A perfect Saturday
My 1st week at work was good. Better than expected.
It was a week full with meeting people, attending meeting and even have made myself dirty in a pilot plant observation. I think I might love this job more and more. I have already got my 1st paycheck, in the hand of the Hubby. Oolala~~~
There are many places I have stayed, and visited. For some strange reason, I feel I can settle down in Chicago. It is a weird feeling I never had, despite Chicago is a city with extreme weather. So far, only Kuching, my own hometown really made me feel that way.
Southern California is very nice in term of weather, undeniably. You can find almost everything there. The beautiful beaches and mountains are just hours away. But there is something that I don't feel quite right when my 1.5 years staying there. It is sunny and beautiful most of the time it almost feel like an utopia, too ideal.
I am looking for something more variability. I miss the white view after a snowy day, the noise and mess after heavy rainy day, red and yellowish leaves that paint the city into evening color during fall... and Chicago will be able to give me those.
My going-to-be apartment will be the best place for me to enjoy those things. Protected and secured.
As I was travelling from my hotel room to downtown Chicago, I have a mixed illusion that I was passing from Kyoto to Kobe to Tokyo. On the train, when passing by those cramply built apartments with high-floor, which are just inches away from the train rail, it is almost like back to the days of getting around in bustling Tokyo.
The tranquility I felt at the long pier of gigantic Lake Michigan, with a Ferris wheel at far way, it reminded me of Kobe.
While looking at Chicago River flowing in between the skycrappers that standing proud at both sides of it, watching seagulls were fighting for foods given by a passerby, my mind flew back to the time I was enjoying scene in Kyoto. I wonder if Uji River and Kamogawa River are still the same.
Ah yes, a perfect Saturday was what I had.
Woke up at 9 am after a late night chatting with my best friend. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee to make me alert. Talking to the Hubby over the phone, hearing how excited he is for the LA marathon on Sunday. Took a train to downtown Chicago. Ate a late lunch in a German restaurant with a nice mug of amber beer (I rarely drink beer, not to mention at noon!) to go with my sausage trio and German potato salad. Walking down the streets of Chicago downtown, responding to the smile of friendly strangers, popped into any shop to buy something impromptu, walking from the Chicago River to Lake Michigan, shivering in a temperature below freezing point with no cap and gloves, to finally went back to my hotel at 9 p.m.
Life can be very beautiful, if you don't make yourself worry about something far beyond. I really should enjoy my life to fullest now with what I have.
:) Have a good week, everyone.
XOXO, Fish Fish