When I was listening to the CD of Paul Mauriat this morning, a piece of music called “I Left My Heart In San Fran” brought those three days in the city back to my memory.
It was in September two years ago. I visited the States with some customers. In 22 days we went around the whole country,including 3 days in Hawaii.
It was early September when we were there,the weather was great. After we had a wine tour arranged by our American clients to some nearby wineries, which was a different and exciting experience to me ( The pity was I was not a good drinker). The left time was spent touring around the city. My colleague in Canada drove the van for us and we were heading for the famous Twin Peaks. He didn’t go there very often and was not familiar with the route. We drove with a map and had to stop from time to time to ask a passer-by. Finally we were almost there because we could see the famous peaks just looming before us. Our van wound its way up to the top and here we were at the top of the mountain.
From there, you could get a birdview of the city. Matches of buildings were built at the foot of the mountains and some of the streets were quite steep. Hard to imagine how these people would manage in the winter when there was rain or snow. The wind was blowing hard, but the sun was shining. My colleague just pointed some of the well-known buildings to us, but I could not recall them at all. There was a thin mist above the city, and I guessed that might be the dust or some pollution. It seemed that almost all the big cities in the world were facing the same problem: air pollution. The only difference was how far it went.
It’s hard to tell my impression about the city, whether I like it or not. To me, it is just another mega city like Beijing or Shanghai, with tall buildings crowded in the downtown area. But when I come across something related to it, those days just rush into my memory,as vivid as it happened yesterday.
Now,a friend of mine lives there, I wish him happy Mid-Autumn Day. The men living on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean share the same bright moon in the sky.
However, it is so unlucky that we cannot enjoy a clear day in Beijing this evening, and I have to spend a Mid Autumn Festival without the bright Moon.
Anyway, it’s just okay!