Second embarrassing moment: This was in the fifth grade. Actually this is a common experience always coming back to me. It is reading time and we're taking turns reading. I remember it came to my turn. The first word was "would." Would?!?! I can't say that! It got embarrassingly quiet when it came to my turn. I was busy whispering, "W-w-w-w-w-w-" I got angry with myself because it just wouldn't come out. The teacher finally yelled at me to start reading. Augh! The blind world we live in....
by Jenny Woo, age 17
added May 31, 2003
added March 17, 2006
Who would ever remember anything about the most embarrassing moments in their life? People would easily choose to forget the most humiliating moments in life. It seems easier to forget rather than to dwell in humiliation, but whatever we do a hint of that moment will still remain in our memories. After some time, that memory would just be a funny thing which will make us laugh if it passes in our minds. Last summer, I went to a beach in Asia with my family. We stayed in a hotel just 20 meters away from the beach. The scent of sea welcomes us each day we woke up. The sea breeze touches my skin as I walk on the shore.
The locals were hospitable and greets us every time we passed by. I felt like I was from royalty whenever I was served by a coconut milk on a coconut husk by the local server. The experience was memorable and I given a chance I still want to go back, not just because the trip was great but because I had a very funny experience or a laughable incident there. One evening, I and my family had dinner in a native looking restaurant. The place has a native ambiance and the interiors were very tribal. The restaurant was over a man-made body of water. The restaurant as supported by large bamboo rafts floating over the water.
These made me feel like I was on a boat. I do not advice this place for people with motion sickness. We had our tour guide with us which makes our stay very comfortable. The tour guide usually ordered for us during our meals which I find very helpful because the menus and were in a native language and I find the English translation very bizarre. So our tour guide ordered the “House Specialties”, this are the food served in place which made it popular. As we waited for our meal to be served, a group of men carrying banjos approached our table talking in a native language.
Our tour guide said that this were the entertainers for the night. These men would be singing for us. I was amused when one of the trios impersonated Elvis. It made laugh not because he sang badly but he sang with a native accent which made the dancing very hilarious. So hilarious that I cannot stop laughing to the point that rice grains came out of my nose which made me choke while I was laughing. I cough and laugh at the same time and everyone else was thinking that I was so amused by the performance. Then suddenly, it was all black. When I woke up, I was already lying on a bed in a little clinic on the hotel.
The doctor said that I had oxygen deficiency due to coughing and laughing at the same time. I was shocked to hear that I almost died on that incident, but the funny part is that what knocked me out was a grain of rice and a funny little man impersonating Elvis. Every time we have a family reunion, that incident became a laughing gas to my family. It was a memorable and funny experience. I would not forget the face of that little man who also killed me by making me laugh and I had a certain trauma of ever eating rice again. After that I clearly realized that laughing to death is plausible.