The Launch of Colours of Malaysia 2008 @ Putrajaya

It’s been a while since I had fun. It could have been a lot more fun if my friends didn’t backed out from me when I asked them to join me. It was kind lonely but at least I still experience the colours, the light and sound and the best part, the show and performance.

Unlike last year Citrawarna 2007 where I have no idea where to go, this year I was given instruction by both LV and Colours of Malaysia website on where to park, where to head and where to go. This saves a lot of my time and energy of searching and figuring out where and what to do. Since LV is one of the 1,500 dancers that night, being alone without any of my close friends is not something I enjoy.

My only mistake this year was I should have borrowed my father’s brand new HD video camera instead of relying on my pathetic Kodak DX6490 camera where the pictures and videos taken are more likely useless in dim lighted scenarios. My Sony Ericsson W810i cameraphone is much better than the Kodak camera but of course the 3gp videos taken are not that visible. Anyway enough writing, let’s see what videos and photos I have for you:


Check out my Citrawarna 2008 Gallery
 

Now let’s see some videos I’ve taken:


Videos I’ve taken during Citrawarna 2008
 

Forgive me if the videos are low quality and unedited. I’m not the kind of person who spend so much time making thing looks good. As long as things work, I’m already happy.

I guess that’s all for now. I’ll definitely come again next year for Colours of Malaysia 2009 (Citrawarna 2009).

Tren Production Road Show Dance Videos

This might be kind of old news but I just feel like blogging about it anyhow. On the 3rd of May earlier this month, I went to Mutiara Damansara. My intention was to find Parkson Grand but I soon found out that there was only Metrojaya store over at The Curve. Anyway, after I’ve parked my car at the RM2 per entry (on the weekend) Cineleisure Damansara, LV and I got occupied looking at a dance performance road show by Tren Production.

I know how much LV love dancing. Even I myself went for 2 dance classes (although not for long) last year, I am always amazed and excited at how people who can really dance. Making it even more interesting the second season of So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia at 8TV. Check out the videos below taken using my Sony Ericcson W810i cameraphone:


Tren Production Roadshow @ Cineleisure B-Boys Dance from Ashrufzz on Vimeo.
 


Tren Production Roadshow @ Cineleisure Girls Dance 1 from Ashrufzz on Vimeo.
 


Tren Production Roadshow @ Cineleisure Girls Dance 2 from Ashrufzz on Vimeo.
 


Tren Production Roadshow @ Cineleisure Electric Hip Hop Dance from Ashrufzz on Vimeo.
 

I really like the final group’s performance. Tren Production is a new dance studio production with it’s main dance studio class located in Kepong. That’s just like 10 minutes drive from my house. I don’t have the detail information of Tren Production. I must have lost the phamplet along the way somewhere. If anyone wants to add information, please feel free to add the information on my comment box down below.

Its just so cool to be able to dance. I guess the movie Shall We Dance? has really gotten me into this dancing interest.

So You Think You Can Dance..Geek!

When I first watched So You Think You Can Dance America, I would have never guessed 8TV would bought their franchise and did So You Think You Can Dance Malaysia. I have great respect for those dance performer because their dedication, hard work of practice and their passion. This is one of the reason when I first met Laadvamore, I fell in love with her because she’s so passionate about dancing, which makes her so special to me. Did you know that passion can be contagious?

It was not until a good friend of mine asked me to join him to a dance studio 3 weeks ago. At first I rejected his idea but eventually I changed my mind. I became curious to know what it’s like being in the dancing shoes. My friend didn’t go for some cheap aerobic style dance class, he chosed a premium one, Linda Jasmine Performing Arts Studio just next to Ampang Point Shopping Mall. So, there I was in a dance studio paying RM50 for the membership fees and for the class I’ve chosen, I need to pay RM110 per month.

Linda Jasmin Dance Membership Kit
Linda Jasmin Dance Membership Kit
 

The dance class I’ve chosen is called fusion dance. It’s been conducted by the lovely Pamela Chong. Pamela is Vince’s (Akademi Fantasia 1st Winner) sister and she is ‘da bomb’. It was unfortunate that my class wasn’t being conducted by the owner herself, Mrs Linda Jasmin herself but after seeing her conducted a class, I was thinking twice about it. I even heard that she can be so mean. Being a dancer is tough, I mean really really tough. It demands physical fitness, proper technique and a lot of practices. I can’t even swing my feet properly let alone dance according to the step Pam has showed. My whole body got sored by the time my first class ended. Here’s a few picture of the dance studio stolen from SuperStalker:

I finally decided to call it a quite after the second class because I realized one thing, my body is so stiff. The only time I’ve ever been athletic was when I was back in school, that was just for some marathon run which was compulsory for every student. It wasn’t much of a marathon because it’s only like 5 – 10 km of running around. Still, I am blessed with the health that I have. However, I need to work out some more if I want to keep on being healthy.To cut my long story short, I find dancing fun, exciting and very good for me. However being a self-proclaim geek, it’s kind of hard to break off from the habit of laziness. I need some motivation, I think Laadvamore can help me with that, right darling? ;-) Some related links and info about Linda Jasmine Performing Arts Studio:

Linda Jasmine Performing Arts Studio Sdn Bhd
23C, Wisma Ampang Triangle 2,
Off Jalan Ampang,
68000 Ampang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-4270 1777
Fax: 03-4270 4550

My Citrawarna 2007 Video Snippets

So many things happened since I last wrote my last post. Now I just have to many drafts that I need to finish up. Last weekend, I could have finish up or at least add in a couple of blog posts but something strange happened to my Windows, it got corrupted. I had to concentrate all my effort to track down my files on the hard disk because I have this bad habit of not having a full back up. I then found out that it was my RAM that was loose that cause my motherboard to act weird on my hard disk detection and some other useless computer crap. I had to say goodbye to most of the junk files I have but it did hit me that I need to further schedule ahead for some timely back-up just in case something happen. This might be one of the reason for me to use Ubuntu as a change? Well, not quite.

Anyway, last month I went to Putrajaya for the Colours of Malaysia launch 2007. It’s already over if you look at the dates on Tourism Malaysia. I never would have known such event if not for my sweetheart who participated as one of the 1600 dancers. I wrote a blog about it in Malay on her blog. I’ve also uploaded a couple of videos shot using my Kodak Easyshare DX6490. The camera doesn’t work at night but I finally figured out which mode to use. Here’s one video where I had a little fun and danced with her after the event:


 

My dancing was all over the place, I would have never thought proper dancing could be so hard. I have a special blog post for that, so stay tune. For more videos of the Citrawarna event, check out my YouTube page. In the end, I had too much fun alright.