Thursday, 2 October 2008

紀念光頭妹-Wan Chen McGuinness

因為打毛線的關係,我認識了光頭妹,tka的織友來自世界各地,很巧的光頭妹跟我剛好都住在倫敦.我們第一次見面是因為我寫信給他相約來去angel的LOOP毛線店,剛開始到倫敦上班的我對於市區的交通很不熟悉,做地鐵還很不幸的遲到了一下下所以我們兩個一進到LOOP店員臉就很臭的說:我們快要關門了(開到六點)@@ 

The reason I know Wan-Chen is just because we both are knit-loves. Through TKA, I knew she is like me living in London. I didn't know many people in this city because I didn't move here very long. I realized if I never try to know people, people will never know me. So I wrote her an email and invited her to go to Loop. I wasn't so familiar with the traffic in London so I was a bit late when I arrived Angel tube station. When we stepped into Loop, the staff wasn't too happy and said we're nearly close!@@

我們兩個都是逛毛線店就會很興奮的人,所以雖然只有十分鐘,一進到loop還是這裡看那裡摸的,這是我們第一次見面,但我從他的部落格裡已經默默欣賞了他的編織作品很久,光頭妹愛用GGH的毛線,而且他挑的顏色都讓我好驚豔!雖然只是很短的時間,那一天剛好他隔幾天要去面試,因為公司規定他一定要穿黑色的正式衣服,所以我們還在angel逛了好一陣子才道別

We both like yarn shop a lot. Although we only had 10 min, we still tried our best to touch yarns, feel it, and left sadly. This is the first time I met her. Before that, I already saw lots of her knitting stuff through her blog. I adnired the color she chose for her projects. Because she was going to have an interview, so we did some window shopping around angel before we parted.

再來就夏天了,光頭妹也怠惰的沒打毛線,我只好一個人默默的打我的毛線,不過我還是有空就會上一下他的甄製瞧瞧是否他又有什麼驚人之作!前一陣子光頭妹又自己回來TKA,所以我也很興奮的快點約他見面,我們在victoria見面時還相約好互相都穿著剛剛打好的毛衣,他穿著他最近打好的poncho,還秀給我看什麼是fisherman's rib. 這一天見面,我們還分享了很多編織的心情,我真的很開心可以認識光頭妹,因為我的同事雖然對於我打毛線這件事情,大多數都是從很驚訝到很羨慕,但因為興趣不同,很難跟他們分享我的心情,還好這一切,光頭妹都懂.那天他還跟我說他們結婚紀念日那天騎車到brighton,她老公還特地準備了一個腳踏車專用的tomtom但還是不小心的騎上了高速公路把他嚇得半死!他跟我分享他是怎麼嘗試著從他家Hackey一路騎到 SOUTH KENSINNTON但還是沒有成功,第一次騎到Holborn就放棄了~我跟他分享我第一次被呼嘯而過的車子整個困在圓環中間很想哭的心情.那一天是我這半年來第一次參加毛線聚會最開心的一天.那天之後,我好期待下一次我們的見面,不過我擔心他又忙下一次見面又不知道要等到什麼時候所以我就寫信給他,謝謝他昨天陪我打毛線跟打屁,他隔了兩個禮拜才回我信,但在信上盡是道歉說不好意思這麼晚回,但他很興奮的說他終於成功的從他家騎到公司了!還說他很開心他會試著天天這麼做.22/9我回信給他說你真是勇敢ㄟ~一直到今天,我還在等他的信,想說都說好要打毛線了,這小女生不知道又在忙什麼,過兩天來打電話給他好了...

Summer comes and Wan chan might be oppucied by something else. I still continued my knitting. But I still went to her blog to see if she restarted her knitting again every now and then. It was very exciting when she back to TKA,I couldn't wait to email her to check what she was knitting and when we could meet! We met at London Victoria and we both wore what we just knitted. I also gave her the pattern I just knitted.She showed me how to do the fishermnan's rib she just learned. I did enjoy the day a lot. and I felt so lucky to know her in this city. I don't have too many friends, especially someone with the same hobby as me. Most of my colleagues were surprised when they know I knit. Except that, nothing much. It is totally different experience when I chat knitting with Wanchen or Regina or Celia, it feels like they do care about what you wanna say except just trying to listen.
Besides knitting she talked a lot about cycling. She also mentioned she and her husband cycled to Briton from London for 5 hours. He prepared a tomtom for the bikes but it directed them to the motor way which freaked her out! And how terrified when she tried to cycle from Hackey to south kensignton.She tried several times and failed. but she still loved to try it. I thought she was such a brave girl because I live in zone 5. the traffic is much much better than central london. But I had a horrible experience when I cycled just around where I live. I stocked in the middle of a round-about and I decided never ever do that again. That was the most wonderful meetup I had for that last 6 months. I was so looking forward to the day we meet again. I gave her some knitting information through email and thanked her to have given me such a wonderful time.She didn't manage to reply my mail after 2 weeks. She apologised for being so late to reply my mail. and say we defnetely will meet again soon. She also mentioned she finally successfully cycled from her place to south kensignton. She was happy about that and she was gonna try to do it everyday. I was very surprised she did it. I was waiting for her mail until today. and was thinking i might call her to book time to meet.

我下班通常都是拿london lite不拿the london paper的,我通常下班坐火車回家就是拿london lite,五分鐘翻完剛好換車,剛好開始打毛線.我今天不知道為什麼,突然拿起被丟在一邊座位的the london paper.我突然看到光頭妹的照片.我想...難怪他這麼忙.不會是因為有表演吧...我有點興奮的要讀起文章.我突然發現標題好像不是我期待的..我驚訝...我不知道該說什麼..我想..我是不是弄錯了..但那名字..那照片..就是連我認識的光頭妹....這種事情不應該發生在一個超級小心的腳踏車騎士...尤其是一個連公車停在站牌都會乖乖的等公車開走才繼續騎腳踏車的人.這~是怎麼一回事...原來這就是我等不到他回信的原因...
I normally take london lite rather than the london paper. I normally took london lite, flipped through just before I changed my train, started knitting on my journey home. I didn't know why I tool the london paper set aside me today. I saw a picture looks like Wan chen. I thought- No wonder she had been so busy, she must have a performance or something. I was a bit excited to read something about her. BUT THE TITLE SEEMED NOT WHAT I HAD EXPECTED. I was ASTONISHED.. I didn't know what I should say, what I felt. It must be a big joke. There must be something wrong about it. But the photo, the name, is exactly the lovely adorable Wanchen I knew. I couldn't believe how come it will happen to a super cautious cyclist. Especially she was a girl who would wait behind the bus whenever buses stops at bus stop. What was going on??? It is actually the reason why I haen't got her reply......

我詛咒那個肇事又逃逸的卡車司機!你最好盡快被抓到!王八蛋!!!


CYCLIST DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT

13 comments:

Regina said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO HER?? Please do tell me! She's not...? Is she? I mean I saw your title of the post and thought...please, no!! Oh my God...

Carol said...

我也是常常會去看光頭妹的網站,怎麼會突然發生這種事,真是令人難過的消息~願她在另一個國度中,能過的快樂~

littletree said...

天啊! 令人很難過的壞消息......個性開朗的她寒喧時的感覺常吸引我去看她的網站....以後, 不就看不到光頭妹談她剛打好的rebecca的pattern,或者說她心買的線或是在英國的生活了? 光頭妹的年紀跟我一樣, 還很青春, 運氣太壞, 可惜一個好好的女孩就這樣沒了......記得車子是她先生送她的, 他的漫漫人生路可能需要很長的心理治療了. sigh.....

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is William McGuinness. I am Wan Chen's husband. I am sorry that you had to find out this way. I have been trying desperately to contact everyone that knew her. Please contact me either at Wan-Chen's home number if you have it or e-mail me at wildbill@doctors.org.uk. If you would like to attend my darling wife's funeral you would of course be welcome. She had mentioned that she was looking forward to knitting some more and meeting up with you again.

Annie said...

天啊,令人不敢相信的消息,雖然我跟光頭妹不熟,不過也常去她的網頁看看,看到這個消息讓我久久不敢相信,這是真的嗎?怎麼會這樣呢?好像失去了一個同樣愛好編織的朋友一樣....

Celia said...

我真的不敢相信...最後那一段我恍神反覆讀了好幾次,心裡想著; Ronia在說什麼?我為什麼都看不懂?那個開朗有理想有才華的女孩真的走了嗎?不會吧? 雖然從未見過面,但是透過網路一同編織的情誼,她的驟逝我心裡有說不出的震驚和難過,就像失去一位好友一樣...

Anonymous said...

Hi 妳好:
我是Wan-chen之前在美國的研究班同學.昨天在美國的我才接到她過世的消息.從不相信到打電話給他家人確定以及上網查看所有訊息.妳的網站是我到她的版上連結過來的..謝謝你在英國時對她的關照~

Fionna

Lisa said...

第一次到光頭妹的BLOG,第一眼是一個光頭的女孩給我感覺是勇敢獨立。
昨天看到此消息我希望她只是受傷而已。
今天看到最後留言讓我好難過,希望她在天國當個快樂的天使~

Anonymous said...

Hello,我和上面的Fionna,and Wan-Chen,是以前在美國唸MFA時的同學.唸書時,每天下課後,我們3個人總是一起去Starbucks混,聊上課,聊編舞,聊同學...雖然3個人現在各在不同的國家,但上星期我們3個還一起在MSN聊了一大串而已...昨天早上醒來,就接到Fionna從美國打電話來告訴我這件事,到現在都還不敢相信我的好朋友Wan-Chen,就這樣走了...感覺真的很無力...I can't help my sorrrow!

Miss X said...

有人可以幫忙寫一篇報導短文嗎?這篇post是幫我的朋友Petter貼的。

Peter在報上看見這個不幸的消息,希望能在他組織的華人社區電台--「倫敦華語」的網頁上放一篇中文報導,能由台灣人來寫最好,目前這個非營利電台的志工都是大陸學生,我因為忙著自己論文的事不克插手,所以請各位有興趣寫嚐試新聞編寫經驗的人、認識wan-Chen McGuiness的人,或是任何熱心人士幫忙。內容可以自由發揮,大約就是向讀者介紹wan-Chen McGuiness生平事蹟,或是整理網路上的文章、也可以從自己關心的角度切入,例如倫敦道路安全等等。希望這一兩天就能貼上去。

詳情可以跟Petter聯絡,他會講中文(需要電話聯絡請寫email問他,我不便貼在網上),也看得懂簡單的中文信。

email:londonhuayu@gmail.com

倫敦華語網址:http://www.londonhuayu.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

其實和她完全不認識,只是曾經見過面,知道她是誰,人命雖然很無常,但這樣走了,很不忍,相信我們都該開始想想是不是該原諒和珍惜每一位身邊的親人和朋友了

she'll be an angel or whatever she wanna to be.

IknitIlive said...

希望大家都要珍惜身邊的所有人~

海拉 said...

看到這個消息真的很震驚...

我是經由TKA才認識光頭妹, 有空時總會去她網站逛逛, 看她的作品或部落格內容.

很難想像一個青春洋溢的生命就此消失, 人生無常啊!

希望她在天國快樂.