Tuesday, November 3, 2009

em has MOVED...

...moved to

more info and links there! =D

Saturday, May 23, 2009

To-Do List

30 priority on To-DO List...

The initial plan of doing 15 tonight....

Gone with the wind...

done 1:05AM >_<

well now TWO...though blogging was not on priority list...

just need a migrane reliever...

Ranting may help...

for now i only have my Piece of Mind from Origin...

*stares at pile of work* Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!

need to RUN...want to hit the treadmill...but have work to do...but need exercise to release...but cant release cause have work...but need to release....

*now wish i have my 24hour gym back home in knoxville to hit*

my never ending battle with time and unexpected interruptions...

i will decide when the alarm goes off at 830AM...

well now it shall be 730AM... unexpected task popped up

on a sunday morning -_-

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I keep Losing...

i wear them DAILY!
yet i keep looosing them!?!
It's like every trip to the washing machine then out and to the hanging rack then back to my laundry basket, socks somehow SOMEHOW gets lost in transit

my long lost friend...
everytime i make a date with it, i end up FFK
Anything from long distance phone calls to urgent emails to send to piled up work...
if only i can have one whole day with you...just one whole day

i am completely WHITE apart from my very very dark arms! (thanks to half of my everyday spent in the car BAKED in heat Stuck in awful-time-wasting-KL Traffic)
Pool-Sun-Bikini -> WANTED

the Journey continues....til i WIN!
Grab a MUG and clank it babbaayy!

Viva Vertical POLE STARS Update!
Now you get to learn more about your favourite VV Pole Star!
Follow their Pole Journeys HERE to Pole Stardom!
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Viva Vertical Pole Stars:Malaysia Talent Showcase

Em@Lola surfaces Blog-world again!!
(i know im a terrible blogger, i need to have a device where it'll translate my daily blabber from mouth to blog post window, wouldnt that be wooonderfuuuull!! fingers can rest...haha)


Yes been caught up with lotsa Pole work, including the hottest excitement ever - VIVA VERTICAL POLE STARS!
Met all (but one) final contestants yesterday and i could so feeeeel the excitement! (as well as nervousness, reminds me of how bonkersly nervous i was on my first pole performance, worm-knots and butterflies were mating and growing in the belly causing all sorts of flutters!)
but hey these gals and GUY had guts to submit their submission and major pole kudos to them for partaking in their first ever VV Pole Competition! =)

Check out for links to the contestants blog pages where they are required to blog daily on their Pole Progress and ALSO for your neverending support!
YES these upcoming Pole Stars will be having a "fan" base ;D
so click-ety click away!
Group rehearsal vid-logs will also be updated on VVPolestars page so be sure to keep visiting =)

In the mean time, i'll do best to keep blogging matter short or long...

On a personal note, am still salsa-fied.
you must be thinking SSHhhhheeessh with only 3 "official" salsa lessons on ur belt and u wanna go check out salsa clubs??
i dont caaaaare, good or bad, Em is Luvin this Heat ;D

OOOOOH, and COOKIE still needs a home!
Cookie is a super uber cute kitten rescued from damansara uptown(with the help of Foo Foo >->)
if i wasnt resorted to stayin with grandma temp i'd be able to have pets in the crib
CAT-LOVERS and CAT-CAREGIVERS! Please help Cookie with a safe warm loving home =)
how can you resist a face like this???

Jon Ong the upcoming STAR!!!
was such a change watching Jon on stage singing and stringing away on his guitar than a stainless steel Pole.
Once i can convert this darn avi file for upload (youtube is rejecting it) will share with ya'll =D

on another note of our Music STARS: (newest update)

a bunch of us recorded digital wishes and all compiled by a very amateur EM (amateur as in that was the first time i actually used more than 2 features on imovie. i know...epic fail!) and Thanks to Naughty Nastacia who took the time to introduce me to the many wonders of imovie! ( me interested in doing more vids now...first need materials...pole-vid-log? )
Check out Vee's Birthday Wish Vid here:
Thank you Viva Familia, Amigos Y Amigas for making Vee's Birthday Wish a memorable one =D

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Race Against Time

I expected myself to be tougher...
perhaps its the airport and its signification that opens that door, bolted and chained for so long
one crack at it, and the danger of it splitting wide open...i risked

Being my 5th year back in good ol' hometown Kuala Lumpur, i now fully understand the expressions of "getting it left, right and center"...and it aint the delightingly positive "getting it"
From every aspect and what you may call "pillars" of your life, i "got" it nicely...left right and center
now i dont mean physically of course....though that sounds more endurable as that only hurts for a shorter period and the bruising goes away
seems like whatever was done with the perfectionist objective...was not enough
mentally and physically trying in several different directions...
also "getting" several different directions

What do i do...
What can i do...
What should i do...
I BREATHE...or try to

Time is the ultimate rival now
Its winning... WAS winning...
it MAY get ahead of me again....
but im determined...
i will get i hate losing =P

been up since 830AM on this Sunday morning
attempting to trick the mind of Nescafe having an aroma
and start the day with a winning attitude! ;)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The other side

What's the first thing you think of when we say Hong Kong?
Perhaps something like this?

filled with yummies like this?

(personally we think Goose Rice is overrated)

Instead, the best part of HK so far was Vee and I taking a trip out to visit HK Pole Goddess Symone C! Who lives like 3 mins away from this:

Symone's sweet partner Jose made a lovely meal to fuel us after our Death-Lays attempts! *check FB page for pics!*
needless to say we had to attempt a TRIO on the pole:

As messy and noisy and crowded as HK seems, my time here had been calming to the soul, eventful and had a great experience at AFEEX with the knowledge that the international presenters had generously shared with the us.

AFEEX Updates

Viva Vertical participation and presenting Pole Fitness at the Asian Fitness Education Expo (AFEEX) of 2009 in HONG KONG,organized by AASFP and supported by REPs

*more pics will be uploaded on FB ;) *

my flight back to KL is due tomorrow.
i believe i'll have better focus now with 2 weeks "migrane"-free and phone going off every 10mins and NO DRIVING!

Aight KL peeps, see ya'll in HOT SUNNY KL very soon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

EmLuvinIt - HK

perhaps a sleeping schedule thats needs a lil tweeking and energy level that needs to be back up to par had resulted in the "sniffles"...

Viva Vertical's first LIVE radio interview in CANTONESE! Hope i didnt sound like a baboon with my throat clearing, sniffles and deeper-than-usual voice
To the HK peeps, hope we caught it on MetroInfo Radio Station this afternoon!

having lived in KL and Knoxville where both cities are beach-less, i crave the calm and soothing effect of nature's Wind and Water elements even more
even a harbour front helped me "ZEN" out while enjoying my MOS Burger =P

The Wind was calling out to us...reaching to we greeted the wind like this...

Do we Look like we're ready for an outdoor appreciation ad? =P

anyway, am taking my opportuniy now to blog more cause i know that chance may not be so readily available once am back in KL. so here's more to bore ya with!

i've been told i need to "calm-down" yoga or somethin so im not so "hot" ( and i mean temper ya =P ) most of the time...which only usually happens at night when my patience had reached its limit for the day =P
Fine...thought i'd do some yoga while am here and tried out Hatha Yoga for an hour.
i dont understand ppl do it 7AM in the morning. my muscles aint even warm yet for all that stretching movements!
Perhaps i should study more on WHICH type of Yoga to do in the morning....meditation may not work as i'd end up falling asleep in class. come to think of it, perhaps being sleepy helps you "float" while you "meditate"...hence the calming effect. argh dont mind blaberring, dosed up with cold medication (yes i managed to catch me a cold with a change of climate here as well)
So...what do Viva Poleleaders do instead of Yoga for some slow controlled mind focused movements? --> TAI CHI

that would be me shivering my arse off with lack of thick clothing to combat brutal morning wind

Here are the pros demo-ing. i do wonder how old they are...but its impolite to ask... =P

how to warm up the body after tai chi? some good ol chinese porridge with "yow tiu" =D malaysians call it "yow zha guai". this is some awesome "yow tiu"! the best i've ever had!! YUMMMMMMM

alright. i now must stop blogging because my laptop battery is about to run out PLUS i need to get my butt to Central to visit an old buddy! woot woot!!

Stay tuned as next blog i'll update ya'll on our Day-O-Fun with Pole Goddess Symone and Vee and I "attacking" well....fine ...not exactly attacking but marking "Viva Been Here" with poles around town

Peace and Love to ma pole peeps and mi familia!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sanity...saved by the plane

Several days before my long awaited flight to HK, i experienced something for the first time - xtreme "tight" headaches that naggingly lasted an entire day even, cloudiness in thoughts, desensitized in emotions i "should" be feeling, slowness in actions, fatigue and less energy for road rage =P wuahahah, the last point should be more beneficial actually. though all the while, staying upbeat and keeping positive thoughts on exploration of a different country and culture becomes MORE important than keep my sanity!

Arrived in HK (Finally!), stepping into this blasting windy city had literally swept my headaches away, well suspected it could be migranes which i reaaaally hope NOT!
lugging that golfbag and luggage around proved to be quite a workout in a supremely crowded joint, kudos to Vee who's does this on a regular basis!

First night of arrival i managed to sweat like a pig in this cold weather (i know, soooo attractive right! =P ) testing out 3 octopus stages in a small room while chugging down some good ol' orange juice. Next night was first exposure to HK's club scene at the "Libre De Danser" event Viva Vertical had sponsored, pole performance by Sky Tao. Caught up with HK's "pole goddess" Symone and met quite a gang of polers around

Thursday was spent with lots of walking...and i mean, LOTS! constantly refueling with bananas, apples, PB & J sandwich, egg tart, tou fu fa and our food splurge of the day "won ton mee" (yes we're on a budget!)
Ladies Night (almost EVERYWHERE) - in a nutshell, there was bar/club hopping, champagne, tequila, cosmos, magherita and more champagne, live band, pole, DJ equipement exploration and McDonalds. needless to say i woke with my first ever,yes first EVER!! "hangover" about noontime.

Have some time now to upload photos, especially the ones from weeks before (sorry for delay!) so please do check them out on Facebook and join Viva Vertical group.

Oddly, things seem calmer in this bustling joint...but of course thats because Malaysia is constantly bustling with Viva Activity! =) regardless of the busy-ness, i still miss it...i'm sure Vee does too ;)

the calming times includes walks out of the main city, like when we went in search of rock walls to climb! =P

also time in those MTR trains and the occasional coffee breaks at our newly discovered FREE and unlimited wifi joing called H-TEA-O. good soup! =P
i do miss my brothers...
i do wonder how they are doing while im away for 2 weeks...
the simple things like lunch packing and organizing daily schedules..
good thing andrew's independant enough to at least cooks his own meals...
(no Adam, Maggie Mee is NOT cooking =P )
i do wonder if i "mother" too much, now that im away, i can see how it drives my mom crazy with her babies being on the other side of the world

I miss you brothers!

Friday, March 6, 2009

random past midnight

its almost 1AM and i have no idea why im actually on blogger blogging instead of laying my heavy head on that pillow next to me.

perhaps its because i feel that i should finally somehow explain my sense of "absence", both in blogging and of course, in person. those who know me close had been able to tell

all in a nutshell, things that run through randomly in my mind and things that often stick in my mind and never lets me go....for now...

(remember! its random and in no particular order!)

- i miss my chilli con carne

- will i survive more mask clearing tasks in my next scuba lessons

- im so tired though very happy to be able to make my cheese my way

- Andrew...

- Adam...

- i'm THIS close to giving up on him (its not andrew or adam)

- more plates to feed? shoulda though of that!

- playing pool brings back such good memories

- i miss mom

- my cheese! who moved my cheese! (well i know that one....)

- ugh...the negativity...must fight it!

- think happy thoughts...think happy thoughts...

- i wonder if i get to sleep throughout the night tonight...

- ok.i should stop the attempt to blog now and snooooze....

- no wait, havent finished my to-do list....

- baaaaaaaaaaaaaah

..... may expect that from me at the moment....

Hong Kong here i come!!! =D

Monday, January 26, 2009


Yes finally decided it should be "OK" to take one night off of PC work and blog!

First let's welcome a house guest of ours! lil Piper! JonO's sugarglider while he's we're pet-sitting!

Chinese New Year has arrived again, this time not so much of a BIG BANG but perhaps its due to economy? I aint much of a celebrator myself, it wasn't til am back in KL experiencing CNY again in 2005 that i learned more about this traditional celebration. Every year i learn something new about this celebration, like you are to wear certain colors on certain days of CNY depending on your chinese sign! Though the process is ALWAYS the SAME! you go house hopping, see relatives you hardly ever see except during CNY, so every year its the same conversations going on. I do wonder if this is the only time most of us get to relieve the guilt of not visiting the peeps whom you should be seeing more, by spending at least half a day at their crib eating, drinking, gambling and talking about the same thing they did last year.
then you have the closer families whom this is the only time of the year where everyone's able to get off work to gather with the rest of the fam for some good ol' quality catch up.
from the 4 years of house hoppin and relatives visiting (i skipped one when i worked thru cny =P ), i feel perhaps this year is most rewarding with the relative visiting...
Role of mom was played today and took the bros out,Got to rekindle with my Aunt from mom's side and her big family on the first day of CNY (i know i know, traditionally you are to go to dad's side on first day bla bla bla...but wit a what you may call "dysfunctional" one, things are to change =P ). she welcomed us with such sincerity that i felt really guilty for not having taken more time visiting them throughout the past 2 years =/
going back to her place brought back so many memories for the bros and i, as we pretty much used to camp out there when mom was living here.

the only thing that sucks about me and cny is that i dont usually get to enjoy all the food!!!

example was cny eve dinner! 2 small servings of Yee Sang and half a bowl of sharksfin soup and i was already full!! =( ended up with one piece of every dish for the dinner only , but hey thats good enough! had hit the gym the next day...felt like a real blubber! Yee Sang is definately something i look forward to every year, the only time where everyone's chopsticks get together for some food tossing! (which really is what it seems like =P )

VEE is finally back from her long absence! made a house call (which so happenes to be like 5min away from my Aunt!), stared at the food cause we couldnt eat no more so tried to make some dough instead =P

played..well..made some "Dong Dong Chiang"sounds on the drum set...

then off for some drinks with the SIS and the BROinLaw @ Quattro


SHANGHAI NIGHT FOR VIVA POLE OUT ON JAN 30TH YA'LL! see the Facebook page for Details!