Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
2 pictures taken that night with my sister,Alexandra and my best buddy, Preetha. And I'll always plug it for her.. listen in to 91.3FM people.. thats Jane Doe on the airwaves over the weekend and one some weekdays too for you! And she's wonderful!! Love them both to insy teeny weeni bits!!! *loves!*
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
As of late, I've been instructing a number of mass group ZumFit sessions these past weeks... some with very much larger groups than usual... they were indeed an experience that I have enjoyed each time. For those at certain gyms that I have been covering classes for lately, it has been a PLEASURE to meet you too and I'm pleased to note that some of you have been becoming some familiar faces too!
Some pictures as seen here are provided very kindly by clients who have engaged me lately. I'm always happy when my group students want to take their pictures to commemorate their session with me. :) I know there are two more pictures from 2 other sessions that are due to be sent to me soon.. I'll share those too when I get them! :)
And then there are my own personal workout sessions where I participate at the Zumba classes at California Fitness.... some videos taken by other instructors/public as seen here... there's no doubt that I love having dance to compliment and support an active lifestyle... and hey! there're videos during yet another Jackie Chan appearance at Bugis last month too! The last time Jackie came for a Zumbathon.. you can find that post HERE. Dancing from that event HERE.
Jackie Chan with us doing Zumba at Bugis Junction... to one of my favourite tracks, Fuego... on the 15th of November 2009..
Doing the Bachata with David during Halloween at Novena California Fitness... and *cough* I want a Zumba tee!!... (**pouts** my group that helped out on stage that day didn't get one while all the others did... err.. whats up with that? Still not too happy about that...I'm sensing some bias-ness here... and we're regulars too! *shakes head*)
Doing the Samba at Bugis Junction under the 1pm sun.. Ok.. seriously! It was killing to be dancing under the afternoon sun, not to mention extremely quick draining.. CF management have really got to consider the welfare of the regular dance members who participate in such public demonstrations that they might actually pass out from heatstroke in such crazy heat. Thinking of having another public demonstration? If it was not in a covered area or in an airconditioned building.. I think the next turn out for such an event will be poor. Point to note eh?
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Azzucar! Club & Bar, located in the heart of Clarke Quay (located next to the fountain, 2nd floor in front of Mulligans) proudly delivers an electrifying mix of the newest Latin funk, pop, salsa, merengue and reggaeton beats belted out by Singapore’s Only All Cuban Band, Cubania.
Seven exotic, sexy entertainers perform 6 nights a week with profound passion that brings forth Cuba’s cultural heritage and music scene, hand picked by experienced performer and club owner, Miguel Morales.
The Pink Party is a themed party by color but also by representation of this social segment of society that is otherwise represented by the color Pink.
This night is also dedicated in support to Pinkdot.sg where drink bottles auction (Lychee Gancia Champagne x2 bottles (auction starts at $100 per bottle) + 42Below Kiwi Vodka (auction starts at $200) will be held on this night where 100% of the proceeds of this auction will be given to Pinkdot.sg for their cause and activities.
Exclusive One Night Only Special Pink drink called “The Pink Ninja” has been created that comes with a handmade soft felt stuffed 3 inch tall Pink Ninja Brooch which allows party goers wearing this brooch to purchase subsequent party drinks/shooters at special prices for the night. This brooch can be taken back as exclusive memorabilia from the party.
The event which runs from 8pm to 12 midnight till late will have engaging interactive games held in between every 45 minute band play sets that boasts of exciting prizes such as bottles of 42below Vodka bottle and an exclusive to Azzucar! - Lychee Gancia Champagne bottle amongst other sponsor prizes up to $340!
From 830pm - 930pm, participate in a Latin dance workshop with a professional latin dance instructor, Albert Chung from S&A Danz X'pressio simple hot sexy moves that would sizzle the dance floor!
Two contests which will run for the night that will be drawn past midnight would be “The Most Pink Person” Contest which will be selected for the person who was dressed the Most Pink attire for the night.
“Come dressed in your Most Pink outfit; be as outrageously pink as you can be! Make a statement!”
The other contest would be for the “Azzucar Pink Party King & Queen” Coronation that would include a crown & a special prize for the winners.
“It would be such an exciting evening that the club for all attending that would be infused with engaging Latin music, fun interactive games, great prizes and crowd to dance a Saturday night away with a different experience that would befit a special night such as this….and for a good reason too! Support Pinkdot.sg!”
Door Cover at the door for the Party would be $25 (includes 1 Pink Ninja drink + Handmade Brooch).
So Clear your Calendar people! Its Party time next Saturday! Gather your buddies & friends, RSVP please and I'll see you there!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Pictures taken with a Nikon D90 with Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 and Nikon 50mm F1.4D lens.
I donned a colourful patched flowy skirt that I used as a tube styled dress. Yeah.. its a skirt. Costs about $20 and bought at Chinatown.
Here are some of the pictures that I liked out of this set. It was a Really REALLY fun photoshoot. The colours came out well. The angles and the new lens really made this set of pictures quite funny too! I love the one above!!! And generally, I'm very happy that EY has managed to capture a range of different kind of shots so far for his slowly growing portfolio! *Proud to be part of it*
Casual Shots @ Vivo City found HERE.
Evening Shots @ Clarke Quay found HERE.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
7. A Small Portable Laptop - In black or pink.
Thats about it for now! :) Merry Christmas in Advance!!
How did I let myself reach 100kg like that? Those were a size 44 pants and my official XXL event black shirt literally hangs on me now.. aye! This is a good reminder to keep working out and to keep in mind the kind of food that goes into my mouth. Gah! No more please.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time taken for these set of shots were from around 6-730pm. Location at Clarke Quay, Singapore. Weather - Cloudy early evening with an eventual Clear Night sky.
The shot above taken at a doorway to a lonely alley near the central fountain at Clarke Quay.
Dress & handbag compliments of my dear Mother in Law..yes! Its her dress. The one I wore before I left the house was too loose and she couldn't bear seeing me leave the house with a lousy fitting pink dress so she gave me this black one instead! It fit well apparently and I loved it! :)
I used makeup from SilkMineral.com. Accessories & Heels are my own. :) Thanks for looking!
If anyone is interested to contact C. En Yung, you can look for him at his facebook page HERE.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I interchanged my gold mask for the night for some black devil horns. What was I? Well I don't know really.. I had a mask, I had golden glittery spiders running all over my body.. some blood running down blood-red lips and blood splattered around my shoulders... so I was a bloody horny masked..err.. something.. *shrug*
Above was the first prize winner in red hair... below was the 2nd prize winner and the 3rd prize winner.. she left before we could take a picture with her. :(
And some more pictures with two of the band members (in pink hair and red horns)...
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Everything about him is Herbalife... hahahaha! I've known him since Eirian was about a year old so that makes him about a 7 year old friend already...
He's seen me at my fattest at 100kg some years back and tried to put me on his Herbalife products. If you don't already know that I was previously that size. You can check out my SOYJOY promo. videoclip done earlier this year HERE.
Unlucky as it was for those products, I was that 1% of people who had serious side effects from taking them so I had to stop consuming them or go into shock. Over the years, he slowly saw the transformation with my low carb/exercise regime and imagine the fast forward to 2009 the other week when we met for dinner at the Fisherman's Wharf for Fish & Chips.... :) "Is that really you?!".... always good to get that kind of response...
Then it was down to Azzucar for some work done. Picture first with the club owner, Miguel before we set off to work... and that evening, both my photographer boys went to the club to help me, Darran and En Yung.
Last Zumbathon can be found HERE. California Fitness had another 90 minute but more private one last Saturday at the Novena branch and I would never miss it of course!
If you look to the left of the video, you might catch me too! Check it out. :) And a picture taken with some of my Zumba galfriends...
And Mike Thomas was in town this week and it was practically Zumba week over at California Fitness. Mike T used to the the Group X Manager here in Singapore till David and him literally swapped countries. He's now located in Hong Kong.
There was a Zumba party last Thursday night with him, David and Daniel at Novena. Was a complete blast! Very high energy! I'm looking forward to having him come back down from Hong Kong again to do another Zumba session here... Thanks Mike!! You would be missed. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I love seeing how people explore their interests and passion and hope that they become wildly successful in the things they love to do...
Armed with his newly purchased special lens, we headed out to VivoCity on a late afternoon to take some casual pictures with me. We took a couple of shots and reviewed them at the end of the day and there were several more that I liked but I chose 6 to be featured here... :)
Kudos to En Yung to have quite a good majority of shots that turned out pretty nice. We didn't even take alot so that means the percentage of good shots is high! For new photographers, practice & experimentation definitely makes perfect and it would be great too when one had an eye to capture the "magic" with their lenses...
If you like his work and if you would like to give En Yung a try for some photography work (personal or commercial), do contact him via his Facebook page and leave him a message! He's a really nice guy! Or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for his contact number.
This shot.. walking down the stairs going down to the waterfront walkway at VivoCity...
Frowning at the setting sun.. attempting to capture a little side profile...
I had my birthday earlier this year there. Details on that HERE.
How apt it would then be that I now have work relations with them so I have the opportunity to enjoy my favourite live tunes belted out by the new & updated Cubania from time to time.
I really love the place.. the music.. I'm happy to be working with them...
I also had the opportunity to do a little photography work with Darran aka Limetouch *below* when I had to do some impromptu photo session at the club. Many thanks and heartfelt appreciation to Darran for being so spontaneous and meeting me with such short notice. He's a pretty cute boy isn't he!? And he works out regularly at the gym too! Fit, young, cute and still single? Whats there not to like girls? (*heh heh*)
Should anyone feel like they want to give a new photographer a try, you can contact Darran over at his blog. :)
Friday, October 09, 2009
"Which Church do you go to?"... and then excitedly went on to explaining that she was Catholic too and she got married in the church that I "used" to attend.. I say "used" to go to because I haven't been to church for a very long time indeed. I believe. Yes... but I have not followed...
After that meeting, I strolled slowly down the road thinking about what we had discussed in our meeting and I suddenly stopped and looked up. I was standing at the main gate of a church. Strangely, in all the times that I had ever passed that area, I never noticed that there was a Catholic church where I stood.
I peered around the grounds and peeked at my handphone to check the time. Hmm.. still had some time to spare so I walked into the Church. It was empty except for a lady sitting on the far left praying with her rosary. I walked down the pews as I swished my fingers over each wooden arm rest till I found a spot I liked in the middle of the Church. And I sat.
I sat there for a while with my feet on the bar where other church goers would kneel and exalt in prayer during mass. I sat and thought and talked to Him. With all that is going on in my life now, I needed direction and I wanted a sign. I want clarity and I want focus and so I spoke.. in my head as my eyes darted around observing the state of the church. It was dilapidated and windy.
For several moments, I stared at the stained glass windows behind the altar and marveled at its beauty. It was a huge shining splash of colour amongst the peeling walls and ceiling. It was quiet and peaceful.
Some moments later, a couple walked in past where I was sitting and graciously kneeled on one knee before stepping into a pew to pray. I did a mental head smack to myself. Akk!! How could I forget to kneel n bow before I stepped into the pew! For a while, I felt embarassed. How could I forget? Did I forget how to do the sign of the cross too? I tried it discreetly and felt relieved that I still remembered.
The couple left after a few minutes and all was silent again. I looked around and saw no one except the rosary praying lady sitting immobile except the swishing of her beads. I finished my "conversation", gathered my bag and stood up. This time.. I remembered to kneel n bow before I spun around to leave.
As I walked towards the main door, for a moment it alarmed me to see that I had not noticed a short, fairly fat old lady with a kind sweet face and a walking stick sitting by the door just after the entrance. I smiled and she smiled back with a gummy toothless smile.
I was just about to walk past her when she reached out for my arm and said "wait for me."
Wait for you? I wondered and blurted out a "huh?"...
"Wait for me" she said again.. and then she turned to face me. "Can you bring me home?" she asked. "I'm sorry. I don't drive and I'm off to another appointment" I said.
She squinted and winced as she bent over to move in her seat. "Doctor said it is terminal. I don't have very much time left..." she said softly with her voice trailing off as she pointed down to her feet. I looked down and saw her blackened, swollen and deformed foot with deep purple bruises. How did she even get all the way here? I wondered....
"Everyone has a sob story and everyone dies sometime" I thought to myself but quickly chided myself. I could not believe I was thinking so nasty and patted her arm and asked "how are you feeling today?"... she nodded.
"How much do you have?" she asked suddenly. I felt it was like she was asking a trick question.. How much money do I have or how MUCH do I have to be thankful for? I wondered....
I looked at her puzzled and she asked again.. "Do you have $10? Can I have it to take a taxi home?" For a few seconds, I contemplated while I stood there for a while, my natural reaction was to just say no and walk away.. brush her off like how we usually do with those who sell tissue or beg on the street corners..
$10. How outrageous and direct of her to ask for it without any qualms... I thought and knew that all I had in my wallet was $12. There I was, standing at the entrance of the church fighting a moral dilemma to be gracious. I looked around and found. There was still nobody but us. "Where do you live?" I asked. "Toa Payoh" she replied. And we were at Dhoby Ghaut... -.-'' I nodded and exhaled... and said "okay".
She looked to the altar whilst I reached into my bag and pulled out $10. And gave it to her.$10 is not alot of money but it is not little either. I had never given a stranger any more than $4 before that day. I opened her hands and placed it into her palm. "Take care okay?"...
Her eyes lit up and said quietly "Thank you... when I can, I will return this to you" nodding furiously and ernestly. My heart skipped a little as I shook my head. "No, you can have it". I reached out for one final touch on her arm and I walked out of the church....
The further I walked I contemplated.. and my phone rang "Pam! we want you to instruct on .... " I spoke into my phone.. and walked on smiling. HE has a plan and I stopped at the church for a reason. Perhaps this was the reason I spent those few minutes alone where I would not normally do on any other given day and for me to be there for her aid.
I asked for a sign didn't I?... it was a small one to show me how much I have to be thankful for and knowing that I am still...
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Every Morning I awaken centred, strong, happy, full of love and confidence, faith and joy. I am peaceful, full of vigour and life and ready to take on and complete with amazing success anything that is put in front, behind or anywhere near my sphere of influence.
Everyday I grow stronger and stronger in my faith and ability. There is a clear, clean window in which to see the glorious future that is my birthright. I wake up grateful and full of positive love and calmness, I am as calm and comfortable as a placid pond early on a warm spring dawn and I remain that way throughout the day into the night where I feel even more of the positive feelings and emotions that make me function at my very best.
God's gifts of prosperity continue to flow freely to me in oceans and oceans of glorious abundance, confidence focus and health, wealth beyond my wildest dreams. And I am grateful beyond measure as I continue to create even more health, wealth happiness and joy for all that I have the privilege of meeting and touching.
All these things are here in my life right here right now and I experience them even more with each and every breathe I take. I am Love, I give Love and I recieve Love from myself and all that are in my life.
A few more quotes I want to note are:
"The quality of my life is directly proportionate to the amount of uncomfortness I am willing to endure"
"Luck is where Opportunity meets Preparation"