Sentei-me com minha professora de chinês, Sra Lily Ou Yee Fen, em uma das mesas. E tomamos um tempo para admirar todo o local. O telão, mostrava a logo oficial do evento. Mais tarde, imagens de uma campanha publicitária com membros de nossa Famíilia falando de suas vidas, e como se encontram mesmo com vidas tão diferentes no Mo Gun, ficou sendo veiculada.
Si Fu and Si Mo's wedding celebrations, as well as Si Fu's fifty-year-old celebration. They took place in an incredible hall harmonized with lights and sounds specially prepared for the occasion. Speaking of music, a faint melody was repeated very quietly. It reminded me of the theme song of the Dreamcast game "Shenmue" .. But it was a composition of my brother Kung Fu Flavio Jesus.
I sat with my Chinese teacher, Mrs. Lily Ou Yee Fen, at one of the tables. And we took the time to admire the whole place. The big screen showed the official logo of the event. Later, images of an advertising campaign with members of our Family talking about their lives, and how they really live with such different lives at Mo Gun, was on the screen.
E naquele mar de mesas, toalhas e arranjos com iluminação focal. Cada mesa era de certa forma um microcosmo. E ladeado por meu Si Hing Leonardo Reis, iniciamos uma longa conversa.
The tables were made up of a wonderful floral arrangement, an elegantly printed tablecloth and a card indicating each one's name (photo). The waiters kept on following. In the midst of that moment came to mind the birthdays of Si Taai Gung Moy Yat and Si Taai Po Helen Moy in New York. For although I have never been to any of these celebrations, from hearing the stories so much, it is as if I had already been there. I thought that our Family had reached a new level in this kind of event that night. And for some mysterious reason, I thought of the New York celebrations, which my Si Fu first witnessed in 1997. And now, his own Clan provided something as dignified as that.
And in that sea of tables, tablecloths and arrangements with focal lighting. Each table was somehow a microcosm. And flanked by my Si Hing Leonardo Reis, we started a long conversation.
Discutimos sobre desenhos de facas e sua funcionalidade e uso.Esse primeiro assunto durou quase trinta minutos. Depois disso, Si Hing frisou a importância de que eu me faça mais presente no Mo Gun da Família Moy Jo Lei Ou (da qual fazemos parte) e em atividades relacionadas ao Domínio "Baat Jaam Do". Fez também algumas colocações mais contundentes à respeito da minha trajetória passada, presente e futura dentro da Família. E por fim, fez alguns "wake up calls" muito poderosos.
Confesso que fiquei surpreendido. Foi um momento e tanto de nossa relação.
Às homenagens se sucediam no telão, mas nós estávamos em nosso próprio mundo ali naquele momento. E no fundo, nunca gostei muito de sentar à mesa principal com os outros mestres. Preferia sempre as mesas onde as risadas são mais altas. Mas naquela noite, fiquei feliz de estar sentado à mesa principal com meu Si Hing.
To start a conversation, I asked him if he was excited about the new Star Wars franchise movie. I already knew he would not be, but I just wanted to joke. So we talked about movies, we talked about our expectation with Netflix's "The Witcher," and that's when I asked him what the trip to Argentina had been like. From that point, to my surprise, my Si Hing Leonardo seemed to have a lot to tell me. And because of that, I heard more than I said, as I hadn't done for a long time.
We discussed knife designs and their functionality and use. This first subject lasted nearly thirty minutes. After that, Si Hing stressed the importance that I be more present in the Mo Gun of the Moy Jo Lei Ou Family (of which we are a part) and in activities related to the "Baat Jaam Do" Domain. He also made some striking statements about my past, present, and future trajectory within the Family. And finally, he made some very powerful wake up calls.
I confess that I was surprised. It was quite a moment of our relationship.
Honors followed on the big screen, but we were in our own world there at that moment. And deep down, I never really enjoyed sitting at the main table with the other masters. I always preferred the tables where the laughs are highest. But that night, I was glad to be seated at the head table with my Si Hing.
The Disciple of Master Julio Camacho
Thiago Pereira "Moy Fat Lei"