Bachata Dance

I shall post something on dance today as I just came across a dance that is called as Bachata. Since it is something new for me,let me share it with you.Below is the explanation on the dance (taken from Wikipedia)

Bachata is a style of dance that accompanies the music of the same name. It has its origins in the Dominican Republic.

The dance is a four-step beat achieved with a walking Cuban hip motion, and a unique “pop”. The dance is performed both in open position and in closed position depending on the setting and mood of the partners. Similar to Merengue, dips are not original to the dance and turns are done infrequently. The male leads the female with subtle communication using pushing and pulling on the hands to guide the direction in which to move or to hint on upcoming turns. The female may also provide communication using her left hand to indicate whether she is comfortable or not dancing in a closed position.

The style developed in Europe and US (Traditional, Modern, Bachatango) is a basic dance sequence of a full 8 count in a side-to-side motion. The Dominican style basic dance sequence is a full 8 count moving within a square. Counts 1 through 3 and 5 through 7, when taken, generate a natural hip motion. Counts 4 and 8, consists of a “pop” movement. The "pop" depending on a person’s style is executed lifting or tapping a foot or using stylish footwork while popping the hip to the side opposite of the natural Cuban hip motion. Bachata music has a slight accent in rhythm at every fourth count, indicating when the “pop” should happen. Note: The “pop” will always be done in the opposite direction of the last step, while the next step will be taken on the same direction of the pop.

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Next is a video on Bachata, for viewing pleasure & to get a better view on it:

I find that this dance is fun!That's all for today :)

GOD Bless All, Ahimsa..

"Be The Change" ~Thru My Eyes...

This is the story of the "Be The Change" event

Enjoyed good food there! (delicious & yummy!)

Met really happening and friendly chefs ;) from 'The Yogi Tree'

Fell in love with this desert; it's chocolaty yet crunchy with chunks of peanuts in it

Then the hot dude from MixFM,Sham came and did some 'warming up' before the talk

Then followed with the GreenMan's green talk :)

Then the winners for the photo contest were rewarded with cool stuffs from Olympus!

Some celebs also came over to show their support and to flash their smile to the cameras :P

Oh ya,this is cool! I met a new friend on that day...Ming Yang Lim :)

Me, took the chance to grab a pose with the goodie bag and the background,LOL!

The GreenMan,Mr.Mathias also joined the poser club,happily posing!LOL!

This is the winning shot,titled "Hope Lost"

Another cool shot that has won another place :) titled, "Rest In Peace"

I kinda like this shot as well, titled "Food for Thoughts", find it very meaningful :)

Then came to the 'Tree of Pledges'....

and I did my pledge too!

Then it ended with me bidding a bye to Ming Yang with a happy heart & off to another event.

Ahimsa :)

"Be The Change"

Last September(27th September 2009), I attended a green event organised by Origins. It is said that the event is to raise awareness and to educate the public on the dire state of the environment, and to show what YOU can do to help preserve the environment (taken from the web)
While I was alone there, shooting..I came across Ming Yang Lim. She is an interesting being and I enjoyed talking to her .The both of us, I came to know, had one thing in common, that is Charity :) I even heard that she is also in Kechara Soup Kitchen, which I have been looking forward to join...

Since 'TheYogi Tree' has been one of the sponsor for the event, there comes a wide variety of good and tasty food! Especially the desert! It was also served in a good manner too! (Thumbs up for the service!) Yeah I even met friendly chefs there :)

After having light meals, the event started with a humorous and warm speech by Mix fm announcer Sham (who looks hot even though he's bald-hey,bald is sexy :P) then followed with Matthias Gelber's 'the Greenest Person on the Planet' talk. He talked about the current issue of global warming and provided some good ideas on how to preserve the environment too. I came to know about Eco Warriors through him and find it very interesting in joining them too! :)

The winners for the "Be The Change" Photo Contest (which was organised earlier) has been called up to the stage upon receiving their cool prizes sponsored by Olympus!So happy for them :)

There were some celebs who came down that day. One of them whom I can recognise is Xandria Ooi.

Then,after the event is over, both me and Ming went up to the Origins store @ The Gardens to get our goodies : Eco bag and some Origin's mini skincare set :) It was a long queue when we waited for our turn. We parted for our own agenda soon after!
Wow! What a day ;) of meeting new friend and of perceiving lots of new and helpful information

Thanks Origins! ;)

Kathak, a beauty...

In this posting, I wish to share 2 videos of Kathak dance.
really find the dance very feminine yet classic
The song was taken from the ever popular Bollywood movie 'Devdas'
Starring Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit & others
The girls in the first clip had themselves adorned in lovely costumes with nice accessories
However I find that the choreography was also well done!
Watch the clip then :)

Below is the original clip of the song
The song & the clip is classically fabulous!
Enjoy this clip too

2012 & friends...

It was a pleasant weekend that I had with my buddies. Feels like all those lovely memories are back again...fresh.
I spent the Saturday (14th Nov) with LOL Gang and on Sunday (15th Nov) with my university mates. Memories oh memories....lovely old memories...

Here's a lil synopsis on what had happened on .....

*Saturday(14th November)*
Met up the gang in the afternoon, hang out with them @ Garden's Starbucks-discussed a lil bit on our upcoming Bali trip, then head for the movie "2012", dinner with the gang @ Baba Nyonya Cafe.
2012-The movie was good especially it's effect, can really see the team's effect. Kudos to the creative guys behind the movie :) Thank them for stressing the Humanity aspect in this movie!

*Sunday (15th Nov)*
A rendezvous with 2 of my university mates, had table talk at Madam Kwan's. Then my best girlfriend,Barvina gave me 2 gifts, 1 from Vietnam & another from Bali. Cool! it was very nice of her too! Lately she went to Vietnam, she even told me the experience, which was unique and I am so tempted to go there!! The conversation was also added with some girl's talk (giggling), that makes our conversation (almost) perfect just like how a creamer to coffee. LOL!
**had myself measured for Kthk....

Hence, my weekends was well spent with my good buddies, who brought more lovely memories into my life. I thank them for the memories...thank them all..

Bon Odori 2009 *Thru' My Eyes*

The event, before it starts
Pretty Japanese Girls in their Yukatas :)

Irresistibly CUTE!

The event started with drum beats by the guys in their traditional costumes. They looked like warriors too!added with the spirit :)

while waiting for the dance, I spotted this beautiful mother and her pretty little daughter :)
Haha! this funny & happening guys too!

then the dance started with all these lovely looking ladies dancing gracefully and oh yeah, hopping in a gentle manner, very gentle..

This lady is a charmer, a good dancer with charismatic personality

Then I saw the girl dancing!!! and her mum too! cute! :)

Very feminine :)
Happy Family :)
This boy is way too cute! Little Warrior,lol!

When I see this pic, I could sense the LOVE :)

I love the purple Yukata!
Yummy! Japanese packed food & others
Find them cool & took shots with them :)

In whole, it was FUN and unique for me. Next year hope to go for it again in a bigger crowd, so that it's nicer to dance together :)

Bon Odori Festival , July 2009

Back to my posting on Bon Odori Festival , which I went in July
Haha! been long time but the memory...unforgettable

I went there with a good friend of mine, Praveen
and we had fun watching people clad in their traditional costume
then walked around the stalls-cum-booths, checked out some unusual products from Japan,mostly consumes
Then the best part of all is the Dance! They had this dance activity named the Bon Dance
All we need to do is to get into circles and then join in the dance by imitating the others on the main stage (the professional ones or perhaps native dancer)
We danced all night long, then the event ended with the closing dance. Haha! what else? it's none other than the Malaysia Cultural Dance (no further comments on this) obviously not by the Japanese dancers la!

For more info on Bon Odori, check this out!! :

For more pictures, stay tuned! Be back with more shots!
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