27 June 2010

Days Lately

Finally not about World Cup, eh! These what I've been up to lately (except World Cup, d'oh!).

Mika concert and River Festival (click the picture to read more)

Another thing is Just Dance! So in the company, we have Recreational Club who organizes fun activities for employees. This month we held a dancing workshop called Just Dance, one free session each for Hip Hop, Club Groove, Salsa and Belly Dance in Dance On Us. Hip Hop, as I expected, was fun! The instructor taught us few movements for one particular song (an MJ song, to commemorate 1 year of his death). It was practically the same like Hip Hop class in Fitness First Pacific Place I usually took every week when I was still in Jakarta. That was my favorite class among others FF classes like Yoga, Body Balance and Body Combat. My favorite instructor was Bayu, I don't know he's still working there or not.

Anyway, this one, as I not expected, was more tiring than in the last times. Besides the fact that I had not practiced for long time, it might be because we tried to finalize one full dance in 2 hours straight. So not only tired physically but also overloaded in brain, too much information. Usually the regular class only lasts for 1 hour. And now my feet are shaking and so painful!

The second class I took was Club Groove.
Club Groove is a dance class that teaches your body a new language that makes you feel instantly cool and confident in any occasion you choose to strut your stuff. The class prepares your body to be at ease with various types of music. Recommended for beginners who wish to pick up some cool moves for clubs and social events. 
This class was more relax than Hip Hop, not too challenging, but really helps to be confident in moving in social life. Hip Hop is like what I want, Club Groove is like what I need. Humm, I am thinking to join the regular class.

24 June 2010

Still about World Cup (from the amateur)

First of all, yay for ENGLAND to be in the Round of 16! I was watching the match with some friends, and one of them hates England. During the match I really wanted to choke him, haha sorry mate :P Then I told The Boy about him, he said "he must be Italian supporters?" Ha, how did he know?!

Apparently there are these interesting facts about football world championship The Boy told me:
"Italian supporters always hate England team, vice versa England fans do not like Italy team. England supporters usually also like Argentina team."
Hm interesting, somehow it's proven, on me.

By the way, the picture above was taken when I watched World Cup in Resort World Sentosa: free screening everywhere, big screen, good seats, doorprize(, pole-dancing)!

Sent via BlackBerry from SingTel!

17 June 2010

Some People are Just Egoist

I started reading and loving Harry Potter since the first printing of its first book from Gramedia (its publisher in Indonesia). Should I be offended by the newbie Harry Potter freaks out there who just started creating a fan group? No!

I started reading and loving Raditya Dika books since the first printing of his first from-blog-to-book that was ON SALE in every bookshop because it didn't sell well in the first year. Should I be offended by his sudden thousands newbie alay fans? No!

I started reading and loving Naked Traveler books since the first printing of her first book, I came to her talkshow that was attended by only few people. Should I be offended by the newbie travelers who just read her book and said "hey, this is a must-read book for travelers, you should have it"? No!

I started using twitter more than two years ago when twitter was still private and peaceful. Should I be offended by the newbie tweeters who claim themselves as Social Media Junkie/Expert or whatsoever with so many followers even though their tweets are nonsense? No!

Why people are so protective to what they even do not own? Everyone can like Harry Potter even if he/she knows it recently. Everyone can like Raditya Dika books even if he/she's alay. Everyone can like Naked Traveler books even if he/she's traveling only for shopping and not so adventurous like Trinity (the author). Everyone can use Twitter even if he/she's selling something. Everyone can be a fan of GONZALO HIGUAIN even if she (this one might be specific for girls :P) just realized there's this upcoming handsome football star in the earth. What is your problem sih, I know you have been a fan of him since... I don't know, since he was born maybe, but you don't have any rights to insult people who just join your interests.

By the way, he IS REALLY hot, isn't he?

Also, I heard skeptical words about people who don't like football but suddenly being noisy for this World Cup event. That is egoist! World Cup is not yours only, or football freaks' only. Who knows, because of World Cup they're going to love football afterwards. Now I AM OFFENDED by these kind of snob people.

12 June 2010

What Up!

More World Cup wallpapers here

The World Cup fever is back! I don't like football but I love Euro Cup and World Cup, who doesn't? I always support for England. I started watching these since World Cup 2002, when I was living in Jakarta, influenced by my Dad. He brought home a nice printed schedule from his office. Then me and my little brother became so excited even more than Dad himself. I bought the cassette tape of WC2002 songs (you know, cassette was still popular at that time :P). When England lose, I went to school wearing a black cardigan. Then teacher asked me to put off that jacket during exam time. I still don't see the correlation of exam and jacket.

Two years later, there came Euro Cup 2004. I was living alone in Bandung at that time studying in college. It was already school holiday, so I was free to watch any midnight matches without parents bugging me around to turn off TV and go to sleep. I didn't have a nice printed schedule like in WC2002, then I drew my own schedule with the flags and everything. Although I'm not so good at art, I was quite creative back then :P. The official song of it was For├ža by Nelly Furtado, and it's still my most favorite football championship song ever!

Then, World Cup 2006... no memorable things, except the silly web game to get the highest score of Zidane headbutting Materazzi. When Euro Cup 2008 held, I was already working in Jakarta, so not much to see cause I need to wake up early. Oh how I miss school life! And now, I am in Singapore, in this materialized country World Cup is not being aired freely, fuck up!!! We need to subscribe to tv cable channel by Singtel or Starhub for $70.62 until $94.16 (plus $53.40 if you're a new signed-up costumer). Local TV Channel 5 only aired the opening match, semi-final and final match. They even didn't air the opening ceremony last night (but I saw in the newspaper, they will air its encore tonight). So sad. I live with only one house-mate now and she seems not so interested in World Cup. Then I found some friends who want to split the price, subscribe it in one friends' house, then we'll watch it together there. Yes it will be more fun to watch football together with many people, but it's not so enjoyable to watch in other people's house at midnight. Also, like now, all friends in that house are not at home, they're all going oversea. So, I could not watch any matches in this weekend at that house. I tried to do web streaming last night, but it's not so smooth. So sad. I think I'm gonna go to one of these places with friends to watch ENG vs USA tonight 2.30 AM (or should I say tomorrow morning?).

I love how Shakira shakes her body :D

Happy World Cup, everyone!