11 陳劍豪 / 女朋友 / 24歲 / 電腦銷售員 她對我來講是生命中最重要的人,雖然我們沒有很多時間相處,但她是我生命中最大的轉捩點。 認識她之前其實生命沒什麼目標,但透過我們之間的通信來往,我們談論了很多話題而在這過程 中她也協助我找到了人生目標。同時也練成了第三種語言(日文),而這是我人生中另外一個轉 捩點。 兩年前我第一次來台灣時,發現一家叫做Nova的百貨公司。這家百公司貨內有許多樓層,主要販 賣電子類產品,如電腦設備、錄放影機、手機等其它相關電子產品。在這眾多店家與專櫃的百 貨裡,Apple蘋果電腦專櫃也在其中。於是,當我第二次再來台灣時,我又去了Nova一趟,主要想 向那裡工作人員詢問一些我電腦的問題。這也是我怎麼遇到這位參加者的地方。他看到我的筆 記型電腦裡有幾張日本裝置藝術的照片,我告訴他這是我去年在日本創作的。之後他開始向我 聊起十年前認識的日本朋友,他們在五年前有再見第二次面,十年來,他們總共就只見這麼兩次 面。在這段期間,他有跑去學日語,但一直還沒去過日本。他問我能否給他幾張我筆記型電腦裡 的相片,因為他想寄給他在日本的朋友,於是我便把那十六張照片全都給了他。
Chien Hao Chen / Girlfriend / Age 24 / Computer salesman She is the most important person in my life. Although we didn’t have much time to be together, she is the turning point of my life. Before I got to know her, I did not have a goal in my life, but through our correspondence, we talked about many important issues and everyday life and she helped me to understand the true meaning of my life in the process. Besides, she also encouraged me to learn the third language which is Japanese, which again is another turning point of my life. Two years ago on my ﬁrst visit to Taipei, I discovered a Department Store called Nova. This multi-storey building was dedicated to the selling of electronic equipment from computers, video, cell phones to many other related electronic devices. Within this shopping complex there was an Apple shop. On my second visit to Taipei, I returned to this shop because I wanted some advice on my computer. This is how I met this participant. On my Desktop I had a photograph of one of my installations I had created in Japan last year. He remarked about this photo and when I told him that I did this work in Japan, he started telling me about his Japanese friend whom he met 10 years ago. He met her again 5 years later which meant that they have only met twice in the last 10 years. In the meantime he learnt Japanese but he has never as yet visited Japan. He asked me to give him the photo I had on my desktop so that he could send it to his friend in Japan. I gave him all sixteen photos I had of that project in my computer.