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Dance, Maybe

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This is so cute!

I love the dance, the vibes and the twins are just too lovable!

Many people around me do not know that I love dancing.

My first dance was in kindergarden. It was a performance for the school. I cannot remember what the ocassion was. The teacher picked a few of us, taught us some moves and up the stage we went. The thing I remembered the most was, I was really hungry after the dance and I was staring very hard at the chiffon cakes on the table. My mum instructed again and again that I cannot anyhow pinch food on the table without permission. The teacher was nowhere in sight so I had nobody to seek permission from. Anyway both the teacher and my mum appeared just in time before I shouted help. And yes I managed to grab a slice of the cake before I headed home.

It was kind of natural to continue where I left when I chose the dance class as my ECA when I entered primary school. Our dance teacher was a professional from outside the school. He was very strict with our basics and I kind of dreaded it. Try pointing your toes and flexed 24 times per leg, front, side, back. This was just one of the many warm-up movements we did. If I remembered correctly, the warm-up lasted around an hour plus per session.

All this while I didn’t know I was actually selected to perform for the school official opening ceremony. I was only seven years old and all I knew was to turn up punctually for the class. It was only when the tailors came to take our measurements to make the dance costumes, then I realised what was coming. They decided to scare me further by asking me to present a bouquet of flowers to the MP on stage and I had to do a little bow holding my tulle. I scooted back to the backstage right after and didn’t even looked down the stage. Now I think of it, I was really timid.

I continued with the dance class all the way till primary six and had to call it a day before the PSLE. My parents thought that I should do nothing except drill the books.

I didn’t continue with dance class when I entered secondary school. I began to like sports more and was very keen to try new games. And with that, I put dancing aside for a very very long time.

Years later, I graduated, joined the workforce and began my corporate race. One day, while I was out with my husband, we chanced upon a dance class in a mall. Yes, in a mall. They were teaching Cha-cha, Rumba, Waltz and so on. At that time, I really like Waltz. If I see this dance on TV, I would put everything down and watched the entire dance.

Yes, I signed up for the class but they didn’t start me on Waltz. We did Cha-cha and Rumba. Then the cruelty of reality hit me. I was no longer that flexible and I was missing the beats terribly. Old stiff bones. It took me awhile to find the momentum back. Our instructors were really patient and my classmates were really fun people enjoying the classes. I had lots of fun too, making the wrong turns.

That was more than ten years ago. Marriage plan was in the pipeline and I was also working on my professional papers. So I left the track once again and I never go back since then.

I don’t know if I will dance again. Sometimes I get the urge to make that move when I see people dance. If I ever pick it up again, I have alot to work on, especially the stiff until cannot bones. I hope I don’t have to wait till my retirement years. Oh wait, maybe it isn’t that bad an idea if my husband joins me in the dance.

Ending this post with another cute video of the lovable twins. New dance and new helmets!

Cheers!
Shirley

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On The Repeat

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He was only fourteen.

I was searching for Adele’s song, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ and his video came up. Like one of the judges said, “That is something the people around the world will be watching.”

I am watching.

The contest took place in year 2011. What took me so long to discover this amazing voice and stage charisma?

Watch and listen to his audition:

And of course how he sang ‘Set Fire To The Rain’.

He has released an album and I hope I can find it.

Cheers,
Shirley

My Favourite Month

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I nearly forgot my birthday this year.

Until a lovely customer asked for my birthday.

Thank you very much for the bling bling gift. A very pleasant surprise.

Most of my brain juice is used on running Queenbels, day in day out. My calendar is filled with work schedules (I used to mark it with leisure activities). My mind is always on Queenbels. On my rest days, I try not to load my brain anymore.

I am stretching my neck pretty long, awaiting the arrivals of the new designs. All fingers and toes crossed for no shipment delays.

Just a couple of days before, I heard a song by one of my favourite bands, The Corrs, on the radio. I have that particular album ‘Talk On Corners’ and it is on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVqs3McHlZw&list=PLD486E750AD404F1A.

Beautiful and talented people. I cannot remember how I came to know this band and their songs. This is one album that had me listening to every single song, on the repeat mode. Some old memories were revived. Good ones of course.

The Corrs ~ One of My Favourite Band

The Corrs ~ One of My Favourite Band

This is a short work week. Good Friday falls on this Friday and it is a public holiday in Singapore. The weekend gets extended and most people are looking forward to the short break.

Have a good week ahead and enjoy your Easter holidays.

Cheers,
Shirley

What’s Playing In The Background

Now Playing: Wanting ~ Everything in the World Album

How many times did you buy a music album and love every single song in it?

It is very rare for me.

I do not listen to music everytime I work. Recently, I seriously need some music especially when the previous kisslock purse restocks got overwhelming and I had to sew non-stop.

This is one rare album that had me playing the album from the first number to the last and repeat the entire album. Some of the songs got me singing out loud whenever I need to take a break from looking at all the stitchings.

I first took notice of this singer when one of her songs was used as a theme song in a movie. I like her very unique voice and how she sings the song to her style.

I like one particular song: ‘Jar of Love’

This song never fails to make me sing along, together with some dancing to the tune. It’s a really nice song and I have this vision how it should be played when an ice skater does his or her moves.

This album is now available for purchase at all major CD shops.

Share with me what you think after you listen to it.

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