So it begins again

Now that I have so much free time and not much to do, it’s time for me to come back

Not gonna talk much right now

So as some of you may know, I just came back from East Asia, a place where people bike everyday.

To continue that experience, I decide to bike more.
Thus today, I biked to McDonald to have breakfast, and biked to Starbucks to have Americano.

The lady at the Starbucks register was a little more enthusiastic than most other register people I’ve encountered in America. Weird, but I will probably be the same as her if someone are to put me behind a register: weird out some people or make someone’s day.

And my cousins + my sister are crazy about this kitten on a box and only stopped screaming about a minute ago.

Yup, nothing much to say.

Still semi-working on my testimony/report + e-mailing those people I met in T-city.

Chao

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Recognition (A short play)

Recognition


Sally – Someone who lived in San Francisco but moved away to Canada. She still have childhood friends that are in San Francisco. Including one that is working part time in a convenience store.

Nick – a convenience store clerk.

Sally is tired and thirsty from touring San Francisco and wants to get something to drink. She enters a convenience store and sees someone that she think she recognizes.

Sally

(Thinking the clerk is someone she knew from a long time ago, she approaches Nick)
Hey, what’s up?

Nick

(Noticing the girl, he tries to remember her. He remembers a girl named Wendy that was pretty cute in grade school and thinks it’s her.)
Hey, do I know you? I think I know you.

Sally

I think I know you too. You wanna come hang out with me a little?

Nick

Yeah sure, after I get off work in like five minutes.

Five minutes passed.

Nick

(Still thinking that Sally is the girl he knew)
How have you been? I haven’t seen you since third grade.

Sally

Is it just me or your memory got worse? Don’t you remember? I moved in fifth grade.

Nick

Oh, maybe I did forget, since it’s been a long time. So how have you been really?

Sally

Oh, I’m just traveling around now. It’s been real fun to meet with people from all around the world. I’ve been staying in hostels.

Nick

That sounds fun. I wish I have the money to do all that.

Sally

Wasn’t your dad like really really rich? I remembered he drove you to school in a Lambo.

Nick

What have you been smoking? My dad’s been driving a Honda Civic for a while now, and it’s really crappy too. No way he’ll ever get a Lambo.

Sally

Maybe it was someone else? I swear it was your dad that drove it. Maybe it was Michelle’s dad.

Nick

Ah, I remember Michelle.
(thinks about the Michelle he knew who became a model)
She’s seriously making dough just walking around.

Sally

(thinks about the Michelle that is working as a waitress at a restaurant)
Well, she has to carry things around too.

Nick

That doesn’t make her job that much harder. Seriously, modeling is seriously easy.

Sally

Wait what? Michelle’s working at a restaurant right now, I just called her couple days ago.

Nick

Did she drop down to that level already? I haven’t met her for 2 years.

Sally

I don’t want to be mean, but I don’t know how she became a model. If you check her Facebook, you can see her face. It’s not exactly model material if you ask me.

Nick

Are we talking about the same Michelle?

Sally

You know, Michelle in our class in 3rd grade? In Mrs. Perez’s class?

Nick

What? Mrs. Perez’s the principal! You mean Mr. Hitchcock.

Sally

Wow, you really don’t remember anything?

Nick

(Thinking something is wrong)
Wait a minute, are you talking about Springfield Elementary School?

Sally

(Notices the same problem)
No, are you not Mac from Scripps Ranch Elementary School?

Nick

Whoa, mindfuck. You are not Sammy? Uhhh…. Umm… Sorry

Sally

(At the same timing as Nick)
Sorry.

(Both realizes they’ve been talking to the wrong person, and starts to walk away from each other)

Nick

(turns back)
Hey, what’s your name?

Sally

Sally

Nick

My name is Nick, wanna get together sometime?

Sally

Yeah, sure. Pass me your number.

(They exchange their numbers and both walk their own way)