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Susan暑假作文日常杂记(10)--六旗游乐场(学校期末郊游)

 

六旗——最好的郊游

 

Susan著,小哭译

 

这是个最好的学年!!!这是个我去过的最好、最棒的郊游!甚至比我跟乐队去过的坎努比湖(一个非常酷的游乐园)都好。知道为什么吗?因为这次我们去了六旗!!!

 

这确实算得上我去过的最好的郊游,但刚开始并不好玩儿。今天就像是坐过山车一样,开始很无聊,可一旦你过了第一个稍微大点的小山峰就开始激动了,最后你就想要的更多了(至少,那是我坐过山车的感觉)。今天刚开始的时候真是很无聊。先是课前通告和第一节课,然后在九点钟左右出发。我们上了汽车、遭了一个小时的罪、下汽车,然后排队等了半个小时才开始进游乐园。嗯,坐汽车不算是完全地浪费时间吧。我的朋友们没有一个被安排在我的汽车上(坏事儿),但是我成功地打破了自己最新转完魔方的记录145秒,提前了两秒钟。现在我的最新记录是143秒了(好事儿)。够能干的了吧?!

 

嗯,象我说的,我们排队排了非常非常长的时间,但是那时我找到了朋友们,玩得很开心。琥珀、欣茹和禧和我在一组(都是华人),我们都同意今天去坐过山车。我的另一个朋友安扎的组,有尼可尔和索尔,她们什么都不想坐!!多么浪费啊!!到六旗来玩儿却连一个过山车什么的都不坐!!排队的时候,我们一直在讲笑话,互相取笑,随便聊着什么想起来的话题。我开始越来越觉得不舒服,嗯,我想去厕所。还好,都过去了。

 

当我最后在入口处穿过拥挤的人群,总算来到公园里面后,终于明白了人们是如何在大门与汽车之间这仅仅几尺的距离内把门票弄丢的了。队伍(更像是拥挤的人群)太吓人了!我几乎没有一点空隙可以挪动一下,发现没有把票弄丢真让我松了口气。还没等想明白最吓人的过山车意味着什么,我们就已经开始跑向X-飞行了,我也开始紧张起来了。在X-飞行那儿排队时,一直都能听到有人在尖叫,搞得我更紧张了。要知道,X-飞行和大部分过山车不同,它的小车不是吊在轨道中间、而是挂在边上的。最后,我想起来了爸爸给我讲的一个笑话。我假装已经坐完了过山车,并且还没事儿。好了,这还有什么好担心的呢?坐过山车不会怎么样,我还活着,没有什么值得去担忧的。这个想法让我平静了不少,我开始期待着睁开眼睛坐一次过山车了。

 

----了!我不明白为什么之前会吓成那样!我看到了那么多好玩的事儿!闭上眼睛确实会很吓人,因为你不知道接下来会发生什么。可当你睁开眼睛时,就会觉得特别地刺激。即不很黑也不很晃,那种有风迎面扑来的感觉真好。当我冲到第一个小山顶时确实有点害怕,但是过了那个点之后,我就开始全身心地享受着向下冲的那种刺激。当我从过山车上下来时,再也不觉得吓人了!!真是太刺激了,我觉得比事先想像的容易多了!

 

X-飞行之后,琥珀带着我们向摇摆转盘跑去。摇摆转盘是一个装在粗吊杆上的大轮子(你要面朝里坐在边上,有三十个座儿),在水平面内可以绕吊杆旋转,而吊杆和轮子做为一个整体,会绕着吊杆顶摇摆,从左荡到右,一次高过一次,有点像钟摆的运动,只是有点点儿像。刚刚从吓人的过山车中(现在我很喜欢它们)回过神儿来的我,发现转盘和过山车不一样。我上次坐过一次这种东西,下来时我都要吐了。但是这次我已经倒着进到里面了,我只能深吸一口气,做好了最坏的准备。

 

这太神奇了!!就像X-飞行一样,远比我想像的容易多了,睁眼睛玩也特别有意思。我喜欢看着地面向人冲来的感觉,以及人自己冲上去时的那种感觉……我根本就没有晕!我意识到以前的经验并不正确,这一发现让我觉得今天的每一件事儿都更刺激,就像我是第一次到游乐园一样。摇摆转盘之后,我们去玩另一个相当好玩的过山车——美国鹰。

 

鹰的队伍是目前为止最长的,要排15分钟,但绝对值!我已经没有一丝一毫的紧张感了,就想着赶快玩儿,想着“噢,天哪,我简直不敢相信自己竟然可以玩这个,太不可思议了!”。这是一个木制的过山车,非常地摇晃,最后我明白琥珀为什么这么说了“我不会因为害怕而尖叫,但是我会因为好玩和刺激而尖叫,因为你就是想尖叫”。她说到点子上了!是因为高兴和好玩儿得想尖叫!不过我没有尖叫,而是大笑。整个过程中我都疯狂地大笑,当最后停下来时,我觉得脑子还在那不停地旋转和降落着呢。午餐前我们玩了唯一的一个不是非常刺激、但非常好玩的东西。

 

六旗有叫做熊猫快餐的速食店,猜猜我们去了哪里?对!就是熊猫快餐。华人和中国食物J。我们到老师那里报到(我们要在那时去老师那儿报到,为着确认我们都还活着也没走丢),然后清理垃圾、和同样在这里吃饭的其它同学聊上两句,做了所有的那些从过山车上下来休息的人都必须得做的一些小杂事儿。我自己吃了一整份午餐,欣茹和琥珀合吃了一份。毫不奇怪,他们还会有点饿,而我则撑得几乎动不了了。禧自己吃了一份午餐的大半儿,把剩下的给扔了L

 

因为我太饱了,所以我真的不想再坐一个巨大的、吓人的、像蝙蝠侠那类的有很多圈的过山车了。于是,我们决定玩那个没有圈(显然的)的樵夫车(过水车),这个非常地安静和单调,只是在最后有一个入水的飞溅而已。禧不去,因为她不想把自己弄湿。这个队伍要排15分钟那么长,所以在我们坐进小车开玩的时候,我的肚子已经稳当下来。不管怎么说,弄得一身湿让我忘记了正在开始的肚子疼,现在我已经完全可去坐蝙蝠侠了。

 

我们荡了一会儿秋千之后才去坐的蝙蝠侠,这样可以晾干一点儿。当我们从秋千上下来时,我几乎全干了。我来负责玩这些设施的顺序,我相当自豪于自己安排得井井有条。禧害怕坐蝙蝠侠,所以她决定留在那里等我们。她不能来一起玩儿让我们很难过,但是我们玩得还是很开心(我为禧感到难过,因为她有一个小时的时间得自己待着)。这个队排得超长,要45分钟!!当然,这也是我和琥珀与欣茹能够紧密联系起来的最好的机会,我教他们怎么玩魔方。但是当轮到我们的时候,我还没有讲完一半儿呢。我很高兴她们学会了一些,因为他们真的听明白了我说的大部分内容!他们提的问题很聪明,学得真快!嘿!他们是我教过的最好的学生!

 

蝙蝠侠绝对值得玩(虽然没有我想像的那么好,因为它是往后走的),它是第一个让我尖叫的过山车。这尖叫不是因为“我很兴奋”,是被吓的,我真的在一个地方给吓着了。那之后 ,我就不管了,一直都在尖叫,因为我可以使劲儿地叫,这么叫着很过瘾还没有人管。禧不能和我们在一起真是太可惜了。

 

那之后,我们又坐了三个真的很吓人的东西,禧一个都没再玩了!它们都得排45分钟的队,在这个过程中我就教琥珀和欣茹怎么玩魔方。我们确实玩得很高兴,我们聊天、讲笑话、大笑,我真的很高兴能够和他们交上朋友。当我坐上那些新的设施时,我根本一点也不害怕了,我只是觉得很兴奋,等不及再去体验一次巨大的降落的感受。不管排的队伍有多长,对我来说都很短!我终于开始感受到过山车所能带来的惊喜了!

 

最后当我们回家时(没有人想回,可是到点了),我觉得累死了。进游乐园时,我根本就没有想过会累这回事儿,可当我离开时,已经不知道什么叫精力充沛了。干了那么多的事儿,走路、跑步、等待和排队……哇。我累了,但这种累挺不错。我在回程的汽车上打了个盹,精神了不少,但我还是觉得累。六旗太好玩了,我绝对还想再去。我想和朋友一起玩是我觉得这次玩得这么好的一个原因。如果是我自己去,我可能连一半的快乐都得不到。在这个旅途中,我发现自己真的是一个很能搞笑的人,一路上我把琥珀和欣茹逗得笑个不停。这个郊游绝对是我经历过的最好的一次!!

 

 

【小哭介绍背景】和上篇一样,现在已经不觉得这些文字很多了!一边译,一边搜Susan提到的那些设备的图片,特别是关于那个摇摆转盘,发现她的描述不清晰,我给加多了一些内容。

 

他们是上学年放假前去六旗玩的,回来后Susan兴奋极了。我听她讲了文中提到的所有的内容,快乐着她文尾提到的快乐——她在新的学校终于也有一个亲密的小圈子了!!!她坚信他们几个女生会成为非常亲密的朋友。事实证明,她的预感不错,暑假里过生日时,她请到了几个好朋友来聚会。我非常地欣慰于她终于有了好朋友,有了归属感。她对当前学校的评价相当高,我想跟她快速地交上了这几个朋友不无关系。

 

唯一让我曾经有过一点担忧的是,来到芝加哥地区后,Susan的好朋友都是她自己交的(没有一个是家长先认识再介绍孩子们认识的,)几乎是清一色的华人。难道她无法和别的族群做好朋友吗?难道英语这么好的她,交友还不如老妈吗?和她讨论过这一点,她说不是语言,还是要价值观相同才能交上朋友。想想也是。而这个价值观,应该是他们来自的家庭带来的。她说的朋友,分班都和她类似,分在快班上;考试都和她类似,都很渴望有个好成绩。虽然考砸的时候,Susan很快就会放在脑后,而琥珀经常会为没拿满分在教室里就开始哭鼻子,可是,他们还是一大类,他们注重课业。

 

以为自己很OPEN开放,可是孩子的表现让我还是得正视自己,再开放也是华人的价值观。我不会支持孩子太小去化妆打扮,也不会在孩子不理功课时麻木不仁,我也有意地在控制孩子看电视打游戏的时间,还会有意培养孩子游泳、阅读和写作等技能,这些都让她在寻找朋友时,轻易地就滑进了华人的圈子。不得不说,这几个小女生,到目前为止仍联系得非常紧密,他们一天会互相发很多封邮件,Susan经常边看邮件边笑。对于刚刚搬完家的孩子,能够有这样亲密的朋友,我只能支持她不时地就去收发邮件(这件事儿本身我还是有保留看法的)。

 

Susan的文中几次提到禧不敢玩太刺激的设施让她为禧难过,她真的是一个很厚道的孩子。不过,我还清楚地记得她在波士顿和琳达一起跟乐队去坎努比湖玩、还有一次是和一个好朋友一大家去玩的快乐呢,那些也都是有作文为证的。但是从她的作文中,可以清晰地感受到,她正享受着眼前的快乐、期待着未来的惊喜,而过去的一切,已经被她轻轻地放在了过去的时光里……什么是年青?年青就是对未来充满憧憬、而对过去却极少回忆!

 

 

附上英文原文:

 

SIX FLAGS-BEST FIELDTRIP EVER!!!

 

This schoolyear is the BEST SCHOOLYEAR EVER!!! And this field trip is the BEST and AWESOMEST field trip I’ve EVER been on! Even better than that time my band went to Canopy Lake (a realxly cool amusement park). You know why? Because this time, we went to SIX FLAGS!!!

 

This really is probably the best field trip I’ve ever been on. How it started wasn’t really fun at all. Today was like a roller coaster, boring at the beginning, exciting once you get over that first big hill, and leaving you wanting more at the end (at least, that’s how I feel when I ride roller coasters). How today started was really boring. We had advisory and first period, and left at around nine o’clock. We got on the bus, suffered a long hour of bus riding, got off the bus, and waited in line for half an hour to get in the park. Well, the bus ride wasn’t entirely a waste. None of my friends were assigned the same bus as me (bad thing), but I managed to beat my latest Rubric’s Cube Solve Time of 1:45 by two seconds, and how my fastestest time is 1:43 seconds (good thing). Amazing, right?!

 

So, like I said, we waited in line for a very, very long times, but I caught up with my friends there, and we actually had fun. Amber, Xinru, and Xi were in my group (all Chinese), and we all agree that we are going to go on roller coasters today. My other friend Aiza’s group, with Nicole and Sol, aren’t going on ANY rides at all!! It’s such a waste, going to Six Flags and not even going on a single roller coaster or ride! In the line, we joked around, teased eachother a lot, and just chatted about random things in general. It got increasingly uncomfortable for me, though, because I really had to go to the bathroom. Oh well, I survived.

 

As I finally pushed through the crowd at the entrance and officially entered the park, I finally understood how people could loose their tickets in the few yards between the buses and the door. The line (more of a crowd than a line) is horrible! I hardly had space to move, and I was really relieved I didn’t loose my ticket. By then, I still haven’t fully thought about what going on the scariest roller coaster meant, but as we started running towards X-Flight, I started to get nervous. As we waited in the line of X-Flight, I got even more nervous, listening to the people’s screams. X-Flight is different from most roller coasters, with the carts hanging off at the sides rather than in the middle of the track. Finally, I used a trick that I learned from a joke my dad told me. I pretended that I’ve already finished riding the roller coaster, and that I survived. Well, what’s there to worry about then? Nothing’s going to happen on the roller coaster, I’ll survive, so there’s nothing to worry about. That calmed me down a lot, and I actually started to look forward to my first experience with riding a roller coaster with my eyes open.

 

It. Was. Amazing. I can’t understand what I was so scared of earlier! I had so much fun watching! It’s actually scarier with your eyes closed, because then you don’t know what’s happening. And it’s way more exciting with your eyes open, because then it doesn’t feel all dark and shaky, and the wind rushing past actually starts feeling good. I was really apprenhensive as I was lifted up the first hill, but after that first drop, I started to fully appreciate how awesome it feels when I go down a drop or loop. When I got off the coaster, it was no longer scary AT ALL!! It’s actually quite exciting, and I felt much more in control than I’d expected to!

 

After X-Flight, Amber lead the way and ran towards Revolution. Revolution is this big wheel (you sit on the edges of it facing in, seats about thirty people) that spins (horizontally) and moves left to right, going higher each time. Kind of like a pendelum. Kind of. I had just gotten over my fear of REALLY SCARY roller coasters (I love them now), but Revolution is something different. Last time I was on one of these rides, I almost threw up when I got off it. But I’ve backed myself into this, so I took a deep breath and prepared for the worst.

 

It was awesome!! Just like with X-Flight, it was much gentler than I’d expected, and much more fun too, with my eyes open. I love watching the ground rush up and the feeling you get when you go up…and I didn’t get dizzy at all! I realized that my past experiences may have been inaccurate, and that made everything much more exciting for me, because it’s like my first time at an amusement park. After Revolution, we went on another really awesome roller coaster, American Eagle.

 

The line for Eagle was the longest line yet, 15 minutes, but it was worth the wait! I had not one shred of nervousness left, just anxious anticipation, like “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m doing this, it’s gonna be so awesome!” It was a wodden coaster, really shaky, and I finally understood what Amber meant when she said “I don’t scream because I’m scared, I screamed because it’s so exciting and fun that you want to scream.” She hit it right on the mark! It was so exhilarating and fun that I felt like screaming! But I didn’t, I laughed instead. I laughed hysterically along the whole ride, and finally, when it was over, I felt like my brain is still spinning through the loops and drops.

 

We went on only one more not very exciting but very fast ride before we went to lunch. There was this fast food place called Panda Express, and guess where we went to? Yup, Panda Express. Chinese people and chinese food J. We checked in with the teachers (it was required to check in during that time so the teachers know we’re still alive and not lost), cleaned up our trash, talked a little bit with other classmates eating at the same plaza, and did all those little things people do when taking a break from roller coasters. I ate a whole lunch by myself, while Xinru and Amber shared one. Not surprisingly, they were still hungry, while I could barely walk. Xi ate most of a lunch by herself, and threw the rest away L

 

Because I was so full, I REALLY didn’t feel like riding a huge, big, scary roller coaster with lots of loops like Batman the Ride. So, we decided that we’ll ride Logger’s Run (water coaster) that have no loops (obviously) and is very calm and boring except for the big splash at the end.  Xi didn’t go, since she didn’t want to get wet. The line was long, 15 minutes, so my stomach was mostly settled down by the time we actually got in a cart. The splash wasn’t as big as I’d thought, but I did get totally soaked. However, the wetness made me forget about my incomming stomachache, and I was all set to go to ride Batman.

 

We went on a ride with some swings before batman to dry off, and I was mostly all dry when we got off. I was the one who organized the order of the rides, and I felt pretty proud since it worked out so well. Xi was afraid to go on Batman, so she decided to wait for us. We were pretty sad she couldn’t go, but we still had fun (I felt sorry for Xi, since she spend almost an hour alone by herself). The wait in line was SUPER long, 45 minutes!! That was some top quality time for me to bond with Amber and Xinru, though. I kind of taught them how to solve the rubric’s cube, but I couldn’t finish even half of my explainations before the ride came. I was really pleased with their progress, because they totally understand most of the things I was saying! They always ask smart questions, and learns really fast! Yay! Best students ever!

 

Batman was well worth it (even though it wasn’t as good as I’d thought, since it was backwards), and it was the first coaster to get a scream out of me. It wasn’t an “I’m excited” scream, it was a scream of terror, because I was genuinely scared at one point in the ride. After that, I just sort of let go and screamed all through the ride, just because I can, because it felt really awesome to scream and nobody will care. Too bad Xi couldn’t go on it with us!

 

After that, we went on three more really scary rides, and Xi didn’t go on any of them! They all had 45 minute long lines, and I taught Amber and Xinru more about how to solve the rubric’s cube during those times. It was really fun for us, we talked and joked and laughed, and I’m really glad to have them as my friends. I wasn’t scared at all anymore when I got on the ride, I just felt excited and couldn’t wait to experience that feeling of going down a hug drop again. No matter how long the rides were, they were always way too short for me! I’m finally beginning to appreciate how amazing roller coasters can be!

 

When we finally went back home (none of us wanted to, but it was time), I felt dead tired. I never thought I would be tired at all when I got to the park, and when I left, I couldn’t even remember what it felt like to be energetic. All that walking, running, standing, andrenaline…wow. I was tired, but it was a good kind of tired. My nap on the bus home was really refreshing, but I still felt tired. Six Flags is awesome, and I definitely want to go back again. I think being with friends is what made the experience so wonderful. I wouldn’t’ve had half the amount of fun if I’d went by myself. During that trip, I realized I’m a really good comedian, and I made Amber and Xinru laughed A LOT!! That field trip was DEFINITELY the BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!!

 

 

 

 

 

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雨林的头像
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写得真好。Susan妈妈一定要好好保护这个天才的女儿啊!

 
周小哭的头像
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好的,我会的。

她正在哭呢,八年级的作业突然间加多了不少,她卡在一个地方做不下去,也不肯换做其它的。最后时间浪费了,作业也没写多少,越想越生气呢:(举个例子说,老师堂上留了个自我简介,六个段落,每个段落的主题都明确了,可是她说别人写完了,她还没有写完。写作这种事情竟然也打击她,呜呜呜,伤心坏了。

我一向烦透了她动作慢、不会合理安排生活这类缺点。不过刚才换了个角度想,这是早晚都要遭遇的问题,给她机会慢慢地学习提高吧,能够指引的地方就指引一下,不听就算了吧。以后她若是真的想做点事情,也不一定非得选短平快的一类,做些给她时间慢慢完成的项目好了:)

 
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