開心

一早起來,收到一個很溫暖的FACEBOOK MESSAGE

happy new year chau=)…
hope you’re doing great and got home safe
happy i got to know u!
hope to see u again once=)

message 的作者叫Sena,一個德國女孩, 一個混血兒,爸爸是cameroom,媽媽是德國人, 因為高中時去了美國交流一年,說一口流利帶美國口音的英文. 如果不與她交談,stereotyped 地會以為她是American African.
知道有這個她的存在是在TEC, 交流的大學中, 只是大家的圈子不同, 所以很難有機會認識她.

不過, 要遇見的總會遇見的.

就在 Chiapas, 墨國的其中一個城市中, 在我們各自的旅行中,在完全沒有計劃的情況下,我們在一個Tour Group 遇見了. 當然還遇見了另一個德國男生,在香港科大讀BBA, 同樣在TEC 作交換生.
在一天的行程結束後,已是晚上十點,又冷又餓, SENA 是vegetarian, 知道鎮上有一間不錯的vegetarian餐廳,又有溫暖凡火爐,便提議去那裡.

就在我們一起吃的時候,來了一群artists, activists, they started to play the guitar, to sing songs, to talk about the indigenous movement…

一個美好的晚上.
怎知道, 我們在第二天又遇見了. 又很隨性地一起去了一個另一個的景點.

我們在另一個城市又遇見了. 夜深,我們談了一會, 一開始是一些德國的政治, 然後,她開始說成長的故事.
她說,她爸爸是一個很demanding 的人,她和他之間的關係不太好.

爸爸和媽媽都是帶著已有的孩子再婚, 所以, 她大概有9兄弟姐妹. 而之後兩人又離了婚, 整個家庭都是破碎的…
妹妹在15歲時和男友離家出走,回到家不是拿錢就是吵, 記憶最深刻的一次是, together with her mom and other sisters, screamed at each other, speaking out the inner feelings to each other, it was not a best way to communicate, but it did help them to know what went wrong among their relationships, how each other perceived the same issues.

though their relationship is still under construction, it has been on the track.

她也說了在TEXAS交流的那一年, 她是第一次感到自己的 Blackness, the whole state is divided according to skin color.

she is torn between hanging out with the black and the white. walking a fine line when choosing different social groups ….

她說, long-distance relationship 是一種考驗, “I have had hard times especially when going parties”

以她甜美的樣子, 歐洲人的身份 (墨國人挺祟歐的), 流利的西班牙語, 身邊一定有不少的傾慕者.
曾聽不少的故事, 原本已有男女朋友的人就在這拉丁美洲的熱情中出軌了…
to resist such temptation requires a steadfast faith in his/her relationship.

當然,談到最後,我們都只是一個負債, 用著未來錢的窮學生. 不過, 大家都知道, 交流這項投資,值得.

she traveled alone because she wanted to try couchsurfing in Mexico, she wanted to do spontaneous traveling, without a string, without a plan…

Anyway, she is that kind of girl of her own opinions.

真的不能想像, 我們之間可以有如此的連接, 我很開心.

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