Once my gut told me to stop and my brain told me to go. My heart said nothing, it was beating too fast to give impressions. A few moments later I was sliding on the asphalt. Close but no cigar. Cycling always gave me a rough ride. 

On this day

On this day I've turned 23 years old.  I'm supposed to celebrate.  It's a bit weird isn't it?  Every year since I'm about 12 I'm slightly confused.  I'm celebrating the fact of getting older, closer to the end.  We're all a blink of an eye on the time line of the World, trying to make a difference.  If you're a hippy you're probably even thinking you're making one. 

How many hippies does it take to change a light bulb ?
Tricky question, hippies don’t change anything.

But I did celebrate a few hours ahead.  Sometimes you just need to conform yourself to the norms.  As usual I had a great time.

Cracking a joke for picture time.

Cracking a joke for picture time.

I got to Guangzhou not knowing anyone and I've already met great people.  I'm greatful for that.  I don't know if it's luck.  Once on a plane I met a lady.  We always meet people on planes.  Anyway.  We shared a lot; it's sometimes nice to meet strangers and just be able to spill everything on them.  I told her many thruths.  Some things are tricky to say.  We spoke about people.  She told me I was interesting and I returned the compliment and added it was a pleasant surprise, as it isn't always the case.  She cut me and said "I always meet interesting people, humans have a magnetic field; they attract and therefore meet people that are on the same level. The others are bounced off."  I liked those wise words even though they knocked me off a bit.  I want to only meet interesting-smart people too.  I haven't made it yet. 
One of my best friends in high school used to say "fuck the rest, take the best."  He's not a friend anymore, but that stayed.  It's trashy but I'll take it.  

No time for losers.

Life feels like it's flying by, changing so fast.  On this day a year ago I was in Toulouse with a whole other and at the time brand new group of friends.  2 months ago I was in Prague on an internship without many friends.  Now I'm in China with a new group of bud's.  Like a blink of an eye.

Before leaving home on this exchange program I spoke with my relatives.  My mother looked back: "They say life is short and that time flies.  It's not really true.  I feel like I've been around for a while." 

I guess we each have our version of it.  I feel like I'm cruising at Mach 3.4 in a SR-71 Blackbird.  

One year from this day for an other celebration.  


Attending the Canton Fair

Chinese restaurants or the joy of a random pick