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Bellydance Career? I Think Not.

No, I am not ready for professional bellydance, I think.

I’ve had three performances already. The 1st one on my mother’s birthday, the 2nd one on my gym’s Christmas Party, and the third one on my office’s Christmas Party.

And after all that, I have come to the conclusion that I am not ready for professional bellydance. XD

Don’t get me wrong, I love dancing. There is something about hearing the music out of the home theater speakers that make me just want to move, even though I might not move very well. It’s actually a great feeling. It’s like everything blacks out and all that’s with you is the music.

But still, I am not in par of other bellydancers. I have way, WAAAAAY lot more stuff to learn. I still haven’t mastered my zills, I haven’t done veils and veil pois and sword balancing… I can’t even do Rachel’s backbend. ~_~

I still have a lot of training and practice to do. I just hope my teacher at the gym would be more than happy to teach me. I think I’m really passionate about bellydance. ^_^

By the way, just in case you guys didn’t know, I’ve had 2 bellydance videos in YouTube. Click here to view my YouTube profile and see what other stuff I have in there. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - January 16, 2012 at 10:39 pm

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What if Mark Callaway died?

Related to my previous post on Eddie Guerrero…

It made me realize something… what if Mark Callaway (The real name of The Undertaker)… you know, dies…?

And don’t give me the kind of jokes that he would rise up from the dead or something just because of his in-ring persona. ~_~

I mean, yeah… technically (meaning in the ring) that’s basically what he does. But there is this fact that Mark Callaway is altogether human. He gets injured, he bleeds and he grows old. Lately, his age is showing up in his form, but he still kicks a$$ though. XD

I mean, look at Ric Flair. The man is a legend. The man is awesome. And yet the man grew old and had to retire. And WWE never became the same after that. I get the feeling that should Taker retire (or die… which I hope doesn’t happen anytime soon… I adore him so much ~_~), there would be a lot of crying fans, a lot of sad fans… me included.

Actually, the way I see it, even though Taker is still performing strongly, I think he should be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame already. I mean, the guy made A LOT of unforgettable matches, he invented several stipulation matches (Hell In A Cell, Casket Match, Buried Alive, etc), and is quite a superstar in his own right. He CHANGED the face of WWE, man! And yet he is still not considered a Hall of Famer. ~_~

Maybe this is something I should write to WWE about… “Please Consider Mark Callaway aka The Undertaker As A WWE Hall Of Fame Inductee”. It’s quite a mouthful, but it works. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - November 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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ZenkX’s “Weight Loss” Journal: Day 3

Yup, me and my mum are now undergoing a battle with my moderate obesity. ~_~”

This is actually my third day of my supposed medication, even though this is my first day blogging about it. Maybe it’s because  was pretty shy that even though I advocate fat acceptance, I am now going through a bit of dieting and medication for it. But I guess it’s a pretty good idea to blog about this journey of mine, so that people can at least get a glimpse of how hard it is, and what they’re up against once they decide on doing… well, what I’m going through right now. XD

Actually, I am a bit happy that I’m doing this. Ever since my mother and sister has been diagnosed with diabetes, I’ve been pretty scared of following their footsteps. My mom takes insulin injections nowadays, and it scares me everytime I have to inject her, or everytime I watch her inject herself. I really don’t want to end up like that, and I really want to show my mom that I can do this,so that she can follow my lead and live a healthy lifestyle herself.

Anyway, to start, it was my cousin Julius who introduced me to Herbalife, the diet/ supplements I’m using right now. I am using their Nutritional Shake, Herbal Tea Concentrate, Ready Herbal Aloe and Fiber Capsules. The shake is meant to be taken as my replacement meal for breakfast and dinner. The Tea for my morning drink (since it might keep me awake for hours XD), the aloe is taken before the shake, and the capsules are taken 3 times a day (2 capsules).

During my first day, it started out great. The shake was Berry flavored, so tasted great with fruits I included. I guess it acted like an appetite suppressant as well, because I didn’t get hungry quite as often. It was a little sweet from the fruits I included, but there’s no added sugar to the shake so it’s good to prevent my diabetes from triggering. It was the same as yesterday (my second day), although I noticed I sweated more than I used to. Julius said it was the way that the fat and the toxins in my body gets removed from system, as well as having to go to the bathroom more often than I used to. The sweating felt great, and it makes me drink more water than I usually do.

However, it’s my third day today, and I guess the psychological aspect of dieting is setting in. Although I still took the shake, my body is starting to react to the fact that there’e no food coming in through my mouth. I’m starting to feel a little agitated about it, since I can’t eat my usual Hotsilog (hotdog, sinangag rice and egg (itlog XD) breakfast, which is just as filling as the shake, albeit more calories. This doesn’t mean that I’m quitting though, I’m just getting new to the prospect of not being able to eat rice. Yesterday, I passed by a barbeque stall and all the scents pretty much made me crave for it, but I feel like this is a psychological battle, so I have to channel my cravings into something else. Right now, I’m craving for some chocolate cookies, and I’m channeling my cravings by blogging instead (which probably mean I’m going to be more talkative the next few days). Bear with me, people. XD

Julius said that the first 3 days of the Herbalife program is the most critical, since my physical body and psychological state will be somewhat in turmoil from the dieting and medication. He will be doing some measurements on my tonight after work, to see if there has been any changes. He also said that the changes might be small, but if I keep going at it, I can get big results (hopefully XD).

As a base line for my so-called weight loss journey, he measured me the first day I started the program. I’ll be posting them here as well, so that you readers (as well as myself) can keep track of my changes. XD

WEIGHT: 180 lbs. (sheeesh ~_~”)
CHEST: 112 cm.
WAIST: 113 cm.
HIPS: 105 cm.
ARMS: 34 cm.
THIGHS: 58 cm.

Yep, as you can see from my measurements, I’m a big, BIG woman. XD

I’ll be posting Julius’ measurements tonight, so hopefully there can be some change. It might be small, but any change would be better than having no change at all. Hope you guys can stay tuned for that. ^_^v

1 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - June 17, 2010 at 8:50 am

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Bellydance and Pregnancy

 

Hold the baby shower invitations! It’s time to bring out your coin belts.

Yep, there have been studies about how belly dance can actually help pregnant women. In fact, belly dance was used as a prenatal conditioning for women, specially when the big day comes along, since the dance uses your core (abdominal) muscles that are vital to childbirth. Belly dancing while pregnant has a lot of advantages such as:

Promotes good posture
Helps maintain general fitness
Improves abdominal control and awareness
Many movements useful for relieving back ache during pregnancy and labour
Helps maintain pelvic floor tone through connection with deep abdominals
Promotes balance and co-ordination
Non jarring/non contact activity
Fun and social
Body shape no boundary
May help with constipation

However, also remember to consult your doctor before doing belly dance (or any other exercise, regardless of whether you’re pregnant or not). Sharp movements like hips twists (soften them up if you could), jumps, hip drops and lifts as well as back bends could affect your baby’s health.

And don’t forget that belly dance is a sensual dance, made to make you feel beautiful and fabulous and sexy regardless of your body size and shape. Don’t listen to those uneducated people who say that belly dance is for skinny beeyotches only. XD

References: http://www.angelfire.com/retro/perfumedpalace/pregnancy.htm
http://www.pregnancytoday.com/articles/exercise-in-pregnancy/move-that-belly-1293/

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - March 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Mall Trippin’ feat. Lelai Part 1: I Am Not A Fan of Twilight

Really, I am not.

And I can’t help it.

I am, however, a big fan of six pack abs and hot guys… and unfortunately, the Twilight sequel, New Moon, has one hot guy in the form of Taylor Lautner (aka Jacob Black).

My sister LURVES her Jacob Black. Seriously. I had absolutely NO intention of watching New Moon, but my sis pretty much lured me with promises of (in her own words) “Jacob Black’s sexy six pack abs that runs down to his…. uuuggghhh!! *orgasmic sound*”

Here is my sister with a Jacob Black poster. After endless begging for me to take her picture (and dragging her away from the poster a bit because she wanted to “lick” Jacob’s face), I finally took the pic using my N95 camera.

Yes, I do realize that her comment is disturbing. And funny. Which pretty much made me choke on my cigarette and bust a gut laughing.

I watched the Jacob scenes in earnest, because, well… he was half naked during the half of the movie (ooops! spoiler there…). I hate to admit it, but Taylor has got some good looking, yummy muscle on him *insert “Wet, wet wet!!!” comment from sister ~_~*. He deserves a heck lot of credit building up muscle for the role.

I cannot comment much on Bella/Edward, because, quite frankly, I was looking up the ceiling during their scenes. I am, however, very happy to see that the guy who played Caius was the same guy who played Anthony in “Sweeney Todd”. It’s good to seem him again, but I still prefer seeing him in musicals since I sooo lurve his voice.

To be continued…

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - December 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

Categories: jacob black, lelai, muscles, new moon, sexy, taylor lautner, twilight, yummy   Tags:

Mall Trippin' feat. Lelai Part 1: I Am Not A Fan of Twilight

Really, I am not.

And I can’t help it.

I am, however, a big fan of six pack abs and hot guys… and unfortunately, the Twilight sequel, New Moon, has one hot guy in the form of Taylor Lautner (aka Jacob Black).

My sister LURVES her Jacob Black. Seriously. I had absolutely NO intention of watching New Moon, but my sis pretty much lured me with promises of (in her own words) “Jacob Black’s sexy six pack abs that runs down to his…. uuuggghhh!! *orgasmic sound*”

Here is my sister with a Jacob Black poster. After endless begging for me to take her picture (and dragging her away from the poster a bit because she wanted to “lick” Jacob’s face), I finally took the pic using my N95 camera.

Yes, I do realize that her comment is disturbing. And funny. Which pretty much made me choke on my cigarette and bust a gut laughing.

I watched the Jacob scenes in earnest, because, well… he was half naked during the half of the movie (ooops! spoiler there…). I hate to admit it, but Taylor has got some good looking, yummy muscle on him *insert “Wet, wet wet!!!” comment from sister ~_~*. He deserves a heck lot of credit building up muscle for the role.

I cannot comment much on Bella/Edward, because, quite frankly, I was looking up the ceiling during their scenes. I am, however, very happy to see that the guy who played Caius was the same guy who played Anthony in “Sweeney Todd”. It’s good to seem him again, but I still prefer seeing him in musicals since I sooo lurve his voice.

To be continued…

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - at 3:10 am

Categories: jacob black, lelai, muscles, new moon, sexy, taylor lautner, twilight, yummy   Tags:

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