Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New class - aerial hoop

as though my life isn't busy enuff, Monkey enrolled herself into Aerial Hoop class. Another step further after pole fitness. Yeah prollie she's gonna enrol herself into a circus!!!! Monkeys, elephants, circus...oh well u get the gist. They all go hand-in-hand. While we are on the topic of circus....it has been a long long long long time since I went to one.

So seen above, Monkey was attempting her first semi-split gazelle and she's only 50% there....GAH!!! it requires so much of core body muscle, stability, strength but most of all FEARLESS of heights which again I've failed. Any tricks that require me to move my body upside down aka inverted...it's just too scary to perform for the only form of security was the mat on the floor. It still didn't convince me but so far I have yet to fall but last year I fell really badly from the pole that left such a traumatic experience.

so again and again and again, Monkey hoisted herself up to the hoop using her arms *which now left her arms sore for the last 36 hours*. Positioned and balanced her ass before straightening her body...and then all u gotta do is let it gooooooo LET IT GOOOOOOO and bend as low as possible.

 "I can't anymore!! I'm scared!!!"
Classmates: "AGAIN!!!! You can do it!!!!"

 GAH!!! this is the lowest I can go!!!!
Classmates: "No!!! lower!!!!"

 "Gals!!! seriously my waist is in pain, my arms are gonna break....I wanna come down!!!"
Classmate: "Don't give up yet. TRY AGAIN!!!!!"

 Please~~~~~ Lemme come down!!! I'm scared!!!! I'm not flexible enuff to to a full gazelle yet!!! I dare not even open my eyes!!!

my classmates are all perfectionists. I don't even need my instructor to whip me, they have done the job for her. I'm the whiner and the lazy one in the class, bcoz of them I've learnt not to give up so easily. So now I need to dedicate time to ensure that I don't skip/miss class...but looks like it's not possible for this weekend, I don't have time to attend classes again. ~_~

Goal for this year....to execute all of the above...

If you are interested please log onto my dance school's FB page for more details:

Monday, January 04, 2016

Shanghai Tang for Moleskin

My beloved Minnie Mouse notebook had served me well, she has travelled far and wide, accompanied me through my wonderful journey and kept me reminded of all my to-do list. That's her job, to document everything that I've needed :))))

So thank you and you will be remembered and kept alongside with all my years of accumulated Moleskins :))))

Shopping for a moleskin isn't easy for Monkey coz it needs to reflect on her for that particular year. I can't be carrying a cute Doraemon Moleskin to meetings right? Minnie Mouse was an exceptional coz she looks pretty discreet....but not Doraemon nor Line Friends or Simpsons....and I definitely don't want a star wars for this year. *Though I like Star Wars* Then there's so many other limited edition such as Snoopy and Friends, Le Petit Prince and some other adorable ones.
then he caught my eyes!!! you even naughtier Monkey!!!!
See NO Evil 
Hear No Evil 
Speak no Evil!!!!

designed by Shanghai Tang and inspired by the year of Monkey!!! It has got so much of resonance with me, just gotta have it!!!

and so this morning as I was sipping my morning coffee on my desk.....looking at him brings such joy. Don't know why, could be I'm just really excited about 2016 to come for there's more exciting adventures and destinations for Notti Monkey, JS and hobbits....and also some new hobbits in tow *hihihihihihihi*

When I flipped it open on its first page ready to pen my day, sweet JS already left a message on the very first page :))))))))))

If you have yet to get your notebook/planner for 2016, do log on to Moleskin's official site for some inspiration. Else hop over to Kinokuniya bookstore or any other authorised bookstores that sells Moleskin.


Happy eppy eppy New Year 2016!!!!