July 1st, 2015

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Budak Pantai & Friends NKF Concert, Jurassic World & SLAP

Hey people!

It's July already and I'm really excited for this month because there's so much to look forward to. In fact, be prepared for blog spams because I'll have lots to feature this month. :D

In early June, I got to watch a Budak Pantai & Friends Charity Concert @ The Esplanade.

Some friends have asked me who's Budak Pantai and whether they're a Malay group so I'm here to let you know more about this group of very talented singers.




Budak Pantai is a group founded in 1994 by 5 Chinese a cappella singers, as can be seen in the above poster. No, they don't sing Malay songs. They sing a medley of English songs and their voices are really good.

What I like about their songs is that they also know how to improvise and sing in various dialects or styles. Sometimes, they even change the lyrics of their songs which usually turns out hilarious.


Honestly, I didn't know about this group until they performed in Singapore Entertainment Awards 2014. My friend and I were so amused when they sang their rendition of popular songs.



Budak Pantai has actually retired from the music scene last year but that night, they were back to perform in a charity concert to commemorate SG50 and raise funds for needy kidney patients at the same time.

I had the honour to attend this concert, thanks to complimentary tickets by EventClique. Thank you!

If you're curious to know how the group sings, check out the video below.




Last week, I also watched Jurassic World, a highly anticipated thrilling movie.


Photo credits to www.forbes.com

I've watched Jurassic Park when I was a kid and I've got to say that the filmography for Jurassic World has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. The chase scenes by the viciously clever and cunning Indominus Rex were exciting and there were also plenty of heart-stopping moments throughout the movie.

That said, the highlight of the movie was Aunt Claire (acted by Bryce Dallas Howard) who surprised the hell out of everyone by being able to run away from ferocious dinosaurs in heels. My my, this lady can really run!

If you haven't already watched this movie, go watch it! It is one of those must-watch movies at the moment. :)



Photo credits to Phelicia.

Last week, I reached the last lesson of Pole 9 and also my last lesson in Groove. I'm honestly defeated by this level because I couldn't do any of the tricks properly by myself. :(

That said, I will miss pole-ling with these girls. We've known one another for 2 years and we've really grown so much together. My pole mates know my weakness and fears; they took initiative to spot me when I am trying a difficult trick and when I miraculously went into a trick that I was struggling with (e.g. iguana mount), they cheered for me. I feel empowered being surrounded by such a supportive community.

After saying goodbye to Groove, I started a new journey in SLAP.




SLAP stands for Singapore Lap and Pole Dance and as kinky as it sounds, I don't and will not be doing lap dance. I will be training on a spinning pole instead. :)

I've a good impression of the environment so far and I like the fact that I'm forced to train my weaker side. After years of pole-ling on a static pole, I'm honestly not used to a spinning pole and I have the tendency to spin out of control. But fret not - this needs practice so I'm sure I will eventually get it. Oh yes, and I need to get used to being dizzy and ensure that my lines are beautiful now. No more going into a trick in warrior style.

So I guessed it's new school, new challenge and new friends. Let's hope that this school will create more beautiful memories in my life. At the end of the day, I just want to become better and better in pole. I will continue to document my pole journey and improve myself. :D

Alright, I'll end this entry here. More blog entries to come so stay tuned!

Goodnight everyone!