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The seven-year itch in a relationship with America

Seven years ago, I hopped on an airplane for the first time and flew from Beijing to San Francisco, transferred to Chicago and then landed in Milwaukee.

People say there is the seven-year itch in relationships. What happens after dating a foreign country for this long? I tried to relive pieces of life from the past through my own words. It tastes bittersweet.

2009 – First time leaving home and everything behind, I was 16 and a half years old. People say “they who know nothing fear nothing.” So I told myself to “go out there to encompass, embrace and enjoy.” I just didn’t know it was going to be the case for the next seven years.

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La chute de Barcelone

What you are about to read is no April Fool’s joke.

March 24, 2015, 148 people boarded Germanwings A320 in Barcelona, Spain. Forty minutes later, the co-pilot deliberately crashed the airplane in the French Alps, never reaching its destination in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sunday, March 29th, Air Canada A320 had a “hard landing” and skidded off the runway when landing in Halifax, leaving more than 20 people injured and some of the 133 passengers terrified.

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