Or more specifically, my impressions from my two-block radius of activity in downtown Charlotte

  • The weather is great. The same day when it hailed in Toronto and New York had 90+ weather, it was just perfectly and mildly sunny here
  • People here seem to be much happier than New Yorkers
  • People here seem much NICER than New Yorkers
  • I feel very uptight in my full suit and greyscale wardrobe. All the women (and men) wear extremely bright colours and loud patterns. My attempt at bringing the South with me into the New York office didn’t work - my southern-inspired dress that I wore last Friday was just met with stares
  • Asides from my team, I have not seen a single Asian person in my last 2 weeks here. Or really any other minorities
  • Southern food is pretty good. Think deep fried chicken, orkut etc.
  • The accent. Oh god the accent. And I’m not even in the Deep South yet

To be followed with a similar post of New York

headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…

…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

That’s not for you!

Somehow you’ll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

Emblem3 - Tequilla Sunrise

I hope they don’t turn out to be One Direction 2.0

Backseat Freestyle - Kendrick Lamar

No Makeup - Kendrick Lamar

Dream a little dream of you - The Mamas & The Papas

My punches are thoroughly unconvincing, although I must say I feel pretty badass doing high kicks.

Frank Ocean - Lost

Sound of Silence

How is Bryson Andres not huge yet?

遇見- 孫燕姿