I walked into the college bible study which meets at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and saw Tina sitting on the couch. She was the sweetest, cutest thing, and I was attracted to her immediately. I was introduced by Emory Chao and found that she was a coop at Nortel, the same company I was working for.
I found Tina a little on the shy side, not speaking too much or loudly and carried soft gentle voice. I liked the way Tina smiled, but we mostly kept a distance, making a joke here and there. I thought she was good friends with Emory and maybe they had a thing going or something, and I'm generally more shy around girls I find attractive, so I didn't get to know her that well.
The next few weeks, I found myself liking Tina more and more. We would see each other at bible study on Fridays and at Raleigh Chinese Christian Church on sundays. I finally got to talking to her and we became friends, talking on the phone once a while and emailing each other. The things we did were mostly with the young adult and college group doing activities at church.
Then Tina's coop term ended :( and she had to go back to Cornell. But by God's hand, we would be seeing each other again...
It was the first week I coop at the place (Northern Telecom) I dreamed about for a long time. Research Triangle Park is a beautiful place, and I was ready to meet some new friends and relax. I had got a contact from a girl in Raleigh Chinese Christian Church, and Iwan was kind enough to take me to the college/young adult bible study this particular Friday night.
I thought it's really neat that this group meets on Friday nights. My college fellowship meets at Friday nights as well. The group is much much smaller than my group (CBS) at Cornell; nevertheless, people are extremely sweet and friendly.
Well, as you might have already expected, most of the people there were Chinese. I immediately noticed this guy, JOE. Not only he doesn't look Chinese, with paler face and curly hair, he is also loud. When we all laughed at something, I could still hear his voice standing out.
He plays the guitar really well too. I thought that's always a 'plus' in a guy since I love music myself. I don't know, perhaps it's the way he carries himself. Something about that rugged, obnoxious, and funny guy made me do a "double-take" a few times.
Joe was nice to introduce himeself to me, and I found out that we work at the same company. That's pretty good since we got to email each other almost every day.
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