Austin is a big shell

Cannot install PPstream, so cannot watch 非诚勿扰… Living in Austin without PPstream, there are lots of new things to check out!

Searched online and got address of GoDance studio, then drove there and took Salsa and Bechata courses. $16 per class, $95 per pair of shoes!!! And only ugly ones  left…Bought shoes and took class. Pretty happy and enjoyable with basic steps, inside/outside turns, walk-through, open break, etc. Male partners here are much better than guys in Shanghai, at least they have sense of dancing.

Watched Kongfu Panda 2 3D at Regal Gateway Cinema recommended by GPS. Good movie! Make me proud of being a Chinese. Only the $10+ ticket was not so nice. Because of it, I saved one planned meal at Asian Cafe suggested by Bobby, and believe I will try Ants Climbing a Tree someday in the near future.

Living in a big city can be lonely if knowing nobody and nowhere. People drive aggressively, what you see day in and day out is car, car, car…and buildings, no human bin stop for you unless you violate traffic rule…This is what I did in the beautiful Sunday morning, right turned to a one way 3 lanes road, got beep and yell, my first time catching other people’s attention in this city 😛

People don’t trust people easily, but people want to trust people eagerly. Being a selfish person is easy and can take a bit advantage, but he/she loses everything from the person who he/she takes advantage from at the same time. Don’t be a stupid shallow selfish individual unless you intend to disgust somebody. Be nice and be willing to help is always the key to make friends. Friends are important! Especially when you are alone in a new city.

Austin is a big shell. Shining and pretty. Don’t know yet if it is empty to me.

At least, I have to work really hard to make some deliverable next week, and need to make reservation for driving test. Don’t take risk too often, good luck comes and leaves unpredictably. 居安思危,切记切记!

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=暂别*|*感动=

不是我sentimental,是真的这几天每天都有让我很感动的事发生~

不轻易感伤,是大学时代的我。别人年纪越大越不会多愁善感,我年纪越大反而越多生命难以承受的轻。。。

一天前,年轻理性美丽的室友Yu和我坐在College Station的越南面馆吸着Pho饮着美味汤汁,畅谈周遭、人际和下个学期的住房;还是一天前,智商让人艳羡的、目前为止认识的人中身价最高的师兄和我在Texas Roadhouse啃着稍微有点焦和咸的牛排,祝福未来顺利、健康、有钱;两天前,美丽到出名的刚从中国返美的老乡来我家喝已经不带翅膀和腿的鸡汤、吃烤芦笋,互道衷肠;几天前,和开朗漂亮大方的Ying一道逛Mall一道在家看电影吃种类多的应接不暇的零食,眺望下学期、展望看不到头的明天;更早些,在可爱漂亮干练的邻居Jingyi的陪同下,开高速、考驾照、品尝酸酸甜甜入口即化的non-fat icecream,理解生活理解爱情。。。

昨夜打包到2am才睡,今晨7am就爬起来,开了两个多小时高速来到Austin,这个让我此刻有些近情情怯的城市。晚上一个人开去GPS推荐的HEB买食物买家用,回忆着在家附近的HEB购物的情形,一种“少小离乡”的感觉油然而生,12周后就要“老大归”了。

一个人,一间套房,一杯已经冷掉的热牛奶。这个城市像个陌生的带着神秘微笑的绅士,这个城市等待我用今后的12周去探索。