There are days… while surfing about the Web that I come across something that tickles my fancy and brings me back to memories of the days when I was just a wee lil’ girl, who more than anything in the whole wide world, wanted to be all “kung fu-y” and badass…. just like all those amazing women in the cheesy kung fu films that filled my Saturday afternoon TV watching.
Sure… there was always a Hero in those films….but the girls….. they looked just like me!! They had the same dark hair… the same eyes… the same tiny delicate build…. but nobody, and I mean nobody, ever messed with them (except the Evil villian of course… but then that’s his job, Hehehe!!). For a little Asian girl growing up in the US…. and the only Asian girl in my school at the time… these were potent images that always reminded me that I too, could one day grow up to be both exotic, pretty, as well as kick serious butt… just like the boys. (Maybe even better… 😉 )
In that spirit…. I was always a bit disappointed that I never did gain any of those crazy mad martial art skills, becoming instead a cook in my Grown-up years. Outside of some Tai Chi classes waaay back in college, I’ve never ever had the opportunity to study anything as amazing as that. Usually… except for a movie now and again… I almost forget the fanciful dreams of a little girl and her “Kung Fu Princess” aspirations…. But then…. along comes a cute, nifty lil’ cartoon to remind me that there are always possibilities that you can somehow manage to still be both…. 😉