Arrived at Genting around 12pm on the 26th of May. Our first show was at 1.30pm.
It was SO TIRING!
1. Because we just drove up/just reached/
2. We practiced till very late at night the night before and woke up really early.
3. It was the first performance.
We barely had enough time to change!
Some of us couldn't even change in time to get on stage. Hence, we either skipped the song or came out whenever there was an opportunity to do so.
The first show, was, BAD.
We were not familiar with the place, the atmosphere, the air, yada yada.
So anyways, Celica had to edit the songs to give us more time to change because The first Set was just caaarazzzzieeeee~! Impossible in fact. heh.
So yup, Celica had to edit the songs and Set B was better. We had more time to change and all of us had the chance to perform on stage. Was it a good show? No. it wasn't. We clearly lacked practice. Due to most of us having exams etc~ We hardly had time to meet up and practice. The whole crew only managed to practice together for only 2-3days. And thats it, it was do or die. And we died on the first day. lol.
So whatever 'free' time we had, we were practicing and practicing non-stop. Hoping to perform better for the next 2 sets. We had altogether 2 Sets- Set A and Set B. We performed 4 times a day. 1.30pm,5pm,9pm,10pm. So yeah, the night time slots were pretty tiring. We only had 20 minutes in between the shows to catch our breath and to lay out our costumes for the next Set.
The first performance, We were running into the dressing rooms to change. Because backstage, there were loadsa other performers as well, getting ready for their show after ours. And so, due to us being shy and stuffs, we ACTUALLY ran to the dressing rooms backstage to change. After tht disastrous Set, we decided to just pick a spot, lay out our costumes in order, and just change there and then, on the spot. We were backstage of coz. Hence, in order to change in time, we had to strip on the spot, Whether or not ppl were looking. But of course, we performers understand the need to strip on the spot and so we respect each other and look away whenever someone is changing. So all is good.
I'd say Day 1 was really Bad, for my standard, it was BAD.
Of course, we improved day by day. Got used to changing at the speed of lightning and of course, gaining more and more stamina each day to survive the 4 Sets.
Checked into our Hotel Room on the 20th floor after our show. Shared a room with Ben and Jon. =)
It was definitely a better day.
We had the chance to visit the Nike Factory Store.
The shoes there were going at really good deals!
though, i only saw 2 shoes that i would actually buy. The rest didn't seem to appeal to me. But seriously, the prices compared to the retail prices was just @_@?!
Ie: Retail price = 199.90rm
the price there= 87.20rm.
i bought a pair! My first pair of Nike shoes bought with my hard earned money!
i didn't buy it immediately though. i took 2 days to decide. HAHA. Don't usually spend that much on a pair of shoes looking at the good deals i usually get. And when i mean good, i really mean GOOD deals. I can even get a dope pair of shoes for RM10. =)
I think this was before our 9pm show for Day 2. =)
Me and Mimi, Kim and Celica - Katoon Network :)
Sadly, Mimi only joined us for 2 days. Eric joined us the next day. =)
Us chilling in Celica's room, watching some videos that first inspired him to dance. =)
DAY 3! Clear skies!
the view from my window. =D
Overall, day 3 was better. We improved day by day. Here's a picha of us watching our performance after our last show for the day. Was eating dinner at Hainan.. it was around 11- 12am i think. haha. Yeah, crazy time for dinner.
Finally got to explore other parts of Genting.
Celica brought us to another side of genting for breakfast. =D
A very precious note from our Fans from S'pore. Raffles Hall Dancers. =)
They were so thoughtful to have done this. It really meant alot to us. Encouraged us alot. =) They passed it to the DJ to pass it to us.
Thanks alot guys! we appreciate it!
|DJ stretching Celica. Lol.. no, not the DJ ,DJ. His name is DJ. =D Get it? =P|
So by Day 4, people were falling sick.. Me and Jon had Fever.. Celica's legs were killing him because of the countless flips he had to do..
show off Kim. =P
Day 5 was a better day. We had Good breakfast too! Ate at Bakery. Probably the Best Food i ate in Genting! seriously. I dont know why but my body doesn't seem to like Genting food very much. it made me sick and it made us go to the toilet VERY OFTEN. I could barely eat anything. One apple. Anything more, i would prolly throw up during the Shows. One cup of teh tarik, anything more, i'd throw up. So yeah.. wasn't in the best state of health.
Celica wanted to bring us to go throw some Hoops but the indoor theme park was closed before we got there. So we explored Genting instead. It was so nice walking around.. so cooling,breezy and refreshing.
Then they came to my room to chill.. and watch videos.. Celica's idol videos.. hahaha.. the videos that Inspired him to start dancing.
My roomies for Day 3-7.
Haha. Celica dancing to the routines in the vids.
Good times. Good memories. =)
Precious moments for me.
Our Morning Faces.
we'd usually wake up pretty early to have breakfast and then practice. Prepare for our 1.30pm show. In fact, before every show we'd be practicing and marking steps. We barely had time to rest or eat or even digest our food. The only time we had to chill was at night after everything was over. Even then, sometimes we'd be practicing instead of chilling depending on our performance for the day or our health condition.
The other commercial dancers. =)
U wan ice or no ice?
Day 6, we ate at Coffee Terrace. Buffet yo!
quite expensive weih. rm70.
saddest part? kenot whack 99.
why? next show in 2 hours.
HOW TO DIGEST? D:
so we couldn't really enjoy the buffet to the max. Still, it was good. =)
Burn some fat.. *konon* after dinner by throwing some hoops. hahaa. This time, Me Jon and Ying owned Yuki and Celica! weee~~~! =P
So what did we do on the Last night?
we practiced our trademark, the routine with the Umbrellas untill 4.30am.
But of course, we got to sleep in late. =D See! skies so clear on day 7! can even see the city!
We performed indoors throughout the whole week. But on the last day, the client wanted us to perform at the outdoor theme park, once.
It was so much fun performing at the outdoor theme park! seriously! hahaha.. super fun! =) The music was SO LOUD. Sangat OOOMMMPHHH ok! indoor punya music so soft, sangat tak de feel. and it was SOOO COLD OUTSIDE! hahaha.. what a great experience.. =)
I love this picha.! =))
My new friend, Aida. =D one of the commercial dancers. She was so nice to me throughout the week.
New friends! Malaysia's No.1 Che-Ling champs!
After our Last show. =)
Celica, Eric, Kim, Jon, Ben, and Me. :)
Overall, I'd describe my whole week in Genting with one word - CRAZIEEEE~!
It was really crazie. It was so challenging Mentally, Physically and Emotionally.
honestly? When i was sick, and when i couldn't perform 2 songs, i felt very very very down and crappy. I know health comes first, but still, i cannot describe to you how i felt at that very moment when i was sitting backstage, resting while the others were dancing on stage. It was a feeling i never want to feel again for the whole week. So, even though i was still sick, i made sure i performed every single dance until the end of day 7. Even though i only missed 2 songs, it just felt really ... really crappy la. Cant seem to find the right words atm.
But yeah, like i said, i was on the verge of vomiting many many times. If yuki's mom did not give me the "Fong Yao" i would've puked many times during the shows.
It was really challenging physically. Our stamina had to be high to be able to withstand the 30minutes of Dancing. That makes 2 hours of Dancing every day. I know it doesn't seem like alot, but wait till you actually experience it. Can die weih! After each dance, we only had enough time to change to our next costume and maybe drink a tiny sip of water if u changed fast enough. Otherwise, You'd only have time to change and bam, ur up! next routine!
The crowd was really big in number for every show. We also had alot supporters who came to see us perform night after night, performance after performance even though it was the same 2 Sets of routines. That really gave us motivation to push on and to do better each day.
To be honest, i did alot of self-reflection during the 7 days in Genting. Many times, i felt really demotivated and tired. I was in pain ( all of us were) , i was sick, i constantly felt like vomiting, i was under immense stress because i had only 3 days to practice everything and i felt so inferior compared to the rest of them because they had much more time to practice. I didn't want to make everyone look bad just because i lacked practice. I didn't want to be the culprit who bring down the whole team. Many times i felt, U know wht? u suck. U should just dont perform and let them perform. It'd be a btr show. Many times i felt like saying, pls hide me behind someone, yada yada. Because i was always in the middle for almost all the routines. infront and in the middle. DO U HAVE ANY IDEA HOW STRESSFUL THAT IS!? so during lunch, before i sleep, whtever free time i had, i'd be marking steps and listening to my MP3. Practicing and practicing and practicing. I even came to the point of asking myself a very important question.
Why Are You Dancing?
Because honestly? If i was dancing just because it is cool/for fame/etc, i could not have pull through these 7 days. I would've burn out. FOR SURE.
After looking at the videos, i'm glad that hey! u did it! U managed to rmb all the routines, the formations, etc in such a short period of time!
I am pretty pleased with maybe 1 or 2 routines.
But overall, I'm pretty upset with my performance during the Genting Show.
I HONESTLY feel that i did very badly.
No, i am not saying this to get the " Oh come on! u were good! " comments.
I am saying this because this is what I honestly feel.
I felt that I could've performed better if i had more time.
When i look at certain routines, i can't help feeling really frustrated with my level of performance during the show.
I feel as if i let my teacher down. I let the team down.
I let myself down.
I know, my strength doesn't come from me But from God.
Indeed, without God's strength, i would not have made it through the crazie 7 days.
But i can't help feeling really Unsatisfied.
Oh. and Vain moment kejaps.
I SO GERAM LAAAAAAA. D:
For the California Girls song, the baju so BIG! i look so fat in the video! Sighs! *cries*
and for Fantastic Baby, I usually dont zip up my jacket but someone asked me to zip it up on the last day. And in the video.. I LOOK LIKE I HAVE A BIG TUMMY!!!!!!!!! T_T nooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh~~~~~~! and my movements are covered by the baggy hoodie! Sighs. SUPER SIGHS VAIN MOMENT! *headsdown* =(
Dont laugh. not funny.
I feel so helpless when i look at the video. NYEH!
But okay la, overall, Genting was definitely an experience to remember. A good exposure for me. A really good one. I've also always wanted to go to genting with friends, but after this trip, I realize that theres actually nth Great abt Genting. The food is SO EXPENSIVE and it's just.. Genting. =.=
So glad i didn't waste money going to Genting when i was in Highschool or whtever. So blessed, this was my first time in genting and all my food and accommodation was covered. Hehe. =D Plus we were referred to as "Artists" in Genting. Lololol. =D and I feel really honored la, when people came up to us to take picture with us and to get our facebook,etc. =) Really blessed and honored.
So besides my emo moments and reflections, i definitely enjoyed myself in Genting especially when i am in the company of so many sampat people. =)
Thank You Celica, Kim, Eric, Mimi, Jon, Benroy, Yuki, YingYing for sharing this experience with me.
Thank you uncle aunties for being so supportive and caring.
Thank You Lord, for constantly opening doors for me.
I want to improve And i want to do better if i get another chance in the future.
Practice Makes Better, Not perfect.
I can do this and I will do this.
because my Strength comes from God and not from me.