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06 November 2016

Flare Production 2016 | ASCENDANCE

Hi guys i'm back!  I'm like super free now that Flare Production ended, i don't really get a lot of shifts from my casual job cause my boss sucks, i graduated (will blog about that some other time) & my cousin/ roommate & partner in crime for like almost a year in Melbourne just went back to Malaysia. Daily routine when im not working is just watching Vampire Diaries (omg Damon i cannot asdfghjkl), eat & sleep lol. So instead of that, i pushed myself to start this blog post today! Yaass finally!

Studying aboard its all about the experience! Things like living without your parents, meeting different people and depending more on yourself. Academic wise, i don't think there is much difference studying back in my hometown and aboard. You kinda learn the same thing just in a different country. So the experience is what matters most! At least for me.

And one of my highlights in my life here in Melbourne is joining Flare Dance Ensemble, meeting many Flarians and got to be as a part of their 2016 Production!

Flare Dance Ensemble is the Dance Club of Melbourne Uni & anyone can join! & their annual production is a three nights dance performance that gives their choreographers and members a chance to showcase on stage. This year is Flare's 15th production and its called ASCENDANCE. Which means something like overcoming challenges, keep moving forward and something like that. There are a total of 13 pieces with different genres like Urban/ lyrical/ contempt etc and each piece was about 8-10 minutes so the whole performance night goes for like 2 hours each night. 

They started casting for production since April i think. So everyone practiced for months before the showcase. Whole week of production was packed with rehearsals rehearsals rehearsalsssss. Stage run rehearsal, tech run rehearsal, lighting rehearsal, full dress rehearsal, all these to make sure that the actual show runs smoothly. Like wow I was surprised how they organised and managed everything so professionally. That moment i was just super thankful that i graduated cause it was like the week before swotvac which means all the assignments getting due and final exams being a week away. omg my poor friends :(


Anyway, i belong to the Warriors family led by Bonnie! It was my only piece in production so i'm super thankful to Bonnie for casting me. Thankyoufornoticingthispotato :3... She has been super kind to us and she always made practices fun, sometimes stressful BUT FUN!  & she made us these 'Warriors' jumpers to each of us that we are wearing in the picture above with our own name on the back. LOVE IT SO MUCH! Thank you Bonbon ♥ 

Backstage photo with Mama Bon 

& i love our production jumper! A for Ascendance with a gold wing and flare logo on the left sleeve that i feel like its perfect for dabbing lol

& Ascendance Flare Dance Ensemble on the back :)

All three days everyone will gather on stage for warm ups before the show.

WARRIORS story time! It was 1939, we were categorized into groups of paper boys, rich dudes, poor dudes, rich and poor girls which explains the different costumes.

& then an invasion hits! omg ruuuuuuun~ 

Then it goes into a sad lyrical section where lovers bid their farewells as their partners goes to war.

Then we go into war!! With our army clothes and a more intense chorey woo!

And i had a mental breakdown when everyone else dies in the end and i'm the sole survivor of the war cause i'm awesome and nothing can kill me! Or maybe i killed everyone deng deng deng *evil smirk* hashtag plottwist.  

I love our Warriors routine very much! But too bad we can't share videos from production cause we all worked so hard so you need to buy tickets to watch us dance :3

Bonnie's piece was like third in production, so i had plenty of free time after finishing 'Warriors'. Thus our card game squad formed up in the waiting room cause they don't want too many people squeezing in the dressing rooms for the convenience of back to back dancers that needs to run on and off the stage throughout production.

People 

Definitely gonna miss this one .. & look my eyebrow so naisee lolol

A quick group selfie at the super fun finale when all cast joined in on stage. Good vibes guysss!

@Oriental Spoon for post production party with the whole second floor booked by Flare packed with over 100 cast members. Much needed food, bonding and appreciation certs giving. It was a tradition for the choreographers to present the certs to their cast members and giving a speech on each person. As we have like over 100 flarians there thus 100+ individuals speeches, it was obvious that the cert giving thing will drag until pretty late. We had to move the party to QV after Oriental Spoons closes at like 12.30am. I was expecting that we end around 2am but we actually ended the whole thing at 4am! 

Like omg I was actually dead inside by that time! The trains only run once per hour after hours and the next train was at 4.45am. I waited for Georgia to go back together cause we were heading towards the same station. Before going back, a few of us wanted to grab Maccas and i ended up missing my 4.45 train and need to catch the next one which was at 5.45am! & i got home at like 6am something wtf... dead

So much time and effort by 100 dancers put into this production. Sometimes you look at other dancers that joined a number of production pieces, you feel at ease that you don't have those weekly practices, all the rehearsals that you already had but times them with like 1000, not having to run backstage to change and run back on stage again after every piece not being able to even catch your breath. Still, my biggest regret is not casting for more pieces. There was a few production pieces that i really like and regretted so much for not casting for them. And also i should have tried different genres of dance instead of just sticking with urban as there won't be much opportunities like this again in the future.  

If i were to have the chance to stay in Melbourne longer i would definitely be more involve and be as more part of this big family. Thank you Flare for this opportunity and experience, i'm happy to able to call myself a flarian even its just for this short amount of time 





21 March 2016

Im in Melbourne!


Greetings from Melbourne! Random balloon picture as intro because i don't really have any other photos lol. So I transferred to Melbourne for my final semester!! It's been 3 weeks since i arrived, been busying here and there doing nothing much *lol* so couldn't find the time to post an update. Getting used to life here and enjoying myself but not for long, uni workload is piling up!

Student of Swiburne Hawthorn! & here's my ugly student ID but shall not complain cause its much better than my passport or any other kind of photo IDs. Random editing done from snapchat~ Im active! Add me @harukobev

Melbourne City

The city is a very nice place to shop! I love winter fashion so trying hard to control myself from buying all the nice jackets and coats! And shoes! SO MANY NICE SHOES! Must save money so i can travel around and maybe take on some dance classes here!


You can find graffiti almost everywhere in Melbourne! Which i love

@Hosier Lane. They say there's always new graffiti replacing the old ones there, so you can always go back to see new pieces


@Moomba fest.


City at night


Summarising the first week, Avalon every night! LOL



And FOOD! Everyday all day. I already gained much weight in this short period of time. MUST HAVE SELF CONTROL.

@Bawa


@Gami


Froyo is love


Enjoying homecooking as well which was mostly done by our mama Lydia





Getting free sushi rolls for supper every now and then from work which is one of the reasons why i gained so much weight.


Partner in crime. She's been taking care of me so much ..Let's work hard to diet! hahaha




Bye bye for now! x







17 February 2016

Swinburne Prom 2015

Swinburne Prom 2015 - A Night in Monte Carlo was the theme of the night. Wasn't planning on going at first cause last year's prom was a bit disappointing. But my SDC gang was very insisting and talked me into it just 2 days before the night of prom! Glad i went cause it was a fun and memorable night. Probably my last prom and only one that i get to attend together with boyfie. So im very thankful to my sdc gang for being sibeh(super) insisting! hahaha

My dress/look of the night. My vision dress was actually a silver sparkly dress with a leg opening, a very Las Vegas kind of dress. But it was too last minute, I could have tried to make it myself if i had more time. Drove around kuching in search of a dress just 2 days before but can't find one that's any good. Thankfully saved by my mom for having many dresses from her singing hobby! So yay, saved cost! lol

Handsome boyfriend. *heart shaped eyes* 

Why your back view so handsome also? hahaha 

Hair of the night that i love very much especially the little flowers that completed the whole look! 

Food for this year's prom was average and entertainment definitely improved. Good job good job. 

We took so many pictures cause its not everyday you get to play dress up :3

Girls of SDC 

Hip Hop kind of pose cause we are from the dance club yo! 

The two that never failed to make me laugh :) 

The guys! There are pictures that are more normal but i like this one best  

With my IBP group members, Funtastic seven 4. 

Was dancing on the dance floor and suddenly a birthday surprise from my sdc gang! Awww 



Now i know why you guys keep pushing me to go to prom you sneaky people! Thank you all! Im very touched and appreciate it very much, love you guyssss ♥ :)



& more pictures!......



 


Then we found an empty room and did a small photoshoot sesh and im loving the series!!

The 3 couples  

 Fav picture and currently's my fb cover 

They say it looks like a pre wedding shoot. It does doesnt it? hahaha ..Thanks YJ for the pictures! :)

The shot that i go "my arm look fat or not?" 

Random behind the scenes. 



 After prom be like.

Everyone selfie-ing

Quick selfie sesh before leaving!

Super fun and crazy Cindy 

Mama Adeline, selfie queen hahaha 

Sot kia Zi Qiang always fun to be around.

 Eyebrowless YJ.. heh ..Still handsome no worries :P

Pretty Vincci, star of sdc :3

 Dom from Easter Island. LOL (inside joke)

Sebastian, faster learn how to dance i know you can do it :)

& also others that i didn't get to selfie with because they already left or were away at the moment. :(

& my date ...You look pretty with a flower :)



Thank you all for making this a memorable night ♥ :) xoxo