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A girl with inner hope and overwhelming passion for life. Love for literature as an engineer.

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2014-11-10 04:08:09|  分类: 默认分类 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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This is the end, this is not the end. This is the time I wave goodbye to silent 8am-6pm work routine, this is the time I allow more free time to do what I am passionate about. This is the time I leave Cincinnati, my first station in USA, this is the time I move to a small town, in the direction of true love, an ambitious and obscure future.
Last Sunday morning, I packed my remaining stuff in two cars and were ready to permanently move out of Cincinnati. Rose Hill ave is the best place I've lived in this city, with my roommate being a piano teacher supplying me with lots of piano lessons and practicing tips, with a 24-hour security person under stairs taking care of our cars and restricting foreign people, with a beautiful neighborhood having fancy houses in various styles where I used to take a walk everyday. And now, it is time to live.
I told Mrs. Jablonsky, my 86-year-old roommate, "I am gonna miss you a lot in the future." "Don't say that or I am gonna start crying." She said to me without looking at me. How I hope that I was not that busy with work during my staying with her so I can slow down and spend more time with her. Unfortunately, my life has become that hectic that I was seldom at leisure, especially when I started to dislike my job later.
Friday night, I invited some of my former lab mates for dinner, probably our last one together in the next few years. Their world has become so noisy that I don't want to and will no longer be a part of. Over there, everything is oriented by one superior person, and all the discussions are about prevalent topics that I've growing so tired into. Yes, some of them are great guys, but I won't miss the company so much, mainly due to the way my previous lab was managed, I think. Still, it was happy to have a final reunion with those lab mates and I wish all of us the very best in the future. 
During the dinner, my friends mentioned a post-doc from China who just left the lab a day ago. He made up the progress and finalized reports for several dead-end projects as some students later threw those to him. Without any complaint, he finished all these but still got no compliment from the boss just because he didn't know how to speak up and how to delegate work. I felt sad for him. With such expertise, he could be a great academic asset. Coming to the wrong place however, he led a burdensome life in US and had to leave finally because of physical problems. I wish the best for him as well. Most important of all, I hope he can find the right place for him to shine in China.
Thursday, my boss invited the whole company for a team lunch to say final goodbyes. No surprise, we had a brainstorming session talking about a certain project challenge during lunch. I had no intention for that and was again so glad that the next day would be my final day. Honestly, I earned good money over there but that was not worth my time and effort. 
Friday noon, my final lunch with my lunch buddy took place in Mr. Sushi. She liked her hot-stone bowl and I enjoyed my tempura noodle soup. We've had great lunch memories together, the garden, the Lytle Park, the riverside, the swing, the Dark Tour and countless steps to burn calories and get healthier. That used to be the only highlight of a day for many days. And now I am saying goodbye. Yes, I will miss that lunch walk and her company a lot. But, it is not worth it sacrificing a whole 9-hour day just for a one-hour highlight.
Wednesday night, I had a great dinner with my best girlfriend in Cincinnati. She was my third roommate who I met during my toughest study time and took really good care of me for many days. When I was fighting for my thesis, we went to school together most of the nights, with me writing my thesis and her continuing her experiments. When I was struggling for my happy projects, we spent several relaxing afternoons in that Starbuck's she liked a lot. When we were both longing to get away from Cincinati, she drove us to Columbus for Japanese afternoon tea time and a potential KTV experience we missed that time but made up later. Dinner at Sichuan Bistro was always good. I am sad to leave a good friend but glad that she would graduate soon with her PhD and then move to the sunshine beach. Best luck!
The week before, I had grilled fish at Bon's with my second roommate. This girl of my class is finally graduating with her MS as well. Next January, she will be interning in the World's Disneyland, really exciting life ahead of her. We talked a lot that night, mainly her sharing things in her life that I've missed for quite a while and I am happy to catch that up. Hope that I can meet with her in Disney some day next year.
My frist roommate visited me during my period time. I was super lousy that day, no washing face, with a hitting pad on my stomach. But still, I don't need to pretend anything in front of her and we can keep talking without ever losing topics. She is my first friend in Cincinnati and I hope our friendship will last forever. With that said, I feel so lucky that I contacted her that day, because the next day she will be flying to another state for work and we could have ended up not seeing each other if we hadn't linked on Wechat that day. As life taking its course, it has become harder for friends to even meet as they each have their own life to deal with and those courses might not overlap at all after a certain point.
Anyway, I am glad that I've met with people I care about the most during my last days in Cincinnati.
With that, back to last Sunday, bmp and I drove to "Bob Evan's" for our last brunch in Cincinnati. With a five-hour driving ahead of me, I was permanently leaving Cincinnati.
Speaking of this 5-hour drive, depending on how long it seems now, I can say that I don't regret the move.
New life, this is the first time that I am actually a little afraid of embracing new life. 
But still, I am embracing you with all my passion and my promise to work hard towards my prospects.



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