asking for a lot. I truly hope you understand.