I've been socializing and meeting a lot of people lately, and really getting a kick out of it.
Taipei: Now until 3rd October.
Beijing: 3rd October until 23rd October
???: 23rd October to early December
Drop a line if you're around, or if one of your friends is around.
Hey, I got to know ur website from a couch surfer I met in Chiangmai and have been followed for a while. I'm working hard to build my online business now so really would like to talk to u to get somewhat inspired:) I will stay in Beijing, wudaokou until winter, so let me know!!!
Kudos on wanting to keep a flow of new interesting people to interact with. How do you deal with the overload that can occur?
I simultaneously want to have meaningful conversations with many interesting people - and get so many inbound requests that I could easily fill up 200% of my time just with such meetings. Dilemma that must be solvable.
I bought your book after a friend recommended it. It's great. I would love to meet up if you are ever in Europe : )
Also, I have a friend in Taiwain who's a brilliant language-hacker among other things. Drop me an email if you want his contact info.
Sit down before you read this.
We've got to talk.
Look. This is going to piss you off. This is going to look like I'm causing problems.
I'm not causing problems. I'm just pointing out where problems already exist.
Rochester Parkour hosted their first “Beginner's Parkour Workshop” in December. 35 people attended, mostly regulars. On Saturday, March 28th, Rochester Parkour hosted their second “Beginner's Parkour Workshop.” There was no definitive count, but the lower estimate was 100 people, mostly newcomers. During the first workshop, it was in the low 30s and starting to snow. This time, it was in the high 60s, sunny, and a beautiful day.
This picture was taken at the end of the workshop, after approximately half the group had left.
The workshop was scheduled to start at 2:30, but Zac decided to go a little bit early. When he got there at 2:00, there was already a handful of people waiting. After some introductions and idle chit-chat, Zac noticed a police car pulling up and parking nearby. After watching for a bit, the officers got out of their car and started walking over. At this point, Zac was convinced that the workshop was going to get broken up 25 minutes before it even started! He started walking toward the officers to introduce himself. After a brief exchange of introductions, the officers asked if this was the Parkour thing they saw on the RNews (the local news station). Reluctantly, Zac replied that it was. At this point, everyone else was silent and staring. There was a ten second awkward silence, then one officer laughed and said “You guys aren't in trouble! We just thought it was cool and wanted to check it out. We're not even from around here, we're from the next district over.”
Everyone talked with the officers for a bit, and they even said they'd try to stop back again during the workshop (although they weren't able to). It was a stressful, but overall positive indication of how the day was going to go!
Over the course of the next 25 minutes, more and more people showed up. Introductions were made, a Frisbee game broke out. A lot of teenage boys were coming, but there was also at least 10 girls who came out to participate! There were some adults, and even a few families that came out to give it a try! There was a husband and a wife, and their three young children who did a fantastic job! People just kept pouring over the hill and onto the field, until it was about 2:40, and it was definitely time to get started. A quick estimate of the turnout resulted in over 100 people!