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’Continue reading “This is a short post about Christmas”

Music and Endless Wintering

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” ― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World   Last night saw the revival of my 7-year-old iPod (above), opening an emotional floodgate of memories tagged to songs from another lifetime. Despite being in a badly scratchedContinue reading “Music and Endless Wintering”

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. 4 days, 1 jive and 1 hiphop item later, we were nothing short of muscle aches, bruises and for some, swollenContinue reading “Keep Calm and Jive On”

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 thinkContinue reading “A Tinge of Nostalgia”

#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 backContinue reading “#Firstworldproblems”

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 runningContinue reading “Shut Up and Dance”

Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

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 missContinue reading “Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey”

Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck

Dance-date with darling Krys Elisabeth! Instagram sums up my precious one and only day back at home this week. I love you back, KEL to my VJL! 😉 And this is why I have a regular spot at my favourite Starbucks cafe. Somedays I wake up in a foreign bed in a hotel 1200 nauticalContinue reading “Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck”

curtain call

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that at the end of my university life, I actually do miss it a whole freaking lot. As I fret over which gown size I should order, or how big my head is so that I can get the right mortarboard etc… I’m transported to the days where IContinue reading “curtain call”

this post is written by a very happy person

Exciting collaboration with onekindofkrispy my dear fellow Scorpio dancer cum partner-in-crime!! Really happy to be dancing because while the music is playing suddenly we’re without a care in the world. If we manage to make you say “you girls dance like sluts” we take it as a compliment and thank you in advance 🙂 teehee. I’m backContinue reading “this post is written by a very happy person”

the best memories

The best memories remain when the worst are forgotten. None is as great a peacemaker as time, that simmers sharp pangs to a dull ache of the heart and wipes all slates clean when the pain comes to pass. The best memories upholds the smile when the tears are gone. A gunshot with its reverberations inadvertentlyContinue reading “the best memories”

if you can dance with wildness

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. ― Oriah Mountain Dreamer

EXPOSED Dance Competition!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYQkicEsVw4 As our time together came to an end tonight, I’m blessed to be able to give my thanks to these awesome crew-mates for the fun, laughter and companionship as we worked hard for this show 🙂 *hugs*!!! The journey itself was amazing the end results a bonus. Thank you guys!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATcV3Wc-FiM xoxo, Jean

12 February: ODD5!

EXPOSED DANCE COMPETITION 12 February, Tuesday 4 – 7 PM SINGAPORE EXPO HALL 6 Click here for the online voting via our video. And yes it’s on a Lunary New Year holiday so Happy Chinese New Year in advance!:) Live voting counts only on 12th of Feb… I guess, it’s all ending really soon! TheContinue reading “12 February: ODD5!”

176. CHRISTMAS EVE!

MAY THE ODD5 BE FOREVER IN YOUR FAVOUR Last minute decision to crash our way through, and am very glad good things came out of our delirium!! Finals babeh~ EXPO Hall 4 (i think), February 12. BE THERE? 😉 Teehee… Even if we don’t win, it really doesn’t matter. Am honestly happy enough to beContinue reading “176. CHRISTMAS EVE!”

162. urban picnic

Introducing, the best things that happened to me in the University: Gardens by the Bay is really pretty! Just less so in the hot sun and erratic weather, thus we consumed the picnic goodies beside the ticketing booth like a boss. I need to go there again in the night with the lights up! WhatContinue reading “162. urban picnic”

154. Six Characters in Search of an Author

“But can’t you see that all the trouble lies here! In the words! All of us have a world full of things inside of us, each of us his own world full of things! And how can we understand one another, sir, if in the words I speak I put the meaning and the valueContinue reading “154. Six Characters in Search of an Author”