2015 Highlights

2015 is like the climax of my life. I went into a new school, met loads of new people, continued my passion, learned many new things & most definitely lost and created friendships.

It is a disappointment that i am no longer bestfriends with the girl i trusted most but i definitely enjoyed every single moment i had with her. She was a loving and carefree girl. Unfortunately, the friendship remains in 2015. It saddens me that we’re no longer close but i am glad that we do not hate each other. And i can’t complain because i learned a lot this year.

What have i learned? Well, most definitely, expect the unexpected. Sometimes, what we least expect turns out to be reality and we’re never prepared to face it. So do not set high expectations for you’ll only end up disappointing yourself.

Nonetheless, i also had a lot of happy moments this year. I made a lot of new friends ever since i entered TP. Through dance, mostly. Had lots of opportunities to explore my capabilities, push my limits and definitely see the world in a different angle.

The most memorable moments of 2015 can only be described in a picture. I can’t show my happiness in words but a smile. Here are some of my most happiest moments i’ve had this year so far.

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Meeting Avenged Sevenfol has been one of my dreams so far and i finally did it in January 2015. Never going to forget this moment!

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Meeting dancers from TPDE is one of my never-gonna-regret moments in my life. Can never meet anyone like them – ever.

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Having my friends by my side still, is the one thing that i will always have in my heart. Especially Dexter and Shahil.

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My first performance as a TPDE dancer was definitely one of my highlights in 2015. 

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Don’t be confused, i thought i can only find a Melon Pan (Melon Bun) in Japan, THEY HAD IT IN SINGAPORE TOO AT A JAPAN FAIR! I’ve been dying to try this after seeing it in animes.

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Dropping my phone from 5th floor – YUP.

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Having one of the nicest and coziest bubble bath – of course. 

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Not forgetting the time Yu Cheng and Ten pushing me around on a wheelbarrow we found under a tree whilst having a BBQ. We had so much fun & it was super tirinng if you can’t tell already by the blurry picture. Lol!

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Meeting Mifzal, my classmate, my dancemate, my partner-in-crime. He’s helped me through tough times and i will never regret having this friendship i share with him.

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Watching Arsenal’s match live was definitely unforgettable. I get to see the man of my dreams, Giroud and Ozil!!

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Making my parents smile on my birthday by getting them ice cream and flowers as an appreciation gift. It made my day. 🙂

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This little girl right here approached me in the midst of a donation drive i was doing and handed me a drawing. We had small talk and i got to know she has no father and her mom is constantly out of home. She lives with her grandmother. She also shared a love for Disney like i do so i handed her my Frozen hand sanitizer. Knowing that i made her day, made my day too. Will never forget her smile.

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Going to an island just like this has always been my dream! I finally did it. Yippee!

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And saving the best for the last, my most special and unforgettable memory of 2015. My ex-boyfriend from years back is now my boyfriend. I will never regret talking to him again this year, he has never made me smile as mush as i usually do. Even just by thinking about him. You have no clue how much i love you, Zuhair. He is definitely my inciting incident. The man i love most – apart from my dad & bros of course.

And those are the few of the many unforgettable memories i’ve had this year. To many more special and happy times in the future! Happy New Year, happy people. Never forget to smile more, be positve, have courage and be kind. Spreading out love,

xo, ainf.

Love 4 Dance Camp – O School

L4D Camp is an annual 2-day event organised by O School for dancers throughout Singapore and lucky for me, this year, i was one of the many dancers who attended the event. This year, it is held at Singapore Polytechnic.

Day 1

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I, along with other members of TPDE, took the train all the way to Dover from Tampines early in the morning at 8 a.m. and arrived just in time for the camp. We were separated into groups but lucky for me, i was with Fara, Teesha, Val and Bev. We were introduced to other dancers from different colleges & universities – ITE, Singapore Poly, Republic Poly, Nanyang Poly and even Singapore’s Management University.

For the first half an hour, we played several ice-breaking games and we appointed Elfy, a year 3 SDZ dancer from our group, to become our group leader. He’s a very experienced dancer which i envy, of course.

Next, we had a masterclass planned out for us. The first masterclass for that day was a locking class. I enjoyed myself of course. Since Fandi, Val & I had attended locking workshops together, we had several yeahhh moments. It was fun! Then we had an hour break which we ate at kfc. Can you believe it, SP has KFC, Starbucks, McDonald, Frank by OCBC & many more! Step up your game, TP!

After our break, we had 3 more masterclasses planned out for us. We had hip-hop, street jazz then contemporary. Hip-hop was taught by Zaihar – the man whose groove is the most grooviest of them grooves! He’s so dope and cool, i wish to dance like him one day, or better! He, along with Haikal, makes every female dancer swoon!! The choreography taught by him was super chill & dope. He’s such a cool guy! Then we had Street Jazz taught by Fredy Kosman – a dancer who’s currently competing in The Dance Floor on Channel 5 (his group is standing in top 6 now!). He, let me just say this, is sexier than any woman out there. He’s also super funny! Sadly, this genre is just not meant for me. I can do the choreography just like everyone else, but i can’t feel my heart & soul while dancing that genre. It’s not cut out for me. I guess i’m too awkward and not sexy enough. lols! Everyone said Street Jazz was so much easier compared to Contemporary – which for me, is the opposite. Contemporary was taught by Ryan, a judge for The Dance Floor. He’s also super funny! He gave us a lot of constructive feedback. And honestly, i’ve never put my soul as much as i put when i perform contemporary. I feel so free, letting out my soft feelings through dance. I love contemporary. But i’m going to focus on hip-hop. Letting the inner gangster out!

Day 2

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Day 2 started, we had a race to start off our day and then we had a 10-min break. We had only one masterclass that day, K-Pop. Honestly expected it to be really shitty because i’m really not a fan of k-pop but it was actually kinda cool. It was taught by Ahlee, she too, i envy a lot. She dances like nobody’s watching, even that is an understatement. She’s super dope and cool! Love her! Then we had a showcase. My group – honestly – was the coolest. We drew the lot and were told to perform hip-hop, which is our main genre. So it was to our advantage. The formation & extras were planned by Elfy, our group leader. It was so cool! We got it recorded and if there’s a link, i’ll definitely put it up here! We had a lot of fun and this shall be one of the many memories that i’ll never forget.

xo, ainf.