Sunday, April 22, 2007

the path of love

Knowledge is food to our brain. Love nourishes the soul. Without love, it can be quite unsatisfying. Well, I seem to think so.

Is it easy to love? Yes i think so.. Is it easy to sustain love.. Well that's the challenge. But a rather satisfying one that would make any journey in life a valuable one.

With hope and faith, it seems to ease the pain. But is it pain that we're looking for? A kind of suffering that gets us addicted to love, more and more each day. Then again.. is it really called pain? That sharp throbbing feeling deep in your heart that makes it pound harder day by day and that sick feeling in your stomach that never seems to go away. Sounds like excitement more to me.. and here I notice how we label our feelings according to what we experience in our body, heart and soul.

Positivity vs negativity... obviously we each know what's best.

When being positive, one can gain so much yet one can also lose... there is a choice, there is an option... but when it comes to being negative, one just loses out. We take a risk when we remain positive... we take a chance.

That chance may just turn our whole life upside down, bring us rainbows all year long, shine our darkest nights forever and nourish our soul for eternity.

Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking, Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making [ Lee Ann Womack ]

Saturday, April 21, 2007

long overdue

For those of you who might have missed the first three episodes of So You Think You Can Dance, worry not as you are able to catch it on you tube. The experience of hosting this show has been amazing. Yes it is another reality tv show and for the first time, I see it all.. not just what's on screen. Being someone who empathizes a bit too much at times, it was hard to see those who did not make it... and it was of course more than too much joy to see the ones who had actually worked hard to make it to the TOP 20.

What makes me so happy to be part of the show is to be with the contestants from day one, seeing them progress throughout the weeks. From the corner of the room where I get my make up done , I see them practicing endlessly... over and over again, together they unite, together they support each other and together they just dance. Its as if it wasnt really a competition but mainly a performance that they were all in, as a team they worked with much joy and glory for their passion in the world of dance.

From over 500 people who came for the auditions, only 20 will make it to the Live Shows. These 20 people have a story to tell. It is their story and this is their journey.This is a reality tv show and down the road, weeks from now, the reality is that there will only be one winner. However, despite all of that, the most important and valuable thing throughout the competition, winner or no winner, would have been the experience of the journey itself. As no two people would have the same experience. It will be the experience they create for themselves that would make the ride worthwhile and mould them into the person they will be years from now.

And how do I know this? Because this is true for me... I did not win the competition, but I played to win. That I felt mattered most to me.

Our whole life can be one whole big competition. You can choose to see it in many difference ways, like a soccer game, the point is to score a goal. No one in the right mind would play soccer and just run around the field kicking a ball NOT to score a goal.. everybody plays to score a goal.

The best thing in the game of life, everyone can be a winner , if you choose to be one :)

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. [arnold schwarzenegger]

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Shall We Dance

Too many things happening, too many to tell.. and i will. but for now.....

Do catch the Malaysian premiere of So You Think You Can Dance ....

Thursday, 5th April, 9.30 pm....

exclusive on 8tv.