Friday, August 15, 2008

Viva Fun in Pole, Food, Relax & VIVA FAMILIA!

With all fun and play with Pole and Fitness, sometimes the body does need some rest and relax...

Shall start with my BACK..(tune of song comes on)"" (ooops, mind got sidetracked! =P ) anyway, after a full week rest and No Pole tricks, back is finally feeling much better! thanks to Dr Barry from Back In Motion. Apparently was due to previous multiple injuries(thanks to the 6 car accidents), caused pressure build up from top and bottom of spine and eventually....*POP* = OUUUWWEEEE!! ultrasound treatment i was ok with, electric current treatment i was very giddy about,the fact that my back muscles were being contracted without my brain's instructions hence i felt like deformed puppet with my shoulder stuck next to face =P after about 3-4 of those, i have yet to see WHY some ppl actually enjoy it =/
Anyway, point of sharin this is, IF YOU feel somethin aint right with your back, go get it checked out, especially if you have felt it over 2 weeks. We use our back muscles alot in pole as well so it is crucial we maintain our strengthening and stretching of back muscles.
Seriously dude, dont think you would enjoy layin on chiropractors chair while he twists and cracks you in places you never knew could be cracked.pretty sore for few days after....

Next body part, KNEE. NO not my knee thank god but J's knee. He underwent Knee Surgery yesterday for Torn ACL(Anterior cruciate ligament), lil frayed PCL(Posterior cruciate ligament) and a Fucked up Meniscus in need of repair. This resulted in many years of playing football(american), Soccer, Baseball and Basketball since age 5.Nothin we can do with Wear and Tear situations,just gotta make sure we take care of our joints NOW,Peeps! I'm researching on several supplements, update ya on what i find soon.

Went for Grandma's birthday dinner that week and managed to snap these great photos of the 3 TAN brothers with all 3 of their first borns! (yes all daughthers =P)

so on my one week break from studio (Thanks so much to Vee for helpin me out ;), i managed to cook some decent mexican munchies and baked a bit. invited Tan family and Viva Family(Auto, Mash, Trix, Vee, Nas) over along with viva mascot Misaaaaaa. So was a night of Tortilla & Corn chips with homemade salsa and chilli dip, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, soft shell beef bean tacos, finishin with not-so-mexican homebaked dessert of Chocolate chip cookies, Oatbran choc chip and chocolate cake with warm custard. after some digestion process of some Wii Games,chasin Misa around and gettin my DAD on the Pole(see pic below), Tan family left and Viva Family got into some POLE(also clowning around) action on my pole (after some edititn i'll attempt to post our pole recording up =P)

STUFF & SPA DAY! a full day of just relaxation @ Hilton KL. Vee and i STUFFED ourselves at Iketeru's wonderful champagne+food free flow brunch, kept ourselves entertained with experimenting food we have never ever heard of.

then it was Play time (with food first), CANT HELP IT! when i saw HORSERADDISH ice cream on the menu, i HAD to try it. Though after One full teaspoon of the cold cream, i think my face went eeeeeck!. that didnt stop me from experimenting with mixing HORSERADDSIH ice cream and SALMON SASHIMI with wasabi and soysauce, whilst Vee experimented Horseraddish ice cream with shrimp teppanyaki, wasabi and soy sauce.Vid here

After some hardcore stuffin and champagne sippin (or chuggin...same thang =P ), headed off to lounge by pool til our spa appointment. OOOPS! ate too long! we only had about 10mins to digest before being kneeded about.ah well....
Friendly staff led us thru a beautifully decorated bali infused hallway to our treatment room and were greeted with some warm aromatic tea and foot bath. followed by some body scrubing treatment. i had some lulur stuff followed by somethin with oats in it (dont ask me which kind, dont remember =P). after that was a milk bath! never had a milk bath before! after a while felt like i AM some bakin oatmeal with flower petals in this tub of warm milk. Maybe the heat got to me, hence why i had my, uh, *cough* special drink *cough* by mistake =P YES Vee & Pietro, im blaming the heat!

STUFF & SPA day ended with some actual swimming at the pool then Movie time with Mash, Trix & Pietro @ Cineleisure. aahh..very nice day =)

It was TRIX's birthday on July 29th!
After pole class, had rushed to KL to meet the gang. We surprised him with Jogoya @ Starhill, since he's a jap cuisine fanatic. AGAIN we STUFFED ourselves silly til they were closing at MIDnight! then the rush for the dessert bar was chaotic! everyone's hands are out grabbin the first ice cream scooper done bein used by someone else. most of the Haegan Daez were gone =( (i was cravin haegan daez for a while for some reason). only managed Caramel, Mango and Strawberry. after the meal, we somehow HAD to finish with some left-over-experiment. SO...what was in the cup? I think it was Soy Sauce, Coffee Kahlua, Mango Ice Cream, Wasabi, Rum, Green Tea Mousse, kiwi ice tea, peach ice tea, white wine...and i think someone drop some soup in there. Who was the GUTSY one? MASH chugged it all for 10 Bucks! =D

Have been really lazy-ing on weights. My goal this week is to get back on track! Get on that functional back training, power legs training, Dynamic Core Training! Pietro will be gettin on this too! =P wuahahahaha
Check out THE STAR's coverage on Viva Vertical's Fitpole for MEN!
Read about it HERE

Of Course Hannah Tan had her story of POLE shared as well ;)
Read About it HERE in NST

FINALLY! Congratulations to all 15 semi finalists for Clorets Dark Secret Amateur Pole Dance Competition! the hours practiced for video submission had paid off ;) Clorets had a press conference and Media POLE Dance workshop yesterday at Celebrity Fitness Bangsar Village 2 with VIVA VERTICAL. Great job to the finalists as they strut their stuff greeting the media, offerin sone lil teasers on the pole!
WE introduce........(in alphabetical order)

AUTO (Andrew)
BELITA (Bernade)
LITA (Sean)
NANA (Shan)

Accompanied by Hannah Tan and Pietro Felix, this was quite of preview of what we may expect to see on Grand Finale day itself!

(Please click on pic to see enlarged size)

All you need is a pack of Cloret's fresh mint candy as Admission to be part of this POLE-filled night of Awesome Fresh breath, pole stars and Studs, Hot & Charming Celebrities and Viva Vertical Pole Performance!!

Read more details about the Media Workshop in Hannah Tan's blog and these wonderful bloggers pages: Julian Hopkins , Soon Seng , Clare,



Isaac Cheah said...

Hello there! Thanks for dropping by my site! yup, definitely hope to be able to catch the finals in Zouk... Haha.. I thought it'd be by invitation only.. By the time I arrive, I'll probably be stuck all the way to the back!

Fiona-Jane said...

Julian is my ex-lecturer. I almost fell off the chair when I clicked on his blog and read the title. Thought he started pole dancing! Haha!

Simon Seow said...

Ok. Give me some time to post up mine.

nekomatta said...

lol @ vee's expression pointing at the menu :p

LoLa said...

Fiona: LOL! i think u can see a shot of him on the pole on HannahTan's blog =P its a nice one =)

LoLa said...

Nekomatta: yes i think she was pointin at the "free champagne" =D