I chose the closest Yoga class to our apartment, which is at the gym in an elementary school. It was the BEST Yoga I have ever had. The instructor is Thai, I guess. Rather than ask us to follow her own flow, the instructor asked students what they want to focus on. She customized the requests and came up with the poses. Rather than demo the poses, the she explained them very detailed and pointed out each students' wrong poses. When we were doing meditation, she told us some zen to meditate. She told us this year is the Chinese Year of Water Dragon. Dragon is the special powerful zodiac among the 12 zodiac animals because it doesn’t really exist. But dragon’s body is combined by other part of different animals, such as it has fish skin, snake tail, chicken claw, and deer horn. That normal parts of the other animals stitched together making dragon so powerful. I am a Chinese, never thought and heard dragon this way though. Moreover, she taught us: as human being, we also play different roles in our life, how to combine the different roles as friends, daughters, wife, and sisters, together and make ourselves powerful is the essence of Yoga. I don’t know how much foreigners can understand what she said, but by twisting my body at that time, I felt super powerful.
Romesco Sauce) and German Chocolate Brownie as dessert. Such a nice restaurant and fabulous food.
Even though I am staying at home, getting moved in, and job hunting, I still feel as if my life is busy and jam-packed with excitement. I can get a little bored, especially when living in the same city for a long time. I told a lot of friends that I am a city girl, I am from a cosmopolitan city - Shanghai, I need one after another interesting and new things to keep me busy. However, Manhattan shows me what the real typical signature cosmopolitan is. I am so glad that I am a part of city, a part of a new New Yorker. I also thought only this dynamic city has more opportunities and needs for a talent who has an “interesting” background (a term commonly used by recruiters when looking at my resume).