November 15, 2018
On this trip, we are going to the United States to visit Cahow and Maco. The day before the departure, Maco’s older sister, Fion, had asked me to go to her place to take something for Maco. I specifically told her not to let me bring a quilt again, everything else was fine.
We have been hearing stories about her since we were 15 years old, about Fion's legends and understanding of life.
She lived in the United States and was close to Hollywood.
The music she listened to influenced Maco. The movies she watched affected him too.
The bullwhip effect, and ultimately it all affected me.
Once, I went to Maco's place to have noodles. He handed me a napkin, then I wiped my mouth with it, and he yelled. The napkin had Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t sign his name in Chinese, so it was really hard to recognize it.
In 2000, Fion and her boyfriend Dw moved back to Taipei to settle down, and often asked me to go to their place to repair computers.
Every time I repaired them, I wanted to say "I'm a racer, but you always ask me to repair cars".
It’s just I didn’t expect that, every time I repair a car, it is an adventure. I like humans who are out of control. And DW is good at that . For children’s sake , I will skip the inappropriate parts that are not to be shared online, and go straight to music. Because he is a well-known music producer, and because of all that follows this occupation, he has many strange stories, but I will not tell them all.
Before I left for the USA, I had to open my senses, adjust the sensitivity to be the highest possible - I was about to go on a magical trip. Dw showed me a concert in 1985 with Queen ’s Live Aid, with hundreds of thousands of people.
(That year, I was only ten years old , and I had no chance to comprehend it. I am 43 years old now ,and i still don’t understand it, but I know it’s a big deal.)
When the music climaxed, Dw and Fion followed it with humming and moving their heads in the rhythm, including the most difficult part of the opera singing.
I couldn’t understand it in a scientific way , even if I had already understood the psychology.
Everyone is red-eyed there.