Ummm… hi guys.
I know I haven’t really been up to much talking lately. Maybe it’s cuz talking doesn’t really do me much good. I feel a little lost without having a “real” job and being away from home. I was reminsicing when i chatted with a friend about my first time leaving home to pursue what I wanted to do.
It’s been almost four years since I left home, having to do what I needed to do. Residual cheques from my movies and honorariums from my play kept me from incurring too much debt. I moved in with a Singaporean couple who helped nurture me from any harm and helped me with my bearings around the city. I truly believe this was God’s doing.
Slowly, I was passed onto hands of good friends before I moved to a Victorian home on a street notorious for prostitutes and crackheads. Nonetheless, God told me to be humble. He told me that even if my face was half-paralyzed, that He’d still love me. I was so thankful again. I was so thankful that He had already blessed me so much for 20 years and this was just another test.
My third residence was a shuffle with old Vancouverites and new Vancouverites. The SAS pad turned into the SYD pad. My walk to school was a lil further and my passion for seeking direction started making me anxious. I found my “dream job” and turned out to be a nightmare but I walked out with amazing contacts with extremely talented individuals. In all the bad, God always has a way to make it good.
By helping out my girlfriend with her business and then moving in with her down by the Quay, I started getting a little more erratic. I was both lazy and hardworking at the same time. Now, I had won two competitions prior to graduation. McGregor’s Marketing Project and Shiseido’s The Skincare Poster Design. My complaints about not accomplishing enough by the time I was 24 was turning out better than I thought. Without any expectations, I was once again humbled by my peers and the calibre of work I was competing against. Perhaps once again, God was looking after me again.
So even though I get down about not having a set 9-5 job or pushing a 6 figure income by the time i hit 30. I’m trying to take my little steps. I’m part of a great team that promotes highly successful parties for the sake of having a good time and making sure everyone else is… (in a mature-Asian-crowd-sorta way) via Citrus/Bloom. Also, I have a fitting and then a shooting schedule for American Pie 6. My Utours show will be launched in September.
So ya… I guess I do have a couple things going for me. Maybe my personal life is not entirely personal if people are trying to hound other people about my status.
I’m OK guys. I’m just at a plateau. I told myself that my mantra for 2007 was going to be: HEAR ME ROAR.
I’m not saying much till I have God’s help to ROAR LOUD AGAIN!! 😉