Old Friends Gets Together

Nice night. The best classmates I have are my high school classmates. We were in a class numbered 926 between 1992 to 1995. We keep close contact to most of people in the class till now – 10 years after graduation. But it is not easy to get together.

Today, four of us (plus Wendy) get together, and had a dinner together at the San Xiang Tower (三湘大厦). There are really good Hunan Dishes there.

On the photos are Jian Shuo (in Internet industry now), and Xiaogong (who is in Microsoft, and before was in Visa office of U.S. embassy). On the right is Chu Xiang Feng, who is an architect, and then on the right most is Shen Jie, a producer and reporter from CBN (第一财经).

Since we are from completely different industry, and we didn’t see each other for some time, it was pretty difficult to understand what everyone is doing.

Questions For Jian Shuo: Are you still in Microsoft?

A: I just celebrated the start of my third year in Kijiji last week.

Question for Xiang Feng: What do you do as an architect?

A: I design public architect.

Q: Oh. Then you design gardens? (I asked this question).

A: Not really. I design museums, railway stations, and libraries.

Question for Wendy: What major were you?

A: CS.

Q: What is CS then? (Xiangfeng Asked)

A: Computer Science.

Question for Shen Jie: You must know the stock market very well. Did you make money?

A: I work on macro economy observation.

Q: Oh. Then you know foreign currency exchange very well. (Wendy asked).

A: Well… Not really. It is not macro economy….

Questions for Xiaogong: What do you do?

A: I am with the customer service organization, and I blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, …..

Q: So can you tell me what do you do then? (Shenjie asked)

A: :-(

It was so interesting for some good friends of 10 to 15 years ago (I am in the same class with Chuxiangfeng since Grade 3 in primary school to end of high school. That is 10 years!) to gather and to explore what others are doing… Well. It is not easy, but it is so interesting.

I always admire Carroll who has life-time friends. They come to her Chrismas tree trimming party continous for half centuary. I value my old friends so much. They are the best gift I got when I grow old…

7 Comments

  1. Landscape architects design gardens. They mostly study trees and plants.

  2. interesting post…

  3. :)

    That’s fun to see old friends

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  4. 大哥,怎么都是英文的?

  5. You have a very good memory,you can almost repeat what you were talking about.

  6. haha, I got your email and picture. I feel so exicted to see Chuchu and Shen Jie, since I have not been seeing their faces for like more than 10 years. It is so funny to know everyone’s way is so diversed. I really wish I would have a chance to sit together with you guys to talk about my own wierd job. I am so touched since I am so far away from you. I am sure Qihui will have the same feelings.

  7. By the way, Xiaogong is not a instructor in a University? Who told me that? See, after a long time, even the simplest information will be lost.

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