Another Chapter in Life

Yes indeed this blog is a record of my journey in life, and not only about my traveling. So here it is, a quick update 🙂 As a fresh senior (pun intended), my second exchange kick starts at Rutgers, New Jersey! Home will be Piscataway for the next 4 months. Talk about being global ah ha. Obviously things would be oh so different, but I have faith that it would all just be a different kind of good.

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Life is good. Life is awesome. Although this summer felt so short like it never happened, I have had a great internship experience and the best final week in Hong Kong. Sweats, laughters, hearts and stars. Up to this point everything felt like an accelerated dream.

May be I am just jet lag. Confused between reality and fantasy. R is for Rachel.

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At this moment, pretty much everything’s settled. All tests/ vaccines done, moved into apartment, orientation almost over and school starts next week!

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This will be home for the next 4 months, and they would be roommies 🙂 It is time to live “independently” again. It might sound silly, but the most exciting part when I come to think of it is doing groceries (buying ICE CREAM) and doing whatever I please again. 🙂 yay.

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Although it is only my 4th day here, I have already seen a broadway show – Mamma Mia! ❤ words cannot express how great it was.

We got discounted tickets from the school and it was worth every penny/dime/quarter (?) huh, still trying to figure out how US coins work.

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It was nothing like the movie! The set was genius, the two moving blocs could form different scenes and the “rocks” were so nicely designed that they actually change colors! I loved the set, the actors and the whole Mediterranean color tone. It was of a completely different vibe than Phantom of the Opera (yea obviously), Around the World in 80 days and The Sound of Music. I was taken by surprise when the disco concert popped up at the end. Everyone was singing and dancing along which was just plain awesome!

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My favorite part must be “I have a dream” when the humongous full moon descend at the background. It glowed so bright that it almost blind my mind. The silhouette of Sophie and Sky was somehow so touching to a point that I had to force myself not to blink or I would miss out their last second on stage. What a perfect ending to a perfect day! (Almost forgot to mention, I got a FREE calendar, main point isn’t that it’s free, but i NEEDED one.)

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I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile

I’ll cross the stream – I have a dream

– ABBA

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