水曜日, 12月 7

バレー しばしば バレー (Ballet or Volleyball)

I always wanted to be a ballerina when I was a little kid. But believe it or not, I was too much of a chunk. I remember I attempted gymnastics for about 10 sessions...long enough for the instructor to readily comment on how heavy, fat, and awkward I was and long enough for my dreams of being an Olympic gymnast to rapidly fade hahaha....

As my days swiftly pass here in Japan, I've been learning not to take criticism so personally and to put my best foot forward in matters where I have little experience. So now that I could care less, chunk or not, I decided a few months ago that I was gonna be that ballerina...good or bad. My kid in the candy store moment came when I received my princess pink slippers. Nothing fancy but it did require about a 5-week shipping order to fulfill my enorme size 26.5 foot size here in Japan!!! Plz note that the ballerinas below don't look nearly as cute as the lil' ones with tutus...but even so, we have a jolly time. I've not only learned some ballet basics (as noted in title...it is pronounced the same as "volleyball" in Japanese which leads to some confusing conversations) but I've also gotten down those pesky " left, right, back, forward" Japanese terms to a swift kick. I hope to continue learning...preferably someday in English, or if nothing else to keep STRETCHING!! Maybe on my trip back to the States, I'll deck myself out in my own lil' tutu. But until then....the moral of the story is to "do something totally unexpected today or maybe find a lost dream"!!! It doesn't hurt (at least figuratively speaking) to try ^_^ !!

6 件のコメント:

steph さんのコメント...

see, the funny thing is i had the flip side of the coin - i did ballet for like 11 years when i was a kid and i didn't like it much but my parents wouldn't let me quit! i'm so glad you're having fun!

Matthew さんのコメント...

Well good for you! I prefer modern over ballet though, much more free when it comes to motion. (Yes you can snicker all you want....I danced.....so what?!?!) Let me know how it goes cause I do still remember some things.....which is hard for my scattered mind to do... :) Aufwiedersehen! (Goodbye in German) Peace!

Sarita さんのコメント...

i wanna learn all kinds of dance but never had much chance to try. Salsa- LUV it!!! U up for lessons hahaha???

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

i like freestyle jams at aerobics classes!

steph さんのコメント...

oh yeah!!! i'm sending you an S....O....S!!! i'm sending you a uh uh uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh uh!!!

Mother さんのコメント...

I ADORE those pink shoes! Are you bringing them home to show me! You are AMAZING!
Love, Mom