2008/09/30

Song for the Night


You cannot sleep well at night, you said. The first thing struck me was her voice and the song- don't ask me why (I had no idea~)

Good luck my friend. May peace is with you in your dream. :)

2008/09/29

Settled down....?

I moved into my new apartment around three days ago. There had been some chaos going on, including
i) I nearly could not open the Engelhart storage lock to get my stuff (almost everything!) by the weekend,
ii) all the crazy "finding someone with a car to help moving," find some more to help carry the heavy items and the later unpacking work,
iii) the room without any lighting (well, it was broken) so I had to use a desk lamp and borrow the living room light to use),
iv) no food,
v) my pillow and duvet are still locked in some friend's house and he was out of town till Mon morning,
vi) all the study catch up, and
vii) the chaotic job hunting (jee!)

Be independent, be tough, be positive, be good.

2008/09/23

Fly Well, My NTUMUN Girls!


This is the era of flying. Flying out to somewhere far away, or flying back from somewhere before you start another long journey. Phoebe just finished her masters in Bath, UK; Vanessa as the diplomat of Republic of China is flying to Madrid, Spain for her one-year Spanish training; Jeanne chose to stay in Taiwan for her technology law master degree in another city; I flew back from Chicago, US for some weeks and would took off the day after we four shoot this photo to the unpredictable future.

What never changed was that we still cared about one another, no matter we are how far apart and would not see one another for how long.

Girls, thanks for giving me the last minute chance to spend my lunch time with you. See you all next time somewhere on the planet! :)

2008/09/14

After All, People Come into Your Life and People Go

From 080913-鐵四角日
It was, official.
A new season had begun.

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.
Without them,what would shape our lives?
Perhaps if we never veered out of course,
we wouldn't fall in love, or have babies,or be who we are.

After all, seasons change. So do cities.
People come into your life and people go.
But it's comforting to know...
the ones you love are always in your heart.
And if you're very lucky...
A plane right away.

季節順時針交替 妳在的城市不停在變
生命中也不停有人進出
幸運的是,我們可以用自己的方式
讓我們愛的人永遠活在自己的心中
如果妳夠幸運,搭一趟飛機就能見上他

"一年後再見!"

語畢,在大雨滂沱中鑽進車內,我一路落淚回家。
一整年的期盼,就這麼譜成這荒腔走板的一縷縷遺憾,讓我只能無奈的揮著手隔空大喊,任憑那種空又從那一刻開始,推我前行轉過另個一年,或者是那誰也沒有概念沒有把握的茫茫歲月.....
我怎麼撐過來的?怎麼撐過來的啊......懂不懂......

2008/09/10

搭台北捷運也能熱淚盈眶。當然,也因著你。

因為列車每前進一站,屬於那個站點的回憶就會潮水般的湧來,把我深深淹沒。忠孝復興的門還沒開,我已經快要奪門而出,因為不想在你看我我看你的車廂內莫名讓感動的淚水決堤。

跟勇哥聊得很開心,聊得差點誤了與你相約的時間。好不容易到了約定的地點,在門外尋覓你身影的時候卻貪心的從遠端端詳起你來了。你,還是你啊~還是那樣的個頭散髮那樣的氣息,跟十幾年前一個模樣,讓我終於把自己拔到你身邊去時立刻又開始了那番嬉笑怒罵的把戲。

吃吃喝喝說說笑笑,我終究又開始不忍把你卡在身邊,狠下心來放你去專心的忙碌。「有這個榮幸跟你拍張合照嗎?」"The pleasure belongs to me."你說。然後就在這事過境遷的多年之後,我們一起笑得 好燦爛。

我們多久不曾見面?這是個謎。前一次合照是甚麼時候?用盡全心全力思考後發現,老大,其實我們壓根沒有單獨合照過啊....這可是那一千零一次呢!

所以,更值得珍惜。

緩緩的一起走回到會面的地點,禮貌性的擁抱、拍拍你的肩頭,我們再次分離。載著我一路向南狂奔的高鐵如果知道她建了多大的功把我從那種低盪中拯救,應該也會欣慰不已.....

2008/09/09

也是海角

海角七號真的很好看!有很真摯的小人物故事,很動人的細膩情感交織在戲裡。可是回家路上我腦海裡迴轉的卻都是這首歌:

阿嘉與Tomoko的相遇真的是緣分。那樣的天那樣的海那樣平凡的故事,不知道為什麼反而讓我一直、一直的想到你。

それも私達の海、私達の空だよ。私達の物語は、つづけますか?

2008/09/06

Eileen: More on China

(Photo by Eileen: We both in VUE Bar, Shanghai.
Eileen in her newly-bought Chinese dress)

Driving is a unique, somewhat life-threatening experience, crossing the street should be an Olympic event and the traffic makes NYC look like a quiet suburb.

People ballroom dance in the park in the morning (before it gets too hot).

I felt very tall and big–especially when I tried on clothing.

I want to learn to speak Mandarin.

Best part of the trip–I have new friends in China.


I could not help laughing when I saw Eileen's comments on her trip in China. On the other hand, I was so touched when I saw her comments about me:

I could have never survived without the guidance of my friend and classmate Wendy Chen, whose native Mandarin saved me from confused cabdrivers. She explained the nuances of Chinese business culture ... and advised on dining ...

She is back in Taiwan visiting her family now and I miss her very much.

This indeed was a great present for me when I was home in Taiwan. I miss you, too Eileen! Many of my precious learning in the global residency project were from working with you. Thank you for being so supportive and always volunteering to take the hard tasks. If there were not you, I wouldn't have chance to sharpen my presentation skills and thinking process. The pleasure belongs to me, my wonderful teammate! Hope I could work with you on something in the future again!

2008/09/03

Day 1 at Home, Taipei

凌晨5:15的飛機降落機場,有一家三口加一隻貓的迎接。

在忽大忽小的雨勢中晃悠悠的回家,在爸媽和弟弟補眠完出門後開始撥打幾通電話,宣告我已平安抵達的消息;七手八腳拆信開行李的同時用在房裡塵封已久的PC上網收信看資料,並且開始鋪陳一切的會面。

到一樓轉開寬螢幕的LCD電視及音響收看好久不見的娛樂台和日本台,然後螞蟻搬豆似的把一樓一幢幢小山高的字紙(箱)移到自在居,把午餐放到電鍋裡蒸熟的當而拿了抹布開始清理桌上、櫥櫃、地板上那瑣瑣碎碎的擾人塵屑。

用過美味的午餐,眼光停留在「大學生了沒」與「全能改造王」裡沒多久又開始了另一輪的抹抹擦擦,包含洗淨了鍋碗碟,清了清皮皮最愛躺在上面乘涼的鋼琴。

洗澡,除去一身認真奮鬥的汗水;出門,讓揚牙醫除去齒縫間頑劣的結石。回家途中跑到政大探大學政治系苦命同學研究生毛毛的班,給她吐吐苦水,爾後前往媽媽一年前得以走馬上任的新小學接媽媽回家,讓媽媽驕傲的獻寶,也讓我分享媽媽辛勤耕耘的驕傲。然後是母女倆愉快的簡單小籠湯包與花素蒸餃宴,配上回家後掀開琴蓋由我演奏由媽媽扯開了歌喉歡唱的演唱會。

我記得,某通電話撥進來時媽媽對著話筒那端叫著「聽到沒有!那是我們家睽違一年的鋼琴聲!對,我女兒今天早上回來了,你聽!」然後她抱著話筒對著我並且對我說「繼續彈啊~大聲一點沒關係」

我彈的依舊很一般,可是我知道有我有媽媽的音樂,就是天籟。

晚上九時餘,又騎著我心愛的機車我前進昇陽,櫃檯的姐姐和陳博皓醫生、陳推拿師、林存益看到我的反應都是「我們有沒有看錯?」姐姐說我看起來瘦了,陳醫師更證實我真的變得比較結實。「可能要感謝每天至少30分鍾來回教室與宿舍間的跋涉。」我說。但是林存益在為我的頸肩刮痧時還是揭示了「長期疲勞」的警訊。

「我給你開了一帖藥,因為你要克服芝加哥跟台北的13小時時差,需要降火。」陳醫師說,以他一概的貼心。

真的,這個感覺,就是回家。

From HOME-Sep08

台北的天空

各位觀眾!睽違了一年一個多月的Wendy小朋友回到台北的家啦!來賓請掌聲鼓勵鼓勵~
台北的天空有雨,灰灰的,政大尤其再次被濃霧鎖定,可是我們家爸爸媽媽弟弟加那一隻貓都來機場接我回家,可愛的皮皮在我一上車就開始舔舔姐姐的手舔舔姐姐的腳,很熱情的給姐姐抱很久以外還會偶而伸長手手來摸姐姐。


耶!Wendy in the House!(所以Blog title暫改為Daily Wendy in Taiwan!哈!)

2008/09/02

Engelhart Hall 2007.9.1-2008.9.1

I didn't purposely arrange this, but I precisely stayed for an entire year in Engelhart Hall. This is the place that has all my struggles throughout the past year. Provide me a place to cook, a place to rest, a place to wash away all my stress, and a place to hide my tears as well as to celebrate every tiny little achievement.
From 070901-080901
So long, Apartment 1008. So long, Engelhart my temporary home. :)
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