Thursday, February 28, 2008

KUEN Wushu 2008 Photo Shoot

Just had our first photo shoot of 2008 last night. I'll post some nice shots of the shoot here once I get my hands on the photos, post-processed of course.

*Edit (01/03/08): Ok here you go. I've only got time to watermark a few to put here. There are lots more, 11gig of raw photos...Gulp.

KUEN Trainers staring down the small but notoriously fierce Kaiting Laoshi.

Wa Sai! Zhipeng laoshi's flying!

Wang Liang Laoshi flaunting his flexibility... :p

The whole thing was a logistical nightmare and frankly speaking, I'm amazed we made it through without too many hiccups. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we've got all the shots we wanted. Hey, its not everyday you get to do a shoot in a professional studio right? I think the students and performers enjoyed themselves. Well, they got to doll themselves up and look pretty in
Wushu poses, - every Narcissistic Wushu person's wet dream. Heh...
Pardon the long wait if you guys are reading this, but I kinda expected it'll be delayed, from past photo shoot experiences. I think it started around 7pm and ended deep into the night. Poor me reached home around 2am and had to wake up at 6.30am to conduct an early morning programme at Gan Eng Seng Primary.

Yawn.......... Ca...n't....t.y...p...e.....neeee...d....s...l...e.e..p... ZZ.z.z.z.z...z.z..z.zzz

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

KUEN Wushu and Yew Tee Primary @ Chingay 2008

Hey everyone, the photos are out!!! Take a look at these...

All dressed up and ready. Wait... is that lipstick?!? Ahhh!!!

Opening segment - Right centre, in front of the soon-to-be tossed Yusheng.


"Haaaaiiii-Yak!!!" Look at our flying kick!

Victory!!! Celebration time!

A big Thank You to the students, parents and teachers from Yew Tee Primary school for their unwavering support. Thank you to those who specially took time off to train and perform even on such short notice. We couldn't have done it without any of you.

We had such fun. Now that its over.... depressed liao... Aww...

I know. Let's do it again in 2009!!! Yeah!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Training for Chingay 2008

Tired. Its 2am in the morning and I'm online writing this... Yawn. I really ought to be sleeping...

Was alerted to an impromptu performance a couple of days ago and had to press the emergency ACTIVATE button to get together a team of performers for a Chingay item.

Mad rush to get everyone together and to coordinate the moves but we did it. I've been running through some ideas for this performance's choreography and tonight was the night it all came to fruition. Kinda...heh. We just need a little more practice and we'll be perfect.

Of course we couldn't have done it without the cooperation and effort everyone has given to this project. Especially the guys doing the Double Sabre segment, most had to train from scratch, and yet the end result is something that I had envisioned it to be - a perfect union of double sabres and straight swords. Looks good to me. Gotta video it and put it online if got the chance.

Special shout out to:
> Ivan and Evelyn. Thanks for taking up the challenge and putting in so much effort.
> Marcus and Yongchao. Thanks man... can you believe its been years since you've picked up a shuang dao? Heh...
> Everyone else who has put in time and sweat to make it unforgettable. I am sure we will all look back tomorrow and smile at the memories we are making today.

To the rest of you reading this, catch us at Chingay 2008 this Friday and Saturday night!