Lei Ann...Off Duty

acupuncturist kung fu sifu speed typist hawaiian-born bostonian zombie hunter...so what's a girl supposed to wear on her day off? leiannoffduty@gmail.com ~ FB: Lei Ann Off Duty

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*lei ann…ON DUTY ~ getting ready for year of the snake!*

in five days, it’ll be chinese new year…lunar year of the black water snake 4711!   from this week on for about a month, the above lion dance costume is pretty much the outfit i will be wearing most of the time…hahaha!  most of our lion dance & kung fu demonstrations are private events, but we (me & other performance team members of my kung fu school) will be doing the traditional lucky chinese lion dance at the downtown crossing macy’s at approximately 2:00 on sunday, feb. 10, the actual day of chinese new year.  if anyone wants to see me in my less than fashionable wear (and shoes with NO heels…gasp!), come on down ^_^

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*lei ann on duty (mostly) ~ southern edition*

early this month, i took a trip down south to knoxville, tennessee for a big kung fu school anniversary celebration.  here are the “non” outfit photos that ensued…hahaha!  on our way down, we met up with 11 (yes eleven!) friends for lunch in silver springs, maryland; met another friend, saw her show & had lunch in abingdon, virginia; went zipling & rafting; ate mass quantities of BBQ & drank a lot of koolaid & sweet tea & *finally* did my kung fu performance in my lovely new, never debuted turquoise uniform that i brought back from china 2 years ago ^_^ 

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*lei ann…ON DUTY ~ taiwanese independence day*

not really an outfit post…just showing me “on duty” for a change…hahaha!  10/10 is the date of taiwanese independence day & today was very special as it was the 100th celebration of ten ten or double ten as it’s also called, when the republic of china (taiwan) was formed.  since my kung fu school is based in chinatown, we often participate in such community activities that show support for our asian heritage.  we paraded with our chinese lions & dragons from the chinatown gate to city hall plaza, started off the celebration with a performance in front of a 1000-person strong crowd, listened to the big wigs make speeches, paid our respects to the taiwanese flag raising, then watched the other performers like dancers, drumming troupes, etc.  we had gorgeous weather, so even though i had to sacrifice another sunday morning for my kung fu duties…it was a great day to do so :)

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*lei ann…ON DUTY*

so, i can’t believe i’m posting this. welp…too late, already clicked submit…done & DONE. you see, i usually don’t like mixing up stuff. when i eat asian food, i seriously avoid having the meats/veggies/sauces leak onto my white rice. i like keeping the rice pristine. i don’t like my different groups of friends mingling together, like spa girls amongst martial artists…no one has anything in common to talk about. BUT…here i am posting one of my kung fu photos on my all fashiony, prissy, high-heeled personal style blog. WTH?

as cute & girly as i looked yesterday, today i am decidedly not girly (but still cute right? hahaha). one of my duties of my second career as kung fu instructor is performing…whether it be demonstrating martial arts techniques or chinese lion dancing for various events, exhibitions or festivals. today, we were hired by the hmart in burlington to perform lion dancing for the store’s anniversary. so for today, lei ann…off duty is officially “on duty” ^_^

OF NOTE…even in regulation kung fu garb, i’m still on trend, right? check it…i’m FINALLY wearing red pants!!!

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