PERSONAL

SUMMARY OF 2006.

There are only 4 days left; a new year will come to knock on the door of each family in the world. Before the old year comes to an end, I just want to briefly write down some highlighted things that happened to me over a year. My achievements, my happiness as well as my sadness so that I can look back what I have gone through.

January: a first New Year that I'm away from home, staying inside the house with much sadness and loneliness. Nostalgia was surrounding me and just hearing my mom’s voice through phone made me cry so bad. 

February: Love was blossoming in my heart when I met one guy (only through cyber world) but we really had a good time together with so many promises and hopes about the future. I was really happy at that time with him.

March: I was selected to represent my university to join Speaking English competition among some universities. We did a short comedy and I acted as Cinderella. Since then, the nick name Cinderella went with me till now.

April: My first international dancing competition was taken place on 1st April, and I achieved 5th place in Pre Am category (the first time without much experience so the result was not really good as I expected). The second dancesport competition on 4th April brought to me a better result, 2nd runner up in Novice Latin and 5th place in Pre Amateur Latin. However, in this month, there was bad thing happened to me after all competitions, I was kicked out of the house which I have been staying for 1 year, because of the rule and regulations of Muslim owner (they saw me and my partner practicing dancing inside the house, only one time :(

May: Semester holiday started, I tried so many ways to look for a job to earn more income. I worked as sale promoter in Mid Valley, KL Plaza for like 12 hours a day. It was really tiring but I learnt a lot of things through this job. This was also the second time I had to move out of the house after 1 month because unlucky reason, the owner wanted to take my room and I had no agreement with them before I rented this room. I was stupid and I felt like being cheated :(

July: I joined another dance competition 15th July with another partner (Gary Cheah). This time, we won Champion in Latin Beginner C. This prize was my present to him and I hope he really liked it.
In this competition, Gary introduced to me one of the adjudicators (Ivy Por). The short chat with her made my life turn into different page. I joined her studio and started teaching there few weeks later on.


August: This month was really terrible to me when all the bad luck happened at the same time. The third time I had to look for a new room to stay because of being cheated by people staying with me. I had no where to stay, no money to rent a new room even for few days to survive, no friend to help me out, no family aside, and especially the guy that I put much love on him left me without any reason. I felt like falling from the heaven to the hell. One week imprisoning myself inside the room, I couldn’t do anything besides crying and crying. At that time, I really wanted to surrender, wanted to throw everything and go back…But each time thinking of my dad’s advice, I don’t dare to give up…I have to try to overcome it at any price…

September: Early of the month, I tried so hard to solve all the problems one by one and I had no idea how could I do that but I did, like a miracle. Another “Love flower” blossomed in my heart and I did hope that this would be the last time after so much pain.

October: I went through 2 more dance competitions with my ex partner (Tommy). This time, we really competed well and won many trophies and certificates. However, few days after competitions, I and my partner were banned to compete together just because the conflict of 2 different dancesport organizations that we went through. We were punished because of not representing Vietnam as well. :( Suck balls!

November: My birthday. It was a small party that some of my friends and students "threw" to me. I was really surprised and happy. Wish everyday would be happy as today 5th November.

December: Finishing my final exam so well after almost 2 sleepless weeks, I helped my boss to organize successfully the Christmas party in studio which brought many smiles to all people who joined us. I felt exhausted but satisfied with what I had done. 24th Dec, Christmas day, people were so fun out there to celebrate Xmas, I was alone inside the room, felt missing home so much and kept thinking “perhaps this time, my heart is really frozen” I failed one more time…

Sad midnight, end of the year 2006.

7 comments:

birthday,

MY 22ND BIRTHDAY

22 years ago on 5th Nov, there was a super cute baby girl said hello to the world. 22 years later, the baby girl now has become a mature girl with so many hopes, dreams and ambitions. Ok! I assume you know who I'm talking about. Anyway, although my birthday passed 2 weeks ago, but this month hasn't ended yet so it's still considered my month, thus I just wanna share with you my 22nd birthday party. Nothing much, except this was the second party in oversea which was really memorable whilst the first one had nobody with me, no flower, no candle, no cake... So sad :(.

Some friends and students brought a surprise to me by buying birthday cake and celebrating party for me in the studio. They were very cheeky when they asked me to take the very small candle stuck in the birthday cake without using hands. I didn't know that's a trap so when i used my mouth to take the candle, they pushed my head into the cake... The result was my face full of cream with different colors and I looked like a clown with a big tomato nose....I was very naive, wasn't I? Anyway, that's not much on my birthday, but i was really happy and thankful to all of you who were with me on that day and who remembered my day. Besides, I also had a very nice and sweet dinner which was unforgettable. So thank you so much and let's share with me some of the photos and enjoy my birthday before it comes to an end. And till we meet next year....:d


Who can guess what did i wish? :p


With Ivy and other students




When i was picking up the small candle from the cake.....


and that's how it ended.

0 comments:

dance

ARGENTINE TANGO AND CHACHA WORKSHOP

Well, it's quite long time since my last post, now i'm back with a new one. This is also the event that i and my boss (Ivy Por) just organized and we did sucessfully on that dance workshop, beyond our expectation. So I'm gonna share with you some photos taken on that day to introduce you my beautiful boss as well as our dance studio and the memorable event:


Demonstrating Argentine Tango with Ivy and I was doing men's steps. 

Students were watching us closely.


Chacha workshop was conducted by me. 



I'm helping my boss in conducting her Tango Argentine workshop. Poor us coz there was no guy can help out...However, we paired up not too badly :d

0 comments:

dance

DANCE COMPETION: BEHIND SMILES





The competitions were over a few days ago but it's still hunting me. I still couldn't get over it yet. So many feelings and memories, i just wanna tell a story about the most recent competition which is the 19th Singapore international ballroom championships. The competition took place on 29th Oct however til 27th Oct i couldn't decide whether I should go or not. Actually, i didn't want to join coz of many reasons: my finance problem, the conflict between 2 dancesport organizations that I'm joining, etc...Finally, i was forced to go and because of quarreling with my partner about practicing, joining or not joining made me so tired and down. So, fine, I decided to go for the last time partnership.



The train departed at 21.30pm on 28th Oct and arrived Singapore at 7am on 29th. I couldn't sleep on the train because of the uncomfortable seat and noise. 10hours sitting on the train made me really weary and tired physically and mentally. Taking a cab to competition venue after arriving Singapore, we only had 2 hours left to register and prepare for the competition. It seemed not enough time for me to prepare all things as make up already took at least 1 hour. I had to rush myself but it was still late. When the organizer called out our number, i was busy doing my make up and only could change my costume without any accessories to get ready to compete.


Competition started.


I have never joined any competition as tiring as this one. We competed in Novice (2 dances) and Pre Am latin ( 3 dances). Each category has 2 heats in the 1st round then semi-final and final round. It was supposed to add another category in between so that the competitors could rest more for the next events. For instance, Novice Latin (1st round) then Standard Novice, Pre Am (1st round)...Unfortunately, our both events, Novice and Pre- Am were arranged back to back. So after competing Novice 1st round, we were called for Pre am 1st round shortly. Because the result was released so fast, therefore just finishing Pre Am 1st round, we had to compete in Novice ( semi final), Pre Am ( semi final), Novice final then Pre Am final as well. Overall, within 20miniutes, we had to dance 15 times repeatedly.


We almost ran out of energy, but we still had to smile in front of so many audiences. I think some of them must be bored of seeing us so many times lolz. The last dance, i still remember was Jive with quick tempo and a lot of actions. My partner and I couldn't even raise our legs to kick and flick, I couldn't breath as well and was having stomache cause i was dancing so hard without warming up. The adjudicators were looking at us and i tried to mobilize my partner " C'mon, this is the last minutes. We almost done". And finally, we really did it well. Nothing could express my happiness at that time. I felt like i was just escaped from dancing punishment after all. But i knew that, i made it and regardless the result good or bad, i already tried my best. I thought, we would be at 6th place for both events but surprisingly, we got 2nd runner up in Latin novice and 6th place in Pre Am. It was a WOW!...


10pm. I had to rush myself one more time to get train to go back Kuala Lumpur as my partner wanted to watch the competition till the end. So he agreed to let me to go back alone. Trying to hide my disappointment, I left quickly as i didn't want to force him to follow me. I took a cab to railway station...My watch pointed 10.30pm... "The last train just left 10mins" said the station staff. " What the hell!" i talked to myself and started thinking what should i do now: staying at station whole night or coming back to find my partner???? One more time taking cab, i returned to competition venue to look for my partner coz staying at station seemed not safe for the girl like me. At that time, we started to search for accommodation. Luckily I could find a hostel to stay around there after 2 hours searching. I was really exhausted, just wanted to sleep immediately but still had to handle with hostel staff a lot of things coz my partner doesn't know how to speak English...Poor me!!! Lastly, we got a place to stay


Removing make up, arranging stuffs, etc...everything was done, it was 2.30am. I only had 4 hours left to sleep. Worst thing, I still couldn't sleep because a strange house and some more, i felt missing.........., felt insecured.....when my phone had no credit, no service, i couldn't contact someone that i need, and they couldn't be in touch with me. Nothing I could do, I was lying down to wait for sunrise and started counting time....


6.30am. We stared packing all stuffs and going to railway station. The train departed at 8.20am, still got plenty of time to have breakfast and relax. I thought I could be happy and relax after that. But everything was not in a way that I wanted. Problem kept sticking us. My partner was so careless, he left his wallet in the cab with all his money and the suitcase key. Luckily, his passport and train ticket were still with him. I had to look for a key shop to help him open his suitcase but i couldn't help him to find his wallet back as the train departed in time . His face looked so down and hopeless....We left the wallet in Singapore as a memory... On the train back to K.L, we couldn't say any word, I also couldn't talk anything to him or blame him...Just kept quiet...The atmosphere became so tense and my mood was heavier and heavier...There was nothing to do, i tried to close my eyes for the time being...Only this time, i really could sleep because too tired...K.L was nearer and nearer....

2 comments:

dance

DANCE COMPETITION RESULTS

After 2 tiring and hard working weeks, i came back KL at 3.40pm yesterday from Singapore. It was the most exhausting trip that i've gone through. Anyway, I did it well and I tried my best and here are some results from these 2 competitions:

  1. 4th Johor International dancesport championship: Grade C: Pre Amateur:


Result of the Final
PlaceCoupleCountry
1. Tayatri Prommool / Yada Tara-u-dom Thailand
2. Tommy Tu Dinh / Crystal Phuong Bui Malaysia
3. Daryl Choy / Pamela Lee Singapore
4. Chu Tan Duc / Thi Hong Tam Nguyen Vietnam
5. Kell Jay Lim / Shi Lynn Mok Malaysia
6. Suntara Phanjaya / Evelyn Phanjaya Indonesia
Statistics
1. round 2. round final round
No. of couples danced 16 12 6
No. of couples set - - -

Grade D: Novice Latin


Result of the Final
PlaceCoupleCountry
1. Tayatri Prommool / Yada Tara-u-dom Thailand
2. Tommy Tu Dinh / Crystal Phuong Bui Malaysia
3. Albert Yuwono / Yohanna Octaria Indonesia
4. Daryl Choy / Pamela Lee Singapore
5. Kell Jay Lim / Shi Lynn Mok Malaysia
6. Lenny See Tho / Fiona Goh Singapore
7. Wilfred Glenn Sto Domingo / Gilda Lim Philippines
Statistics
1. round 2. round 3. round final round
No. of couples danced 30 17 12 7
No. of couples set - - - -



Compiled by ProDance V3.0 licenced for Malaysia (Malaysian DanceSport Berhad)





2. 19th Singapore international ballroom championship. Grade C: Pre Am: 6th place in finalist Grade D: Novice Latin: 2nd runner up in finalist. In this competition, i don't have any photo, ranking or website. I'm trying to search for one. If any, i will post up soon for you to see.Anyway, thank to those who came to support me during the competition. 

0 comments:

dance

SUPADANCE SHOES

The competition is just around the corner and I'm in the middle of preparing for it. Which costumes and shoes should i wear is a big problem to me. 

Til now, i haven't decided what should I wear on that day yet. However, these are the shoes i'm gonna wear in both competitions for sure. These are my most favorite dancing shoes whose brands are very famous in dancing world. One pair is Supadance shoes which was gifted on my birthday last year 2005 and the other one is Top dream shoes, a very popular brand in Korea. It is also my gift :D. 

Well i think i'm very lucky girl. The decoration on the shoes, it took me 2 days to get it done. Hopefully, two of them will be useful and will help me to get a good result in the competition even they hurt my feet at the beginning wearing them. Here are photos. Are they nice?:d






0 comments:

"Baby" born

Hello all of my friend, It's 4.13am here and my blog was born...Actually i just wanna create somethings for myself and just do for fun, so i don't know what should i post here yet. Hopefully, here is the place that my friends can find more informations about me, my life and so on....Now it's time for me to zZzZz..... See you guys later...

0 comments: