I registered and got my confirmation mail with my race number, so Melbourne Marathon is going to be my first marathon in this October.
I have been vegetarian for totally 3 years, yeah.
I went to a sort of big church for a few weeks, it’s huge and with more young people, I really enjoyed it, however I felt a bit isolated, not so good.
I always set my treadmill to 12 km/h, and I’m nearly getting used to one hour’s running every day. Last weekend, I tried 13km/h for 1.5 hours, and it’s nearly 16km totally, it’s the longest distance I have even run.
It’s not easy to come back to the real life, everyday I drive to the campus, catch up the course and do the endless work. It’s only 3 weeks left in this semester, I can feel I nearly didn’t learn much. To avoid the exam time is certainly not the right attitude, so I have to go to lab when I am free, as usual.
Today, I tried a radio service called Pandora, the entry page asked to list any favourite artist, and I typed Vienna Teng, just wanted to test if the service could identify indie music as well. Surprisingly, the next recommended song was Missy Higgins’ Sugarcane. Oh, I nearly cried. Sugarcane, I firstly listened to this song back in 2008, at that time I was extremely busy everyday travelling in different cities and struggling if I need quit my job to study, on Youtube I saw the video of this song, a quite girl played the piano while singing this sugarcane, it was then repeated in my iPod for months. Music is magical, when people listen to the same song, it will never feel the same. But after many years, if a familiar song came out again, is it always accompanied with so many other familiar things?
After moving to this lonely country, I became lonely as well, or even more. Sometimes I count the people I meet in one day, only three or less can I talk to, and I sort of enjoy or have to adjust to this life, even though I don’t know if this is what I want. Back in my university time, there was one song called “The Most Familiar Stranger”, every girl liked to sing. I don’t know the lyrics, but I think the title can well describe this kind of controversy. Change can be improving, also new thing that people are afraid to accept. Unchange can be something old-fashioned, but sometimes it is sweet.