Curtain Call: Life is Full of Curve Balls

As we all have witnessed in the last 2 1/2 years or so, life is full of curve balls.

Before this pandemic, I’d encountered my share of unpredictable people- myself included- but the pandemic has proven to be moodier than the moodiest of those unreasonable people.

Most of my colleagues in the creative industries have suffered from this unfathomable creature akin to a shivering chihuahua in a designer handbag i.e. it just doesn’t make sense.

I am not an exception, and my rakugo work has also suffered so much that it completely exhausted last month…

I became officially a jobless performer.

Everything has an end.

As such, as of 19 June 2022, I will retire from a full-time English Rakugo performer.

Thank you so much for all your support for the last 5 1/2 years!

I will go back to my old lover aka librarianship and work as a part-time librarian.

I mean… part-time.

By the way, I said I will retire from being a full-time performer.

Sorry the photo and what I’ve written so far was a clickbait, really.

Of course, I will still remain a part-timer English Rakugo performer!

Nothing can take away rakugo from me even if I have to turn into a shivering chihuahua (I got nothing against this breed).

The funny thing is that as soon as I got the librarian job, I have been asked to perform rakugo at 3 different places!

Yes, it’s always a struggle to stay being a performer when you are well into your middle-aged years, but hey the world will be a boring place if everybody grows up completely.

Idiots like us keep the world sane.

“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

Dalai Lama

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