January 21, 2015

2015 - 21 days gone.

So there goes one of my resolutions! HAHAHA! I was supposed to blog more. I seriously could not find the time to seriously sit down and blog. I know they don't have to be long, etc. but I still had no time. Life has been one whirlwind after another.

It's been 21 days since the new year, and here's what's been happening.

I finally went back to Bootcamp. Got myself signed up in the 3-month program. One of my resolutions this year is to be fit and strong once again. Weight loss isn't the biggest deal because I already am seeing a decrease in my size, but I would like to be that girl that can run marathons, do continuous classes, and be fitter in general. Many people have questioned the choice of going back to Bootcamp (including my mom!) but trust me. I know what I'm doing. I'm going into my 3rd week now, and it's been nothing less than amazing. That feeling of coming out of the field stronger after every session, priceless. :)

Took part in my first CSR campaign under Yellowshorts, hosted by No.11 Espressolabs, called "Flood Gone, School Onz". We had a donation/packing drive to prepare care packs for school-going students who were/are affected by the floods in the East Coast of Malaysia. It was extremely exhausting, but the positive energy and flow of inspiration was just amazing. I completed the last day of the drive feeling motivated and inspired to make a difference, even in the smallest way I possibly can. :)

I turned 29 in the quietest, most mature way possible. I cancelled class ("mature") to have dinner with my mom, sister and closest friends. We talked a lot over cake and teh tarik. Mom got to know my close friend (Sherena) a bit better and I was glad to finally introduce her to my family. SammoBammo was there as well. It was nice, simple and quiet. The best way to celebrate my birthday :)

The next day, I also celebrated my birthday with Dennis, Kellen, Kerry-Ann, Jeremy, Lyn Sheng and Chrisy, who are my theatre class friends. We had a screening party of our showcase to review our "acting" skills. It was great having that company around and simply being in the company of people who love me. As narcissistic as that sounds, I was proven right when they bought me a simple dinner, a lovely yummy cake, and the best present one could give me; their friendship. Everyone gave me presents at the end of the night and each one of them had been well thought out. Lyn Sheng got me a concealer palette I've been eyeing for ages, Chrisy got me the cutest pink and purple travel body care set, Kerry-Ann got me a keychain with my name and a star on it (because of my character in the showcase!) and Jeremy made me a hand-made card that was so incredibly beautiful, I couldn't stop looking at it. Even until today, reading the messages that each and everyone of them wrote makes me a little bit teary. You guys really made my birthday such a beautiful and amazing one and I can't thank all of you enough. Lots of love to all of you!

Work has been taking up some time. It may not look that way, but preparing the behind-the-scenes work for a new business is incredibly taxing. It makes me pretty exhausted but the idea of a new business, one that I am starting, is priceless. It makes me feel inspired, motivated, and everything else in between.

2015 promises to be a year of change for me, personally and I've already gone through some "changes" and it's barely been a month into the year. And for that, I promise myself that 2015 will be nothing less than amazing. For me, at least.

Stay inspired.

DancerGal Sheryl.

January 2, 2015

Celebratory lunch at Genji, PJ Hilton!

Sometime in November, I sat for my ISTD Intermediate Tap Examinations. I thought that I didn't do very well, but the results came out and I got a DISTINCTION! I was so incredibly happy that when I first found out, I was like screaming at the top of my voice. Naturally, I told a few people and one of those was SammoBammo. He was proud of me and took me out for a nice celebratory lunch! That lunch was at Genji, a Japanese restaurant in PJ Hilton.

Before anyone even starts to complain, there is something that I need to note. SammoBammo has the Hilton card which allows you to get a 50% discount when you bring a 2nd person. Most hotels have the same reward system thingy, so please go find out about those. Regardless, it was a treat from SammoBammo to me for doing well in my exams so I was grateful for that! Plus, the food was good! :) 

The food was really delicious and I really enjoyed myself. Thank you for the lovely lunch, SammoBammo :) 

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl. 

Two Zero One Five

It's only been two days into the new year. It's been relatively exciting, but I've experienced so many emotions over the past two days. I've been hurt, I've been called names, I've been missing people, I've cried tears over things that some people won't. That said, I've also ate a lot, slept in, been happy and relaxed. There are always two-sides to a coin.

New year. Same old me. But a lot of things are gonna change.

I'm going to work on becoming a fitter person (and hopefully, lose some weight in the process?) by going back to Bootcamp. I'm really looking forward to that because I really have always wanted to go back, but never really committed myself to it. Now I have the time and I'm just so excited to go back! :D

I'm working on a start-up company which I'm really hoping will work out soon :) I can't really disclose much about it, but I can tell you that it's not easy, but it will be so rewarding when it all comes to fruition. :D

I mentioned on 31st December that I really wasn't keen on celebrating New Year's because honestly, I wasn't too happy in 2014. But as I was typing that post, I also reflected on a LOT of things which I got out. My biggest concern is (selfishly) for myself, but it also really made me concerned about humanity.

I realized that throughout 2014, many things happened across the world (it could be things that had NOTHING to do with Malaysia) that made me cry. Humanity is a basic human feeling. Throughout 2014, I was proven that there are people whose humanity is almost zero. They have absolutely no feelings for mankind whatsoever. This goes for those who are sexist, racist, ice-hearted, and even the religiously extremists. On the flip side, I've also learned throughout 2014, that there are those who constantly revive my faith in humanity and that just makes me beam from ear-to-ear. :)

Two zero one five is not going to be an easy year, but it will be a great one for me. How do I know that? Because I am the one that makes my year. No one else. :)

Live your own life. I will always love you all.

Love always,
DancerGal Sheryl.