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this post has been in my drafts queue for quite a while now. however, after watching the latest episodes of So You Think You Can Dance i knew i had to post this.

i’m one of those girls who has taken ballet when she was young. i think most little girls go through their ballerina phase. i stopped after one year though, because i didn’t like my teacher. i do not regret my decision to stop ballet because it really wasn’t my thing but whenever i see really talented dancers do their thing, i am filled with a tinge of envy. there is a beauty when a person can use their body to express how they feel.

the reason i decided to go ahead and post this was because i was really touched by one of the dances from the latest performance episode of this season, namely,

Kupono and Kayla, Contemporary
Choreography: Mia Michaels
Music: Gravity by Sara Bareilles

yeah, i gasped when the song started playing and i was tearing up to the end of the performance.

the rest are not listed in any order at all. i remember getting goosebumps in all of them though. i haven’t really watched all of the previous seasons of SYTYCD. this is the first season that i’m watching from start to end. the next time i go to quiapo, i’ll probably get the earlier seasons so i can get more of my dancing fix. 🙂

Allison and Ivan, Contemporary
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Music: Why by Annie Lennox

Jonathan and Karla, Contemporary
Choreography: Stacey Tookey
Music: Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova

Chelsea and Mark, Lyrical
Choreographer: Napoleon and Tabitha
Music: Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis

Lacey and Kameron, Contemporary
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Music: Dancing by Elise

the last is a dance Joshua and Katee did but there isn’t a youtube video i could find. 😦 here’s another “complete” video featuring two different dancers…
Ben Susak and Pam Chu Song
Choreographer: Wade Robson
Music: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer

oh, here it is but without music. boo youtube boo!!!

Joshua and Katee, Lyrical

notice how many of the dances are contemporary. i really have no idea what that genre of dance it but i love it! a friend once said, if it’s something we can’t categorize then it’s probably contemporary! hahaha!

edit: i forgot to add this group routine which i found so so so sexy!!!
Choreographer: Tabitha and Napoleon
Music: Calle Ocho by Pitbull

last friday night, otherwise known as All Hallow’s Eve, nina, joy and i went out with the two french dudes who we met at La Union last, last weekend. i normally spend Halloween at home counting down the hours till morning. if you’re not aware, i’m a big Big BIG scaredy-cat. this year was different though, because all three of us were looking forward to meeting cute guys. let’s face it, meeting cute guys trumps my unfounded fears. hahaha!

we didn’t dress up in costumes because well, we just didn’t. 😛 i didn’t know so many people actually dressed up during Halloween in the first place. apparently, using Halloween as an excuse to dress up as a slut is done here as well as in the US. *sorry, may pagka-manang na talaga ako.*

we met up with the guys for drinks at Temple Bar where we met a few more of their friends: Vincent (HOT!) and Sebastian (HOTTER!) who was with his girlfriend Olivia (HOT!). we then went to a private party of one of their friends in Valero where we met a few more foreign guys. (yup, apparently we’ve broken into the foreign guys network.) after hanging out there and drinking beer, we decided to go to Bureau.

it was a bit disconcerting being the “filipinas with the foreigners.” we were getting being stared at quite a bit. admit it, we sometimes stare when we see a group of filipinas with foreigners. it was weird being part of the group being stared at. sometimes, nina, joy and i would stop and stare at other similar groups and ask each other whether we looked like the other filipina-foreigner couples around. then we’d shake our heads and assure each other that we don’t look at all like those girls and that we look less slutty and more intelligent. these thoughts vanished as soon as the dancing started in Bureau.

wow! it’s been too long since i had that much fun!!! just letting go and dancing with friends, it was great!!! we capped off the night at 5am with extremely tired feet but on a complete endorphin high! i didn’t even consume that much alcohol! i was high from all the dancing. i need more nights like these! 😀

anyway, i think my days of spending All Hallow’s Eve counting the hours till sunrise are over. next year, i’ll see if i can find a slutty-but-not-so-slutty outfit to wear. 😛

i’m currently obsessed with…

... victoria's secret lingerie (i really want to buy some and have them shipped here)
... tumblr-ing
... hula-hooping
... learning my old piano pieces again
... expensive stuff i can't afford
... still being kissed ala north & south

That’s the closest to my idea of love: watching the skyline, making out, making mistakes, making believe desire means it’s with somebody else, then breaking up, and, if we’re lucky, forgiveness that comes right before take-off. There, I’ve said it. What more can one want? A lover who loves me as much as the rain. Rain, and, from the opening credits to the closing heart, Gershwin.
~ The Muse This Time by R Zamora Linmark

i love;
...ultimate frisbee;
...the melancholic sound of the cello;
...playing the piano;
...Frederic Chopin, John Williams and Michael Legrand;
...the rain;
...walking in the rain;
...hanging out with my friends;
...being a girly-girl;
...wearing dresses; naturally wavy hair;
...the sound of waves crashing in the shore; and pasta;
...raisin bread;
...Cyrano de Bergarac;;
...Artic Vodka Melon;
...Jose Cuervo Tequila; lomo cameras;
...taking pictures;
...chick flicks that make you believe that finding your one true love is not so impossible; and
...heartwrenchingly beautiful songs that say otherwise

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