Friday, September 30, 2005
丁香花 - 刘芳
xiao ying @ 1:03 PM.
Monday, September 26, 2005
I was feeling empty on the train ride home today...
Like I can't sit still, like I am agitated as if I'm impatient that this boring train ride would never end.
It's the end of a working day, yet I don't feel like I have much to look forward to. Slowly, it's as if life is beginning to pale away, like faded pages in an ancient book, turning stale and unused. It's interesting why I would use that analogy, just yesterday i went out latin dancing. I just can't be content with being on my own all the time. I think I'm a social creature, I need to be surrounded by people or else I'll go insane.
How do you describe today? Just fatigue, all day long... Waiting and waiting for the day to end. Sigh...then I come home to this. It's satisfying having a well cooked dinner with parents, but now the long cherished time I have awaited for during those working hours has become this...
It's great to be idle, when you are at peace with yourself.
Tonight I am not.
Too many random thoughts run through my head, I am impatient, as if I am waiting for something massive to hit me. I think it will. Ever since they mailed me the employment contract I've been working like a robot, endlessly laboring over those assignments and research notes, satisfied only once I tick off one of the many checklist points I made myself in order to get everything organised in time.
Maybe it's not good thinking about this too much. Perhaps my busy mind will slowly rest, once fatigue takes over and rescue me away.
xiao ying @ 7:18 PM.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
It was a 'killer' night.First up, the annual dancesport ball at SanRemo Ballroom, followed by salsa at Radii Bar Park Hyatt, finishing with 3 am supper and chats at Chillipad Cafe.
To view photos, click 'recent' under photo album.
xiao ying @ 4:52 PM.
Monday, September 12, 2005
xiao ying @ 9:31 PM.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
I watched 'Ballroom' today!! Wah...let's just say that it was jaw-dropping, unbelievably spectacular!! The choreography was HOT, so were the dancers...young, beautiful, perfect body, costume and hair, all moving in perfect unison. It was a frenzy of color and coordinated movements. Damn I'm jealous, I wish I could dance that well! Hm, perhaps one day if I train hard enough and get the right personal dance instructor...
Here's a recent review of the show:
There's no need to wear a coat to this show on chilly nights because the dance on offer inside the theatre is some of the hottest you're ever likely to see.Perth-born choreographer Jason Gilkison brings more than two decades of experience to his new take on the art of ballroom dancing, basing his moves on the notion that this popular, community-based art form no longer needs the phoney glamour and sequins of the old-style championships. There is not a sequin or spangle in sight on the women's costumes, which look as though they might have just been stripped off models from the catwalk with their bright swirls of colour and cute little cocktail-hour fashions.It's a stylish, elegant look that still allows the women freedom of movement as they samba, shimmy, rhumba, tango and prowl in sexuallycharged posturing around their male partners. Sometimes these luscious, superbly fit young women strip down to a kind of seagrass costume, or even sexier backless black. The men are more minimalist in costume - sometimes bare-chested, or in jeans and jacket, or in tight-jacketed black suits like members of the mafia.Mostly, though, it's seriously sensual dancing aimed at delivering the kind of sensory experience that brings into play the perfection of the human body, harmony within couples and bursts of solo inspiration. If you're close enough you'll see the sweat and imagine you can smell the sexually-charged atmosphere. It might be just an act - all those smouldering looks, body grinding and caressing the limbs of the partner is part of the role-playing of ballroom. But taken together, whether in eight-couple ensembles, duos or solos, these dancers offer proof that ballroom has come of age as a legitimate form of theatre entertainment. It's just that you will end up envious of their talent and exuberance.
I'm inspired, I hope that one day I will be able to reach that level of dancing! I reckon if I was as dedicated as I was in the past week, training every night, I might be, hehe.
Following the ballroom musical it was the long awaited medal night. Surprisingly I didnt' fall on my feet, or go out of beat (that much) lol, so yeah I passed, and actually did better than I expected. Yay! Sigh...what a good ending to the day...
xiao ying @ 10:08 PM.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Oh god, WAY too much dancing over the past week! I think I've squeezed about a semester's worth of dancing in merely 5 days. Can you believe it? It's like swot vac time before the exam. You know that feeling? That feeling of "heeeeeeellp! I suck, i dont' know anything, I'm screwed unless I work my ass off" Well it's true!! So yah, I'm cramming my ass off, literally.Last friday night's pre-medal practise was like a cold hard slap to my face. I realised how much of a clutz I was and how stupid I'd look if I didnt' get off my lazy butt and work hard to memorise my routine. I couldnt' believe it! I was stumbling all over the place, couldnt' get my footings and timings right!So during the past few days I was like a possessed woman, thinking of dancing in between my patients by day, and spinning and counting and repeating the steps over and over by night. I reckon by this rate, if I work out like this everyday I'd become a super toned stick insect!! Haha!Ok lah, gotta go, dreaming about my steps. Man, I'm so bloody anxious, it's not funny.
xiao ying @ 9:54 PM.