A few of my friends and I went to the Silk Market right outside the Yong’anli subway station in Beijing to do some shopping for souvenirs. While walking around the shops, we passed by a small little ice cream vendor. As we walked past, I made eye contact with a young gentleman standing behind an ice cream counter. He was smiling and asked if we wanted ice cream. My friends and I were on a mission to buy Fathers Day gifts upstairs so we rushed past but as we ran by, I shouted that I’d come back for ice cream after I had food.
While going from shop to shop, I kept thinking about the ice cream guy and his incredible smile. I could see something in the ice cream guy’s eyes that convinced me that this was someone who I would connect with if I ever had the chance. We only saw each other for 2 seconds in passing but somehow I felt really drawn in by him.
After I bought gifts for my dad, I told my friends I wanted to go back downstairs to buy ice cream from the guy since I told him I would. I went back down and the guy seemed happy to see that I really did come back. I wanted to say something to him but I felt silly since I had no reason to assume that this guy might be gay aside from the intuitive feeling I had upon first seeing him. I got a cup of green tea ice cream and my friends jumped on board and purchased ice cream too. When I saw the way he thanked me in particular, I became more certain that this little “connection” between us wasn’t just something I was creating in my own head.
I left the Yong’anli Silk Market that night wishing I could talk to him again.
The next day, my friends and I tried to go to the Sanlintun market located somewhere else in Beijing. When we arrived, we were disappointed to find that it has been closed for the past 2 years due to renovations. Considering how unfamiliar we were with the city, we really no other choice but to go back to the Yong’anli Silk Market! But hey, I wasn’t going to complain! The possibility of MAYBE seeing the cute ice cream guy one more time… totally worth it.
That night, we returned to the Silk Market and I walked right back to the ice cream vendor. Sure enough, the same cute guy was there!!! 😀 I didn’t actually think he’d be there again but he was! He reached over the counter and shook my hand to thank me for coming back. This time, I asked him for a few free samples to drag out my stay so I didn’t have to just buy ice cream and leave. After purchasing another cup of green tea ice cream, I asked him if we could take a picture together before I left. He was happy to. Then he even asked me if he could take a picture!
When I said yes, he came out from behind the ice cream counter and stood next to me. (I died a little.) He took out his iPhone and clicked on this pink camera app that I’ve never seen before. He moved a little closer so we could both be in the picture (I died a little more). He apologized for the app taking so long to open and I told him to take as much time as he needed. The camera app put a box around both of our faces and when he snapped the photo, it outlined us with little hearts. LOLLLLL!
Hahaha guess I wasn’t the only one who had a bit of a crush!
Aside from the photo, all I got was his name: Chang Hai Yang.
Chang Hai Yang is a lucky fellow.
😉 aw stop haha
I CAN’T THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER hhahahahaah I couldn’t stop smiling while reading this xD
That smile *faints* 😉
I KNOW RIGHT? I thought the same thing when I saw that on Facebook. Hahahaha xD
I love this!!!
Its so refreshing to read your post. Keep writing about your genuine heartwarming encounters, real breath of fresh clean air
Awww, why thank you! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying what you’ve read. :3
He looks 12!
You think? He was young but not that young!