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Currently traveling till beginning of May 2012

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We are currently traveling around Argentina and have no time for writing new posts.

But don’t worry we will we back very soon and share more.

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Newtimer

 

How to change the speed in YouTube video

Never dream about changing the speed in YouTube video?

This is possible, and easy to do.

All you need to do is go here -> http://www.youtube.com/html5 and activate the HTML5

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Thoughts

 

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Experience a live show (2012.W15)

Bucket Challenge: Go to a live match, concert or exhibition etc.
(Ending Sunday 15th April 2012)

This weekly challenge will be quite easy and just enjoy the experience! We also like easy challenge!

We watch a lot of videos through TV, cinema or online streaming. Comparatively we watch very few live events. So, as time passes we tend to forget how impactful is to watch something in live! For example, the feeling of being with a crazy crowd of people cheering, screaming and jumping up and down after a goal is not the same as alone by yourself in front of the TV at home.

Furthermore, a lot of shows are not well adapted to TV, like many magic shows. The “magical” effects of these shows just kind of disappear when they are on screen. So does the spirit within us to experience something in live setting. We need to constantly re-stimulate and remind ourselves to watch, experience and enjoy something vividly alive!

So in this week, let’s take a ticket to a live experience. It may be a live soccer game, a live concert, a theater performance or as simple as a street performance.

Here is what we are going to watch:

And you, what will you watch or experience?

Challenge: Go to a live show!
Feel the liveliness, emotions and unspoken spirit!

Extra Challenge:

Invite more people to join you the better

Goals:

To remember how it feel when enjoying something in live!
Time required: 1-hour, 1-night or 1-day
Energy level: Low
Preparation: Get yourself moving or buy a ticket to a show


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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Weekly

 

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1-2-3 Should We Dance? (2012.W14)

Bucket Challenge: Experiencing new dancing steps and the philosophy behind!

(Ending Sunday 8th April 2012)

Whether you have two left feet or perfect left and right feet, this week we invite you to explore and try new dancing steps and the cultures embedded within the dance. You may take a one-time only dancing lesson or enroll a short-term program; it is entirely your call! The spirit is to challenge ourselves to (a) learn some new dancing moves; (b) to experience the emotions and techniques of the new dance chosen; and to (c) understand, as well as to appreciate the essences and the sophistication of the new dance.

“It’s only when you start to swift around your feet, you may start to feel the lightness of life.”
~ Author Unknown

There are so many different categories of dances which you may choose one or two to give it a try. For examples :

1. Concert or performance dances like Acro dance, Ballet, Contemporary dance, Flamenco, Modern dance, Contact improvisation, Tap dance…etc.
2. Street dances, Hip-hop & Funk dances, Punk dances, House dances and Rave dances.
3. Traditional Jazz / African-American vernacular dance like Boogie-woogie, Moonwalk, Swing.
4. Passionate Latin dances like Mambo, Rumba, Bolero,Samba (ballroom or Brazilian or Gafieira styles), Jive, Reggaeton, Salsa, Argentine tango, Cha Cha and so on.
5. Historical/Classical dances: Medieval dance, Renaissance dance, Masque, English country dance, Baroque dance, Regency dance and Vintage dance
6. Exotic dances: Bollywood dance, Belly dance and Pole dance…etc.
7. Group dances: Line dance, Folk festival dance.
8. Sacred dances: Ghost dance, Ecstatic dance.

If you have already tried quite a few type of dances and mastered in them, why not try something completely new?! If you just start exploring, then keep on exploring. We are here together to explore and encourage each other! If you are still just thinking about exploring, a word of encouragement, just take actions and go ahead to give a try! There is nothing to lose, but only to gain. To gain insight on one’s own abilities to learn and to adapt to a new skill which requires body co-ordination, leading and be-led qualities, compromising with different partners, as well as enriching and cultivating one’s emotions, aesthetic sophistication.

(Belly Dancer)

I had tried belly dancing once before. To my horror surprise, I learnt the fact that some of the body parts could move individually, i.e. moving the bum without moving the waist, right hip and left hip may be rotated in and outwards separately, abdominal muscles may be divided into four quadrants and each may be moving one after another, what is even more crazy is that the left and right breasts may shake at the different time!! See Sadie Belly Dance 2008, Sadie Belly Dance 1. I tried and found it very interestingly funny and technical. It has made me realize that there are so many muscles which I have, but not using or exploring them at all. What will I be, if I get to use them all?

With different dancing styles, certainly there are different abstract outfits, i.e. emotions, gestures, attitudes and so on, attaching to the dance. For more graceful dances, gestures will be more sophisticated, smooth and elegant; for more passionate dances, a tint of sexual and seduction are inevitable; for street dances and contemporary dances, spontaneity and sense of free spirit are the major traits. Not to mention, for religious worship sacred dances, sincerity, holiness is heavily portrayed.

So, joining us this week challenge and exploring a new dancing experience and find out what is in the dance for you!!

Challenge: Try out a new dance moves
Select a new dance which will challenge your ability

Extra Challenge:

Try out the new dance with your partner or friend

Goals:

To explore and find the emotions within
Time required: 1 hour or more (encourage to do at least 4 lessons x 1 hour)
Energy level: Low to High
Preparation: Just enjoy and have fun!! Be open-minded.

* Currently we are learning Tango as a couple together. So far, it has been quite a challenge for both of us! Not just on self-exploration, but also as a couple! We learn more about each other and how we need to work together as a team. This is definitely a nice exercise for a couple to get to know each other. Try it out yourselves!!


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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Weekly

 

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