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the unforced rhythm
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☆★ Sunday, February 27, 2011

had another locking class @ dance house, hong kong st~~~~~ with ceekay!

today we worked on semi power moves? (i dunno or transitions to power moves moves?)
its stomp the roach ("kill the cockroach'' sounds farnie.) and boxsplit.

well, for stomp the roach, when don campbell was doing it, he actually prone to the floor and SLAM! his palm on the ground to do the "stomp". the move actually came from the idea of killing a roach. cos roached respond by running (or crawling?) all over the place when u wana kill it. so the move actually shows one move to the right, left then right again to do the stomp!

boxsplit was discovered by the nicolas brothers (dunno i got this right?) they weren lockers but entertainers or tap dancers. the appeared during circus performances, i think. and usually from many high platforms to the lowest ones. and they did a jump followed by a split. soon, lockers started to spot this move and called it the boxsplit.

i gotta work on my boxsplit.

anyways, ceekay shared pretty much with us today. some of the stuffs i recalled was..

*during battles, we dun jus zua power moves. jus to show off to the judges or feel good. if you cant do it, rather stick to what u can. if u crash, u can take hong bao. i will gong xi you.

*and do not only dance in front of the mirror. u can only improve that much. mirrors are for cleaning angles. to look good. u shd video urself not dancing in front of the mirrors. yes, angles are important to work on. but we shouldn depend too much on it. obviously, cleaner angles is nicer to watch (eg. gogo brothers) u should be aware of ur angles (at the back of ur head) during a dance without the mirror.

*always compete to be better than ur best. if u stop dancing, u stop at ur best.

*each move is like an alphabet. u have to do ur homework to increase ur knowledge of ur alphabets. so when u put them all together.....S....C...O....O....T....B...O....T..... u get
SCOOTBOT. whoo! hows that!? so u have to know how to spell. if ur knowledge is limited, u only know how to speak "that" much. key thing, do homework and study more.

*when listening to music, there's many ways to interpret it.

*if u like this particular song, u will know everything bout it. the vocals, the beats, the rhythm..
but it will become too fake. it doesn look natural in feeling the song.


so, its more or less like that? i will blog it up if i can recall anymore. hahah!
well. to me, i enjoy theories. i wana expand my knowledge in locking. more background and history lessons for me is good. (kaypoh ma. u got probrem ah!?)

His vessel... @ 3:59 AM

☆★ Sunday, February 20, 2011

just came back from Ceekay's locking course @ this ulu dance studio along hong kong st.
seriously, it looks pretty lok kok over there.
(where's the dim sum stall, man?)

feels so good to lock again!``~~ wahahhaha.
this time pace is much faster cos its intermediate.
shiok! challenging! jiayous DK!

enjoyed the class man! when it comes to the debrief,
i heard what i can improve on. jeaaah. thats what i wana hear!

and! during the last 3 lessons, he will focus on FREESTYLE!
WHOO! its what i have been wanting to improve! CMON! HIAAAHOO!

i am just so curious bout locking's history. so heard a pretty bit from ceekay himself.
such as locking uses funk music, from the 70s era, uses real instrument such as trumpet, congos and drums. which is different from hiphop. which mostly uses digital beats and stuff.

next week we're learning....power moves? knee drop, boxsplit and applejack...
ehh, its kinda quick though. there're moves like which-a-way, stomp the roach, stop n go, round the world.... haven learn sia!!! so fast power moves? hahaha.

and he mentioned, smth that hit me in the head again.
that the funk usually comes from the...... *drum roll* .........

*drumstick flew away*

.......HIPS. yepps. move those hips, dood! cos hips will never lie.


KEEP FUNKIN' ~~~~!!!

His vessel... @ 4:58 AM

☆★ Saturday, February 19, 2011

just came from dance fiesta and pro-am locking~~~

WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!

FIRSTLY, OD CREW GOT THRU TO THE SEMI FINALS!
WHOOOOHOOO! SEE U ALL @ ST JAMES POWDERHOUSE!


AND PRO-AM WAS SO INSPIRING!
man...ams like me was arhrhhhaklsjoiemocw012984-120939-0@!$#@$ - ing away!
GRATZ to SURIA and FONG! being champs!!
the rest did so funky well too! man, ian said "next time i wana see u here ah."
YESSA! SOON! I'LL BE LOCKING, BATTLING TOO!
THX DANNY FOR ORGANISING PRO-AM LOCKING!

so so glad that the funk scene in singapore is growing!
whooo! bo xi gan liao! time to work hard!
and this is what YAOBAO (so funky) said.
it really hit me in the head and legs. (ok, head only.)
its smth like that...

u cant jus dance in front of the mirror all the time.
and practice on ur own.
yes, u will improve but to a certain level..
its not a i, my, myself thing.
u need to step out of your comfort zone.
dance with and around people.

like u will get different feel when u dance in front/around/with person A (maybe a guy)
and u will have a different feel when u dance in front/around/with of person B (a girl)

also, locking in the 70-80s, 90s, and now, the twentieth century locking we're doing are different too. styles change. but one thing doesn't, the foundations. yupp.
if you wana include hiphop, waacking or even popping in locking, mix it well. dont do it segment by segment. or it will look like ur doing hiphop, then locking, then hiphop again. but put hiphop in locking, such as doing hiphop footwork but u lock along with that........git it?

and. he says if ur feeling good, and got the mood, when u battle, u enjoy the song and go all out. but what if suddenly, ur feeling low (like mosquito bit u in ur face) how??
challenge urself. dont worry if ur opponent dances better, but challenge to break thru out of that sucky feeling and dance it out.


yaar.. more or less. those are what i caught. whooo. inspired.

am gonna dream funk tonight.

His vessel... @ 9:19 AM

☆★ Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy BELATED Valentine's Day, I hope you all had a good great one.
I actually forgot to post this up during Valentine's.
(too busy with my FYP)

For those of you who do have a special someone and not sure what to get them, there's glow-in-the-dark flowers. Except they don't really glow in the dark, just under blacklight. All you have to do is pour some highlighter fluid in water, cut the stems, and let 'em soak that shit up. BOOM -- space flowers!

If so, make some glow-flowers for your lady and tell her you picked them on the moon. She'll be so impressed you went to space for her!

Check out the video tutorial in case you're really struggling with the idea of pouring highlighter fluid in some water and sticking a flower in it.




His vessel... @ 10:33 PM

☆★

FINALLY...

the day has come.

the last day of my poly life.
(man. im gonna miss all the yummy food)

okays, not exactly last day though...
cos there's another day of presentation next week.

whooo! im gonna graduate! hahaha! ``,

then comes NS!
(wait, im a NS MAN already! haha! ORD LOH!)

working adult! gonna find a job then get my very own vroom vroom!`~
and pay back what i owe the bank for my school fees`!!

anyways, 2 major events coming up tomorrow~!

1. DANCE FIESTA 2011 (2pm @ marina sq)
-"OD Crew" is joining comp for the first time! YOU GUYS MUS JIAYOU!
remember, its not to win, but to enjoy yourselves on stage in a whole different setting.
it will surely be a good experience! throughout the time you guys trained, i believe you all have grown in being strong mentally and capability! (cos u all went out of your comfort zone to learn other genres and keep cleaning up steps ) also, i believe u guys bonded stronger throughout this whole period! thats what im tawkin' bout' ODC! CHIONG AH!

2. PRO-AM LOCKING 2V2 (6pm @ buona vista cc)
-SG's first pro-am locking event! YAOBAI's (囂張) from SO FUNKY (TAIWAN) coming too!
as judge and there's his workshop on sunday!

"...This is an Event Specially made to help the Amature Lockers for our Young Lockin Scene. And they will also get a chances to gain experience through pairing with a Pro Lockers to gain insights of how an Experienced Lockin Battle is Gonna Be Like!!"

am told to take part! ahhh! but i wana give myself a little more time to upgrade first before competing. really need to work on my freestyle x100000000000 times harder.
but am so excited that im gonna be there to watch it!

oh and this sunday onwards, i'll be going for my locking course (ceekay) HAHAHA!
finally``~~~ its @ NATASHA STUDIO, hong kong street! shiioook!

WAHHAHA.

LOCK OR DIE.




His vessel... @ 6:47 PM

☆★ Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mr Wiggles once stated that you "FUNK ORGANS" are your shoulders, back, hips, and knees.

Make use of them.

His vessel... @ 8:26 PM

☆★ Saturday, February 12, 2011



Seen here looking colder than an Antarctic witch's pointy nose, Youtube user "samantha683" prepares to throw a cupful of boiling water into the -30°C (-22°F) air and show you what happens. SPOILER: she accidentally hits the cameraman and melts his face off. No, no she doesn't. The water just instantly turns to dust. Not real dust though because real dust is mostly dead skin cells -- it just looks like dust. And you know what else looks like dust? Nothing, it's pretty unique.

check out the video and watch the magic in action.




His vessel... @ 8:40 AM

☆★ Friday, February 11, 2011




This is a $28 coffee mug from *Fangamers that was designed to look like one of Mega Man's energy tanks!! Except now it's your energy tank since coffee is what makes people get up and function in the morning instead of floundering around in bed all day like nature intended.

IF I'M SUPPOSED TO GET UP AND WORK ALL DAY WHY DOES SLEEPING ALWAYS SOUND SO MUCH BETTER?! Riddle me that, Einstein! "Uh...DK, Einstein died a long time ago." Oh, right. WELL THEN RIDDLE ME THAT, *DR. HAWKING! Oooooooor just run over my toes again. Typical!

*http://fangamer.net/products/e-mug

**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking


His vessel... @ 7:26 PM

☆★ Thursday, February 10, 2011






that, is my king.

His vessel... @ 9:00 AM

☆★ Wednesday, February 9, 2011

just came back from a whole long day. i shall skip the boring part....wake up. school. fyp. step on dog poop. ate lunch. fyp. .....

then after school, i traveled down to natasha studio to enquire more about the locking course starting 20feb. soon, went to have PONTIAN NOODLES for dinner and OVALTINE KOI!
thanks ah ms. low!! XD.. dope drink. like me. having dope boxers all the time.

whoo. and this is it, today's LOCKING OPEN CLASS is really smth different for me. its like for the past 2 weeks being there. learned alot from ian! thanks! but today, i found out alot alot alot more to improve for myself.

rhythm? i hope i have been improving. cos as i freestyle today,
superultimatesoyabean stressed sial! cos in front of ian somemore!
and too chui alrdy. chui like tuapuisai. i mus really work on it. go, dk!

locking is about stops! am losing my ding dians! arhh. cmon! mus feel the music and dont gan jiong, dk! music liao, not 8s. know when to exert strength, when to chill.

pro-am 2v2 is coming up, i so wana join. man, but there's so much for me to work on before joining any battle comps. what ian spoke to me today, really made my jaw broke and swing around, up, down, left, right..

FUNK BLESS U. gurdnight.

His vessel... @ 10:06 AM

☆★ Tuesday, February 8, 2011



This is a video of some crazy Ruski (I can tell by the video quality and general disregard for life) who sets up a camera and then lies perfectly still between the train tracks while a locomotive (CHOO CHOO!) passes over him. Now I'm not saying dude doesn't have a lot to live for, but, yes, I am saying that. GET A FRIGGIN' HAMSTER, MAN! But seriously kids, please don't try this. I'd try it for you if I could, but sadly, I just don't have the balls for it. They'd get caught and dragged for sure.



His vessel... @ 9:03 AM

☆★ Monday, February 7, 2011

this is really hectic.

last 3 weeks before i can rot and shake my hairy legs at home all day........
nah.....not really. i got many things to do actually. like finding a job,
meeting my sheeps, clearing up the cny goodies..

my final year project requires us to produce an educational animation for the patients there at IMH [institute of mental health]. basically nurses will use this video to teach the patients how to prevent themselves from falling down and breaking a bone or tooth.

we are pretty far behind...still lagging...
animation........ its really not smth i wana do for life.. oh man...
i wonder what shut my passion for my course... its becoming dreadful. haha. oh boy.

recently, i am eating alot. guess i am really stressed up. but food's smth we shd all appreciate and just eat all we can. HAHA. before i die, i shd really taste all the glorious and dope food out there in this world.

lastly, funk has started to invade my life. omgah. i am so interested about soul and funk music. the culture, the works! why? locking made me do it. after many years of dancing, i came to realised when i am locking, it jus makes me happy? and wana express myself more? cos i am a happy man? ahhh. u get what i mean? anyways, thanks to ian aka chunky for planting the seed of locking in my soul! thats how it all started. imma gonna plunge into locking this year!


its 20FUNK11LOCKorDIEtime!

His vessel... @ 9:26 PM

☆★ Wednesday, February 2, 2011




HAVE A FUNKY CHINESE NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!~~~



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His vessel... @ 8:23 AM

☆★ Tuesday, February 1, 2011




FINAL TRAVEL PLANS


Did you ever realize that all the arrangements for the final journey have already been made?



Read this check-list and give thanks.


ACCOMMODATION


Arrangements for first-class accommodation have been made in advance.


"In My Father's house are many rooms ...... I am going there to


prepare a place for you." (John 14:2)


PASSPORTS


Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper papers/credentials and having their names registered with the ruling Authority.


"Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life". (Revelation 21:27)


DEPARTURE TIMES


The exact date of departure has not been announced. Travellers are advised to be prepared to leave at short notice.


" It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by


H! is own authority." (Acts 1:7)


TICKETS


Your ticket is a written pledge that guarantees your journey. It


should be claimed and its promises kept firmly in hand.


"I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." (John 5:24)


CUSTOMS

Only one declaration is required while going through customs.

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

(Romans 10:9)


IMMIGRATION

All passengers are classified as immigrants, since they are taking up permanent residence in a new country. The quota is unlimited.

".......... they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one

........ He has prepared a city for them." (Hebrews 11:16)


LUGGAGE

No luggage whatsoever is necessary.

"For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it." (1 Timoth! y 6:7)


AIR PASSAGE

Travelers' going directly by air are advised to watch daily for

indications of imminent departure.

"After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up

together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)


VACCINATION AND INOCULATION

Injections are not needed, as diseases are unknown at the destination.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain...! ..." (Revelation 21:4)


CURRENCY

Supplies of currency may be forwarded ahead to await the passenger's arrival. Deposit your heart, mind, soul and life.

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20)...


CLOTHING

A complete and appropriate new wardrobe is provided for each traveler.

"...For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness. ..." (Isaiah 61:10)


TIME CHANGES

Resetting of watches will not be necessary to adjust to the day/night schedule.

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.......... for

there will be no night there." (Revelations 21:23,25)


RESERVATIONS

Booking is now open. Apply at once.

"........ now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of

salvation." (2 Corinthians 6:2)


CORONATION CEREMONY


The highlight of the journey is the welcoming reception and coronation which await the arrival.


"Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing." (2 Timothy4:8)





His vessel... @ 9:09 AM