Saturday, August 11, 2012

→ Hello,

 Our drawings. "What makes us happy"

 The man and I


Meeting new people is such an exciting adventure in itself that I'm starting to slowly get used to its spontaneity. I enjoy hosting others from different cultures, when they come I want to show them all the places I enjoy also; but still being slightly new I wonder at times if they show me more then I show them? Because of my newest guest I found two new amazing places ( I wouldn't have thought twice about them, if it was not for her) that I cant wait to now show others as well. Readers please meet Jinyuan, she is from Shanghai and she is possibly the most bubbliest girl I have yet to meet so far. Instantly when I picked her up I was received with a warm hug, a genuine smile, and a wonderful thank you. Very kind she was and also very patient with my lack of hosting experience too, she is so sweet she might as well give me cavities. I can only hope we continue to stay in touch.

Thank you so much Jinyuan, you were such a wonderful guest I am at a loss of words once more,  I can only hope I have the honor of meeting you in China! Till then I hope that only smiles and kindness come your way. 

-Skraps Inc. 

*Please note some pictures were taken by her and her camera as well as mine. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day Two

Meeting someone for the first time can be so scary, especially if you are taking a huge leap of faith in hopes that the both of you will have something to bond about with. Nervous, tired, and a bit wary of each other first we quickly found that we had more in common then we originally thought. Learning about each other slowly was so interesting, fun, and adventerous. Soon enough we found ourselves laughing, sharing music, and then talking about similar hobbies together. Everyone let me introduce you to my friend Jing, she is from Taiwan and she has left me with some of the best memories of my life. I hosted her for one night and two days and the bond is pretty strong  now; we warmed up to each other quickly and both agreed that it felt like we had known each other longer then two days. She was a wonderful guest and I was lucky to have met her; our gifts exchanged were simple but the meaning behind them was and is strong. (A picture for a picture) The sad thing is that I can't really express how much I am truly grateful that she allowed me to host her, or how I am so happy that she has encouraged me in so many different ways. It was hard not to smile or laugh with her around, she has brightened my world just a bit more and for that I am so very thankful. 

I now have a wanderlust for Taiwan, and for that I hope that one day Jing will show me around.

-Skraps Inc. ♥