My Picture Looked. So. Fat.
*taking a peek at it again... *screams* WAH LAU!!!
I seriously have to share this.. this guy is funny and one hilarious ventriloquist. I laughed till my face cramped and I literally fell off the chair...the one above is him and Peanut. Thats really funny shit..!! Enjoy! Enjoy!! You could always just double click the video to link to youtube and check out the rest of his work... NICE!
This one below is... Melvin the Super Hero...
Then a little trailer of what he does... hahhaa... Hilarious.... I really enjoyed this.. I hope you do too! .... Now thats funny. And he has a standing ovation at the end too! Gosh! I'm totally feeding on the Euphoria he must have had right there... Thats just great!
Rehearsals have begun. Refer to this post to know what I'm talking about. I've been presented with the leading role for Lydia's graduating film for the Red Geisha.. am I the Red Geisha? Noooo.. I'm Mamasan Tang and I tell you. Its. Damn. Bloody. Hard. Can!
With reference to this Wong Kar Wai film in terms of ambience, look and cinematic inspiration. This is how the film will be like and with Gong Li as my "inspiration". I'm set out to be as bitchy with a capital B with a touch of glamourous power to pull this character off. *Looking at facial expressions and tone of voice*
My main co-star which is Leon *aka in real life also known as Pavan; he actually does real commercial and corporate acting on the side* was pretty good. He only needed to go through his lines ONCE and it was all in his head... *bish* How Can!! *envy*
My hats off to actors/actresses because it is really hard work and so challenging. I've never acted in my life okay! My body was stiff, I was nervous as hell and I kept on forgeting my lines, like totally blank out okay!... errrrr duh.. *white noise in my head*... *smack head* Like that called Acting? Please lor... anyway.. I'll be practicing my lines... and also working my butt... *blush*
We found that the Gold Cheongsam that they bought for me is a little too tight at the hips. Big Hips LAAAH!!! *Wah lau* I can't breathe!! Imagine if I didn't lose weight. CONFIRM cannot fit lor!! Seriously, who'd have thought that if a piece of clothes is tight at the hips, it would give you breathing difficulties. -.-'' We pulled it down and it fitted so closely that I DEFINITELY cannot sit down or it will rip. Walk can. Sit down. Cannot.
Other than this, the Golden Robe was lovely. And *cough cough* the black laced babydoll for the opening bedroom scene is also... quite *ahem* nice.... its Victoria's Secret after all.... *cough*
Next rehearsal is next Saturday... before the main film rolling shoot next week from the 2nd to the 4th of April 08.
*chant* Relax. Relax. Talk slower. Talk slower.
Have you heard of Russel Peters? He's one funny dude. I love watching people when I'm in a constant state of grin. What does this mean? It means I'm literally watching with this goofy open mouth grin on my face and bursting out in little smattering of laughter when I find something amusing. Now tell me this guy isn't funny.. he's damn bloody funny can!!
This one is by Rex Navarette. He is this filipino comedian who lives in the states. Those who can understand the filipino accent, you'd find this absolutely hilarious. In the accent, you'd notice words that start with "P" sounds like "F" and vice versa. Understanding this, you'd understand this video alot more. Hahahahhahaha....
This one is by Dane Cook. American dude.. and really damn freaking funny. Sooooo funny!! U should check him out! He's pretty hot too eh! Enjoy!
Google these guys up and you'll be sure to find a whole host of their work online to enjoy. At least enough to last you a couple of side stitching hours.
Let me know if you have your favourite comedians to recommend! Email me! :)
I finally found it. Some of you are asking what I mean by leg lifts from this previous post and this is what I mean. I do about 5 sets of 20 reps *aka 100 lifts* right after each run. Do one set, rest for about 10-15 or maybe 20 seconds then continue with the next set. Try not to wait too long in between intervals.
I place my hands right at the base of my spine though not by the side to give me some leverage. You would not want to be lifting your body as you do this so try to "stick" your shoulders to the ground when your legs come up.
As with all exercises, REMEMBER TO BREATHE in through your nose and out through your mouth... Ppffffttttt! Don't hold your breathe till you turn purple when you're working out. Your muscles need the air and you don't want to end up passing out.
Legs must be straight and together the whole time. No bending of your legs, no over enthusiastic throwing up or down of your legs, and no alternating lifts. Imagine that your ankles are tied so they have to move together.
They're a killer for the lower tummy and they really can make u tremble and burn when you're reaching the end. Thats normal! But they're SO good.
I'd recommend for beginners to at least try 3 sets of 15 reps for the first 2 weeks and increasing in repetitions or sets as you go along when you get stronger.
Truely Madly Deeply by Cascada
I love this song.. and I appreciate both versions.. both the original by Savage Garden *below* which I was a big fan of... whooot! and Cascada's version *above* is good for working out too... what I don't really get is the girls in the leotards. Seriously, if I ever entered a room and saw these 4 ladies hopping about like that. I would be totally baffled and stunned. Did I enter some high school pyjama party or what? *blah*
But for the song, its not bad, I like it. Alot. In it goes into my music play list...
Do you? :)
Truely Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
Everytime We Touch by Cascada.
I workout to music. Namely dance, techno, hip hop and house. I feed on the beat and upbeat tempo. It gives my workouts a higher level of intensity and makes me go on for longer without needing to always hear myself panting.
If you're working out alone, I'd recommend gathering a list of songs for working out and contain listening to them ONLY when you're working out and make them FAST for when you're doing cardio and relaxing when you're stretching.
I keep the songs to only when my workout begins as it helps my body identify when my workout begins and starts to gear up for it. Its psychological so much so that if I hear those songs when I'm NOT working out.. I automatically and naturally start to sweat as my body starts producing adrenaline even if I'm not doing anything but sitting down.
If you can believe it.. Eirian found this song for me and it works out well for me. She found it on You Tube first and said "Mommy! This song nice to run one leh!" I fully agree! Hows that for family support! *Love love my girls*
Other songs now that are good are.... I've got these recommendations since my last post on Whats in your Mp3 player... some are pretty good!!
Low by FLO Rida
Shelly recommended Kayne West's Stronger... its really alright... it gives a good beat for brisk walking but not really something I'd run to.. but then again.. brisk walking is good for fat burning...
Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
Generally, I'd recommend choosing something that you'd enjoy but at least make it something that has a faster beat so that you can use it to pace yourself...
Recently, quite a number of people have noticed that I've been leaning out and more so, a general comment would be that "you've lost your tummy!"... so Yes, I have.. to a certain extent. Its flatter but not firmly flat like how you would expect someone wearing a bikini to have. Furthermore, I'm a mommy.. I have mommy medals aka stretch marks so wearing a bikini will NEVER be the same forever again...
It puzzled me when they made that comment because I didn't think that the tummy was really so much of an issue so I went to hunt down some old photographs of myself when I was 100kg sometime August last year in 2007.
And then I found it and I was and still am horrified. Scroll down to see what I mean.
It looks flatter now because I used to have a really big and protruding tummy that made me look 6 months pregnant even on a normal day. So much so that people on the MRT THINK I'M pregnant!! Much to the amusement of CJ then. I'd get a seat often just because people would look alarmingly at me when I enter the MRT train and stand up and offer their seat to this "pregnant lady"....which of course.. was ME..... argh!!
See what I mean!! Doesn't this look like I was pregnant??! Sure does! Arrghhh *blinding my eyes* How lumpy could I get??! This is what you get when you're 100kg and not realising that you look like a marshmallow with clothes.
So then, over time as my regime increased and the weight dropped, combined with my workout for the day, whether its some cardio at the gym in the morning or running in the evening, I combine it with 200 front crunches + 200 side crunches to strengthen and flatten the upper abs and sides... which makes wearing fitted shirts like this I'm wearing today look alot more visually acceptable... and 100 leg raises to flatten the lower "pouch".
What I've noticed though is that many people are doing their crunches wrongly. They pull up with their necks instead of raising their shoulders. *Think of puppet strings attached to your shoulders and pulling you up* Doing it wrongly causes alot of neck strain and after just a few, some complain their neck, head and shoulders hurt. Its NOT supposed to hurt. If anything, ur tummy might feel crampy and have a little bit of a burn but then that means, you're working it girl!
I do not do sit ups because it hurts my back and find crunches more effective. Its practically 1/3 the effort of a full situp but double the effectiveness.
I couldn't find a proper leg raise instructional video but anyone will know, pad your lower back and spinal area, find a comfortable spot, extend your body straight and raise both legs together. I do 5 sets of 20 reps *aka 100 raises* 3 times a week right after my runs.
Does it work? Well.. see for yourself.. what do you think?
Am I Happy? YES I AM!! ~*GRIN*~
This one however can be covered if I wear sleeves but since I'm usually in tank tops these days, it too is very obvious. Its a leafy pod situated right at my left arm right at the base of my deltoids... or more simply said. Right under neath my "BCG" mark. *Note to ignore the sun burnt skin around it...*
I feel so inked out... but luckily for me... and those who are screaming in bloody horror.. these are airbrushed black tattoos so they will only last me 6 days at most..
I did contemplate having a real one some time back and went to the studio to check out the designs and quite liked it. I looked at it and somewhat decided that I'd have a lower back one and the tattooist asked me then, "are you thinking of losing weight?" and back then I said, "yeah! why?" then he told me..."better lose weight first before u put that on if not when your body changes, it might distort"... me: "-.-".....
He then said "take a look at it for a while and decide if u really like it and let me know".
I took his advice and looked at it for a while.. then I came back the next day.. looked at it again.. and did that for about a week and by the end of the week of staring at it...I decided I didn't like it. It was a celtic kind of design but as the days wore by it started looking like an evil persian man with an evil eye and a curly moustache... *you might be wondering why I had so much time just going back to that shop, it was located in the same building as my workplace in town before* so that was it. I dropped the idea.
So in the meantime, I'll just pretend that I have two of them till they disappear this week.
If you find the voice familiar then you might know his previous hit, "One in a Million"...
Next! Angel by Lionel Ritchie.. I looove this song.. yet another one that has a beat that I like..
So here you have a little taste of whats in my library, let me have a peek into yours? If you have a good workout song that gets your buns shaking, your feet tapping, heart pounding or just puts that little spring in your step.. let me know! I want that in my library too.. :) Enjoy!!
Do you think its true? Anyone wanna vouch for the above? Hahaha....
Upon reaching, we threw off our slippers while I found a little spot for myself to sit and enjoy some music and the breeze while my girls happily pranced towards the sand with their beach toys which finally get a chance to see the daylight since they got it for Christmas...
I'm looking forward to an even more macho lao gong in the months to come due to some upcoming competitions. If you're married or have a boyfriend, think of all the benefits that a fit partner can have!! *cough cough*
And for further inspiration since my blog seems to reach out to a more female crowd. This may be more relevant to you and show you.. that even though I haven't reached my goal yet.. I'm 23kg away. What 17kg of difference can do for a person. This is me.. but what can it do for you? Most Singaporean ladies are only 60+kg on average... losing weight just needs a little more commitment and discipline towards a healthier lifestyle change. Its not impossible.
And this is me... 16kg down. I'm counting from 95kg to 79kg. Feeling fine, not looking haggard like how some people on a diet change think they would be and still on the way down! Now, that I'm down to 78kg, I just have another 23kg to go and I'll definitely reach it. Just watch this space.
That being said. Anyone can do it if they want to. Provided of course if you're healthy and don't have any major health problems but the first step is in the mind. Stop procrastinating and just do it.
But Decide First.
In the meantime.. try ignoring those scary tan lines on my back, I go swimming ok! And don't remind me of sun block.. I did use sunblock... boh pian.. my skin burns easily.. :( It would look a hell of alot better when I get more toned but it will do for now even if I don't have a waist.. I will!!... just pretend u don't see my soft soft marshmallow pui pui skin... *blah*
Thank you Wendy!!!... Gorgeous.. Do you like it? I like it alot.. now..... time for that night out that my lao gong promised me.. *ahem*... What shall it be? MOS or St. James Power Station har? ......
Social Tips from me to you... learn and UNDERSTAND before attempting.
The word beso is Spanish for “kiss”. With spanish/filipina heritage, my sisters and I grew up meeting people we knew with a social cheek kiss or what we called a Beso Beso. It was normal and there was no squeamishness held around it.
Cheek kissing is “a ritual or social gesture to indicate friendship, perform a greeting, to confer congratulations, to comfort someone, or to show respect.”
In a cheek kiss, both persons lean forward and either lightly touch cheek with cheek or lip with cheek. Generally the gesture is repeated with the other cheek, or more, alternating cheeks. Hand-shaking or hugging may also take place. Depending on the situation, the number of kisses is one, two, or three.
Depending on the local culture, cheek kissing may be considered appropriate between a man and a woman, a parent and a child, two women, or two men. When you arrive, you kiss everybody hello. When you leave, you kiss everybody goodbye. Women kiss women. Women kiss men. Men kiss men. I still practice this form of greeting to those that I know find it socially acceptable and this would range from family to friends to even acquaintances that hold more western values or are the typical Ang Mos who have been exposed to this kind of greeting before and are known to me on a personal level.
I would not recommend this on a professional level of greeting where handshakes obviously are the better alternative.
I do have a few tips for novice social kissers when performing this kind of greeting. I have been horrified and amused in the course of the past few years *my eyes have practically rolled all over the floor after rolling in my head* but I would like those to know incase they "HAPPEN" to greet me.
If you're a man, try this next time as an alternative. Even if you're not intending to woo the lady, I'm sure giving a kiss on her hand would be most chivalrous and surely send a shiver down our spine.. how princely would that be and how charming.... *I'm waiting... hehehehh....*There you go... next time you meet or leave a friend. Make it a warm greeting/departure. After all, you have given them some time in your life to be present, whether they make a difference to your day/month/year. Time spent is already time passed. So why not make it a warm one?