My Dream Come True 我的梦想成真




十几年前,我还没高中毕业的时候,我拿了一张纸和一支笔,边喝咖啡边我写我这辈子所有想完成的事情。过了这么多年,我也经历过了不少,有些梦想已经成真,但有些愿望我还在追求。
Some ten plus years ago, resolved to make a plan for the rest of my life, I grabbed a random piece of paper and a pen and went about jotting down very own bucket list. I was convinced my life needed some direction, I simply needed to know what was important to me. Some of the things on my bucket list I’ve already achieved, while others are still patiently waiting to be fulfilled. Strangely, despite having written the list when I was only a teenager, my dreams haven’t changed all that much. I guess age doesn't really matter that much when it comes to knowing what you want.



我并不想分享我所有的梦想和希望,可是我可以告诉大家,我这几年一直有一个很大的梦想 —— 我非常想坐直升机。从小我一直很喜欢看直升机起飞,我也不知道具体为什么直升机一直令我神往,但是我就克制不了我的欲望。
While I’m not planing to share all my dreams and hopes for my future in this post, I do would like to share one of my dreams with my readers. One of the items on my bucket list has always been to ride in a helicopter. I almost managed to make that dream come true while living in Ireland, but in the end my plans fell through and for the last few years I’ve been too busy to put much thought into my helicopter dream. Yet all it ever took to remind my of my burning desire to experience the joys of a helicopter right, was the mere sight of a photo of one of these impressive machines.



上个月我突然发现了我可能有机会坐直升机,不过,虽然朋友说好帮我安排,我一直不敢希望我的梦想可能马上就要成真。所以我选择了默默地等待。一直等了到朋友通知我2018年31月31日早上来接我带我去坐直升机。一路上,我依然不敢相信,直到看到了直升机,我更不敢相信了。事实上,朋友说话算数,说好也想了办法实现我的梦想。坐上直升机,跟机长打了个招呼以后我慢慢开始相信,慢慢意识到我的梦想真的就要成真。机长轻轻地从直升机坪起飞了,轻松地转弯,在垂直起飞后也就飞走了。我的心跳加速,笑逐颜开,满面笑容地感谢机长。他却非常淡定的继续在天空中翱翔,一边还告诉我下面能看到什么。我盯着直升机的仪表台和飞控设备,非常钦佩机长的技术,心里默默地渴望自己也能坐在他的位置上感受一下直升机的魅力。当几张说控制直升机并不难,像开车一样,我越想自己驾驶直升机。不过事实上,机长的经历不少,虽然好像还很年轻,但已经驾驶直升机无数个小时。
Last month, I unexpectedly got the opportunity to make my dream come true, but despite repeated promises, I didn’t dare to believe I would actually end up to be lucky enough to experience the wonders of riding in a helicopter. Real friends, however, don’t make promises they don’t intend to keep and on the 31st of March, 2018 I found myself in a car on the way to fulfil my dream. Still, I didn’t dare to believe, not even once I stood a mere fifteen metres away from the helicopter, feeling the sheer force of the rotors, that was about to whisk me away into the skies. Once I finally sat inside the helicopter, headset on and seatbelt securely fastened, feeling the speed of the engine slowly increase, I eventually slowly allowed myself to believe that my dream was indeed about to come true. Seconds later the pilot took off, so gently I barely felt the ground give way to the air underneath the helicopter. The pilot turned the heavy bird around with such extraordinary ease, that it was plain obvious he had hundreds of hours of flying experience under his belt, and rising further up into the air he sped away, taking me with him into the skies. We communicated through the headset, which I found odd at first but soon got used to, and he kindly informed me what I could see to my left, right as well as in front of me, however he quickly noticed that I was thoroughly fascinated with the helicopter controls and therefore stopped talking about the scenery and politely answered a couple of questions about his flying skills and the helicopter under his command. He treated me to a couple of spins and turns, literally rendering me speechless.



假如你愿意等待,假如你不放弃自己的梦想,那它也就会成真。
If you are willing to wait, if you don’t ever give up on your dreams, they will come true.