I wrote this blog while sleep deprived in the Tokyo airport. During my last three days in China, I’d only gotten one hour of sleep. I was that busy. I popped three Tylenol PM and started writing. Words flowed freely in my sleep starved mental state. I wrote exactly what I felt: my thoughts, feelings and emotions. Then I fell asleep, only to wake up to my flight departing in 20 minutes. I got on the plane, passed out and forgot all about this blog. Until now.
Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’
My recent discovery of Photomerge means I have a lot of old photos to sort through. Case in point, my Beijing skyline panorama.
I always had problems piecing together the sky in this sequence. Luckily Photomerge is the ‘ish and precisely places my photos for picture perfect panoramas. Definitely click on this photo to enlarge it. Chinese architecture is amazing!
I’ve been thinking a lot about China lately. It’s no secret I’m getting antsy. In China I felt so focused, ideas free flowing. I felt I could do anything. I’m making my New Years resolution early: get out of Tri-Cities. Where’s a good place to go and who’s hiring!?
On February 12, 2010 my mom sent a Valentine’s Day package to China. She mailed the box from the United States Postal Service on Bainbridge Island, Washington. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my package. Mom stocked up on American candy and DVD’s. Instant homesickness cure.
Weeks went by, and still no package. Eventually those weeks turned to months. Still no package. Before I knew it, I was packing to come home, and still no stinkin’ box. “Curse you China,” I thought, “someone is enjoying my candy DVD’s!”
I’d practically given up hope that Mom’s gift would come, until this morning. I went out to water the gardens when I spotted a beat up package on our mailbox. I noticed the familiar Chinese address and instantly knew. My package found it’s way home!
After taking a few pictures, I tore into the box. Mom hooked me up with a card, tons of candy, six DVD’s and the complete third season of Sex and the City!
Even though it took six months to get here, stale Valentine’s Day candy is amazing. The whole “lost package” situation reminded me the importance of patience. Sometimes good things take time. In the end, what’s meant to be will be.
Ok, so I’m cheating. I took this photo yesterday (Thursday). However, it is just too perfect to not be my POTD. I’m home. Well, not quite. Technically I’m still in Beijing writing this, but I’m scheduling this blog to be posted the the same time I touchdown. Plus after 24 hours of travel and sketchy airport internet, I might be unable to update my POTD. So here it is. “Home is whenever I’m with you…”
Seriously, what is up with these ballers today? Is the rain making them want to ball? Here is another exotic car parked out front my apartment complex. What do these people do? Obviously work hard and play harder!
Can you guys see why I don’t give a second glance to my once beloved Range Rover? I’m thinking hiiigh end these days. Three figures and up. And people ask why I’m working in China… Seesh!
This man seemed eager for me to take his photo. I took several shots, because with a face like that I want my picture perfect. I’m guessing this man is my grandpa’s age. Can you imagine what this man saw in his lifetime? If he’s as old as I think, he saw World War Two, the establishment of the People’s Republic of New China, the leadership of Mao, the invention of the television, phone and internet, the Tian’anmen Square massacre, and the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Now that is change.
Do you ever wonder what life will be like when we’re old? I mean what could they possibly invent? Do you think we’ll see World War Three? I often think about these things. Time goes by so fast. Things are always changing.