Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Well, this is the first of 'four' weeks at my new project and yesterday was the first day. Everything seemed ok and the people are cool but the Internet connectivity here is the PITS. I only wish I was a techie and was able to tweak around until I could get things working to my liking.

Other than that, life is pretty mundane now although a couple of days ago, I did break one of my nails....down into my nail bed. So it bled and hurt and hurt and bled. Now I am just kinda stuck to it not getting wet. This morning, out of sheer desperation, (am unsure why hair salons near my place don't open after 7pm), I had to wash my hair one-handed....wonder if that's a record! :)

Anyway, good luck to me at my new work place and to everybody else who's trying out new things!


Wednesday, July 10, 2002

HOT DOG! My partner and I didn't win our dance competition on Sunday! How disappointing. Although I must admit that part of it was my fault since I was off-timing.

The ironic thing that happened was that competition usually throws the more difficult music (e.g. faster) at the competitors, so we were practising like nobody's business to relatively quick music. Who's to know they went and played SLOWER music!!!! Arrahahshghhhh!!!

Anyway, I don't think we would have won since all the other competitors were so obviously experienced and thoroughly exploited the fact that they performed the 'flash and pomp' routine beautifully and oh so professionally for people competing in the 'Beginner' and 'Novice' categories.

Ah well, run away, nurse wounds and live to dance another day.....in November!!! :)


Wednesday, July 03, 2002

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Yes! I saw this performance when the rest of the world was cheering for Brazil and maybe Germany for Germany! ;)

Yuan Yuan Tan really brings an excellent polished essence to the stage the moment she steps from the wings. I especially enjoyed her 'Habanera' solo which, according to the programme, was choreographed by Choong Wan Chin to music from 'Carmen'. It was cheeky and balletic without being slapstick (as much slapstick as ballet can get...) It was wonderful really. She had these long graceful arms and legs and it was enough to see her dance that one solo.

Her second act, the pas de deux with David Arce for some reason or another, failed to shine as much as her solo did. She seemed almost irritated with him....don't know if he was as 'accomplished' a dancer as she was...therefore. I think I saw her wobble once on her supporting foot...he must not have been paying attention. Because we all know a principal does not want to dance with a member of the corps de ballet right? Unless he is exceptionally talented and promising or good looking. David Arce did not dance enough that night to warrant an evaluation either way.

I also thoroughly enjoyed Choong Wan Chin's work. The 'Circus Dream' and 'The Ghost and His Face' were refreshing and fun.

And after the performance, I was pampered with strawberries and cream outside the theatre (auditorium).....how lucky can one get huh?!