My time traveling between Chengdu, Beijing, and now Singapore have left me feeling restless at times. But while my surroundings have been ever changing since this summer, having those close to my heart always bring me back to a sense of stability.
I first met Sandra briefly 2 years ago at a Drink & Draw competition. While she posed comfortably on stage with her pizza box, I drew nervously below. I had a rumbling inside my bely that this might be the beginnings of a friend crush, but wasn't sure how to proceed uncreepily. So alas, as I watched her flip through the drawings, mine included, and make judgement, I decided to play it safe and lay low, positively unoffendingly. A year later, I find myself sitting next to her at work, having raised 3 pet fish together (RIP Sandsy, Dandry, Dandy), and spending our weekends drawing at our favorite cafe. Many of our favorite memories come from the unplanned friendships, or the subsequent findings or quick thinking on our toes. For example, when the Beijing Pizza Festival has a 2 hour wait, and you end up stumbling across a 60RMB all you can eat pizza buffet at Gung Ho Pizza with one of your besties, not to mention two for one beers.