Try This – Belly Dancing

 

I was always fascinated with the idea of belly dancing. The costumes are so pretty and the dancers make jiggling around look so cool. Therefore, I decided to take a class at Zenzero Studio in Bree Street a couple of months back and I’m going to share my experience with you guys.

First of all, it was loads of fun. My belly dance instructor Carla was really good at it, her hips told nothing but the truth… And to my disbelief, I wasn’t too bad myself. Not great, but not bad either. At the end of class I wasn’t tired at all, I felt like I could still take a jog around the block.

The class was really fun, the music was upbeat and I was expected to move around like Shakira but I probably ended up looking like Mr. Bean. Just kidding, I’m going to give myself some credit and not compare myself to Mr. bean.

Here’s some things I learned:

It’s all in the hips. Breathe in, (hold your tummy in at all times) breathe out. Shimmy (a shimmering vibration of the hips) shimmy pop. Shimmy shimmy pop. We did all this shimmering and popping while holding our tummies in at all times, which wasn’t as easy as it might seem, but great for an ab workout.  I recommend this if you’re ever in the mood for some light cardio, a fun workout and some new dance skills.

You’ve got nothing to lose!

I’m the awkward looking one at the back

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This is all I can share with you

For the past couple of days my brain has been more focused on serious stuff and less focused on silly things. As you all know, I love silly things but sometimes I have to put my big pants on and do serious stuff, you guys.

Exhibit A

I wish I could produce something of value for you to read, something that will make you go ‘ooh’ or ‘aah’. Instead, this is all I have to share with you:

I watched Batman and I wasn’t blown away

Bane’s voice bothered me a bit. I could hardly hear him and he just sounded stupid. I didn’t dislike it because of Bane’s voice, I’m a big fan of superhero movies but this one didn’t hit home for me.  Also, Bane is really scary… but it’s not about Bane. Wow, how many times did I say Bane?

I need to accept the fact that I’m not a ninja

Last year I cracked my wrist, showing someone my sweet Muay Thai moves. This weekend I sprained/injured my ankle, showing someone my sweet Muay Thai moves. Note to self: your moves aren’t that sweet since you’re always getting injured.

I have a new job

I’m the new flavour tester at the Steri Stumpie factory! No I’m kidding… I write radio ads. I’m really enjoying it, it’s awesome so far.

I love Bubbly chocolate

Bubbles! I know everyone’s got their panties in a knot about the fact that it’s ‘exactly like Aero’ and it’s not that great. You guys don’t know what you’re talking about! I’ll eat all of the chocolates and become a bubble! It’s lovely, just lovely.

I haz no words for you

Grammar Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Don’t you just hate it when people correct your grammar? It’s so annoying, right? Wrong! You should love those people, they’re helping you become a better person. Do you know the saying ‘If you can spell, you’re doing well’… Okay, so it’s not a real saying as opposed to one I just made up but it makes a whole lot of sense. I’ve compiled a list of grammar blunders you may be making, because I don’t want people to sound like douchebags. I just care too much.

 

cyanide and happiness grammar

This literally happened to someone I know 😦

Its vs It’s

“It’s” is a contraction of it is or it has. e.g. “It’s amazing that this watch still works. It must be because of its tough design.” The second ‘Its” wouldn’t be right spelled like “it’s” because it wouldn’t make sense. Understand?

Their vs There

“Their” is a possessive pronoun. “I have to go to the Wilson’s party because it’s their kid’s birthday. The only problem is I don’t know how to get there”. The word There should never be used in the possessive context.

Could Of, Would Of, Should Of

“You could of told me you were gonna write a blog post today.” Doesn’t that sound terrible? When we say “Could’ve, Would’ve and Should’ve” it sounds like “Could of, Would of and Should of”. This is a common mistake and I guess it’s easy to make. “Could’ve” is not a contraction for “Could of”, the correct term is “Could have.”

Your vs You’re
“Your” is a possessive pronoun, as in ‘I dig your shoes, you’re such a trendsetter”. “You’re” is a contraction of “You are”. So next time you’re writing think about whether you’re saying “your” or “you’re” (you are).

Because why

“Because why, I don’t have all the ingredients for that cake”. Why are people saying ‘because why’? Why is this happening?  Every time you say ‘because why’, a baby panda dies. Save the pandas, man.

The way you spell wierd is weird

I’ve noticed many people spelling weird like “wierd”. It’s just switching two letters around so it’s an easy mistake to make but stop doing it.

Than vs Then

Than is usually used in the comparative sense. “Bruce Lee is stronger than Chuck Norris.” Then would usually be used for a point in time, e.g. “Now and then”.

To vs Too

“To” is a versatile preposition. A few  definitions are (1) toward, (2) reaching as far as, and (3) until. “Too” is an adverb meaning (1) additionally, (2) excessively, (3)very, or (4) extremely. e.g. “She wasn’t too pleased to see us again.”

Condescending Wonka

Thank you, Wonka.