Today is the last day of our trip, but the most meaningful day even in our whole lives.
It is hard to keep diary today since there are lots of things to tell, but I do not know what I should start with.
The whole fantastic thing goes in this way: Four days ago yilan met an old lady on the flight to Seattle, whose name is Gorgerson, and they both were enjoy talking to each other. And Ms.Gorgerson has three daughters. One of them has been to China once, and one of them married to an ABC (American born Chinese). Besides, her granddaughter also learned Chinese for a year when she was at the community school. Therefore, the old lady is interested in Chinese things, so that she invited us to her home before we leave. And today, as we planned, she will pick us up at the post office in downtown at 12 am.
在此之前，我们决定先去邮局，正好把我们写好的一大堆明信片给寄出去。正巧在邮局中，碰上一位美国男士，他会讲很流利的中文，并声称他妻子是昆 明的（也就是我的家乡）。可是聊了一会见势头不对，我们就赶紧找借口出了邮局，避开男人。结果过了一会，那人跑出来邀请我们今晚去酒吧，当时我们立马开口 说自己还未成年，不能进酒吧。还好，那人并未勉强，最后还是离开了。我们就这么的小小的虚惊一场。
We arrived at the post office one hour earlier to send our post cards. Then we are waiting for the Mrs. Gorgerson in the office, an American guy come to talk with us in Chinese. He is a little bit forward and aggressive and even asks us to a pub night, which make us uncomfortable, and we just get out of the office immediately by making excuse.
Later Ms. Gorgerson comes and we are going to her house with her husband in their car. Mr. Gorgerson is so nice that he takes us along the Washington Lake and we get a chance to see a fabulous lake as ever in Washington State. That lake is clean, wide and beautiful, especially with the decoration of those mountains around and the pure color of sky. The couple usually has a walk along this lake at evening. What a romantic thing it is! She tells us the secret of their more than fifty years’ marriage is patience. A good answer, isn’t?
After seeing that beautiful and pleasant scenery, we get to her house – a lovely house located just like in a forest. The decoration there is classic style, even the pads are the class souvenirs of the University of Canterbury which is not sold out anymore. Several minutes later, her daughter, Lysne, and granddaughter, Carla, are coming. Lysne studied at the University of Washington, majored in linguistic and she is an elegant and smart girl. Her daughter, Calar, is a singer and guitar in her band and has been to China in 1998 with her boss. Also because of the band’s shows, she has been to lots of countries. And Ms. Gorgerson’s son-in-law, Richard Chew, is a film editor, born in American and her son is a fisherman in Alaska. The whole family looks fabulous and the old lady herself looks so elegant.
In the whole afternoon, we all focus on talking, from the experience of ourselves to the gap between rich and poor, from taking America to mentioning China, England, German, Italy, etc. the lunch they prepare is also good—a glass of red wine, tasty rice, roasted chicken, three types of ice creams and a cup of coffee, with the new album of Calar’s band. The nice visitation ends up at 4 pm. We really like each other and decide to save some contact information—facebook, emails, phones and addresses. Hope we will be staying together in China someday and we will treat them more than guests.
And it is funny that we are surprised at their family after google it when we come back. The information of Carla and Richard Chew on the Wikipedia gives us a shot. One of them is a kind of famous singer and the other is an outstanding film editor.
Carla的乐队名称叫 the Walkabouts，是于1984年成立于美国西雅图的摇滚乐队，共出过将近八张专辑。Carla本身是乐队的主唱兼吉他手，并在美国很多地区演出过。www.walkabouts.com是她乐队的官网，里面包含了乐队的历史，功绩和歌曲等各种信息。我们听了她的两首歌，非常的好听。
Carla’s band, the Walkabouts, is an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1984 and she is the core singer and guitar in it. Totally they have eight albums and here is the office website of her band: www.walkabouts.com. The songs sound good.
Richard Chew, once edited the Star Wars and was an co-director, producer and editor of singles. He owned BAFTA Film Award for Best Film Editing of Conversation, Saturn Award for Outstanding Editing of Star Wars…… and was nominated four times of all kinds film editing.
Now, we finally get to know no wonder there are many letters in the old lady’s house.
Actually we are excited not at meeting a famous family, but at meeting such a great experience—we should had a lunch with a native and famous American family with whom we met accidentally on the flight in such a new city that we have never been to and just stay in four days! Unbelievable.
Probably that is why we love this city, not only for the beautiful nature scenery also for the nice people. We met a nice officer first day when we were at airport. At that time we had troubles in communicating with hotel’s pick-up service and he actively talked with them so that we went to the right place on time. We met a nice passenger second day when we were lost at waterfront. He was riding bike and stopped to help us find the right way by giving us maps. Moreover, he gave us a bank card for each and we can use that card in Starbucks up to five dollars. We met a nice driver third day when we were on the bus to the Microsoft Corporation. And today……
We are lucky girls, aren’t we? We are the precious kids of God, aren’t we? We are well protected by God, aren’t we? Thank God so much. Love Seattle, love Pike Market, love everything we met here.
Now, it is almost 6 am and one hour later, we are going to leave here. Not want to say “Good night, Seattle” anymore, instead, pursue to say “Good morning, Seattle!” all the time.
Sleepless in Seattle, is happening not because of romantic love in the movie, but because of love in the reality life in Seattle.
Good morning, Seattle!
Author: Joy Yang