In My Feelings... Wuhan, China!
Wuhan was the first city that I lived in China, being honest I wasn't ready to be in my feelings, no! Numerous encounters graced my presence but three gentlemen fellows had me feeling emotions like I had never before! Was I ready? Honestly, I was dumb to it all! Drunk in love, maybe? Wuhan had me ready, allowing each love scenario to build my character and then some!
One year on from securing my second teaching position with M's connections, I had a message on my application of choice. Telling all, his name was Chen and there was something about his beautiful face that I had to get to know him! Meeting him at Zhong Nan Road Station along Line 2, he had grand ideas about a certain BBQ place, that place happened to be closed due to a serious power outage. Our BBQ place was opposite the scene that's been captured above, the food was nice but the company was better! I had been struck with some kind of curse, I was in a full on trance! Meeting that Friday we went for drinks at a secret bar, it was a great evening with the most delicious food that waited for us after the bar. In the taxi, I knew I had to see him again! Before a planned night out I made it to his place, he had such a cute apartment in a local development near Baotong Temple. Ding Zhi Qiao became an address that I wouldn't forget in a hurry! Fiona kept it straight because she knew I was obsessed with Chen! A bad boy? No!
With a few months left in Wuhan, I had made my decision to transition to Beijing for the next teaching semester or within the same year. Out of nowhere I had a message once again on the application that I used in Wuhan, China. I was happy being a single dog, I had no intention to meet another guy because the previous had left me in my feelings and then some. Meeting Tony felt different, he was a student who was studying at a nearby university. His English was perfect and his samurai pony tail made him look wildly attractive. He was a gem, a personality that looked good from the outside, a double bonus! We had a lot of fun, it wasn't just fun it was a pleasure to be in his company, we didn't put a label on anything that we were because things just felt so natural. Within the security of my apartment we found our way, getting to know more about each other, he become the beau that I knew wouldn't create any drama! I had my tracks confirmed and he would be leaving for Indonesia to teach Chinese. We kept it simple.
Truly, Madly, Deeply!