Books I have completed reading since January 2016:
1. The magician's land - Lev Grossman
2. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
3. Wither - Lauren Destefano
4. Fever - Lauren Destefano
5. Sever - Lauren Destefano
6. High Stakes - Dick Francis
7. Kau kata dadaku adalah sebuah sajak - Finn Anuar
Friends and Enemies
Akatsuki: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
-beats in my head-
Chika-Chin's Anime Mania!
empty white space
In My World
My Blah blah Bulogu
My Little World
Sdovelly~ c'est la vie
Serene's Silent Secrets
Shuffle and Repear
Tolanic's Travel Blog
I got talent!
Friday, December 23, 2011
In the SSEAYP program, the participants were allocated to 12 teams with a mixture of participants from other contingents. I was assigned to the I team. These teams are called Solidarity Group, SG, in short. My team is called the SG-I. What a coincidence that SG-I is also the abbreviation of my international organisation.
Anyways, back to my entry.
There were a lot of activities on board for the participants, and everyone needed to participate. But you know what? There were always ways not to participate in them. Aha. But being a role model to my team members, I participated in every thing except ... Ok ... not sharing on that ...
One of the activities organised for the SG members was SSEAYP Got Talent. It sounded interesting indeed except it has a twist. The requirements were ... sigh ... every member needs to participate and the members have to create a dance that has modern and traditional dance moves of a particular country (according to draw). And guess what? My team got Thailand.
Our team had three Thai members, and two of them choreographed the dance for SG-I. Our dance had two categories: first part is contemporary and second part is modern. We learnt the first part in 30 minutes - 3 days before the competition. And then the second day we learnt the rest. We kept telling each other not to dance well because we do not want to win. If we won, then we would have to dance again on the following day. And that's exactly we do NOT want!
So when the competition day arrived ... we all danced without thinking of winning. We in fact had a lot of mistakes, but nevertheless we had fun on the stage amidst of the rocky waves. I lose my balance while dancing not to mention my partner kept on stepping on my foot!
We knew some SGs practiced very hard and even dressed up for the competition, and my SG was the most laid back. So we knew indefinitely we are NOT gonna win... so we were fooling around and joking and even sleeping at the hall. I was ... running back and forth from my room to the hall to do my laundry and to prepare some xmas gifts until I heard the emcee announced ....
the Winner is SG-I!!!
I think my SG was dumbfounded. Seriously. I was like 'WHAT???!! What went wrong?? We did everything not to win! Not to dress up and not to dance perfectly!" And yet we won. SG-I is just amazing I guess. We won after just practicing for 3 days, while other groups had been practicing day and night.
I guess my SG happened to have wonderful dance teachers.
You can try spotting me. =)
Yes ... SG-I did dance again the following night, but three of my team members including myself didn't because we were involved in some activities that prevented us from performing. I actually regretted for not being able to perform that night, because that would be my last performance to date.
Actually, in retrospect, I found joy dancing with my team members in this program. All this while, I performed not because I want to but I was expected to. Maybe if I were asked to perform next time, I might say yes? But that would be from my choir group when they don't have enough members. BWAHAHAAH. Who knows...
But you know what? I don't think I have stage fright anymore. Oh well, we shall see. I would definitely say NO again to my boss to emcee my annual event.
I will tell you why I didn't get to dance my last dance if I could find a relevant picture. Hope you guys like the video. SG-I got talent!
Where's ur mama?!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This picture is taken during my flight from Tokyo to Malaysia with MAS on 16 December 2011 (after the completion of my program). The guy beside me was one of my team members who was in charge of choreographing all the dances we had in every port of call throughout the SSEAYP program.
Just wanna ask you guys a question: How old do you think I am by looking at this picture?
That is because something very funny happened during my trip either before or after this photo was taken. The plane was freaking cold so I requested the stewardess for a glass of white wine. She looked at me with a pause. I thought she could not hear me because my voice was hoarse due to my sore throat. So I repeated for a glass of Chardonnay. Then she asked me with wide eyes if I'm underage. I replied with a blank look. And she repeated the question for the second time. I heard the question just fine, but I was weighing the risks of shooting a sarcastic reply (of course, I cannot shoot since I was still a youth delegate representing Malaysia). The guy beside me also went gag, and I think he could sense me somewhat boiling tactfully replied that I'm not underage.
After getting my drink, we both just laughed at the stewardess conduct. What kind of question was that?! I really wanted to shoot "Do you want to see my passport?". If I were not wearing my formal attire, trust me, I would have done that.
Later, I heard another team member also received the same question. Ugh. With dumber explanation: If he gets the white/red wine, then she has to serve everyone. What?! The stewardess didn't make sense at all when they have a list of passengers on board.
Oh well, I will just enjoy the compliment of looking like an underage while I still can!
PS: Oh ... I didn't realise I can draw my eyebrow that well. No wonder my cabin mate didn't want to draw for me whenever I requested!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Love and Party
Monday, December 19, 2011
A friend who organised a party for all assistant team leaders during my journey threw me a question: what is the craziest thing you have done for love/ you would do for love?
I don't have an answer because I have never done anything like that before. So I just said "Nothing."
But now I feel like asking him that question. I don't know why him, but I'm just curious.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This photo is taken on the 8 December 2011 at 3 pm-ish. This picture will be very memorable to me because mostly everyone on board was having sea sick and I were on the ship deck enjoying my cup of Milo in solitary until my friends joined me. The waves on that day were so rough, and coincidentally I was so irritated that I could just scratch anyone near me. That's simply because I have not had spent time with myself. And when the organiser had a free day (no activities day) for all the participants on board, I was looking forward to enjoy the sea breeze and the rocky waves, but responsibilities kept me on my toes. Whatever, as usual, renaye did her own way, which is to enjoy her day, and suffer later. BWAHAHA.
By the way, renaye did get sea sick on that date because she was busy typing some letters and preparing some Xmas gift on the computer. Luckily, I recovered from my seasick within 30 mins after taking the seasick medicine.
Lesson learnt: Never ever try reading or typing when you are riding on the rough waves.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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