重新开始

30 11 2008

看了“斗牛,要不要” 这部戏 ,从中获得这句话。想在这儿,鼓励你,我的朋友们,和 我自己, 若现在或以后遇到怎么样的挫折,伤心。。。 就:

“哭过了以后就要把眼泪擦干, 重新把勇气找回来。在人生的道路上,任何时候都可以重新开始。只要肯努力,保持永不放弃的精神,没有什么事情是做不到的.”

 

“世界上没有什么困难是解决不了的。加油”

 

“不管最后结果是什么,只要问自己,是不是有过一百分的付出。。(若是。。那就挺胸坚强,应为没有好遗憾的。)”

 

“人生的得失不重要,最重要的是大家在一起。”

 

“Cry (if u need to cry). After crying, wipe away your tears, start a-new and find your courage once more. In this life-journey, you can always start anew anytime (It is never too late). With hard work, and never dying spirit, nothing is impossible.”

 

 “In this world, everything can be re-solved.”

 

 “Whatever the results are, you just have to ask yourself if you have given all you 100% (if Yes, there is no regret)”

  

 “In life, whatever losses or setbacks you encounter are not important, most important is everyone together, be united”

 

Something to encourage you, my friends and myself whenever we are meet with obstacles or something unhappy… lets all be strong, and look at the brighter side. Perhaps in everything, give thanks. As everything has its reason, only that we have not seen the reasons. God may closes this door, perhaps He has opened up another few doors. And whatever setbacks there are should not discourage you. Most importantly is be surrounded with loved ones, family and friends.





Rose

30 11 2008

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk non-stop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she revealed in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students.
She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “! We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

“There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humour every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

“We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!

“There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

“If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

“Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

“The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.

GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

“Good friends are like Stars……. .
You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.”





Byee dwts 7

29 11 2008

Bye Bye Dancing With The Stars (dwts) season 7, looking forward to the next season!! =)

dwts season 7 Stars

dwts season 7 Stars





Congrats Brooke!

28 11 2008

DWTS has come to an end..

Like what I have shared in my previous post entry, my bet is on Brooke. and YES!! Brooke Burke, 36, TV personality, and Derek Hough has won the Dancing With The Stars Season 7!! =)

Brooke & Derek

Brooke & Derek

 

 

 

Congratulation to Brooke and Derek.. They deserved the dance mirror ball .. I am happy that they emerged as the champion.. =)

Results for dwts Season 7:

1st: Brooke Burke, 36, TV personality, and Derek Hough

2nd: Warren Sapp, former NFL star, 35, and Kym Johnson

3rd: Lance Bass, singer, 29, and Lacey Schwimmer

4th: Cody Linley, 18, actor, and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough

dance group at finals

dance group at finals

 

Loving Brooke and Derek’s free Style performance in the Final.. full score 30.. Here it is:

 

Song “You Are The One That I Want” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

They also performed a very touching Viennese Waltz to “Daughters” by John Mayer… which left judge Carianne and Brooke’s bf with wet tears..

They score full marks 30/30 as well for this dance.. View it here.

Viennese Waltz @ Finals

Viennese Waltz @ Finals

 

Check out the final episode recap here

 





Singapore PM to earn almost US$2 million — after pay cut

26 11 2008

Singapore PM to earn almost 2 million dlrs — after pay cut

AFP – Tuesday, November 25

SINGAPORE, Nov 24, 2008 (AFP) – Singapore’s prime minister is to lose 19 percent of his salary because of the global economic turmoil but will still earn almost two million US dollars a year, a report said Monday.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, his cabinet, and other senior administrators will see their pay cut by up to 19 percent next year because of salary components linked to the city-state’s economic growth, The Straits Times website reported.

Singapore is in recession and the government said the economy could contract next year.

“In view of the clouded economic outlook and the likelihood that salaries will be lower next year, the government has decided to defer the January 2009 salary adjustment,” the report quoted the Public Service Division as saying.

The Division could not be immediately reached for comment.

With the pay cut, Lee will earn 3.04 million dollars (1.99 million US) a year, while ministers will see an 18 percent drop to 1.57 million dollars, The Straits Times said.

Rare public fury erupted in April 2007 when the government announced salary hikes for politicians and senior officials. In response, Lee said the government would pay him the higher salary but he would “donate” the increase “to suitable good causes” for five years.

The White House said at the time that US President George W. Bush got paid 400,000 dollars per year for doing his job.

Singapore officials have said high salaries are necessary to recruit and retain talented individuals, and to prevent corruption.

Teo Chee Hean, the minister in charge of the civil service, said the government last year introduced the mechanism linking a significant proportion of senior civil servants’ salaries to economic performance, a system which is working as planned.

“Public sector salaries follow the market up and down,” The Straits Times quoted him as saying. “This mechanism allows salaries to respond more rapidly to market conditions.”

Source:Yahoo





Massive 300-billion dollar rescue for Citigroup

26 11 2008

Massive 300-billion dollar rescue for Citigroup

AFP – Tuesday, November 25

WASHINGTON (AFP) – – The US government vowed Monday to safeguard the ailing economy, after stepping in to guarantee over 300 billion dollars in potential losses at Citigroup and pump 20 billion more into the financial giant.

The Citigroup rescue came shortly before midnight Sunday in a deal struck between federal officials and the financial giant ravaged by slumping stock prices.

“This is a tough situation for America. We’ll recover from it. The first step to recovery is to safeguard our financial system,” US President George W. Bush told reporters Monday.

He pledged his administration would take any future measures needed to shore up the struggling economy, after discussing the Citigroup rescue with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

“If need be, we’re going to make these kind of decisions to safeguard our financial system in the future,” he said.

The news of the Citigroup bailout boosted European stock markets Monday, which posted gains of 10 percent and more, with Citigroup shares putting on nearly 60 percent in a spectacular reversal of fortunes.

The Dow Jones also soared, gaining some 4.70 percent to close at 8,424.75.

“The failure of Citi, with its two trillion dollar balance sheet, would have been absolutely catastrophic to the global banking system,” said Fred Dickson at DA Davidson & Co.

Citi operates in more than 100 countries and, with more than two trillion dollars in assets, is widely viewed as too big to be allowed to fail.

In a bid to ensure that Citigroup does not become the latest institution to fold, the Treasury Department will invest 20 billion dollars in the group, giving US taxpayers an eight percent stake in the company.

That cash injection will come from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a 700-billion-dollar package approved by Congress earlier this year to thaw frozen credit markets and keep the US financial system working.

The government will also agree to shoulder any losses up to 306 billion dollars of “loans and securities backed by residential and commercial real estate and other such assets,” according to the joint statement by Treasury, the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC).

The rescue plan came a week after the bank announced it was cutting 50,000 jobs worldwide on top of an earlier 22,000. At its peak last year, the company employed 375,000 people.

Citigroup, which last month reported a third-quarter loss of 2.8 billion dollars its fourth straight quarter in the red, will issue seven billion dollars in preferred stock to the US Treasury and the FDIC as payment for the 306 billion dollar guarantee.

It has agreed to comply with limits on “golden parachutes,” executive pay and privileges, and implement the FDIC’s mortgage modification program to limit home foreclosures.

Citi will also give the government warrants for about 254 million shares of the company’s common stock at a strike price of 10.61 dollars a share.

The guarantee calls for Citi to assume any losses on the portfolio up to 29 billion dollars and for the government to assume 90 percent of any losses above that level.

Citi’s chief executive officer, Vikram Pandit, said the bank appreciated “the tremendous effort” by the government to assure market stability.

“We are committed to streamlining our business and providing outstanding banking services to our clients around the world,” Pandit added.

A key player in the Citigroup negotiations was New York Federal Reserve president Timothy Geithner, named president-elect Barack Obama’s new Treasury secretary Monday.

“He plays a very important part in all of these discussions involving the financial markets and financial institutions in his role as president of the New York Fed,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.

Shares of Citigroup, a component of the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average, have tumbled more than 70 percent since the start of the year, with the bank hit by hefty write offs linked to the US real estate crisis.

It is only the latest institution to run into trouble since investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankrupcty in mid-September. A day later the government bailed at American International Group (AIG), effectively nationalizing what had been one of the world’s largest insurers.

 

 

Source:Yahoo

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JCS Classmates

19 11 2008

The next exam to prepare will be JLPT3 on 7th Dec 2008

Which is …. 2 weeks from now!!!!!! *GOSH* No time no time liao… time is running out….

This year, the location is in Nanyang Girls’ High School. My JLPT3 is in the morning, 0930-1245hr. I think JLPT4 will be in afternoon. My Jap classmates and I intend to go and celebrate on that day itself…. We will be meeting for dinner, if no change of plan.

We had a mini catch-up after exam today in TCC, Chris’s treat! =) Got to know them in class, and they are really nice, friendly people. I am glad to be-friend with them =D They will be taking JLPT4 this year, Ganbatte minasan!!

me+Tracy+Chris

me+Tracy+Chris

People always say that studying alone and going class alone has no motivation. Yes, trully, it always nice to do things with friends. But what if people/friends have different plans and paths? Do we change our plan/path just because of them? Are we doing something we trully want or just doing something together with our friends, just so we have companions?

I am not against such idea, but I trully feel we should decide on what we want to do and go ahead, unless it is for family or loved ones. Normally you should not do something just for someone or should not dun do something just because no-one is accompanying you… Even though ur alone at first, but perhaps along the way, you will meet some friends, befriend new people and you will never be alone forever… but there are paths that you must decide and take alone, if needed…

So be courageous, go pursue ur dream, coz you are worth that much..





JCS Exams – Listening, Dictation & Kanji

19 11 2008

I had my Jap JCS Intermediate (B class) Listening, Dictation and Kanji tests on this evening, 7-8pm.. 3 tests in 1 hr.

First is listening. There are 4 parts in listening, 1st part – with pictures (choose correct pics), there was this weather thing (i dunno what is the correct answer), direction check (answer is 2 – I got it wrong! Check with sensei), about bread pic, which person is xx … Total 5 qs for this section. I think maybe i got 2 correct? 6/15. 2nd part and 3rd parts, I totally blurr .. catch no ball.. trying to concentrate to listen and think too hard, that I missed the consequent qs… very disgusting feeling.. 4th part of listening should be my strongest part. Coz it was played twice. Should be able to score 10/10. So total for listening, if I can pass and score 25/50, I think I am a happy person already! Listening – my killer… esp for JLPT3! *sigh*

But seriously JCS should improve their sound speakers and recording way… many noise in background, voice is soft … i was just distracted with many stuffs.. *unhappy*

For Dictation, I should score well. Just in case, some mistakes here and there, I hope I can at least score 45/50. If not, maybe 48/50.

For Kanji, I am aiming 50/50. Should be able to score full marks, unless some careless accident/mistakes. I thought Kanji needs to write all, I was in for pleasant treat where there are 2 sections in Kanji, (multiple choices and written). I think many welcome the multiple choice section.. hahaa

So now having a break, but not too long as the next exam to prepare will be JLPT3 on 7th Dec 2008

Kanpatte!!

Thank you Lord for your wisdom and leading =)





Exclusive interview: Edyta Sliwinska

19 11 2008

Edyta shared her opinions:

I wanted to ask you what you thought, of the four teams that are remaining, what do you think are their strengths, and what do you think are the things they have to work on as they get into the semi-finals?

OK, Derek and Brooke, this is probably the best couple if we talk about the quality of dancing. I think Brooke has improved a lot and she’s amazing. Definitely, her strength is going to be the technique and basically, the quality of dancing that she brings. She’s probably the best dancer out there. Now, I just hope that people will not think that she doesn’t need support and stop voting for her. So she needs to make sure that she comes at the audience and let them know that she always will need the support because, as you know, actually, maybe last season, the best dancer won, but in all previous seasons, it has not been the best dancers that got the mirror ball trophy. So she needs to be careful with that.

And then we have Warren. I think that Warren needs to rehearse as much as possible because he’s very busy, but he needs to put more time into training and not rely only on his great personality and charisma, but also try to work a little bit more details on these dances. I think if he gets to the final and he becomes compared to Brooke, people will see more clearly that, yes, he has this amazing connection with the audience, but his technique lacks a lot.

And then we have Lance and Lacey. Well, here’s a couple that tries something new, that tries to explore different styles of dancing, and I actually think that is their strength. They are always exciting to watch. They are always full of surprises. They are always very entertaining. But Lance does have very poor footwork. He definitely needs to work on that. He definitely needs to work on polishing the way he moves. He picks up the steps and he has great rhythm, but he really needs to look at his technique.

And the last couple, we have Cody and Julianne. Here’s Cody with this great energy and he’s just all out there. But what Cody needs to work on, and I’m talking about my personal experience, is his focus. He’s very talented, and if he can only get himself to pay more attention to what Julianne is saying and to be able to stay focused on practice for more than an hour’s time, he can improve a lot. Otherwise, what’s happening is kind of like, he only learns the routine, and then he brings all this energy into it, so sometimes it comes across as a little spastic. But if he could learn the routine and to put more time to polish the details, to work on quality, I really think he has the potential to match the quality that Brooke Burke has. But normally, he just doesn’t have the time to do it because he’s so all over the place.

 

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JCS Exam – Composition

18 11 2008

I had my Jap JCS Intermediate (B class) Composition test on this evening, 7-8pm..

In class, we have practiced 3 compositions, (1) watashi, (2) Singapore, (3) Memorable places in Singapore… so I predict that the topic for composition test should be somewhat similar. Plus they cannot make it too difficult, otherwise nobody knows what to write!! My predicition topics for compo test/exam:
-shumi
-Travel
-watashi no chiisai toki
-kazoku
-tomodachi
-ni hon
-Shingaporu

And yes, 2 of the topics i predicted came out. You can choose between “watashi no kazoku” (My family) or “watashi no tomodachi” (My friend(s)).. U need to write between 350-400 words, follow composition rules, and also include at least 5 new sentences structures that you learnt in intermediate B class.

It should not be too difficult for me.. even though I started studying last night only. But at least I already studied once for grammar last week. I contemplated to write in pen, then I felt that I should write in pencil. In this way, I can easily erase the words and make the composition neat.

I think I have included more than 10 or 15 new sentences structures. I wanted to end the composition nicely, so I add on something like “the time with my family are pleasant/enjoyable. I like my family very much.” And that resulted: I wrote more than 400 words! I never think that I will be penalized for writing more (the more the better right), but I think I remembered that my sensei did mentioned abt that. My classmates confirmed it. *sigh* nvm lar.. minus a few marks here and there.. perhaps with good flow of story, good sentence structures, new sentence structures, kanji, katagana, right application of composition rules… I should score well.

I wanted to give myself 49/50 (minus 1 mark for writing too much).. hahaa … =p egoistic me! =p but lets be humble and realistic, I think there will be other minor mistakes. My estimate is 45/50 based on my previous composition but my conservative marks will be 40/50 for composition. Lord, let me score high! =)

Tomorrow is an important day, as tomorrow in 1 hr, there will be 3 tests – Listening, Dictation and Kanji tests. Total marks 150. The highest mark percentage of all my 4 days of test/exam. hehe…

But they should be the easiest to score.

Now I am going to study for them…

Kanpatte!!

Thank you Lord for your wisdom and leading =)





Julianne & Derek

16 11 2008

As I have mentioned, Julianne was absent from Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) for 2 weeks from Appendix operation.. (I also had such operation when I was in Primary 5, donkey years ago..) But wait a minutes, hers is not so simple. Julianne had been diagnosed with endometriosis, which arises when uterine-lining (endometrial) tissue grows outside the uterus… This is genetic and hereditary, her mother and sister have it too. So doctors ended up removing cysts from her left ovary, her bladder, and other areas in the pelvic region, and also took out her appendix after diagnosing a mild case of appendicitis.

Thus I was not really expecting her to dance in the result night.. Therefore I was really delighted by the yummy treat from DWTS of this performance of Julianne Hough and her brother, Derek Hough… in Macy’s Dance star performances, dressed with the best costume by Kelly Killy.. People voted Julianne and Derek as the people’s pro choices.. So here are their wonderful jive dance..

I just so adore them!!!!! Love everything abt this dance performance, very fun, very exciting, very very fabulous…

View their Jitterbug performances, with almost perfect 30 scores, with their Stars Brooke here and Cody here

Of all dancing pros, these are my 2 most favs..

My favourite DWTS professional dancers (in order):

  1. Julianne Hough
  2. Derek Hough
  3. Mark Ballas
  4. Edyta Sliwinska
  5. Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  6. Cheryl Burke
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fav_dwts_pros

 Also catch an interview of Julianne about her operation and ready for more ‘dancing’ here, she also mentioned her bf, Chuck Wicks. The 20-year-old Dancing with the Stars starlet and 29-year-old singer began dating while participating in Paisley’s ongoing summer tour, which Hough said is strange since they were both so busy. Below is also a letter from her, extracted from Fancast:

Speaking of stitches, my surgery was good. It was scary. It was supposed to take an hour but took 45 minutes longer. It was a good thing I went in because not only did I have the endometriosis things that needed to be lasered off, but I had a cyst on an ovary and scarred tissue from my appendix that had connected to my right hip. It looked like I had a small case of appendicitis at some point in my life. But everything went well and I feel great. I feel like I have more energy than I did a few weeks ago. It’s nice to feel good and healthy again.

My mom and Chuck took great care of me. I don’t think I could’ve gotten through it so smoothly without both of them there. I got to lay on the couch, watch movies, and play with Lexi, who seemed to know there was something wrong. She’d cuddle up around my neck and seemed to know not to go near my stomach.….

Welcome back, Julianne. Hope we can see you in the Final! =)

Anyway I never know she got a steady bf, but I am definitely happy for her. WIsh her happiness =D

countrysinger-dwtspro- Julianne Hough & countrystar Chuck Wicks

countrysinger-dwtspro- Julianne Hough & countrystar Chuck Wicks

 

 

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Season 7 DWTS is back!

15 11 2008

Season 7 Dancing with the Stars DWTS are back….. You can view the episode recap here

Here’s the rundown of celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners ready to mambo for the mirror-ball trophy:

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Toni Braxton, singer, 40, and season one DWTS champ Alec Mazo

Lance Bass, singer, 29, and Lacey Schwimmer
Ted McGinley, actor, 50, and Inna Brayer
Cloris Leachman, actress, 82, and Corky Ballas
Warren Sapp, former NFL star, 35, and Kym Johnson
Rocco DiSpirito, chef, 41, and Karina Smirnoff
Kim Kardashian, TV personality, 27, and reigning DWTS champ Mark Ballas
Maurice Green, Olympic gold medalist track and field star, 34, and two-time DWTS champ Cheryl Burke
Misty May-Treanor, Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player, 31, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Susan Lucci, Emmy-award winning soap opera actress, 61, and Tony Dovolani
Jeffrey Ross, 42, comedian, and Edyta Sliwinska
Cody Linley, 18, actor, and two-time DWTS champ Julianne Hough
Brooke Burke, 36, TV personality, and Derek Hough

Till now, we already have left – Lance Bass, Warren Sapp, Cody Linley and Brooke Burke..

Semi Finals DWTS dancers

Semi Finals DWTS dancers

My bet is on Brooke Burke since beginning.. She is a pretty mother, with nice figure and she dances well.. The chemistry apprearance with her professional Dancer, Derek Hough, is sensational..

And it still remains.. She and Derek is so far the most steady, pretty pair … very nice ~~

I am beginning to like Derek Hough also .. In season 5 earlier, I thought he looked too boyish – ‘childish’ .. not my fav … but nowadays, since season 6, he has become a charmer .. a man… suave… *drools*

 brookeburke1

My next pair to bet is Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer.. I do not really like this pair. But they dance well.. and I also found that Lacey has tame down a lot.. no more rebellious traits, no more talking too much and take the attention away from Lance.. more smiles, more femine gesture, more beautiful I felt… I like the current Lacey better than first few weeks…

lance-lacey

lance-lacey

I also enjoyed Cody’s performance .. perhaps because of her partner Julianne… My best fav professional dancer of dwts!! =)

Cody Julianne

Cody Julianne

Julianne went for Appendics surgery, and thus for 2 shows, Cody paired up with Edyta, another one of my favourite professional dancers. Edyta Sliwinska is also Donny’s fav dancer as she has good figure, wear the least clothes, sexy, sweet and dance very well… She is also the only pro to compete in all seven seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.”  It is a pity her dance Star was injured in his eyes earlier in the show..

Cody Edyta

Cody Edyta

It is a pity that Misty suffered injury early in the show, otherwise, she may be also the black horse pair with Maksim.. creating some kind of chemistry like with Mel B and Maksim..

Though Donny always skipped her ‘nonsensical’ dance, I enjoyed Cloris Performances with Corky.  Both are entertainers and charmers.. It is not easy to dance really… esp at 82yrs old… but this lady always make me laugh… And I know where Mark got his charms from… from his dad, Corky!! Know more abt their performance here in Corky’s blog

cloris-corky 

In beginning, I really thought Kim Kardashian is hot!! Look at her body, she is hotttt!!! Her pairing up with Mark Ballas seemed to be best handsome pair that has potential to charm everyone… But alas her dancing … is totally NOT hot!! She got a WOW body, but her dancing seems awkward, reserved, and limited… it is a pain to watch her dance actually… She didn’t look like she is enjoying it.. or practicing hard enough to wannntt to continue in the competition…  So it is not surprising she was out on 1st show.. but it is a pity .. coz i will love to continue watching her sexy body movement in dance floor…

kim_kardashian

kim_kardashian

But frankly speaking Season 7 DWTS are really not as exciting as past few seasons.. I am not so looking forward… I have shared in past entry, I really enjoyed DWTS… I was charmed and attracted to the Stars there and the professional dancers as well…

In Season 6 – we have Kristin Yamaguchi, Jason Taylor, Christian, Shannon Elizabeth, Marlee Matlin, Pricillia Presley… very rich in content.. and many handsome men and beautiful ladies…  In Season 5, we have Helio and Melaine B … pairing up with my 2 fav dancers as well… Julianne Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy… Some tough fight between these 2 pairs.. Ur torn with choices on who should win.. both have their charms, personality and explosive stage performances…

The competition in DWTS Season 7 is not so exciting.. But  we can see the effort done by the producers to keep things new and interesting.. Just like dancing 2 mini-groups, Cha Cha vs Paso Doble. Or the Stars get to dance solo for 15 secs, Or even the new dances introduced like .. The hustle, jitterbug, salsa, and west coast swing were all brand new to the show.

The mini group performance – The Paso Doble group won by a large margin.. They had the perfect score 30! The Cha Cha group – best pair is Lance and Lacey.

Mini group (3 pairs) doing Cha Cha Dance

Mini group (3 pairs) doing Cha Cha Dance

VS

Mini group (3 pairs) doing Paso Doble Dance

Mini group (3 pairs) doing Paso Doble Dance

I like the Jitterbug shows performed by Cody and Brooke.. 2 of my fav pairs..

Derek-Brooke & Cody-Julianne doing Jitterbug dance

Derek-Brooke & Cody-Julianne doing Jitterbug dance

Hope next season will be a better and a more exciting competition.. Thank you Dance With The Stars producers, dancers, music bands, singers… etc for all their effort in making such a sensational shows for us.. Continue to shine!!!!! =D

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