I knew that this day would come — it always does — but I’m never prepared for it. I am almost done with packing but feel as if I’d forgotten to take something very important. It never gets easier — leaving home. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
As the jury president of 51st Golden Horse Award in Taipei, I will be seeing four to five films a day in the next two weeks. This is arguably the most prestigious award for Chinese language films around the world. And it is a great opportunity for me to see the best Chinese films of the year on the big screen.
As I spent this glorious Saturday with my family, I already felt nostalgic for the most mundane activities such as breakfast, a walk to Safeway, or walking to dinner on Chestnut Street. What I can say? As the song goes, “I left my heart in San Francisco.”
For those who have been reading my blog, I may not be able to cook and blog for a while, but I hope to update my life, my thoughts, my encounters with people and food from time to time when I’m in Taipei. Angela will also be posting periodically and we will perhaps have some great guest bloggers. Believe me, I can’t wait to get back to my kitchen and to share with you my experiments and occasional triumphs in making healthy and yummy food for my family.
The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I’ve been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I’m going home to my city by the Bay
I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care
My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me