When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a detective, like a lady Dick Tracy.

"Foolish girl!', anyone who heard me would say.

Or a striptease.

But in an Asian culture such as ours, well, that is not to be talked or thought about. 

Oh Well.

Teachers are cool and so I thought  that I could be one, too. My teachers would smile proudly and elders would nod and say, "that's good".But when I still wanted to take up a teaching course in college, my parents would say, "that's all work and little pay..."

So I stacked it behind my all other priorities. I took up an industrial course instead.

2 pinky-swear friends shared a thought or two...:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I wanted to play the piano, having had lesson since the age of four and passed many examinations.
At 17, met the love of my life and married at 19. I still love music and wish I hadn't given up my lesson.

Loved your write.
Yvonne.

T. McAlpine said...

I wanted to become an airline pilot, but lacked the internal fortitude to carry it out because of mental weakness to vain desires and wishes.