Yep, I don't have any lectures today so I decided to continue on with my blog series. For those of you who are new to this blog series, I suggest that you read the previous blog before continuing.
Purpose of this blog: To update you on the progress that I made between the last blog and now. I must remind you that each blog in this series will be made based on progress made, and not during a certain amount of time. That means that the next episode of the blog series could happen next week, and the other one doesn't come out until a few weeks later.
Setback? Uh-Oh: For those who read the comments of my last blog, I ended up experiencing muscle spasms in my left hip near the joint and I was not able to work on my choreography :(. It's okay, medication helped to get rid of the pain. The pain stopped just in time for me to return on-campus (I have the room to myself, yay!). Also, something called college courses prevent me from making a lot of progress in my choreography. Note: My hip is fine now. It's been fine for a long time.
Date Change: My grandmother's birthday party isn't going to be in March anymore. It will definitely be some time before I start my junior year.My mom has to meet with someone at the venue (which my mom might change the venue AGAIN), find a catering service (if she doesn't, she'll have to do all the cooking), find a hotel for family members who will be coming from out of state, and other stuff. My mom has to plan everything, even though the party wasn't her idea. I have the belief that after a few months, it shouldn't be called a birthday party.
Current Progress (you may have to go back to the video in my previous blog if you want to listen to the song while tracking my progress): I have the choreography set for the first 1 minute and 18 seconds of the song, from 1 minute and 30 seconds in to 1 minute and 46 seconds in, from 2 minutes and 12 seconds into 2 minutes and 30 seconds in, from 2 minutes and 38 seconds in to2 minutes and 42 seconds in, 2 minutes and 55 seconds in to 3 minutes and 11 seconds in, from 4 minutes and 2 seconds in to 4 minutes and 7 seconds in, and the last 12 seconds of the song. I would have more done, but thank my muscle spasm and college for the lack of progress. At least I have more time now to come up with the choreography.
Another Dance?: Near the end of break, my mom asked me to do another dance for right after my grandmother is escorted in. This time, it will be a liturgical dance (and I only heard the song once so I can't tell you the name of the song). For those who don't know, liturgical dancing involves dancing to praise music and wearing certain costumes. Some routines are improvised and some routines are choreographed. I'm thinking about doing some choreography and some improvisation in the song. The same lines are repeated a lot so I'll do the same moves while facing different directions. This song is about as long as my belly dance song (I wish the liturgical dance song was shorter), so I hopefully don't tire myself out before I belly dance.
So you're doing one song after another?: Goodness, no! Every household is going to be required to do something (like sing, dance, recite a poem, or talk about a memory). My liturgical dance is the very first thing that will be done, then I will have some time before changing out of my liturgical dance outfit to my belly dance outfit, then my belly dance performance is basically like the halftime show (I'm doing the belly dance halfway through the performances). Trust me, it will take a while to change out of my liturgical dress and sash into my costume set (the costume set I picked consists of a top, skirt, and hip scarf) plus putting on my finger cymbals, coin necklace, and coin anklet. I shouldn't need to take off my shoes while changing since the shoes I'll be wearing for my belly dance routine will also have been worn for my liturgical dance and I'll be going from a dress to a skirt (if I wore pants for any routine, I would have to take my shoes off).
Non dance-related happenings: On my dad's birthday, I got an e-mail stating that I made the dean's list for the Fall 2011 semester. I also had a good Valentine's Day :). In about a month, I will be a part of a career day panel at my church. For the first time, my church's career day will feature college students as part of the "Introduction to Life" panel. Right now, I'm focusing more on preparing for this event because career day will happen before my grandmother's birthday party. I was hoping that I'd get 15 minutes to talk (giving myself the last 5 minutes for questions to be answered), but mom just told me that I'll only be given 5 minutes to talk. Boo, I don't like that, seeing how the career day event is from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Well, that's all for right now. XiaolinPrincess out!