Photos are UP on my facebook account. Finally, all the photos are uploaded! I do not like the speed of Malaysia’s broad narrowband, not one bit. If you’d like to have a look at the whole album [I’d be nuts to post all 123 photos here!], just add me on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/mei.ng and include a little note please, lest your request languishes in the dephths of cybertrash.
In the meantime, I’m doing a double tomorrow [morning and evening class] as I won’t be able to practice on Wednesday as I’ll be in Singapore watching Lady GaGa strut her stuff 😀
On a more personal note, just realised after I pay off for Teacher Training and borrowing money from my mum for air tickets and what not, I’ll be surviving on PBJ in Vegas. In fact, I don’t even have the cash to renew my car’s road tax / insurance. That and should the opportunity arise for me to teach overseas [I REALLY WANT TO!], the furthest I can go is Southeast Asia, or India as I’ve got no money for Europe or USA. Should I have left my job so early to prepare myself mentally and physically for this? Logically, no, the boyfriend and family say, as now I will be scraping by to survive. But screw this, if I worked the crazy hours I did, put up with the nonsense I had to put up with, I wouldn’t be in my sweet happy spot now. I don’t intend to look back in regret [Oh, should’ve worked for 2-3 more months to raise the funds], but you know what? Some days I *do* feel like my dad was right, I am a total fuck-up. A total fuck-up because I’m a Chinese who can barely speak Mandarin but speaks better Spanish and Italian, a fuck-up because I’m dyscalculic and a fuck-up because I am a 24 year old ex-copywriter who is going to become a yoga teacher and help change lives.
So if that’s a fuck-up to my father, well then, I’m proud of being one. I may not be able to change the mind of ONE PERSON, but if I can change the lives of a THOUSAND people, that means more to me than parental approval.
How did this come about? Well, at posture clinic, Rich called me up onstage to demonstrate a backbend [because according to Jakob I’ve got a crazy backbend]. As I walked up on stage, a little nervous and excited [so help me God please don’t make me barf my lunch out on Rich!], he suddenly announced “This is Mei, and she’s going to be a teacher!”. The first thought that came to my head was “…SHH SHH SHH!”. My dear friends, you have NO IDEA how embarassed I was! Then I realised after clinic that even if my parents don’t support or understand what I do, there are other people out there who do. So thank you all very much for your support, kind words and love, it means A LOT to me! I’d bake y’all a giant cookie, but I’d eat it all before it can even leave the kitchen. *burp.
p.s : Would you all like to see another installment of DomoAdventures with a Pony this time? 😀