Tuesday, September 2, 2008

BE(ijing) HAPPY

I am now officially a Beijinger! It is such a great feeling!

After 7 months of longing!

It is such a vibrant and beautiful place.. so clean, and orderly, and full of life and of interesting things! And most of all full of... beautiful... people!!!
Yet i had my first small (very small) share of hard times (guess its normal not speaking the language!!!) 
But most of the time, when things are hard, i sing, i whistle, i smile at someone, i think of life, and look around, and see there is so much i need to do and learn from!
Here are some of the sights that have filled my heart with joy!

A taxi which will take me quickly to the airport....... NOT!!! Clearly this picture is of the Bird's Nest!!!

...the football field where i hope i will meet great friends... and where i will reveal my great potential as a footballer :)



... meeting friends at uni when riding my future bike...


... a new culture to learn and discover...


... and old martial art masters to learn self defense from...

And i realize that the happiness they give me is because they remind me of what i am, who i am, why i am here, and where i want to go. And they remind me that happiness is a virtue, not the cause of some external factor.

So lets try to be happy, always!

ShidON

8 comments:

cartadosahba said...

ahhhh, beaaaautiful post! i am so moved by the way you conclude that i'm sharing it in my own little tumblr blog. thank you! :)

sahba

Elizabeth said...

Hello Beijing! How exciting that you have finally arrived after all of your planning...

P.R.A.loveslife said...

May everyone point to you and ask " why are these people so happy?" I want you to be happy to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.

Ashkan said...

:)))))

limonana said...

so nice!!!shido, hope you're eating some vipers & turtles for us...it sounds like a beautiful beginning.

amy said...

BENVENUTO AMORE BELLO.
foto di te?

Elika said...

Hi Shidan, Welcome to Beijing! It is a fascinating place isn't it! So glad you made it tonight. It was really nice to finally meet you and welcome you in person. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help make your move smoother.

Ronnie said...

Mate, how cool is that..

you're not only in the country of the future but you are envisaging your own future in it, and its looking good! forget pro football player, its all about drunken master shaolin martial arts moves.

JY programs watch out, here comes SHIDO!