As some of you have known, I’ll be leaving the City by the end of this month, where I’ve spent most of my teenage years and the first five years of my 20s. At the time that I’m writing this post, I have only about two weeks in the City. I can tell you that I really have mixed feelings, it feels like you’re about to lose something, or abandon something, and I certainly feel I’ll missed a lot of things in San Francisco, my friends, (although there’re not a lot) my professional network that I have just built up, and some of the places I love to hangout. Indeed, if you’ve never been a new place or a new environment, you’ll never understand how hard it is to overcome everything. I remember when I first came to the country 10 years ago, everything to me was new. I had no idea what to do and I had no idea where should I go, I was really afraid of the new environment and I felt very very bad. The first few years of my life in the US was a nightmare, and I had to see a psychiatrist during those years. Things were getting better and better after I turned 20 years old, I had a better goal of my life, and I started studying broadcasting and working on the career of media production. Everything seemed heading to a good way, however, the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and 2009 hit me and my family hard, my family business fell sharply and it has not recovered yet. I always wish I could find a full-time job in the field of media production here in San Francisco, but it always turns out hopeless and disappointment. I have to live, my family have to live. The fact is I can’t afford the living without a long-term, full-time job. If I can’t live, what else could I do?
I know I’ll be missing this City and the beautiful places that I love to go, therefore I’m now working on a new video project, probably this is also my last video project that I work in San Francisco. The working project title is “Best Of SF – Historic Sites", and as the name suggests, it’s a short video series featuring the historic sites in San Francisco, on each episode we’ll talk about a site or building that is either recognized as a historic site by the nation, the state, or the local residents. For more about my production plan you can scroll down to read it in details. My only concern is that I only have about 2 weeks here, I think I won’t have much time to shoot multiple episodes within these 2 weeks. Especially rain may return to the City in next couple of days, (damn it it hasn’t rain for a month, now it’s going to rain!) when the weather is not cooperating, it’s hard for me to do anything outdoor, not just shooting. Anyway, I’ll just try my best, and I hope I could shoot the footage for at least four episodes by the time I’m leaving San Francisco.
San Francisco, a beautiful city, it’s always that amazing.