Thursday, October 27, 2011

my happiest moment..

this is my happiest moment with my dancemates
I took some time choosing which picture would represent the happiest moment of my life. The picture above came to mind after some thinking. It was taken somewhere in 2008. It was during my university years and you know how they say 'enjoy your studying times. It is the best time of your life'. I enjoy my course but not crazily passionate about it. I was halfway through my undergraduate years when I realized that I had been in autopilot mode for a long time. Day in-day out, I repeat the same routine, over and over and over..again... Ugh! Boring!! I was definitely not having a joy ride! 

        On top of that I was going through a rough time in my life. I was really beaten up and down for some time. Until one day, I felt like I had enough already!! I was at the library when I made the decision. I caught sight of the book entitled "Being happy" by Andrew Matthews and I picked that book and finished it on the way home in the bus. It was the turning point of my life. I started to feel responsible about my life again and it all became clearer to me. I have been a zombie all this while. Unknowingly; going with the flow; without a sense of purpose. I devoured more self help book and decided to switch off the autopilot mode and captain my own plane.
Our first dance performance together..Shakalaka baby
        I saw this group dancing modern indian dance on stage one day. And, I thought to myself. Man, they look so cool...I want to share the same stage with them... And, so happen a short while after that they were looking for new dancers in their group. From underneath my coconut shell that I have been hiding, I took a risk, thicken my face and went for the dance group tryout. Before this, I have really loved dancing and have been dancing secretly in my room because I was too shy to dance in front of anyone else. They have been the 'best-est' mates I had. I really enjoyed being part of the group. They accepted me for who I am. We practiced till we got it right. Performed. Entered competition and practically took home 90% of the prizes. Winning is a bonus. But my happiest moment is, being part of the dance crew and sharing the stage with them. That, money can't buy. And, every time I look back at those pictures of how all of us from different background and race (Chinese, Indian, Malay, Kadazan, Iban, 1Malaysia weh..) got together and performed together, I can't help but smile. :)

Behind the scene, touch up
Behind the scene, laughing nervously
Friends who came to support
the whole dance crew
Okay, a lot of pictures are of bad quality. But I feel happy when I see them. Had to edit a bit to make them look nicer but still.....I'm a noob when it comes to photo editing. :( But with the Olympus PEN mini, I wouldn't have to anymore. I read bout it at Cheesie or you could try to enter a competition by Olympus!!
Here's what you stand to win:
1st prize – Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Kit
2nd Prize – Olympus PEN mini E-PM1 Kit
3rd – 5th Prize – Olympus PEN Leather carry-all bag

Find out more about the competition here: Nuffnang


  1. Thank you so very much for all the lovely and nice comments on my blog :)

    The first photo, everyone looks so happy and that they are having a great time.... I love it!


  2. thanks so much for your nice comments in my blog.. :)

    you have a cute background here, and so inlove with your blog.

    all your pictures are adorable. :)


  3. I love all the pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

    Happy Halloween.


  4. thank you for the comments here. :)