Transcript – The Smiling Star: Laybur (1.1)

Transcription by Zi Ye

Laybur, my best friend. You are so special to me. When I think of you, all the memories are like many pictures passing in the front of my eyes. I still remember we made the huge poster for business project, together. We went to the cool ice-skating center at night, together. We cooked our first meal, together. We drew a stupid drawing on the ground, together.

You are the colorful key into my life. I still remember you enjoying every meal, and it is so interesting to watch you eating food. You always like to eat a big bottle of soymilk after lunch. I really treasure our lunchtime. I will never feel bored when I stay with you. When I get trouble, you are always the person give me the first help. When I am sad, you are the only one who can make me laugh.

However, the wonderful time is always very short. In the time of blink, we graduated from high school, and we are going to different universities. I am going to Ohio, and you are going to Florida. But, we were still so excited to plan our last summer. It was about graduation trip to Yunnan. Everything went well, at first. Unfortunately, one day in the summer, I hurt my leg in the bus. I got five stitches and I could not walk for one month, so that I couldn’t go to the graduation trip with you and those high school friends.

The date of trip was decided early; that cannot be changed. As a result, I missed the trip. I stayed in home alone and do nothing, but waiting for the recovery of my leg. The time of waiting is too long for the short summer. After one month, my leg got well, almost. However, there was only one week left. I originally thought that I could spend the few days left with you. But, I needed to buy a lot of stuff and pack my suitcase for the long travel to the United States, because in the days I got my leg hurt, I cannot go shopping. In the last few days the time was so tight for me to make all the things ready. I made all my package done all night until four o’clock in the morning of leaving day. I just left China without saying goodbye to you. I even don’t have time to chat and stay with you in the last day I left. It was so pity. Goodbye, my hometown, and goodbye, Laybur. Our plane was gone forever, like the bird in the sky.

Then, I came to Miami University. I still remember the first few days. The sun here is shiny and dazzling. The candies here are not sweet any more. Without you, I don’t know who should I talk to when I feel lonely and homesick. But I try to adapt to the new environment. I start to meet new people and make new friends. While I will never forget you, you are always the smiling star in my life. No matter where you go, we are always together.