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Monday, October 23, 2006


忍耐 + 掌握人生
Going Hip-Hop

It has been a roller-coaster ride for me after the Aus team training, which ended in a rather unexpected and crazy way.

After visiting the doctor in the previous weekend and started taking antibiotics, the flu went away almost immediately, and I was so glad to go back to my normal kendo training and gym routine once more.

I trained 4 times in the past week - Monday and Thursday at UNSW, Wednesday and Saturday at Willoughby.

The focus for me this week was to incorporate all I have learnt in the past few weeks and apply them into the training, and train with vigorous spirit.

Going Afro/Latin and Hip-Hop
Anyway, back to my crazy roller-coaster ride story. I got back to good health this week which I was very happy about. But the ride didn't end just there... it took me to somewhere higher, somewhere very exciting...

I couldn't believe it and imagine myself doing it, but on Friday night I was making Afro-Latin and Hip-Hop dance moves. It was my first dancing class in my life, and I tell you, it was so so SOOOOOO much fun. And I think I almost dislocate my hip after the latin dance class.

It came by as a surprise... One of my colleagues, who was given 6 free dancing class vouchers as a farewell present when she left her previous company, has become pregnant. So she gave me the vouchers a few months ago. As the vouchers are going to expire soon, I decided to use them now - on Friday when there is no Kendo practice in my schedule.

Dancing was so much fun, so crazy, I could feel all my stress flew 100,000 miles away. Instead of shouting kiai and staring straight into the eyes of my opponent, I could laugh and go crazy as much as I like.

I think I am getting addicted to it. We will see... Dancing may appear as a regular event on my weekly schedule from now on.

14 Comments:

  • Ha ha that sounds fun. That's cool to suprise yourself every now and then. Salsa/Latin is a no-go for me as my hip just doesn't move. I would probably look like a swinging stick. A swinging stick is cool on a hip-pop floor though.:)

    By Blogger Ivan, at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:21:00 AM  

  • Hey Vivian,

    Dancing sounds like fun! Know how much it costs?Might just join you one day~ keke

    By Blogger hawQ, at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 2:31:00 PM  

  • Hey Ivan,

    A swinging stick probably looks very cool in Hip-Hop dance. I think as long as you have the confidence to go 100% swinging stick and dance in front of everyone, I bet everyone will cheer for the swinging stick.

    LOL :)

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:42:00 PM  

  • Oh Nurlin, Come Come. Come and join me to the classes.

    Class is $16. I go to the Afro-Latin class on Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm and the Hip-Hop Beginner class from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.

    Aiko, my Jpns Sensei, whom comes to SKC to train these days, may also come to join the Hip-Hop class.

    Let me know if you do. It will be so much fun.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:48:00 PM  

  • Hey Viv,

    Good to see you having fun.
    Dancing is definitely something different.
    I can related to your experience, I've been dragged to latin dancing before (not hip hop though) I was a little hesitant at first but int he end it turned out to be a lot of fun!!!

    By Blogger Eddie 哥哥, at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:36:00 PM  

  • Dancing is great. no matter the dance.

    Ever tried putting music on while training?

    :-)

    By Blogger [Mat], at Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:46:00 PM  

  • Hey Eddie,

    Come along and go to the dancing class together if you wish. Maybe you can show me some of your moves.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:54:00 AM  

  • Hey Mat,

    Dancing is fun, isn't it! I agree. As long as one have the guts to go out and dance with confidence, it will automatically look good no matter how you are moving.

    I listen to music when I go to the gym, and I find the funky music really keeps my adrenalin going.

    Though when I put on my kendo gears on, I go the extreme opposite end and prefer quiet undisturbed solitude to get my concentration and my mind clear.

    But yeah, music is a good aid in training.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:03:00 AM  

  • Hi Vivian,

    Dancing Latino!, yes, it is fun but, believe it or not, I am Latino and I normally don't dance!
    Yes, shame on me but, I do agree that dancing is a relief for the spirit in a complete different way than keiko.

    Enjoy every lesson :-))

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:27:00 AM  

  • Thanks Edward. Most looking forward to this Friday's dance class :-)

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Wednesday, October 25, 2006 4:50:00 PM  

  • I would like to go again but at the moment too much things on my plate :S

    I'm even too busy for Kendo at times..

    there's not enough hours in a day!

    By Blogger Eddie 哥哥, at Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:49:00 AM  

  • No worries Eddie. Come along whenever you find a relaxing free Friday night.

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Thursday, October 26, 2006 9:21:00 AM  

  • Hey Vivian!

    That was heaps fun! Funny as well~ haha..I couldnt stop laughing at myself~ My back hurts man..with all that butt shaking and hip moving thing..Lolz..

    By Blogger hawQ, at Friday, October 27, 2006 11:08:00 PM  

  • Yo Nurlin,

    Ur so good at Hip-Hop, man. I can see so much talent in you.

    Yay, now I have a hip-hop buddy.

    Let's dance again next Friday!

    By Blogger Vivian Yung, at Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:04:00 PM  

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