NEW FEATURE: Please enjoy the following post that includes proof of my editing! As you read along you will notice words like
this. These words express things I would LIKE to write, but don’t for whatever reason! But in this case did!
Quite often, if I am not pointing out how hot it is here, I tend to lean upon expressing new things I have learned. I believe it is true that you learn something new everyday! The best though is when you learn something new over time! You experience the “aha” moment, the light bulb goes off, the Eureka effect
no “you-reek-ah” lol, the “I can’t believe some IDIOT one ate my secret stash of nacho chips I left on the counter” moment!! I could go on! But I won’t, I think my train of thought was shifting with that last one anyways. What I am getting at is, we all know those experiences that bring new light to our lives. Some maybe more than others, depending on how smart you are! If you ever felt you maybe didn’t know enough about, hmmm, let’s say YOURSELF, then you should move to Asia! Prime example: recently while with a group of friends here, I was being asked what I used to do for work in Canada. After I listed a few things I had done I added that for a while I was also a lion tamer! Instead of getting the rolling thunder of laughter light chuckle I was aiming for, I was suddenly surrounded by wide eyes of amazement! After “explaining” my joke to some very disappointed listeners, (which I should add always enhances the joke doesn’t it??) I basically realized my dreams of being the latest comedian in Asia were put to rest. Mind you, even in western society most of my attempts to be funny result in eye rolls and or sudden silent dispersing of conversation, jerks, so maybe it’s for the best! My point is, and it’s a biggie….
“People here might not think I am very funny, but they make really gross noises!!”
The other night I was laying in bed enjoying the thunder and lightening storm. It was amazing! I was in the midst of thinking how peaceful it was when I suddenly heard one of my
favorite neighbors come into the sound amplifying alley of ours and start puking! See what I mean, ” gross noises”!
Yesterday Abby and I went to the book store. I love the book store because they usually crank the A/C and it is full of stationary! Who doesn’t love to look at stationary, right!? Pens, pencils, highlighters, sharpeners with long winded English inspirational quotes on them, you know what I mean! But, I must say, when you are in the process of choosing your next highlighter for studying, which is a big deal, along with the soundtrack of Mr. stock boy in the corner clipping his toe nails, it sorta kills the mood! GROSS NOISES right!!??
The other night I was watching t.v. and Abby let out one of those super gross hiccup-burp sounds….ew NIGHT RUINER! “GROSS NOISES!”
I will clarify my blanket statement that ” they make really gross noises!” On occasion it’s not “gross” necessarily. Annoying maybe??? This past weekend was
torture a big fat “joy”, because we had a wedding! Yes, we had a wedding! Sure it may have been arranged by the neighbors in the building next door but whether we liked it or not, we were going to be a part of it! So when the massive wedding tent gets set up on the street directly in front of you and you have to drive your moto aiming for dodging wedding guests, or you exit the ONLY way out of your apartment to the alley turned banquet kitchen…..you better like it! And you better like the sound of crazy singing/chanting and cymbals at a 5am ceremony or wall shaking drunk karaoke late at night, because this block party is happening!! And she’s going to last for a day and a half!!
All and all I am
crying still alive! I might have to put up with gross and/or annoying sounds that wildly assault my inner soul ear drums, but at least everyone no one thinks my jokes are funny!! ….*dramatic sigh* The end.
Ok, so now the photo section of the blog.
WHAT!!??? You already looked through it without reading my post first! There is a real mix of different occasions in this gallery. Enjoy the always ridiculous lovely commentary!!
ALSO: Here is a link to a short video shot of the wedding!!!
http://instagram.com/p/hEBCX9MQEd/ (hope it works)