From leggings to fishnet stocking. From t-shirts to maxi dress. From mini skirts to tube tops. Fashion is always changing and being recycled. Even though not everyone dresses like Heidi Klum or Cindy Crawford, I think everyone has a fashion sense/style of their own. As far as I'm concerned, I'm into a more casual and comfortable style than anything else. On occasion I like to be snazzy and fancy. But when I'm home alone, cleaning, working or watching TV, I go with my "lazy wear." I rarely go out if I'm wearing my lazy wear and if I do, it's usually to go jogging or ride my bike.
Now, let's rewind to English Corner last Friday. I was the only American available for English Corner and was happy to make the most of it by myself. English Corner usually starts at 7:15 pm. I was just about to cook my dinner when I got a text from one of the other American women that live here.
Text as follows: Thanks for doing English Corner, appreciate that!
Text received at 6:50 pm Friday night.
Reply to text: Oh my!! I completely forgot and my reminder didn't go off!! On my way!!
I quickly put my dog in her kennel, grabbed keys and a water bottle and my purse. I sighed knowing it takes AT LEAST a 15 minute taxi ride from my apartment. And I could make it just in time, but only if there was already a taxi waiting outside the school gate. NO TIME TO CHANGE MY CLOTHES.
When I arrive there are only 5 students. But just before we actually begin another 7 or 8 students arrive. I begin to wish I had taken 2 or 3 minutes to change clothes. Low and behold, the topic was FASHION!!!
English Corner questions included, but were not limited to:
Do you read fashion magazines?
Who do you think is the most fashionable person in your family?
Who is the most fashionable teacher you know?
What would you never wear?
What color looks best on you?
Does your fashion change with the seasons?
But the icing on the cake was: ARE YOU FASHIONABLE TODAY?
I can't make this stuff up. So, you tell me...Was I fashionable?
And in classic Chinese style, all the students say, "Oh Nila, yes! I think you are very fashion!"