SSENZE – ‘You Think’ Remix

In celebration of Girls’ Generation’s 10th year anniversary, here’s our rendition of the queens’ “You Think”!

Even though we didn’t win this year’s competition, we would still like to thank everyone for your warm support. We’ll be back stronger and better so be patient as we have more exciting projects coming your way!

Let us know what you wanna see from us!
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Many thanks to Germaine (@imjimin94) for the video!!!


Songs were originally sang by their respective artists.

All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

-SSENZE-

SSENZE – Kpop World Festival 2017 – SG Finals

SSENZE is happy to be finalists of the Singapore round of Kpop World Festival!

Our finals will be held this Saturday, 5 Aug, 5pm @ Tampines Hub, Singapore. PM me for further details!

The audition clips of all finalists were recently released, and this is ours. Gotta admit that this was in no way perfect, but we did our best to add our own feminine touch to VIXX’s masculine song.

It’s been quite a journey putting together our auditions and finals piece, and I’m super fortunate to have these crazy girls doing this together as a team.

For our finals, we’re gunning for a whole different look and concept, and are training hard to give a good show. Do give us, as well as all other finalists, your support!

For enquiries on my dance crew, SSENZE, please email theofficialssenze@gmail.com

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

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Really Really

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY

어디야 집이야 안 바쁨 나와봐
너네 집 앞이야 너에게
하고픈 말이 있어
이걸 어떻게 말을 꺼내야
할진 모르겠지만
이상한 말 아냐 부담 없이 들어줘

지금 내 눈에 제일
아름다운 건 너야 lady
널 향한 내 맘이 돈이면
아마 난 billionaire
널 좋아해

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 믿어줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
널 좋아해
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 받아줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
넌 나 어때

멋지게 골인
프러포즈 같은 세리머니
정해보자 호칭
허니 말고 자기 아님 달링
낯간지럽네 상상해봐도
긴장돼 필요해
a lot of alcohol
덩치는 산만해도
네 앞에선 작아지네
oh 내 맘 알까나

첫눈에 미끄러지듯이
Falling in love
내 맘을 훔친 범인인 건
바로 너
너의 미모 질투해 여신도
내 심장의 떨림은 진동 brrr
치명적인 매력이 날 killin’
섹시해 날 자극하는
Hot chili woo
오해하지 마 나는 진짜
진심으로 채워줄게 너의 빈 잔

지금 내 눈에 제일
아름다운 건 너야 lady
널 향한 내 맘이 돈이면
아마 난 billionaire
널 좋아해

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 믿어줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
널 좋아해
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 받아줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
넌 나 어때

혹시라도 내가
불편하면 let me know
한걸음 뒤로 가
단지 아는 사이로
기다릴 수 있어
너도 나를 좋아할 거 같다 말해줘
지금 당장 만나
나 진심으로 네게 할 말이 있어
[진/윤] 널 좋아해

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 믿어줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
널 좋아해
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
내 맘을 받아줘 OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
넌 나 어때
네가 좋아
REALLY REALLY OH YEAH
널 좋아해

 

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY

Where are you? Home?
If you’re not busy, come out
I’m in front of your house
Wanna tell you something
Don’t know how to say it but
It’s nothing weird, no pressure

The most beautiful thing in my eyes right now
Is you lady
If my feelings for you were money
I’m a billionaire
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?

A cool goal
A ceremony like a propose
Let’s choose our pet names
Honey or baby or darling
It tickles my stomach just thinking about it
I’m nervous
I need alot of alcohol
I may be big
But i grow small in front of you
Do you know how I feel?

At first sight
Falling in love like I’m slipping
The criminal who stole my heart (it’s you)
Youre so beautiful
Even goddesses are jealous of your beauty
My heart trembles like a vibration (brrr)
Your fatal charms are killin me
You’re sexy
Provoking me like hot chili
Don’t misunderstand
I’ll truly fill up your empty glass

The most beautiful thing in my eyes right now
Is you lady
If my feelings for you were money
I’m a billionaire
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?

If i made you uncomfortable
Just let me know
I’ll take a step back
Just be a guy you know
I can wait
Tell me you think you like me too
Let’s meet right now
I have something to tell you
I like you

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Trust me OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
I like you
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
Accept my heart OH WAH
REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
What do you think about me?
I like you
REALLY REALLY OH YEAH
I like you

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Our first collaboration with the talented boys from FulloutSquad! WINNER’s new song has been a big win for us so we tried our best to recreate their dance with a full cast.

We’re also submitting this video for the WINNER x genie cover dance contest and would really appreciate your support + love!

Members:
Jinwoo – Kelvin (@gytuan)
Seungyoon – Daryl (@_daebakdaryl)
Seunghoon – Scott (@scottiemawn)
Mino – Javier (@hynsae)

Dancers:
Kris (@mrsxxmicky)
Peiwen (@wynne.wen)
Xiaoman (@celesteyiap)
Yuzhen (@silhouettekiss)
Youwen (@youwenny)
Amanda (@theephemerality)
Xingyi (@starphis)
Felicia (@chingching11)

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Videography/Editing: Sam (@kirinboi)

This song was originally sang and performed by WINNER (걸스데이).
All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

xoxo,

Viktoria Jean

I’ll Be Yours

지금 뭐해? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
갖고 싶지? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

ooh wee baby 뭐가 그리
겁이 나니?
좀 더 다가와 봐
저기부터 벌써 내 앞까지
check it on me
따라만 올 거니?

자꾸만 헷갈리게
나를 밀고 당기지
어느새 빠져들지
망설이단 나를 놓칠걸 whoo

oh 왜 내가 좋은지 들려줘
애만 태우지 말고 웃어봐
남자답게 더 쿨하게 말해봐

지금 뭐해? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
갖고 싶지? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
네 눈에서 뚝 떨어지는
꿀처럼 더 달콤하게
말해줄게 I’ll be yours

ooh wee baby 감탄하겠지
반짝이는 Me
Like a popping champagne
때론 chic 하게 바꿔도 좋지
또 부드럽게
매력을 펼치지

어서 눈을 감고서
주사위를 굴려봐
어디로든 괜찮아
결국 내게 오게 될테니 whoo

Oh 복잡한 생각을 비워봐
어색한 네 마음도 던져봐
남자답게 네 진심을 말해봐

지금 뭐해? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
갖고 싶지? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
네 눈에서 뚝 떨어지는
꿀처럼 더 달콤하게
말해줄게 I’ll be yours

Come On Baby
내게 좀 더 다가와봐
내 모든걸 Boy 가지라 하지
너도 절대 싫지 않은거를 알아
right right
내게 빠져 inside

주문을 걸어 up and down
사르르 녹아 버릴 night
1, 2 step 1, 1, 2 step
이젠 촛불을 끄고서
소원을 빌어봐

baby 코 끝에서 맴돈
Flower 향기처럼 널 간지럽힐래
어딜 가도 잊을 수 없게

baby 귓가에서 맴돈 소리처럼
내 목소릴 따라올래?
Feel so good Oh yeah-

내 맘 원해? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
갖고 싶지? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
콕 찍어서 네 입술 끝에
은근슬쩍 가져가지
말해 뭐해? I’ll be yours

What’re you doing right now? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Want me? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

ooh wee baby
What’re you so scared of?
Come closer
From all the way over there. Till you’re in front of me
check it on me
Are you just gonna follow behind?

You keep confusing me
Playing games with me
Suddenly, I’ve fallen for you
If you hesitate, you’ll lose me

Tell me why you like me
Don’t just make me antsy, smile
Be a man, be cool and tell me

What’re you doing right now? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Want me? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Like the honey that drips from your eyes
I’ll tell you more sweetly
I’ll be yours

ooh wee baby
You’ll be in awe
Cuz it’s the dazzling me
Like a popping champagne
Sometimes being chic is good
Softly, I’ll show you my charms

Close your eyes
Throw the dice
Wherever you want
Because it’ll come to me in the end

Empty out your complicated thoughts
Throw away your awkwardness
Be a man, tell me how you really feel

What’re you doing right now? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Want me? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Like the honey that drips from your eyes
I’ll tell you more sweetly
I’ll be yours

Come On Baby
come a little closer
I’m telling you boy, to have all of me
I know you don’t hate it
right right
Fall into me, inside

Cast a spell up and down
Softly melting night
1, 2 step 1, 1, 2 step
Now blow the candles
Make a wish

baby, like the flower scent at the tip of your nose
I wanna tickle you
So you won’t forget me wherever you go

baby like the sound that lingers in your ears
Wanna follow my voice?
Feel so good Oh yeah-

Want my heart? I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
Want me? I’ll be yours
Maybe I’ll be yours

Wait a minute! I’ll be yours
Baby I’ll be yours
I’ll aim and slowly take it to your lips
What’s more to say?
I’ll be yours

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

We couldn’t resist the song when it’s so catchy. Heels are definitely not one of our strengths but you’ll enjoy our cover just the same!

Subscribe and stay tuned for more coming your way!
And also, our 6th collaboration with MarvinPD! Don’t forget to check out his facebook and youtube channel!

Videography/Editing: Marvin PD
Find him on instagram: @myeyecandies15
Find him on Facebook: facebook.com/myeyecandies

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Members:
Sojin – Kris (@mrsxxmicky)
Yura – Peiwen (@wynne.wen)
Minah – Xiaoman (@celesteyiap)
Hyeri – Yuzhen (@silhouettekiss)

Thanks to our ssenze fairies (Amanda, Youwen & Xingyi) for coming down to help with the music and lighting!

This song was originally sang and performed by Girl’s Day (걸스데이).
All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

 

Say My Name

Any other day
I would call, you would say,
“Baby, how’s your day?”
But today, it ain’t the same
Every other word is “Uh huh”, “Yeah, okay”
Could it be that you are at the crib with another lady
If you took it there
First of all let me say
I am not the one to sit around and be played
So prove yourself to me
I’m the girl that you claim
Why don’t you say the things
That you said to me yesterday

I know you say that I am assuming things
Something’s going down, that’s the way it seems
Shouldn’t be no reason why you’re acting strange
If nobody’s holding you back from me
‘Cause I know how you usually do
Where you’re saying everything to me times two
Why can’t you just tell the truth
If somebody’s there, then tell me who

Say my name, say my name
When no one is around you,
Say baby I love you
If you ain’t runnin’ game
Say my name, say my name
You actin’ kinda shady,
Ain’t callin’ me baby
Why the sudden change?

Say my name, say my name
If no one is around you,
Say baby I love you
If you ain’t runnin’ game
Say my name, say my name
You actin’ kinda shady,
Ain’t callin’ me baby
Better say my name

Videography/Editing: Marvin PD
Find him on instagram: @myeyecandies15
Find him on Facebook: facebook.com/myeyecandies

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xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

I will have your heart right now 너의 맘을 갖겠어 지금이야

탕탕탕 we’re back with our 4th collaboration with the lovely MarvinPD님 for a cover of ‘FINGERTIP’ by GFRIEND.

It took us ages to even get 1% near their neatness, but we tried. They be slayin’ with this choreography!

Videography/Editing: Marvin PD
Find him on instagram: @myeyecandies15
Find him on Facebook: facebook.com/myeyecandies

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Members:
SinB – Kris (@mrsxxmicky)
Eunha – Youwen (@youwenny)
Umji – Peiwen (@wynnewen)
Yerin – Xiaoman (@celesteyiap)
Sowon – Yuzhen (@silhouettekiss)
Yuju – Xingyi (@starphis)

Many many thanks to Amanda & Paopao for coming down to help with the music and lighting.
This song was originally sang by GFRIEND (여자친구).
All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

xoxo,

Viktoria Jean

>>>>>>>>

오늘 난 특별해
설레는 시작이야
왠지 알 수 없는
두근거림에 끌려
사뿐한 발걸음
오늘따라 괜찮은
느낌이라 좋아
예감이 다 좋아

(어떻게) 방심한 순간
oh 이건 말도 안돼
(그렇게) 날 보는 눈빛이
너무 완벽해
아무 흠이 없는
너를 가리킨 순간
내 것이 될 것 같아

탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
네 맘을 겨눌게
탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
심장이 멈추게
뭐 어때 네 곁에
더 다가가볼게
손 끝에 네가 있어
FINGER FINGERTIP
FINGER FINGERTIP

그래 너의 맘을 갖겠어 지금이야
시작해 완벽해
준비는 이미 끝났어

그 짧은 시간에
내 맘에 들어왔어
너 빼고 아무도
보이지도 않았어
한 걸음 다가가
너를 스치는 순간
느낌이 다 좋아
확실히 다가가

(123) 시간이 갈수록
열리는 fantasy
(321) 이 넓은 공간에
가득 가득해
아무 빈틈없는
너를 가리킨 순간
내 것이 될 것 같아

탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
네 맘을 겨눌게
탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
심장이 멈추게
뭐 어때 네 곁에
더 다가가볼게
손 끝에 네가 있어
FINGER FINGERTIP

오랫동안 기다린
순간에도 태연하게
그 누구도 모르게
눈치채지도 못하게
손짓하나 까딱까딱
네 맘을 조종할게
시간이 째깍째깍
다 가기 전에 다가와 1234

정말 어쩌지
널 조준했던 순간
사랑에 빠질 것 같아

탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
네 맘을 겨눌게 (맘을 겨눌게)
탕탕탕 FINGERTIP
심장이 멈추게 (심장이 멈추게)
뭐 어때 네 곁에
더 다가가볼게 (다가가볼게 )
손 끝에 네가 있어
FINGER FINGERTIP
FINGERFINGER TIP
그래 너의 맘을 갖겠어
지금이야
손 끝에 네가 있어
FINGER FINGERTIP

 

Today, I feel special
It’s a heart-fluttering beginning
I’m being pulled by a mysterious
pounding in my heart
My footsteps are light
I feel good today,
I like it
I have a good feeling

(What do I do) The moment I let down my guard
This can’t be
(Like that) The way you look at me
Is so perfect
The flawless you
The moment I pointed at
You became mine

Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
I will aim for your heart
Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
So your heart can stop
Who cares?
I’m gonna go closer to you
At the tip of my finger, you are there
FINGER FINGERTIP
FINGER FINGERTIP

I will have your heart right now
Let’s start, this is perfect
I’m all ready now

In that short time
You entered my heart
Besides you,
I can’t see anything
I’ll take a step toward you
The moment I pass by
The feeling is so good
I’m certain, I’ll go to you

(123) The more time passes
The more this fantasy opens
(321) In this wide space
You fill it up
The flawless you
The moment I pointed at the flawless you
You became mine

Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
I will aim for your heart
Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
So your heart can stop
Who cares?
I’m gonna go closer to you
At the tip of my finger, you are there
FINGER FINGERTIP

Though I waited for
This moment for a long time
I’ll be calm so no one will know
So no one will even notice
I’ll make one movement with my hands
To control your heart
Time goes tick tock
Before it passes, come to me, 1234

What do I do?
The moment I controlled you
I fell in love

Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
I will aim for your heart
Bang bang bang FINGERTIP
So your heart can stop
Who cares?
I’m gonna go closer to you
At the tip of my finger, you are there
FINGER FINGERTIP
FINGER FINGERTIP
Yeah, I’ll have your heart
This is the time
At the tip of my finger, you are there
FINGER FINGERTIP

Baby, me like yuh

I can only do right by ya
I won’t ever go deceive ya
I’d even dye my hair blonde for ya
I can be your Justin Bieber
Gimme that work like you RiRi
Girl, pop it like three D
Your wish is like genies
Oh let me see that thing baby
Trust me
This is the moment you been waiting for, girl all your life
Tell your friends that you don’t need a ride home
‘Cause I got you tonight
The Uber’s on the way
‘Cause I had a couple drinks tonight
But I’m more drunk off of your love
Baby I just can’t get enough
So baby girl
Wake up, wake up, let’s get it started
Stay up, stay up, girl I’ll be on it
Don’t go to bed, unless you go with me
Phone blowing up, I’ma let the hotline bling
Girl
Baby, me like yuh
I’ll make you feel so good
Do you just like I should
I hope you know it
I hope
Me Like Yuh (Korean) – ft Hoody
It’s a perfect night.
너무나 완벽한 밤이야
I am crazy in your move
네 움직임에 나는 미쳐
Come a little closer.
조금 더 가까이 다가와
I’m waiting for you.
애타게 기다리고 있어
gimme that work like you Riri
Girl you are my genie
girl 너는 내 genie
make your wishes true
난 소원을 빌지
oh lemme see that thing baby
Now is the time
지금 이순간이
That’s the time I’ve been waiting.
내가 기다려왔던 그 시간이야
When I look at my gestures
나의 몸짓을 보면
I have a sense of what you want.
니가 뭘 원하는지 감이 와
Keep dancing.
춤을 계속 춰
I’m not tired all night.
밤새도록 안 피곤하니까
I was drunk in your eyes.
네 눈빛에 난 취했어
I do not want to break forever
영원히 안 깨고 싶어
so baby girl
wake up wake up
let’s get it started
stay up stay up girl
I be on it
Do not go home. stay with me.
집 가지마 나랑은 괜찮아
I’ll lead you so baby come.
리드할게 so baby 따라와
baby me like yuh
Irresistible
거부할 수 없는
how you look now
너의 지금 모습
I hope you know it
Woo
As if to be held
마치 홀린 것같이
In front of you
어느새 네 앞에
Stand up I do not know
서있어 나도 모르게
Unable to draw
이끌려 알 수 없게
It’s not what I expected.
예상 못 한 건 아니야
I waited for today.
오늘만 기다렸어
oh let me see that ting baby
Now this moment
지금 이 순간은
I do not need any lights.
어느 조명도 여긴 필요 없어
The two of us exchange
우리 둘이 주고받는
our eye contact is enough.
눈빛이면 충분하니까
Woo You have me before
Woo 아까 네가 건넨
I’m not drunk.
술에 취한 게 아니라
I was drunk in your eyes.
네 눈빛에 난 취했어
I do not want to break forever
영원히 안 깨고 싶어
you know
you know
wake up wake up
let’s get it started
stay up stay up girl
I be on it
Do not go home. stay with me.
집 가지마 나랑은 괜찮아
I’ll lead you so baby come.
리드할게 so baby 따라와
baby me like yuh
Irresistible
거부할 수 없는
how you look now
너의 지금 모습
I hope you know it
I feel a cool breeze
시원한 바람이 느껴져
I want to be here forever
여기서 난 영원하고 싶어
The sky is coming down on us.
하늘이 우릴 내려봐
That star is shining
저 별이 빛나도
your my star
my star
baby me like yuh
Irresistible
거부할 수 없는
how you look now
너의 지금 모습
baby me like yuh
Irresistible
거부할 수 없는
how you look now
너의 지금 모습
I hope you know it

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Hobgoblin (도깨비) – Concept Video

Our concept video collaboration with MarvinPD님 (@myeyecandies15) is out!

Truly enjoyed the filming process for this one with my special SSENZE girls. Big shoutout to our crewmate Bev, who has returned to Korea for her studies, but managed to film this while she was back in Singapore for a short while.

Don’t forget to check out our dance practice ver of Hobgoblin here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXka3j3-50

Credits
Videography/Editing: Marvin PD!

Members
Beverley (@berlyhong)
Youwen (@youwenny)
Peiwen (@wynne.wen)
Amanda (@theepheramality)
Xiaoman (@celesteyiap)
Yuzhen (@silhouettekiss)
Kris (@mrsxxmicky)

Follow us on:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/theofficialssenze

This song was originally sang by CLC (씨엘씨).
All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Decalcomanie 데칼코마니 – Concept Video

Remember the dance teaser I’d blogged about?

Actual dance version and concept video below!

SSENZE 쎈ZE [DANCE COVER] DECALCOMANIE (데칼코마니) – MAMAMOO (마마무)

SSENZE 쎈ZE [DANCE VER] Decalcomanie (데칼코마니) – MAMAMOO (마마무)

Big thanks to Marvin PD (again!), as well as my Ssenze girls!

Regardless of how tired I am, they never fail to cheer me up ❤

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Decalcomanie 데칼코마니

SSENZE 쎈ZE [TEASER] DECALCOMANIE (데칼코마니) – MAMAMOO (마마무)

Dropping a teaser of what’s to come. Do subscribe and stay tuned for the full dance cover!

Loving the video effects and edits from Marvin! Big shout out – he’s an amazing videographer. And big big thanks to our little helpers Beverley and Jia Rong for being our music and lighting fairies.

And of course, life is never boring with these girls (not the full strength, by the way).

Thanks for watching!

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

April Story – wait isn’t it February?

Happy Lunar New Year everybody!

It’s only February, but already I’m way too excited for the rest of year and can’t wait to live it. Spring’s return is the annual promise of hope and renewal, of abundance of laughter and joy. Growing up, Lunar New Year meant extra cash from angpaos, and waking up early on Chu Yi to pay respect to my elders. The true joys of it only hit me as I advanced in my 20s. I watched my loved ones grow old while the young ones of my generation have taken over their vitality. I really began to take less for granted. The clock ticks on even as you’re hating every moment of mingling awkward with your relatives, uncles and aunties for 2 hours of your life. That’s 2 hours of your life you’re never getting back. So why not make full use of it, and gift them with the best present that is worth more than a lifetime of angpao money? Your time. Cherish every second of it. Every minute you spend getting older is one step further to becoming a better person.

Here’s a really short video by SSENZE to celebrate Spring, especially the coming of April which is the cusp of a new season. This was a quick one with less than 3 practices, but we really enjoyed celebrating Spring. And if you ever google for the translated lyrics, it’s actually a really sad love story.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for watching!

Gong xi fa cai!

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

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APRIL – April Story

언제인지 모를 참 오래전 얘기
소녀는 아무 말도 할 수 없었대
시간이 흐르고 또 계절이 가도
여전한 그 마음 어떻게든 숨겼대
행복해 보여
그 모습조차 미워질 만큼
점점 커져가는 마음
전하지 못할 비밀이 됐대요
봄의 나라에 사는 그 소녀는
얼음 나라의 멋진 소년을 보았죠
겨울 나라의 예쁜 그녀 곁에서
늘 웃고 있는 그 모습을
아름다운 맘을 억지로 숨기고
아름다운 둘을 위해 기도를 했대요
서로의 맘이 변하지 않기를
하늘에 매일 빌었대요 마치 나처럼
행복해 보여
그 모습조차 미워질 만큼
정말 어쩔 수 없는 마음
또 바보처럼 혼자서 달래요
봄의 나라에 사는 그 소녀는
얼음 나라의 멋진 소년을 보았죠
서로의 맘이 변하지 않기를
하늘에 매일 빌었대요 마치 나처럼
아픈 동화 속 얘기가
모두 내 얘기 같았어
다른 봄이 오길 바래요
난 그래요
억지로 숨겨둔 내 맘이 닿을까 봐
항상 혼자만 앓아요
봄의 나라에 사는 그 소녀는
얼음 나라의 멋진 소년을 보았죠
겨울 나라의 예쁜 그녀 곁에서
늘 웃고 있는 그 모습을
아름다운 맘을 억지로 숨기고
기적처럼 다 지워지기를 바라죠
아무 마음 없던 그 날이 오기를
하늘에 매일 빌었대요 마치 나처럼

This is a short post about Christmas

‘Tis the season to be reminded that quality time with your loved ones are the best gifts you can afford, which no amount of money can ever replace.

Cheers to all the old souls who will never be too old for log cakes, stories by the fireplace, midnight cookies and milk, and all of Christmas’ novelties.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ❤

Dedicating this little one-take dance piece by SSENZE (filmed with the help of Marvin PD-nim!) to everyone out there who’s never stopped believing in the magic of Christmas.

Enjoy.

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

[SSENZE] A dance journey

It began when three old NUS Dance Blast-ards, a SMU Eurhythm-ixer, and two energetic younger ones who’ve been in the scene for some time, came together to join the SGKPOPCON dance competition, made it through the auditions and eventually won the Singapore round.

Although we didn’t make it through the third global selection round, this dance journey has been amazing with a crazy enthusiastic bunch. I mean, where do all your energy come from, after a long day at your respective workplace/school? Clearly my old bones have lost some of their vitality since I’ve quit as a dance instructor. The team’s commitment has pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone, so much so that I look forward to learning from and dancing with them. Thankful for priceless memories from countless post-practice late-night suppers, filming our audition video late in the night, and spending the night at the airport for our final rehearsals.

We weren’t given the chance to compete in Korea as this year’s rules and conditions were changed. Nonetheless we did gain the company of newly-found friends (also concert tickets, a trophy, and Shilla duty-free vouchers) and Xin Wang membership points from post-rehearsal suppers.

Our journey didn’t end! We’ve made some dance covers together as a crew, with more in store in the days to come. Here’s a peek into some of our recent dance covers.

Enjoy ❤ and subscribe if you do, by any chance, happen to like watching us 🙂 Psst…please say that you cannot tell that when we first began as a crew, we had close to zero chemistry.

Dance cover – Whattaman by I.O.I

Dance version – Whattaman by I.O.I

[DANCE COVER] Secret (비밀이야) by Cosmic Girls

Peace out.

Ssenze, KPOP Dance cover group Singapore; Viktoria Jean Li
Photo credits: Edge-G Studio, by Vee

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Keep Calm and Jive On

So in a day we picked up jive, and performed for the SIA Group Long Service Awards. Extremely thankful for this bunch of amazing seniors with loads of experience, and a lot to offer.
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4 days, 1 jive and 1 hiphop item later, we were nothing short of muscle aches, bruises and for some, swollen ankles (thank you, ballroom heels) but I’m already missing our early rehearsals, studio madness, breakfast-lunch-dinners, preshow group hugs, chatgroup flooding and so much love.

Dance – you’ve been missed.

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

A Tinge of Nostalgia

Reminiscing the days where I was still an insanely active dancer – and decided to upload the choreography collabo piece which Rasul and I did for NUS Dance Blast’s 2011 concert!! (When I was still in year 2 going on year 3 and had a hell lot of time to dance.)

Truth is, I think this was my favourite choreography ever. I don’t think I can ever replicate something I like so much anymore — probably because I’d used all my favourite songs (at that point) in one item.

Good ol’ days ^^

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

 

#Firstworldproblems

Touched down from Copenhagen in the morning and headed straight for dance rehearsals after a quick nap! Had sooo much to catch up with, plus it’s the last rehearsal for the alumni item today. Wearing our club’s yellow shirt with its (now) faded prints and dancing in the open air in University Town brought back a wave of nostalgia. Come support NUS DANCE BLAST!’s very own annual Exxon-Mobil Campus Concert next week! Admission is free but you’ll need to queue up early or we’ll run out of tix.

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NUS DANCE BLAST! EMCC 2014
#Firstworldproblems
4th & 5th February
8PM
UCC Theatre
Free Admission
by NUS Centre for the Arts

P.S. Excited yet nervous cos it’s gonna be a killer week!

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Shut Up and Dance

Remember this? My favourite NUS Dance Blast Shut Up and Dance (SUAD) Concert 2011 choreography by Xuzi, Erwin and Kevin. This video was taken (by Ulrica!!) during one of our last few vetting sessions with April Rodriguez, Joesar Alvar and Pat.

It was a flurry of costume changes (twice during the 5-minute item), and running left right centre to get to our positions, but nonetheless we had awesome choreographers who guided us along and gave us the best tips and advice we could ever get from our seniors.

In the same year we did April and Joesar’s collabo piece as a 10th anniversary special item.

And also the killer finale item by our blast father Pat, which required even more hurried costume changes and running everywhere.

This year, for our Blast EMCC we’ll be putting up the alumni item, where some of us graduated (Blast-eds) are coming back with a piece. Reliving the good ol’days of dancing as a team and slogging it out at the arts campus’s AS7. Really looking forward to EMCC 2014, not entirely because I miss performing and the stage… I really miss those days where we could dance without a care in the world, and spend all our after-school hours training for a concert.

Thank you for the good memories ^^

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

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Found this picture which reminds me of how I was when I was young (but obviously this kid is so much cuter, thinner, and prettier than I was), in leotards + black tights and pink  ballet shoes, (ribbons/bows in my hair because mummy loves them on my hair), stretching in chinese dance class.

I miss being 4 years old, stumbling my way through basics, with all the other kids. I miss the days my mom/dad used to take me to classes on Sundays and seeing their faces the moment I emerge from the cherrywood classroom, tired and sometimes upset at not being as good as the best, attributed to being less flexible. My parents would say it’s okay, try harder, practice more.

I miss the insomniac days when I would stay up till 3+ in the morning because I was too nervous about performing to the crowd, and my mum would sit me down, ask if I even want to perform (I remember her scoldings, that I shouldn’t even want to perform if I get so high-strung).

I miss my dance performances in Victoria and Kallang theatre, (once, we danced to super high pitched music, and we all played the role of ducklings that turned to swans in the pond…oldest and best dance memory). Mummy did my makeup, hair and everything, saying I had to look perfect for the stage. I’d tear and squirm away as she tried to draw my eyeliner. (Then I reflect on how she always says I have too much makeup on these days…who made me this way??)

Most of all, I miss being a kid and being extremely excited about sharing my dancing experience with my parents. They don’t seem to understand; they tried their best to make it to shows in the past, but I know that they would rather I stayed in chinese dance or something more traditional and down to earth, less in-your-face.

I really appreciate my parents for everything, even if I don’t say it.
Sometimes I wish that the best and lingering image they have of me isn’t the horrid teenager I was or the daughter who treats her home like just another hotel room, but the pure and innocent 4 year old struggling through dance class.