Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!! Happy Birthday to me!!!
HiHi~~~This is Ariel from NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!大家都好嗎？！真不好意思！因為想一個人安安靜靜地去紐約走一走'看一看,所以並沒有昭告天下,大家應該不會介意吧？！
HiHi~~~This is Ariel from NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is everybody?! Forgive me! Since I was looking forward to a quiet excursion alone to New York, I did not announce it to the world. Surely, no one would mind?!
現在的我,位於紐約曼哈頓時代廣場附近一棟公寓的第34層樓,這兒的時間是10:54A.M.,10月28號星期六。外頭的天氣有些陰涼,還下著些小雨,但幾乎無損於我此時此刻雀躍的心情,昨晚剛結束為期四個禮拜的Acting for film課程,心情有些複雜難平,下課後直接和同學們去看我們Scene Study課程老師Sam的實驗性劇場的表演,之後大家又一起去吃晚餐（我只喝湯啦…）…實在不太喜歡離別時刻的感覺啊！不過我知道這趟旅程每個人都是收穫滿滿地回家去,尤其是情感方面!我交到很多好朋友喔！班上同學人數雖然不多,只有8位,但來自美國'加拿大'英國'澳洲'哥倫比亞'台灣的我們感情卻遠勝其他班級!很多老師都一再提及這個狀況,我們也都深深覺得自己十分幸運……。
Presently, I am located on the 34 floor of a condo near Manhattan’s Time Square. The time here is 10:54A.M., October 28th, Saturday. Outside the weather is a bit cool. A trickle of rain cannot dampen my ebullience now. Last night, I ended four weeks of “Acting for Film” class; leaving emotions complex and unstilled. After class, I joined classmates for the experimental theatrical performance of our “Scene Study” teacher “Sam”. Afterwards, we had dinner together (just soup for me ok…..)….. Parting is such sweet sorrow! But I know that on this journey we return home with a full harvest. I made so many new friends! There weren’t too many of us, only 8 of us; but we few who hailed from the “US”, “Canada”, “UK”, “Australia”, “Columbia”, or “Taiwan”, bonded together far tighter than any of the other classes. Our teachers, more than once, made note of it. And we are deeply grateful for it……
待在這裡一個多月,每一天對我來說都十分寶貴,再加上我又是個討厭浪費時間的人,因此幾乎每天的我都是早早出門,不到晚上9點多或10點不會到家。我在這裡一切都好,但並非指的是“萬事如意“喔！挫折很多,但成就感亦不少,每一天都有不同的新奇與價值觀上的衝擊,實在一時間也說不盡…不過總歸來說,這一趟來這兒的確非常'十分值得,感覺我又重新活了過來！重新開始有真的在“生活“的感覺∼沈浸在表演的天地與最初那份最純粹的熱愛裡,自己洗碗`洗水果`削水果`洗衣服`曬衣服`倒垃圾`看百老匯演出（我一共看了十幾部呢！）`在路邊買早餐（我的最愛∼raisin bagel with cream cheese!!!）上超市購買一週所需生活用品`大街小巷走透透,看遍了這兒無論是古典或現代的名勝古蹟`大商場`小店家,累了就搭地鐵,看看各色人種`人生百態;甚至重新享受到被“搭訕“的小小虛榮感……。每晚入睡前,呆坐在queen size的大床上,望著這一大片五光十色`燈光點點的繁華絢麗曼哈頓夜景,我總捨不得向她道晚安,早上起床也總是迫不及待地大聲跟她說早安……一切的一切都是如此地美好而真實！我拍了數千張的相片,回去後再和你們慢慢分享囉！
Having stayed over for a month, each day remains precious to me. I am not one who enjoys wasting time. Each day I leave home at first light and don’t return until 9 to 10 pm at night. I'm well. But it hasn't been totally “smooth sailing” either! With many frustrations, also comes a sense of accomplishment. Each day is a new challenge to my preconceived notions. It’s not easy to encapsulate it all into words… In the end, this trip has been very much worthwhile. I am enlivened again! I am fully “alive” again ~ completely immersed in the world of performance and alive with the pure passion of a beginner’s mind. I do my own dishes, wash the fruit, pare the fruit, do my laundry, dry the laundry, take out the garbage, and attend Broadway shows (I’ve seen more than ten shows!). From street vendors I buy breakfast(my favorite~ rasin bagel with cream cheese!!!). I buy a week’s necessities from the supermarket, stroll through streets large and small, and wind through all landmarks classic or modern. Large malls or little shops. When exhausted I take the subway and observe the rhythms of the city; sometimes even enjoy the little ego boost of getting hit on again…… Every night before bedtime, as I vegetate on the queen size bed, I watch the multitude of glorious colors spread down below that is the night life of Manhattan. I cannot bear to say good night to her. Each morning as I wake up, I cannot wait to say good morning loudly to her… each passing moment is beautiful and authentic! I must have taken a thousand photographs. When I return, I will share them gradually with you.
呼∼打字真要我的命！不過留言給你們之後我就要出發前往大都會博物館及古根漢美術館了,這是今天的行程可不能delay∼之後我還要回Boston在我表姨媽的家過Hallowe'en喔！（Treat or trick ?!…”)
Ouch~ this typing is killing me. After leaving this message, I will visit the Metropolitan Museum and then the Guggenheim Museum. Today’s itinerary brooks no delay~ afterwards I will return to Boston where I will spend Hallowe’en at my aunt’s home! (Treat or trick ?!…”)
NY, may be lovely, but I really miss home and you’all……
依晨 十月 29, 2006, 01:44:59
Ariel Oct 29th, 2006, 01:44:59