So as I am about to turn 30. I wanted to reflect on my life. It is weird thinking that I am turning 30 years old, I definitely do not feel 30. So what i’m going to do is reflect on points in my life in certain stages of my life.
0-4.5 years old:
Was born in Paris… Paris, France that is, because nobody in their right mind would actually declare themselves actually from being born Paris, Ontario. Funny thing about that is… till this day when I tell people that I was born in France, they don’t believe me. Maybe it’s because i’m Asian. Who knows. There are a few things that I remember about my early childhood. I remember being able to ride a bicycle without training wheels when i was about just over 3 years old. I remember blowing my first bubbles with bubble gum. I remember puking in a soup and having my sister eat it later on. She denies it till this day… but it’s a true story. I actually remember owning a commodore 64 and playing the tarzan game. The commodore 64 was actually made the same year i was born. I remember when my dad came up to me and my sister and asked us how we would like to live in Canada. Me and my sister were all for it. Obliviously not really understand the circumstances or anything. However , I am forever glad that we did move to Canada. As I love this country and I am proud to call myself Canadian.
4.5-11 years old:
So when I first moved into Canada, I remember living with all my cousins and aunts and uncles in one house hold in Gosford (jane & finch area) which was pretty crazy we probably had like 4-5 familes living at one point in that house. My aunts and uncles from vietnam and some of their children. I do have found memories such as when we all shared one bed (like 4 of us) and my uncle thought it would be cool to step all over us. I remember walking to school with my cousins and having them ditch us or try to feed us poison berries.
My first Crush Melinda.. (Blonde blue eye white girl). Collecting Gi Joe, Rambo Sticker books. I remember my uncle buying me the Voltron Action figure. The early years of my childhood I was such a misunderstood kid. I got in trouble in school a lot since I was always a sensitive and emotional person. When someone said something to me that i didn’t like or did something. I’d usually punch them in the face. I did get teased and picked on a lot in my early years of school. Which in turn made me do that to others as well. Oddly enough a lot of the people i picked on I ended up actually Being pretty good friends with them. I had a pretty bad temper and I got suspended numerous times…. My teachers oddly enough, not matter how much of a nuisance i was , they actually quite liked me. I guess they saw that I Wasn’t a bad person and that i just did a lot of stupid things. In grade 5 I moved schools as my parents and principal thought it would be for my best interest, changing the scenery and all.
11-14 years old:
So grade 6 was a huge life changer for me. this is where I actually started to change my act around. I actually owe this to one person. This person even though the first time I had ever met her I was a huge douche cookie. I’m pretty sure I swore at her and called her a bitch for no reason during grade 5 picture day. The next year when I ended up being in the same class as her, I was getting in trouble and had a huge tantrum and I was very upset. As the teacher was getting the principal to escort me out. This girl actually came up to me and put her hand on my shoulder and actually told me that everything was going to be okay. I was completely blown away. This girl that I for no reason was a complete jackass went out of her way to help me out. I can honestly say that was one of the biggest changes in my life. After that event I honestly got better and handling my temper. That also lead me the way on teaching myself on what I looked for in a woman. This person was such an awesome individual. It didn’t matter how popular she was or that everybody knew that I liked her. She always treated me the same. I ended up liking her 4 like 4 years or so. Never actually wanted anything to happen or anything like that but it really gave me a good aspect on what I looked for in a girl. It really made me not care for superficial people and really care more about how people treat you. I actually managed to end up working with her after high school and actually ended up telling her this story. of course she had no clue on how big of an impact she had in my life but I’m glad that i met her.
14-18 years old:
oh the high school years, it was quite an experience for me. Everything that happened prior to that was such a big change. People I was friends with in middle school moved on to becoming friends with other people. Mostly in their own ethnicity. I found in high school I always tried so hard to belong in groups places and things and that I always cared what people thought of me. which is probably one of the main reasons why I honestly don’t talk to anyone from my high school days. Not that there’s anything wrong with anyone that i met. it’s just that it was totally a different place and time and at that point of time I don’t believe I really belonged. However, I would still love to see some of these people to see how they are doing. I still have many on my facebook and it’s really neat to see how far some have gone. whether it’s to becoming doctors, lawyers,firefighters or even musicians.
19-29 Years old:
after high school I really didn’t know what i wanted to do or what i wanted to be. Got my first job ever after high school. Working at the movie theater I ended up meeting some of the most amazing friends that i still hold till this day. went to a few different colleges before finally graduating in culinary which lead me to the path of moving to Alberta for a year and living on my own. This stage of my life was really interesting. It’s actually where I really grew as a person. I learned a lot about the gay community (got to march in two pride Parades). Lived on my own and finally stopped giving a shit about what people thought about me and just started to live my life for myself. Met the woman of my life playing World of Warcraft. Got Married. Share a beautiful child with my wife who is the most amazing and precious thing in the world. I get big hugs when I come home!
Turning 30: So i’m finally turning 30.. I’m actually really looking forward to it. On sunday I get to play my very first game of Dungeon and Dragons. Which has been one of my life long dreams! never got a chance as a kid to play it and now 30 years later i get to experience it! very excited. I honestly think the 30 ‘s are going to be the best years of my life but to be honest i’ll probably say that about every upcoming decades. So here’s hoping for an awesome 30s and thanks everyone who has ever interacted with me in the last 30 years. Whether were still friends or not you’ve all helped me become who I am.