Nude in Malaysia? Maybe not...
(For those who have forgotten or have not read my profile, I was born and raised in Hong Kong but lived in Malaysia for quite a number of my teenage years while my folks worked there before we finally migrated to Australia. So Malaysia is something like an adopted home for me. Still have many good friends living there.)
It has been fun, meeting up with old friends, shopping, clubbing, eating (oops...did I just say that?), doing my hair (hey, its alot cheaper there)....but had to meet their parents too. Don't get the wrong idea, its great meeting them and they're really nice, but I had to remove some of my "wild" fashion accessories (which is really only my navel ring) as they are rather conservative. Its only a navel ring but I get the shivers whenever I have to remove it. Somehow the little line of flesh holding it in place seems so thin and fragile that I just get nervous about removing it. Heck, now that I'm back home in Australia I haven't put it back on yet because of the same nervousness about tearing my flesh there. Oh....vanity vanity....
Whats interesting though is realising that my views on one's sexuality has radically changed from those of my friends in Malaysia. Ok, I confess. Its more of me being more open these days....alot more open.
We were talking and soon it came to the area of sex. I openly said that I enjoy sex, have multiple partners, pose nude....and they were totally shocked. Seems being too open isn't such a good idea.
I wondered if its me being a total slut (but if I'm a slut then alot of my friends here in Australia must be sluts too) or are they being prudes. To them, having sex and all isn't a big deal, but openly saying it and posing nude are shocks. I don't know, I guess its just a case of a lifestyle, perception and culture in two different places. Malaysia is still an Asian country and though it is modernized, alot of its people still have relatively conservative views on sex compared to western society. If I haven't migrated to Australia years back...who knows?
Since that conversation I feel as if things have changed between me and my old friends there. We're still close and friendly, but it seems as if there is a barrier now between us. Maybe its the embarassment of knowing that their friend (me) is such a....slut? The girls seem a bit hesitant with me and the guys seem to look at me differently. Hmmm.....perhaps they're fantasizing about me? ;) Maybe I'll write more on this later.
But at least one of my old girlfriends there was enthusiastic about my lifestyle. She even told me "Kelly, if I'm in Australia or some foreign country and my folks are not living with me, I would do the same!" We stayed together in the same hotel room when we were holidaying in some other part of Malaysia and we had lots of fun together. :P
But thats Malaysia. I'm back home a few thousand kilometers away from them here in Sydney. As for Yvonne, business as a nude photographer is good. Seems alot of ladies here want to have their own little nudie photo collection. *laugh* Hey, I don't have to queue since she's a personal friend.
Glad to be home. ;)