Bboom Bboom

Sharing our first HTLxSSENZE dance cover, did we get your hearts going Bboom Bboom?

Thank you to our amazing videographer, MarvinPD님 (Myeyecandies) for taking time out to recreate this.

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Perhaps without these girls my life right now would be rather boring and meaningless.

xoxo

I’m your fantasy

Took a short hiatus from dance but jumped right back at it because there’s no way I can really stop.

Here’s a throwback to our dance cover of JBJ’s debut song, Fantasy, in honour of their comeback. Enjoy~


JBJ – Fantasy

You’re not a daydreamer
지금 네 눈앞은
너의 시공간을 멈출 새로운 fantasy

네가 날 불러
간절히 원할 때
네 몸 곳곳에 번져 감각을 깨울게

난 달콤한 poison
날 거부하거나 피하는 건 no choices
네 호흡이 네 체온이 불같이
달아오른 걸 아니

Your fantasy
상상 속에 차오른
네 꿈을 모두 꺼내줘
그게 바로 나잖아
더 불태워 봐
뜨거워진 눈빛과
터질 것 같은 열정 다
날 원한만큼 가져봐
I’m your fantasy

네가 내 이름을 불러준 순간에 I’m alive
미로 안 갇힌
날 이끌어 준 건 너야 right
내 목소리가 피어나길 바라
너의 귓가에 또 마음 안에
너는 상상해 내가 만들게
꿈꾸던 모든 게 다 가능하게

감정이 뒤섞인 미로
넌 걱정 마
끌리는 대로 믿고 나를 따라와

숨 막힐 듯한 fever
Cause we run so hot
이젠 멈출 수 없어 내 맘에 올라타

난 달콤한 prison
넌 달아날 수도 숨을 수도 없거든
길들여져 내 품에 더 깊숙이
빠져드는 걸 알아

Your fantasy
상상 속에 차오른
네 꿈을 모두 꺼내줘
그게 바로 나잖아
더 불태워 봐
뜨거워진 눈빛과
터질 것 같은 열정 다
날 원한만큼 가져봐
[현빈/태현] I’m your fantasy

내 이름을 불러줘
널 가득 나로 채워줘
난 너로 만든 masterpiece
[현빈/태현] 더 불태워 봐
뜨거워진 눈빛과
터질 것 같은 열정 다
날 원한만큼 가져봐
I’m your fantasy

Yes No Maybe

Yes, no….. maybe?

In any case, we loved both Mina Myoung’s choreography and Suzy’s stage choreography so we mashed them up a little.

Back with another one, and hope you guys like it ❤

Dancers:
Kris (@mrsxxmicky)
Youwen (@youwenny)
Peiwen (@wynne.wen)
Xiaoman (@celesteyiap)
Yuzhen (@silhouettekiss)
Xavier (xvrlum)

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Yes No Maybe

받지마 알잖아
목소릴 들으면
분명히 내 맘이
또 다시 흔들려
잠깐만 얘기만
나누려 했지만 했지만

Yes no maybe
도대체 내 맘이 뭔지
다신 너를 안 보려 해도
또 너에게 가고 있어
이젠 no more baby
이러는 나를 난 hate me
너를 안 볼 수가 없어
그런데 볼 수도 없어

Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes

가지마 돌아가 만나면
알잖아 또 빠져들어가

Yes no maybe
도대체 내 맘이 뭔지
다신 너를 안 보려 해도
또 너에게 가고 있어
이젠 no more baby
이러는 나를 난 hate me
너를 안 볼 수가 없어
그런데 볼 수도 없어

언제까지 이럴 순 없잖아
끝이 뻔한 길을
계속 걸어갈 수는 없잖아
가면 안 되는 길을
되풀이 하는 내 모습을 봐
이런 내가 이해가 안가

Yes no maybe
도대체 내 맘이 뭔지
다신 너를 안 보려 해도
또 너에게 가고 있어
이젠 no more baby
이러는 나를 난 hate me
너를 안 볼 수가 없어
그런데 볼 수도 없어

Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes
Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes

하지마
마지막이라고 하면서도
또 다시

 

Translation

Don’t pick up
I know when
I hear your voice
My heart will shake again
Though I tried to
Just talk to you

Yes no maybe
I don’t know my heart
I try to not see you ever again
But I’m going to you again
Now no more baby
I hate myself for doing this, hate me
I can’t not see you
But I can’t see you either

Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes

Don’t go, if you go
You know you’ll fall for him again

Yes no maybe
I don’t know my heart
I try to not see you ever again
But I’m going to you again
Now no more baby
I hate myself for doing this, hate me
I can’t not see you
But I can’t see you either

I can’t keep doing this
The end is so obvious
I can’t keep walking on this path
This path I shouldn’t be on
I see myself going back on it
I don’t understand myself

Yes no maybe
I don’t know my heart
I try to not see you ever again
But I’m going to you again
Now no more baby
I hate myself for doing this, hate me
I can’t not see you
But I can’t see you either

Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes
Yes no no yes no
No yes yes no yes

Don’t do this
I tell myself this is the last time
But yet again

 

This song was originally sang by Suzy.
All rights belong to the respective owners. No copyright infringement intended.

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)

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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

KFIT! & WORKOUT THURSDAY

Ever since signing up for Guava Pass, I’ve attended a whopping 13 fitness classes (check out my previous posts here and here). It’s been an amazing fitness journey. I can feel my strength regaining  – lost from 2 years of unhealthy sleep cycles working as an air stewardess.

I’m happy to announce that KFIT Singapore has offered me a trial account! I’m super psyched and can’t wait to reboot my fitness journey. Looking at KFIT’s classes and gym schedules, pass users do get exposed to a wider range of inspiring fitness courses – I spotted hip hop dance classes with Danz People and Flowrider Access at Wavehouse Sentosa!

This week I’ve been attending some pretty inspiring classes:

Day 8: Ballet Shaping (1hr) + Belly Fit (1hr) @ Desert Rose Belly Dancing
▷ So my contact with ballet had been few and far between. From age 3 to 11, I trained at SHHACKT (Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts And Cultural Troupe) – then a chinese-dance academy – at least once a week, during which we picked up ballet as part of our syllabus. You never entirely forget how to dance – that much I’m certain. The body remembers where it’s supposed to go, like in swimming or cycling where even after losing touch for years, your muscle memory just needs a kick to restart that system.

My first thought when I saw Desert Rose school was: this is a dance academy? Build on the top-most floor above a restaurant in Chinatown, it’s the last place I’d expect to be learning dance at. The average age of the students was at least 35, and I’m clearly the youngest. Instructor COCO at Desert Rose Belly Dancing introduced basic ballet moves in Ballet Shaping to lengthen your spine and limbs for that graceful ballerina figure. It wasn’t tiring at all – loads of stretching with rhythm, ballet positions and plié.

The next hour (I decided to just stay on for the next class) was a basic belly dancing class, also taught by Coco. Gosh what a first time experience! Dancing amongst older ladies was one thing, but gyrating my hips at 50-shakes-per-minute – I LOVED IT. Everyone gets a belly dance sash laced with tiny bells that makes seductive tinkling sounds when you shake that booty right. Belly dance just melts your fats away (especially the hips!) because essentially you don’t stop shaking your ass.

All in all this was a good environment for first-timers. You need not feel shy. The teachers and students alike were so welcoming and nice.

Desert Rose Belly Dancing

 

Day 9: KPOP X Fitness @ Physical Abuse

▷I used to love KPOP before all their songs started sounding one and the same. In fact I used to teach Kpop dance classes. KPOPxFitness is essentially aerobics with KPOP songs. Attending aerobics classes in Australia was an amazing experience, and thankfully Instructor Stephanie’s class was not a letdown! She radiates so much energy in her class that everyone else is inspired to push harder. We danced non-stop for 14 KPOP songs!! She might have revived my love for KPOP…a bit. All I can say is I’m going to look forward to attending her classes!

My first class at Physical Abuse was Bollywood Fitness, and so far I’m loving this gym full of fitness addicts.

KPOPxFitness Physical Abuse

 

Day 10: Iyengar 1 @ COMO Shambhala Urban Escape

▷ It must be a given for Yogis to have incredibly soothing voices. Under Instructor Samantha‘s guidance, the class went into tricky inversions with the help of ropes, mats, bricks, belts and props. Sounds kinky somehow, but it was incredibly fun. The poses we did helped with spinal re-alignment and back straightening. I’m always in front of a desktop these days, so holding those poses was a tad difficult at times. A one-hour class passed by incredibly fast. I felt as though we did a tonne of stuff, but I left the class without perspiring. This is definitely a beginner-level yoga class but good for people who’re looking to revise their fundamentals.

Como SHambhala Urban Escape

 

 

I hope I made the classes sound interesting, because if they weren’t, I would sincerely not be writing about them.

There are so many incredible yoga academies in Singapore that I’ve yet to come across! I’m somebody who’s constantly searching for excitement, so I’m incredibly hyped over the possible new fitness classes I can now attend!

Join me on my fitness journey ❤

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

EXPOSED Dance Competition!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYQkicEsVw4

ODD5 Dancers!

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

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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!
The impulse to join something out of the blue,
squeezing out some free time for our passion.
Here to dance our hearts out, to entertain, with no hard feelings 🙂

ODD5 dancers

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 be dancing, with these people…
We just wild and young. Do it just for fun *bang*~

In the spirit of Christmas, it has truly been a surreal and magical day.

ODD5 dancers