Congratulations on your achievement after so much hard work, Knok. And thanks for the appreciation.
This is really fantastic news - I am SO glad to hear it!
I've corresponded with you, Knok, and I know what this test has subjected you to in terms of stress. I really honestly cannot think of any student who deserved a passing score more than you.
I'm grateful for your thanks, and impressed at the thoroughness of your testimonials about a range of teachers and services - BUT... let's not forget all the help and support you have been giving people on this forum, even as you toiled yourself to pass the test. I think a lot of people owe YOU thanks as well!
I'm very happy for you Knok. Very best wishes to you in the next phase of your career.
All the best,
~ Jason Renshaw (Englishraven)
Mentoring & practice for TOEFL Speaking & Writing
Thank you for your kind words. Many students and I would have not been able to pass this test without your help and hard work. Please forgive all bad posts that students post in this forum. They were stressed out from repeating the tests so many times. Please continue to give us support and help. On aspect of the forum is that nobody knows exactly who one is until they chat personally. Until now, many people think that I am a teenage guy, around 25 years old. That's good....
Life is not always fair. Finally, we all are dead. As long as we are still alive, please do whatever is good for you and others. Sooner or later, we will get there.
"Good or bad, hard to say."
"Once upon a time, there was a king. The king liked one of his followers
very much because he was very wise and always gave very useful advice.
Therefore the king took him along wherever he went.
One day, the king was bitten by a dog, the finger was injured and the
wound was getting worse. He asked the follower if that was a bad sign. The
follower said, 'Good or bad, hard to say'. In the end, the finger of
the king was too bad that had to be cut.
The king asked the follower again if that was a bad sign. Again, the
follower gave the same answer, 'Good or bad, hard to say'. The king
became very angry and sent the follower to prison.
One day, the king went hunting in the jungle. He got excited when he was
on the chase of a deer. Deeper and deeper he went inside the jungle.In the
end he found himself lost in the jungle. To make thing worse,he got
captured by the native people lived inside the! jungle. They wanted to sacrifice
him to their god. But when they noticed that the king had one finger
short, they released him immediately as he was not a perfect man anymore and not
suitable for sacrifice. The king managed to get back to his palace after
all. And he finally understood the follower's wise quote, 'Good or bad,
hard to say'. If he hadn't lost one finger, he could have been killed by
the native people.
He ordered to release the follower, and apologized to him. But to the
king amaze, the follower was not mad at him at all. Instead, the follower
said,'It wasn't a bad thing that you locked me up.'
Because if the king hadn't locked the follower up, he would have brought
the follower along to the jungle. If the native found that the king was
not suitable, they would have used the follower. Again, the quote 'Good or
bad, hard to say' stands.
The moral of the story
Everything that happens in this world, there is no absolute good or bad.
Sometimes good things turned out to be bad things eventually, while bad
things become a gain. Whatever good things that happen to you, enjoy it,
but don't have to hold too tight to it, treat it as a surprise in your
life. Whatever bad things that happen to you, don't have to feel too sad
or despair, in the end, it might not be a total bad thing after all.
If one can understand this, he or she will probably find life much
Congratulations! Nothing makes me happier than hearing someone finally reaching his/her goal after so much hard work.
Best of luck with everything and on behalf of the students and teacher who frequent this board, a big thank you for your diligence and support/advice to others.
We will all continue to work hard and help the many others striving to reach the same goal.
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