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赴美第一天 The first day of arriving in America----杜艳萍

estella  12-08-06 10:26

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       终于到了!旅途很辛苦,15个小时的飞行,8个小时的入关、出关、安检、转机,所以,脚肿了,嘴唇也开裂了,但心总算放下了。第一次经历这样的行程,紧张应该是正常的状态吧。第一次体会到时差,就像现在,身体很执拗地在暗示你,不睡,不睡。索性起身。
Finally I’m here! I’ve suffered through a fifteen hour fight, eight hours of customs, security checks and flight transfers. Despite my swollen feet and chapped lips, I feel relieved. It’s normal to be nervous the first time you fly. I’ve also never had jet lag before. Right now my body just won’t let me sleep, so I have no choice but to get up.
       总的感觉,美国很空旷。纽约肯尼迪机场是我看到过的最大的机场了。所以,当工作人员告诉我们去8号航站楼要做小火车,我还在想:肯定是自己听错了吧!从空中鸟瞰纽约,觉得真是壮观,因为它真是超级大啊!楼宇间的间距也很让我们这些在火柴壳般狭小空间里呆惯的人羡慕不已。看到那些停车场就恨不得把它搬回杭州的家去。从这点也就容易理解为什么美国人不喜欢和别人靠得很近了。再说具体的东西,开在路上的汽车,面包店里的汉堡,咖啡馆里的咖啡,都是标准的美国版,如果跟国内的比,个个都是巨无霸。曾经有人笑称,餐馆里的宫保鸡丁应该改名为宫保鸡块,两块鸡肉切碎了就赶上国内的一盘了,有趣。
Generally, America is very spacious. JFK International Airport is the largest airport I have ever seen. So when the service staff told us to take a small train to the No.8 terminal building, I thought I ’d misheard them. It’s spectacular looking down at New York City from the air, because it’s huge! The space between the buildings made those of us used to the narrow matchbox-like spaces gasp in awe. How I wish I could move these parking lots to my hometown in Hangzhou. From this feature, it’s easy to understand that Americans like to have lots of space. Things such as vehicles on the road, hamburgers in cafes and coffee are all bigger here than in China. Some even joke that the Kung Pao Diced Chicken in America should be called Kung Pao Chicken Nuggets, because two pieces of chicken would constitute a whole meal in China. How interesting!
        此外,此行还初步见识了美国人的自在生活。本想去泰国餐厅接风洗尘,老板说我们不营业,但店里却灯火通明,一帮亲戚朋友聚会不亦乐乎。同事说因为今天是周末好多店都不营业,因为大家要充分享受生活去了。哦,这就是美国和美国人的生活。
In addition, I get to learn about the independent life style favored by Americans. I planned to have dinner at a Thai restaurant, but the boss told us they were closed. The restaurant inside was brightly lit as he and his relatives and friends had a party. My colleague said many stores are closed on the weekend, because people want to enjoy their lives. This is America and Americans’ lives. 

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