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當跨出汽車大門的那一刻,迎接我的是一股熟悉但濕潤200%的熱氣, "Hello, City of Houston!" 我在心裡正式和這個今後要久居的城市打招呼....whoops,希望為時不晚!

爬上位於三樓的住處, 隨身的carry-on行李(一件laptop bag.和我搭機專用錫銅色的Kipling小包),已忍不住從我那溼答答.可以煮熟30盎司德州牛排的背脊上跳了下來,擁抱住屋內24小時不打烊的空 調; 飛了十幾個小時, 並在灣區經歷漫長的5小時和友人燦爛美麗的葡萄園婚禮,我和P相視而笑, "Yes, we are home! Only you and me, oh...also with the heat!"

先談談為何我會從Austin(美國德州首府)搬回台北,再從台北搬來Houston(美國火箭之州).
話說2009年底我在Austin一家start-up負責網路行銷和social media,時常得應付一群白人大學實習生和觀察每日網路流量和PPC;當時我與P正穩定交往著,但P在Houston工作;我已順利取得H1-B(美國 工作簽證),搬到位於Austin市中心的公寓,和一位西班牙裔美籍的女孩居住了9個月,也終於在兩個多月前購入一輛二手車, 生活看似美好可愛,Then why moved back to Taipei? 
 

這個問題至今我仍無法具體回答,也許是那個Pre-Halloween Social Night,我和一群所謂的"Young Professional"白人們,喝著不是我的飲料(酒精),欣賞著我不熟悉的餘興節目(musical),和陌生人操著我已練就純熟的opening talk....;就在那3/4秒中,我感受到人生中無比煎熬的寂寞和空虛!
      

在台北的近兩年,我覓得所謂"工作的意義",進入外人稱羨的外商和大企業,成天和數字.企畫書.銷售量併肩作戰著;和老友舊同事們取得連繫,周末看場展 覽,喝杯咖啡,看本書,時間很快就打發了; 現在想來,老天或是我的Inner Ego不想這麼讓我享受或空度人生,---因此,一句"Yes I Do!", 我辭去了工作(當然包含two-weeks notice),話別父母, 註了冊, 幾個月後, 我和P於舊金山重逢,現在--回到我們位於德州Houston西北邊的住所,正式展開了毫不Desperate的德州人妻生活! 

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  • Kobe Yang
  • 好久不見的星宏哥恭喜你結婚囉
    祝福你們新婚愉快
    雖然時間很短暫
    不過偶爾還是會懷念起
    以前一起熬過的日子
    有機會回高雄再一起打個球吧
  • kobe :謝謝你的祝福,我們也祝福你一切順利,幸幸福福,等星宏回台灣在一起和你們好好聚聚!

    FabulousJazzGirl 於 2011/09/13 23:50 回覆

  • Fanny
  • 正妹人妻 歡迎來到休士頓 要帶我去吃好吃的brunch喔~
  • 沒問題!最近找到一家tea house, perfect place for brunch and girls gathering! http://www.teafortwotearoom.net/ let's try it next time!!

    FabulousJazzGirl 於 2011/09/13 23:46 回覆

  • Mika
  • Nicole, good luck to your new life in Houston! You know you have me as your support! - Mika
  • Lorraine
  • 我看你蠻喜歡文藝之類的東西. 最近有一個Renaissance Festival不曉得你知不知道? 在Magnolia, 離你們也不算太遠. 有興趣的話可以去看看. 規模還蠻大的. http://www.texrenfest.com/
  • Hello Lorraine, I know this festival. It seems fun and could be a unique experience. Have you been to that event? BTW, I was trying to leave comment on your blog yesterday but Yahoo requires for authentication.

    FabulousJazzGirl 於 2011/10/18 06:14 回覆

  • Lorraine
  • Hi there...I just changed the settings in my blog about leaving the comments, but it seems yahoo blogs still require you to be a yahoo memeber in order to leave a comment. Do you have any yahoo account? If you do, please try again.

    We tried to go to the Renaissance Festival last Saturday. We parked the car and walked for about 15 minutes to the entrance (hugh crowd), then decided to come back another day. The admission is $35 per person (if I remember it right). We arrived there about 4pm, and we thought it would be better for us to go there earlier since we have a toddler. We plan to go back there this weekend. The theme for this coming weekend is "pirate". I bet my boy will like it.
  • Pirate sounds good for this Halloween season. I'll def. try to drop another comment on your site. BTW, do you use MSN or FB? Since we live so close and both love blogging, traveling...maybe we can hang out sometimes! =)

    FabulousJazzGirl 於 2011/10/18 22:53 回覆

  • Lorraine
  • I would love to hang out with you sometimes. I use MSN and facebook, but how are we going to exchange the info here without other people seeing it? It seems that I will not be able to read your reply if I set my comment as "private comment".
  • how abt u leave ur MSN account as a sealed comment, and I'll add u on MSN right after I see that? :)

    FabulousJazzGirl 於 2011/10/20 00:17 回覆

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