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13th Gen’s First Performance

17 Nov

Hey! So training for the Performance is finally over!! Woohoo!

It was a memorable experience training together and putting up a show with the whole Family and we had a blast that day though security was tight and we were performing to a bunch of elderly people. Hmmmm

On the bright side, Prime Minister Lee was there to grace the event and commended up on our performance and even came in (inpromptu) to grab a informal picture with us ^^ Nice guy, really.

Mmm so the performance wasn’t exactly perfect as we experience a major hiccup on the day itself. The stage was too bloody small and shaky. We had to change formation during our waiting time, work together with everyone in order to still put up a good show and I guess everyone was happy with the outcome though it was a pity. However our joy came from the cheers, smiles and applause from the folks watching us. They may not have understood out dance but it brought them joy and some even danced along. Touched ;’) 

So If you wanna watch our performance, here is the video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_CYJ18sH8   (because I can’t embed it at this moment)

Also, don’t forget to watch, like & share my prev video titled ‘ The Notebook’ 

Toodles~

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Foreign Bodies 13th Generation’s First Performance Behind the Scenes

26 Oct

So here I am going all nuts over another Performance. Aching body, sore muscles & semi-zombie mode in class.

Unlike the previous one (dance Synergy), this would be my first outdoor, rather large scale performance with my Foreign Bodies 13th Generation. Our usual practicing has been extended to 2 to 3 practices and has been extended to the entire week, only exclusive of Sunday as of yesterday’s confirmation. We have 2 choreos to settle this time round. One ICs item and one Jin Wen’s Item (refer to Dance Synergy post for who he is).

So the ICs choreo is pretty fun I must say. The theme revolves around Basketball (Lil Bow Wow – Basketball) and we will be performing on a Basketball Court 😉 Cool huh? Jin Wen’s one is pretty taxing…. You’ll see what I mean when we’re done with the performance and I have a video to show.

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Well, last Wednesday was our First Vetting for Dinner-time Performance and woah at the energy. Honestly the batch it self has given each other strength to push on and dance with synergy, creating an impact and atmosphere that has impressed the seniors. Although we are just juniors and some of us not even having any background, we have proved thus far that together we can make a difference xD Our VP, Jessica, has also commended the Juniors for already having that chemistry in this stage of our Junior Years.

Okay besides that, we had quite alot of stuff to clean up and tighten up before our performance on the 9th of November, which explains the 6 days in a row training plus second vetting even with school.

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Vetting was memorable as it was probably our first vetting as a batch and 2 of our beloved batch mates actually surprised us with 5 dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts after vetting. So much love, really. As Krispy Kreme has just launched its first outlet at Takashimaya (Orchard), Singapore & everything in SG being overpriced, we really appreciated what they did just to cheer us on. Our 4 beloved ICs at the bottom left hand corner of the PIcture with the almost empty box of Krispy Kreme. Of course we left some for the Seniors & our most respected Jin Wen & Top 3 (VPs & P)

So as the day gets nearer, we hope that we would grow more as a batch and put up an awesome performance when the time comes~ Wooohoo~

Will update again next week if I have the time ^^

Foreign Bodies @ Gardens By The Bay

26 Aug

Photo Credits to Fbodz President, Tommy

Yesterday was finally the day. If you guys were wondering who were the group of dope dancers performing at  Gardens By The Bay (GBTB) last night, Foreign Bodies is their name! FBodz performed at SuperTree Grove as part of the ‘August Garden Series’

So, I met up with Hazwan & Hui Xian for dinner at Pizza Hut & Starbucks before heading over to GBTB to support the Seniors. We were supposed to meet up with the rest of 13th Gen first before heading to the main area but we were slightly late so… yea. It was really funny how we were all chill and all, looking for the seniors till they came walking out from their holding area because our reaction was all the same. Drastic change though. Suddenly every junior felt intimidated and went all quiet. Haha! Typical reaction luh honestly ><

Was super excited to watch the performance after seeing bits and pieces of their items during their practices in school.

Finally at around 7PM, the performance finally begun! I think the performance attracted alot of attention there as many people crowded around to watch and many cheered loudly (not just us okay) for them as well. The performance kicked off with a good start. First up we had Larry & Leon’s Hip Hop item.

Looking fierce eh? (click to enlarge pictures because they’re small)

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Hmmm I think the choreo was really good, performance too~ However, (i’m so sorry, dont kill me T_T) I felt like that in-the-air stunt was not necessary but that’s just my opinion. I felt that the item was already good enough and could do without it but that doesn’t mean the stunt wasn’t cool. IT AS COOL OKAY BECAUSE IT IS DIFFICULT TO DOOOOOOOOO.

The next performance really brought it up. Choreographed by Amalina & Zhi Qiang, we have…. /wait for it/.. REGGAE DANCEHALL ❤ *woots* DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE REGGAE DANCEHALL?! Totally loved it~ Everyone was burning the stage *_* Joining this is probably my first goal after becoming a senior next year.

1234386_10200310609228848_1510374020_nIt was actually two choreographies in one (if you haven’t already guessed it from the music) First was a new choreo and the second one was from NYP’s 2013 Club Crawl ^^ Both are equally loved and ouhhh Dancehall is damn sexy okay and I honestly need to train more on my Isolation. After seeing Zowell’s , I think mine is just bad.

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Hehe Xin Yi~~

Dancehall was followed by Ruzaini’s Swag Item. Fun Fact: ALL of the 12th Gen ICs ( Xin Yi, Di Di, Zuraida & Zhi Qiang) are in that item. Love Love Love this Item as well~ //BOOM BOOM SHAKE SHAKE DA BOOM!// This Item will be performed during Dance Synergy next week as well. Crew Mate Xin Yi had a small solo part there yo~~ (SWAG cropped top Girl). Another Genre I would love to try/take when I become a Senior in FBodz. Lots and lots of control needed ><

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Next, SPECIAL ITEM! Combined Popping-Locking Item. I think it was really well done especially when they made use of the pairings and I really love the song Treasure. If you like funk music or funk styles, you should probably watch this one. Hehe~ Actually I don’t think I need to express how much I love this Item as well because I think I just loved all the items equally (but slightly more for the Dancehall, Swag & lyrical Items)

NEXT TIME IS ALSO SPECIAL OKAY. It was the Item I was looking forward to the most that night. Girl’s Styling (or is this girl’s hip hop?) …

1239041_10200310656910040_2131857171_nBAD, BAD, BAD BITCH!~ Was it the best performance that night? I think so man. I heard that the Dancers for this Item was hand picked by the Choreographer, Anna. Please prepare tissue in case you nose bleeds. I really would like to try a choreography like this but but but.. I don’t think I can do it as well as them… and pulling it off would be… So I really respect dancers who can really do sexy well… As well as Lyrical but that’s another story.

1184878_10200311041159646_157121830_nOUH! Okay this is another Girl’s Style Choreo done by Naz & Inah. Different Kind of Sexy. YAY NAZ & INAH! hehe~

Then it’s Khair (Dope senior, mad respect for him) & Daniel’s Hip Hop Item! I really like their style though. Mainly made up of Grand Seniors rather than 12Gen seniors BUT there are A FEW of them inside. Eh but DOPE LA BODOH!

-END OF SEGMENT 1-

During the Break they had a special short (freestyle) performance by Rory and Mikeh. Both were dope /as expected/ for both the timeslots. Okay so they actually performed twice because there were two slots so… yea. For the First ‘guest’ from the Audience, we had Justin AKA Jin (LION CITY LOCKER!) to learn abit of Popping from the both of them. One thing you should know, fbodz peeps are real entertainers and not just by dancers. Haha Jin played along in learning and being a ‘noob’ and Mikeh and Rory giving a rather exaggerated reaction but his true ability came out when we was asked to freestyle. It should be available on YouTube if I’m not wrong. Will post it up if I can find it 🙂  The 2nd guest (as in 2nd segment’s guest) was none other than… eh Sorry I forgot his name and if i’m not wrong his name is NOT JAKE as said in the video (will try to find it). The video explains it all uh. Actually you can try looking for the video on their YT channel (link below)

– SEGMENT 2 –

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Isaac & Zuraidi’s LYRICAL! I don’t know why but for both the starting, the wrong song was played and Isaac being the joker he is started dancing to the song for the fun of it during the Second performance. Ah well, dancers 😉 I really think this Lyrical choreo was well done. YAY Isaac! ^^

Hmm next was KPOP. I think it’s really rare to see Foreign Bodies doing KPOP for a performance. Anyway they did After School’s Because Of You, which I think the Majority did super well because OMG the feel *_* & also Didi & Khair’s starting was <3, and also DMTN’s ER.

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RAIZAN’S SWAG ITEM. Actually I’m not sure whether it’s Raizan’s but I think it is. HOLY SHIT I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS ITEM OKAY. Many of my batch mates mistook it for lyrical (yes, I can see why because I made the same mistake before) but it is actually Swag Item. The more chill more groovy swag compared to the one in Segment 1. I think its refreshing to see chill swag item because you don’t get to see it often, especially if its a damn good one.

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Up next, Guy’s Lyrical.  JT’s Suit & Tie choreographed by Kai Jie. I think it was really nice to watch and the boys were really charming on stage~ But… idk why the right side looks a little empty. Choreographer is the super tall guy in the middle for the most of the choreography. (Do not refer to picture, haha)

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Up next, Girl’s Styling again. Haha I think this one was supposed to be abit more bimbo? But I really enjoyed watching it as well. Wlao why so sexy sia… Jealous because I can’t dance until that standard. /cries/ the second song they did was the senior (alumni) girls item for club crawl 2013 but this item has seniors inside as well of course.

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Okay, the next one is like a total nose bleed okay. STREET JAZZ YO! I swear this is fucking kinky okay and I already love the song (pick me up & thrown me down~) from some time back so… doesn’t help it gets stuck in my head. Honestly the choreographer (Ponytail, bra-let and tights with studded choker) was too fucking hot/sexy that I feel that it should be rated. HOW DO THE PARENTS OF THOSE LITTLE KIDS LET THEIR KIDS WATCH THAT?! Holy shit but that was damn good I cannot…. /cries/ I really love the Street Jazz Choreo…

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Hmm Finale, haha what’s new? Just everyone having fun! 🙂

OH YEA HOR~ There’s no Bboy for this round’s performance…. 😦 Oh well~

I stayed for both the time slots because I couldn’t get enough of it. I think I’m having withdrawals… T_T

You can check out the the performance videos (Seg 1 & 2) on their (our?) page @ Fbodz.com or on their Youtube Channel

Honestly many people said that the video didn’t them justice but oh well.

Just a quick intro, Foreign Bodies, founded is 1994, is a street dance (hiphop) dance club of Nanyang Polytechnic. To know more about Foreign Bodies, CHECK OUT FBODZ.COM (again!)

Once again, FOREIGN BODIES – SCHOOL OF GROOVE, rocking the stage EVERY TIME ❤

Chock Full Of Beans

11 Aug

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Hidden at the corner, right at the end of the two Lanes of the Shop houses at Changi Village, lies a Classy Little Cafe.

Chock Full Of Beans, known for its coffee art & fine food was our to-go cafe for today. Being not only Popular but also small, the cafe can be rather crowded especially during Lunchtime or weekends. (you don’t say) We were rather surprised that we had to be on the waiting list as it was full house this early afternoon.

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The Lee Cousins~

However, we were given a seat after about 10-15 minutes. The waiting list was rather helpful as it allowed us to roam around the area rather than standing in line as the staff would call up to inform that the table is ready for us. Thumbs Up for that service!

There are both Indoor & Outdoor tables which you can choose from (provided there’s not many people). The Overall atmosphere was rather relaxing though we were seated outdoors, crammed with many other customers but that did not affect our experience there.

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Cousin Daniel Looking through the Menu 

The menus revolved around simple Breakfast/Lunch Food rather than main courses like Pasta or Rice but that didn’t mean that it wasn’t filling. Prices for the Mains ranged between $4 – $18 which is rather reasonable if you ask me. We finally decided on a shared Cream Of Tomato Soup ($6), Bacon & Mango Sandwich for Daniel ($12), Eggs Benedict for Jamie ($12) & an Ultimate Swiss Rosti which is the most expensive item on the menu, for myself.

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My Expensive Swiss Rosti

 The Cream Of Tomato was absolutely delicious. The balance between the cream & the tomato base was just right and it goes very well alone or with the baguette that comes along with it. Expected, it as also the first dish to be wiped clean. MmMmmm~

Daniel’s Mango & Bacon Sandwich was a delectable surprise. A slightly sourish tangy mango with strips of crispy & fragrant bacon in between a long fresh bun. This dish is both simple & refreshing. Gonna try this at home one day.

Jamie’s Eggs Bene was so-so. Nothing really special about it but it was well made. The eggs were really fresh and the yolk was orange in color (Y) She couldn’t finish it as it was a tad too gelat for her.

My Swiss Rosti was well done. Cooked to the right texture and thank god, no excessive oil flowing all over my plate. The Mushrooms with herb+cream went well with the Rosti besides the Sour cream. Could afford to give more sour cream though. The Cheese Sausages were really good and the cheese was runny so, yay! Although I would say that two was probably too much for me. (><) The eggs were so-so and it was a tad too bland for our liking. Probably too much milk but the consistency was fine.

We all agreed that the TOP 2 dishes for today’s meal was the Cream Of Tomato & Daniel’s Mango & Bacon Sandwich.

CYMERA_20130811_120158 DRINKS!~  Moving on to that, both of them ordered a Iced Chocolate while I ordered an Iced Honey Matcha. The Honey Matcha was really lovely and it was really thick (because I like it thick) and the honey did not overpower the Green Tea taste at all.  For all the matcha loving people, this one is for you. Might wanna get the Hot one instead though as that comes with Coffee Art.

Yes, yes… We didn’t know that the cold drinks didn’t come with the art. (Yes, idiots I know) Anyway, Chock Full Of Beans Cuppas are all (HOT BEVERAGES) decorated with cute foam art that would be sure to brighten up your day.

You can find pictures of those online…

Overall it was value for money and a nice hangout place as well. So next time you’re at Changi V and craving or something else besides Hawker Food, you know where to go 😉