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Julia Ling
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How Embarrassing!

Oh my gosh I am so embarrassed I haven't updated in forEVER!

So much has happened... but all my friends here have been on my mind throughout these months. 

Okay so a quick summary of what I've been doing this last year, all in this paragraph so that you may skip this paragraph if it bores you ^_^   I took my 3 courses on real estate, then passed the exam, so I have my real estate license now.  I'm a regular on Chuck this second season, so they've been keeping us busy on set.  We went to all these publicity things like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taicq-gwObA .  I've been shadowing the directors on set, writing my short films, and packaging for this new project.  We finished and printed our short film from last year "Cinder" (yaye!) and I've been training a lot in dance and martial arts, and dealing with RAID configurations on my computer.

I created a new little website for my family and friends at http://www.julialing.net  And then we shot a trailer called BLACK DRAGON, starring Xin Wuku. It was the featured spotlight on youtube yesterday.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLebl3iNHk  The ubergeek side of me compelled me to Guitar Hero and Rock Band.  Okay so that's in a nutshell :) :) --whew!

Now here's the exciting part:

A few months ago, I went to Sequoia to find some peace and fresh air in the woods.  There were signs posted everywhere that read, Keep Your Dogs in Your Car! Active Bear Site!

I drove to about 8,000 feet elevation when suddenly, noticed the most breathtaking, amazing scenic view ever!  I decided to pull off to the side of the road, park and sit down at the edge to appreciate the majesty of the mountains.

And then I saw it.... Down along the precipice below me, ... a pretty black bear.

As I admired how the little bear was so comfortable gracing the forest of such vast lands, I realized the sun was quickly setting.  I figured it was time to go home before the roads turned pitch black.  But forgetting that I was 8,000 feet up and the air was really thin, I stood up way too quickly and blacked out!

In the few short seconds that I felt light-headed, I managed to knock my purse over the edge of the cliff.  Of course, my car keys were in it.

It's now near freezing temperature, the ground was covered in snow, the camp sites in the area were all still closed, I was locked out of my car, and my purse was down below at the base of the hill, guarded by a bear.

Throughout the night, only three vehicles drove past, but nobody stopped because they didn't see me waving.

I debated whether I should break my car windows and grab my strobe light and camping gear, but decided against it.  I had a pen in my pocket, and dug a tiny trench under my car where I ended up spending the night.

In the morning, I climbed down the mountain, took a few hours to find my purse, and was soon well on my way climbing back up.  Of course I was trembling and messed up for the rest of the day, but it was a good life's experience!

The funniest part of it all was that the story made its way into my next episode of Chuck!  After explaining to our executive producer why I had so many bruises, he added a bear-camp line to my dialogue! =)

A few more thoughts:

My friend just opened up a martial arts school:

http://www.californiashaolintemple.com

Kung Fu Championship in Las Vegas at the end of this month:

http://www.kungfuchampionship.com/multimedia/LVCMAC%202008%20Flyer.pdf

Our show CHUCK (NBC) has a comic book out:

http://www.chuckonline.net/search/label/Comic%20Book

Much love and kindness to all!

over 11 years ago 0 likes  8 comments  0 shares
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wow, what a story! people are going to watch that episode and be like 'no way, this is so unbelievable...' :-P
over 11 years ago
Stephen 93 stephen
That is one craaaaaazy story. I can't believe that noone stopped their car all along. Thanks for rejoining our community and hope to hear updates from "Chuck" soon! BTW: We went in an made some edits to add in the links and embedded videos.
over 11 years ago
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WOW you are a natural survivalist! so did you like watch survivorman on discovery or somthing? well props to you for getting your self through that situation. many ppl i know would have freaked out and maybe gone missing... and yeah thats a kick ass trailer! hope all is well =]
over 11 years ago
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You made a trench using a pen? That's pretty good heh. Cool experience, sounds like something that would happen to me. Glad to see you've been busy. I didn't realize Black Dragon was featured on youtube yesterday but that's cool too.
over 11 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
hey julia, welcome back!! =D the ubergeek part of you sounds super cool to me. RAID configurations, guitar hero, and rock band??? AWESOME! oh, and i'm glad you didn't get eaten by a bear.
over 11 years ago
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Welcome back Julia. Awesome Updates!!!
over 11 years ago
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wow that's quite a story and you sure handled it well! can't wait for season 2 of chuck!!! yay
over 11 years ago
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Welcome back! The bear incident sounds pretty sucky, I can't imagine what I would do if something like that happened to me, I'd prolly freak out, hyperventilate, and pass out again haha. That Chuck comic sounds pretty sweet, I'll check it out.
over 11 years ago

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August 31, 2007