Since way back when I started kindergarten which was around the year 1990. I was never one who would listen to anyone. I'd be doing things my own way. I didn't care about what other people think of me. And I didn't believe that I should be doing the same things that everyone's doing just because everybody's doing it. Fast forward to 2008. I still do things my own way. And I wouldn't change it for the world.
For all my life I have listened to all kinds of things. From people who want to change me. From people who want me to submit to be just another average joe. For me, that's just bullshit. Which is one of the downsides of living in Malaysia. I have been interested in music since I learned to play the guitar when I was 15. I finished the grade 5 practical exams for the classical guitar in just one year. 1 year! That's super fast. One of the reasons being that I was still a kid and kids as they say have brains like sponges. Too bad my parents or the teachers or anyone else for that matter thought that I shouldn't take it as more than just a hobby.
But that's the thing of the past. Nowadays I always get questions about why am I doing these dangerous stunts. Why would I still want to do it after breaking my arm.
It's a stupid question. You don't ask a teacher why he teaches. You don't ask an entrapreneur why he owns a business. You don't ask a musician why he makes music. You don't ask an athlete why he's into sports. You see what I mean? Parkour is not just a fad. It's not something I take for granted. It's not something you can get good at with just a month's practice. It's serious business and it took some really hard training, blood, sprains and sweat and not to mention a broken arm to get to where I am today. And you still ask me why do I do it? Why would I still want to do it? Why don't you find a normal job? Why this why that. Stop asking me stupid questions!! It's an insult when you ask me these questions.
It's been more than 5 years since I've known about parkour. It's been 3 years since I've gotten serious in parkour and it has been 8 years that I've got to deal with the same questions the same look on the faces of the people who ask me these questions. Friends, family, strangers, girlfriends I got it from all of them. But if I had listened to them I wouldn't get to where I am now. I still believe that this will be something really big. And I'll work my ass of to get there. I don't care what you people think. I make my own path. I always did. And I'm gonna follow this through to the end. I finally found something that I really want to do and I won't let anything stop me this time.