2 days ago, I posted off my application form to KPJAYI. AGAIN! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Let's hope this time around I finally get to go. The office has approved 1 month of leave. OK, so it's not the 2 months that I originally intended to go for but hey... I'll take what I can get!
In my excitement at the post office, I tripped over a step and twisted my foot. Good thing I didn't break or snap anything, I just pulled/ sprained a muscle in a MAJOR way. I spent all of yesterday at home because I couldn't walk. I thought my foot looked OK, but when I compared the left foot to the right foot, it looked like I had leftfootelephantitis. To make matters worse, because I'm bikeless, I couldn't cycle to the doctor or physio either... And there's no way I could have WALKED there. (And NO! I refuse to believe this is a bad omen for my intended trip to Mysore!!)
I was forced to stay home with my leg propped up in bed, reading Guruji. HAHAHA! So... It's not like I was complaining AT ALL. :)
The foot's much better today, I just can't apply too much pressure on it so I'm walking around with a limp. Good thing it's a Moon Day so there's no practice today. I couldn't manage any standing sequences yesterday. Tried some seated poses but my left foot couldn't bend beyond a certain point and it got awkward and painful. Jumpbacks? Forget about it! So I figured "Sod it. It's time to rest."
On Tuesday, the day I busted my foot, it was the official last day of Summer (although technically, Summer was pretty much gone when August came around in Amsterdam...) So a workmate decided to take his boat out for ONE LAST boat ride to say "Bye Bye Summer!" He also had fake moustaches on board, so we spent the whole ride blowing furry kisses to our cameras. (Incidentally, EVERYONE on board was smoking cigarettes, but I'm pleased to say I didn't reach for one. It also didn't feel like such a big deal. So... yes, my nicotine detox is still ongoing!) (For my recent struggle with picking up smoking AGAIN, see Point #6 here)
Spot the real moustache.
It was a beautiful day, clear skies and not too cold.
And then we went down one of the canals right in the middle of the Red Light District. There were girls in their knickers in the store windows. But I still didn't have the guts to take photos of them even though we were on a boat and could technically make a run for it if they came out hissing and spitting at us. It was slow-moving traffic down this canal coz there were lots of other tourist boats gawking and rubber-necking too.
Entrance to a sex show (Yes, those are naked ladies on the walls).
Yes, it's the Erotic Museum.
More pictures of naked people on the walls (another sex show? Whore house? Who knows? ...Who cares?! It looks great!)
We passed a "floating" Chinese restaurant (You can see it's not really floating at all).
And the beautiful new library. It made me think of Arturo coz I'm sure he'd appreciate this lovely design.