Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Summer Jam 07 workshop by Triple8funk!

Go and support the hottest Hip Hop crew in NZ on 3rd & 4th Feb 2007! Train with the best dancers in New Zealand and help them to fulfil their upcomming projects :)

Venue is TAPAC Studios, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs (opposite to Auckland Zoo). Timetable is as following:

Saturday 3rd FEB ‘07
8:30am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 10:30am – Beginners HipHop - Kristine Andersen
10:45am – 12:00pm – Intermediate HipHop - Lona Mafaufau
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Lunch Break
12:30pm – 1:30pm – New School HipHop - Richie Cesan
2:00pm – 3:30pm – Advanced HipHop - Samara Lingman
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Kids HipHop with Kristine Andersen
(& a chance to be selected to join LiL FuNK Kids Crew)
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Registration for FuNKaDeLic Teen Auditions
4:00pm – 6:00pm – FuNKaDeLic Teen Auditions

Sunday, 4th FEB ‘07
8:30am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 10:30am – Slow Jam HipHop
(choreography by Sy Bartolome of FORMALITY San Diego)
11:00am – 12:00pm – New School HipHop - Gandalf Archer
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Lunch Break
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Hyphy HipHop - Andy Hsu
2:00pm – 3:30pm – HipHop & Funk - Joel Gallarde
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Kids HipHop with Kristine Andersen
(& a chance to be selected to join LiL FuNK Kids Crew)
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Registration for TRiPLe8FuNk Adult Crew Auditions
4:00pm – 6:00pm – TRiPLe8FuNk Adult Crew Auditions

For registration details, please visit

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Les Mills Feb 2007 Filmings Schedule

Book your flight and make the trip!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Photo Album - Ponsonby

Took a walk in Ponsonby area on New Year's Eve and here are some interesting photos :) There photos are a bit metaphoric... Let me know what you think!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Drawing Restraint 9

This movie is a masterpiece.

Director Matthew Barney has been creating a series of "Drawing Restraint" since 1987, in which he plays a man wishing to break free and draw paintings on the ceiling of the room using different methods with added resistence...

Drawing Restraint 9, Shot in Nagasaki Bay Japan, illustrates all sorts of human's self-imposed resistences & restraints using metaphors such as culture, language, whale hunting, ceremonies and costumes... Even skin & flesh are restraints for Matthew Barnet and his partner Bjork to show their love & desires for each other... and you can witness the restraints being "removed".

Unfortunately, almost all of Matthew Barney's work are funded by a group of rich "art collectors" and classified as "art", rahter than movie... thereofore there will be no cinema & DVD releases... I was lucky to be able to watch this beautiful movie in 2005 Auckland International Film Festival.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Pohutukawa Tree

There're two tall trees in my garden that blossoms beautiful red flowers during the holiday season. I just found out that they are actually Pohutukawa trees. The flowers are just lovely and I took some pictures to share with you guys!

Pohutukawa flower from November to January with a peak in mid to late December (the southern hemisphere summer), with a brilliant crimson flower covering the canopy, hence their nickname the New Zealand Christmas Tree.

However Pohutukawa trees are under threat due to browsing by the brushtail possum introduced from Australia, which strip the trees of their leaves... I'll need to take better care of the endangered native trees in the garden!

Happy New Year From New Zealand!

Do you know that New Zealand is actually the first country in the world stepping into year 2007.... :) So guys, a special new year wish from me, hope year 2007 will be an excellent year for you!!

Finishing move of Retro Rush :D