I will leave JAIST soon. One year has passed and it is time to go back to Malaysia and continue my teaching and writing. The time spent in Japan has been awesome and no doubt I would return if I had any opportunity in the future. But for now, my duty and responsibility to my country are still active. The great hospitality by friends and colleagues in Japan will be cherished and remembered forever. I have not met anyone in my life that is so generous and accommodating as my friends and neighbors in a little town called Ohkuchi in Ishikawa prefecture. They remind me of my uncles and aunties back in the small village I grew up in Malaysia. All of these memories will remain with us. Forever.
All the best.