I started smoking when I was 16 and smoked for over 10 years.
And then I quit when I was 27. It's been almost 3 years now.
I quit smoking because I felt I was too dependent on it.
I didn't feel like I could release my stress without it anymore, and I didn't like that.
I'm glad that I quit smoking, and it has made my life a bit easier.
I don't particularly believe that quitting smoking is always the healthy thing to do, but I'm glad that I no longer have to worry about running out of a pack, or getting a space to smoke, or the cigarette smell on clothes.
So, I guess I did a right thing for myself, and I don't think I'm going back to smoking again.
But, I also want to remind myself that making everything right is not always the right thing to do. It's not that simple.
My wife did a dance performance at Thai New Year Festival in Hollywood last weekend. She's been taking a Thai dance class for a few month and just got her first gig there. It was quite an interesting event.
There were lots of people, different kinds of people, eating Thai food, drinking beer, watching Muay Thai and Thai dances.
It was pretty random that my wife, a Japanese girl, was performing Thai dance for Thai festival, but I like the multiculturalism. The event sort of reminds me of the reason why I live here.
She wrote a blog about the event.
Check it out if you can read Japanese or have a decent translator.