May 21, 2015

Shall we dance?

I've been dancing since I was still a kid. I have traditional dance as my basic, and along the way, I learned about modern dance as well. If I had to choose, I'd choose contemporary dance, where both traditional and modern dance is combined. If you were to ask me if dancing is difficult or not, I'd say no. Nothing is ever difficult if you want to try. The word 'try' is really important if you want to learn about dancing. Any kind of dance. Because from what I learn, dancing takes all your energy and focus. You have to be professional for yourself. If the guts of learning doesn't come from you, I don't think dancing is going to be easy. I really want to say that dancing is not for the weak. But maybe that's just my point of view. I'm a perfectionist myself, so most of the time when I get a new move, I work really hard to make sure I do it right. And that's the beauty in dancing. Especially when you dance in group. The photos here were taken at one of my university's art event where each art group from each social faculty presents their best performance; and I was a part of it, so I'm really honored. I was dancing with three of my seniors who have been dancing for numerous times, so the pressure was quite high because I had to keep up with their speed, tempo, power, and not to mention the harmony of the dance itself.

At first I was dancing to lose some weight, because I think it's the only sport I enjoy doing that really burns my energy. But after several public performance dancing for my art group, I learn that dancing is so much more than that; so much more than losing some of your weight. It's a way of expressing yourself. Like dressing up, the way you dance can say so much about you. So dance well.

What about you? What do you enjoy doing to express yourself? :)

May 16, 2015

Honorary contribution

Hastami sweater, PSY mini dress, ICONinety9 boots

Have you ever felt like you're not capable of doing the tasks you are given, it comes to a point where you feel like you can give up anytime soon? I'm feeling it right now. I have always been a workaholic person. I love working, and by working I mean spending the majority of my time doing things like designing posters, making posts for my art group's blog, editing photos, entering competitions, dancing, making book reviews, etc. I love getting myself busy. But as much as I love putting all my time in my work, I don't like having to lead a group of people. You see, I'm an executor myself. I execute the plan of the planners. I personally think that being a member instead of a leader gives me more space and bravery to make more mistakes. Are you following? I'm about to be chosen as a leader in one of the departments in my art group, and I'm not ready for it. I've talked this out to my friends (who are chosen as well), but I guess they don't quite understand me.

Sorry I've been missing in action these past few days. The wifi connection at my guest house has been down and I've been really, really busy with dancing performance. Ah, classic excuses. And now I'm currently in Jakarta. This is the first time I use a short holiday as a reason for me to go home. I don't usually go home if it's not the semester break. Two more days left until I go back to Jogja for college and I'm so sad :( Oh well, I guess that's all for today. I still have so many projects left to be done. Ciao! xo