02 November 2014

Sprained part 2

So almost 1 month after my sprained ankle, I went from feeling better, to walking normally, to running then foot hurting to ankle swollen again. Not sure if I messed it up again? Or it just hadn't fully recovered.

I'm back in Hong Kong from my trip to the US and let me just say, the comedy scene in Los Angeles is insane! Woah! I'm talking about very strong comics, lots of shows and lots of rejects. What do I mean? There is a very, very wide range of comedy shows, from ones that deserve to be live broadcasted (like the Comedy Store Roast Battle) to ones that should be pretty much shut down (like some of the open mics...) but all in all I see how this scene has been here for so many years. It's definitely very mature and along with maturity comes a very real sense of "either you make it, or you're spat to the sidewalk" mentality where the system has no time for average.

After my experience in the US, I definitely learned a lot as a comedian and I must say, it's kind of shifted my focus in general, making me realize there is a world of comedy where you are constantly forced to be your best or be discharged by the system. Oh and that Target stores are freakin' huge there! OMFG the first time I walked into Target, I was mind-blown (plus I'd been awake for the last 32 hours...). I'd never seen so much space and so many things all under one roof and one checkout section. I was like a kid in a candy store!

So a week later, I was ready to go back to Hong Kong, ready to get back to my life, newly recharged and excited. Of course, the last few days, a twist must happen to the plot and I end up hurting my right ankle again. Upon returning to HK, I am limping again and well a lot of my "wahoo let's do this!" attitude had to be put on hold because it's quite hard to get excited when you're walking a 0.5km/hour.

Today my foot's feeling better and I'm walking 95% normally. I've got a week and a half to go before I head over to Macau for the Macau Grand Prix working at the Press Room and then I head to Manilla, Kuala Lumpur and hopefully Singapore as well for comedy before the end of the year comes along.

2014 has been a crazy year but a very rewarding one, I've grown a lot and also improved on many of my personal goals/records. With all these new experiences still tingling through my mind, I can't wait to see what 2015 has for me as I'm ready to open a new page/chapter and rock it out.

Until then, I'm going to go for a walk.... at a normal pace :)


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