不再是帮手了

上星期四,接到学院的电话,说是“暂时”不要我当帮手了。我问:是有什么问题吗?“这是学院的决定”,她说。

过了一个星期,得到证实,只有我不再是帮手了!其他人,依旧。

这件事困扰了我一个星期,终于,我想通了。能做此决定的只有院长或我的老师,而无论是谁,我都不可能再继续呆下去了。很不舍…  不舍在这里认识的朋友们、舞伴们。她们是我继续努力、坚持不懈的原因。如今要挥手道别,真的很难过…

 

Last Thursday, the studio called and said that, they do not want me to be the helper anymore.  “Is there a problem?”, I asked.  “It’s the studio’s decision”, she replied.

One week passed.  It’s clear that I’m the only one being outcast.  Others are still helping.

This has been bothering me for a week, and now it’s clear.  Only the principal or my teacher could make this decision.  Either one, there’s no way for me to stay anymore.  I’ll miss my friends and dance partners.  They are the reason for me to keep dancing and improving.  To say goodbye…  it hurts…  deep inside…

NATD Exam 2014: Worst result ever!

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早就知道成绩会不理想,可是没有想到会如此糟糕… 四支舞蹈竟然都在90分以下!真的很失望…

Already knew that the result would not be good, however, I’ve never expected it to be this bad… All four dances are under 90 marks!  This is really a let-down.  Very disappointed with myself…

NATD Medalist Competition 2014

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东奔西跑的找服装、到其他学院租借舞蹈室、上私人班,忙碌了一整个星期就为了昨天的比赛。虽然只拿了第二名,也不算太坏。还第一次收到花束,真是谢谢 Cindy 和 Jade 的到场支持。还有 Elizabeth,一直等到最后,真是不好意思。

比赛大约在11:30am开始,由街舞和 Hip Hop 拉开战幔。选手们都挺好的,表演的都不错。之后是国标舞和free style,大约2pm才开始拉丁舞比赛。开始都是小孩子的单人舞环节。由于参赛人数不少,比赛组别更是繁多,我们看得都有些累。除了一小部份跳得不错的小朋友之外,大多时候都很是无聊。一直等到五、六点钟,拉丁舞比赛才开始有些看头儿,应为有朋友参加嘛 :) 那班中学学妹们陆续上场,跳得都不错,可圈可点。

比赛当中有穿插颁奖环节。一来可让比赛完毕的小朋友们先回家、二来可以让裁判休息片刻。最后的穿插颁奖环节后,真正的拉丁舞 bronze, silver 和 gold 的比赛环节开始了。由于在场边热身,错过了欣欣的 silver 比赛。:( 真是不应该… 最后一项比赛,终于轮到我们上场了。Cha cha cha 和 Rumba 都还可以,Samba 也没犯下什么大错,可是却败在 Jive!一开始就 timing 不对,之后还弄错舞步… 没救了…

最后的 Jive 很是遗憾。不过人生总是会有些许不如意的,不是吗? :)

One busy week to look for costumes, renting dance hall for practice, going for private classes, all for the competition yesterday.  Only got the 2nd place, but it’s not too bad already.  Also, sincere thanks to Cindy and Jade who came to support us, and with flower!  Our former classmate Elizabeth wait till the end to see us danced. Thanks beth beth.

The competition began at about 11:30am.  It was started with street dance and hip hop.  The competitors were pretty good. Quite enjoying watching them dancing.  Next were standard ballroom and free style.  At about 2pm, latin events started.  First, it was the latin children events.  There were a lot of young children competing and a lot of different categories.  Most of the events were quite boring except for a few which had some pretty good young competitors taking part.  Also, mostly solo events so we were not really interested in them.  It wasn’t until 5 or 6pm that the latin events started to get interesting.  Why?  Because our gang finally started competing.  The teenage girls juniors started to walk down the dance floor.  They danced pretty good indeed.  :)

There were a few prize giving ceremonies in between the events during the competition.  It’s a good arrangement so that young children could leave earlier and the judges could take a short break.  After the second last prize giving ceremony, the real latin ballroom bronze, silver and gold events followed.  I was doing some warm up by the dance floor and missed Siew Xin’s Silver event.  My bad :(  Finally, it’s our turn.  Cha cha cha and Rumba were quite OK.  Samba was so so, no significant mistakes.  Jive was a let-down. Started with wrong timing and followed with wrong steps… Just a mess…

Was really dissapointed with Jive.  But hey, nothing is perfect, so just keep it on and keep dancing.  :)

 

 

NATD Exam 2014

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过去的星期六,我参加了Gold Level的拉丁舞晋级考试。虽然花了许多时间练习,考试当天还是错误百出… 有些许失望,可是早有心里准备。平时练习就已经很糟糕了,考试当天又怎么会有奇迹呢?不怪舞伴,她这次已经有认真练习了。只能说,自己还需要多加努力。来临星期日的比赛,加油吧!

Last Saturday, I had my Gold Level Latin dance exam. My partner and I did spend a lot of time practicing, but the outcome was not good. This was not a surprise actually. During our practice, the dances were very bad already. There’s no miracle on the exam day, so it was all expected. Not blaming anyone, just to conclude that I need to put in more effort in dancing. There’s a competition on the coming Sunday, I’ll give it my best!

Downgrade a debian package

Recently, I updated my iceweasel to version 24.4.0esr-1~deb7u2 which breaks the GWT browser plug-in. I need to downgrade it to a version which works with the plug-in.

First, I’ll need to install a tool which allows me to list out all available versions of a package:

# aptitude install apt-show-versions

Next, find out what versions of iceweasel are available:

# apt-show-versions --package=iceweasel --allversions

Finally, install the older version:

# apt-get install iceweasel=17.0.10esr-1~deb7u1

Done.

第三年,从今天开始!

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2012年1月9日,开始了我的第一堂拉丁舞课。今天,2014年1月13日,两周年后的第一堂课!不知不觉中,两年或731个日子,就这样过去了。从什么是拉丁舞都不懂的无知,到今年将考取 gold level 证书;从每天上班、回家的生活,到目前一星期四天到舞蹈学院报到,改变虽然不是很巨大,但确实充实了不少。认识了不少新朋友,生活圈子开阔了许多。

学舞的过程有欢笑,当然也有让人落寞的时候。因为有期待,失望也在所难免。无论如何,总是期待着下一堂课的到来。期待开心的上课、开心的跳、开心的舞。

若说跳舞已是我生活中不可分割的一部分,那就太夸张了。可是没有它的日子,是我万万不愿意的。继续下去,或许有一天,它将真正的成为我的一部分、不可分割的一部分。

On the 9th Jan 2012, my first latin ballroom class started. Today, the 13th Jan 2014, my first class in the third year. Time flies. Two years passed in a blink of an eye. Started from completely ignorant to going to take my gold level exam this year, from a dull working life traveling from home to office and back everyday to now going to the dance studio 4 days a week, my life has become much more colourful than before.

Learning to dance is fun and fill with laughter. However, once I become serious about it, I start to have expectations and disappointments. Feeling down and sad has become unavoidable. Nonetheless, I’m always looking forward to the next class. Wishing a joyful and satisfying dance session.

Has dancing become a part of my life that I cannot live without? Nope, I don’t think so. But life without it will be very dull and I will never want it that way. Just keep it going, and maybe, one day, it could really become a part of me, planted so deeply that it cannot be separated anymore.

汤圆

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晓欣从文冬的家乡带了碗汤圆给我,好感动哦!由于今天我很迟才回到家,糖水全都被汤圆给吸收了。汤圆也长大了许多。好久没在冬至正日吃汤圆了,真的是谢谢你哦–晓欣  :)

Creating a ISO file from CD/DVD

Find the block size:

$ isoinfo -d -i /dev/cdrom
CD-ROM is in ISO 9660 format
System id: 
Volume id: NEW
Volume set id: UNDEFINED
Publisher id: 
Data preparer id: 
Application id: NERO BURNING ROM
Copyright File id: 
Abstract File id: 
Bibliographic File id: 
Volume set size is: 1
Volume set sequence number is: 1
Logical block size is: 2048
Volume size is: 2073648
NO Joliet present
**BAD RRVERSION (0)
NO Rock Ridge present

Create the ISO file:

$ dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 of=video.iso

Dance Performance Videos

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Just finished watching the “Graduation Dance and Dinner” performance video.  The dances were unbelievably bad…  so much worse compare to last year’s.  Really cannot believe that my dances were in such bad shapes.  要好好的反省,然后加油、加油、再加油!

Marshmallow – Christmas Gift

20131215_212550Home made marshmallow from my dance school junior Mabel.  It’s soft and very very sweet!  Have I had any marshmallow before?  Cannot remember.  Maybe it’s supposed to be this sweet?  :P  Thanks Mabel.  :)

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