I had been missing for almost 6 months since my last post in March. A few friends asked about my blog recently and suggested that I should get back to writing, so here I am. I’m back! Just like that 6 months had passed, and the passed 6 months had been crazy; a blend of joy, pain and stress.
A hyperactive bunny and monkey (quoted from my dad) like me couldn’t stay put unless you tie me to a chair. So it was dreadful for me to put a stop temporarily in all my activities – dragon boat and dancing, except for my workout which I need, after I had a partially torn ligament, torn muscles and sprained ankle while doing a light jog in dragon boat’s land drill (boot camp style workout) back in March. That’s when the blogging stopped a little as well. It took about 3 – 4 months before I could resume it all, but until then, life goes on.
Anyway, since I couldn’t do physical activities much at the time, I spent a little time playing around with my Sony A6000 instead, invested in a Prime lens and played around with Adobe Lightroom. Took a couple of shots for my sister’s pre-wedding among other random shots. As a result, a Honeyhong Photography Facebook Page has been born out of boredom and my existing photography Instagram account has been reactivated, so feel free to check it out, LIKE it and leave some comments! 🙂
When the tide was calm, a new wave hit at work. My current company offered a new position to me sometime back in May, and I decided to take up the new challenge. I’m a Product Manager now and no longer coding as of this moment. It’s a 360 degrees change inside out; the job description, knowledge and my brain had to adjust as well. Hence, work stress is inevitable, but I’m taking it all in with a positive attitude and perform the very best I can.
Months later, I resumed my dragon boat trainings. Felt really good to be back training with the team and even signed up for dragon boat races in Sarawak and Penang. Unfortunately, over time the left part of my body started showing signs of unusual muscle strains and I decided to get it checked. Turned out I literally needed to be adjusted. Heavy heartedly, I took my chiropractor’s advise and stopped paddling with the team. Spent a few days considering it and it was a tough decision to call it quit but it was a right sensible one, for a better health in the long run. That saying, I am not sure whether or not I’ll be back paddling with the team, but for now definitely no paddling nor racing.
So now that I’ve stopped dragon boating, I resumed my dancing activities; salsa intermediate class and almost-weekly social dancing. I’ve forgotten how much I miss it and with the time spent back dancing for hours in socials, I actually improved myself now that I channelled my focus back to dancing. Of course, I made even more new friends from class and that unexpectedly opened up another window of adventure.
One of my new dance mates introduced me to this fitness class app called Wanderclass. Me, being a fitness junkie tried several new activities via their Cross & Flow program – Mix of HIIT & Animal Flow workout – I’m not lying when I say SpiderMan has a tough job, PoundFit – workout inspired by drumming and yes there’s drum sticks involved, no no..not chicken drumstick! and the least expected activity I thought I’d try – AcroYoga. It would be dreadful for an overly hyperactive person like me to go with slow and calm activity like Yoga, but…I gotta say that I surprisingly found AcroYoga to be interesting… and fun…and scary…and pretty cool. There’s a lot of “and”s but yeah, I kinda like it. 🙂 I’d totally recommend anyone who is into fitness to try Cross & Flow by Wanderclass and on top of that, I made myself a few friends that obviously shares the same passion had some healthy meal with them as well! 🙂 Eat..eat…and eat!! Who doesn’t like to eat? Ok – I’m feeling hungry now.
Come September, my 2017 adventure continues with signing myself up for International Zouk Day 2017 event again this year but this time, just the beginner’s routine. Here’s a sneak preview of how the flash mob’s gonna look like this coming October 7th @ Sunway Velocity.
That very same week of the Zouk routine’s recording, I was swinging my hip away during Salsalah 2017 at The Royale Bintang @ The Curve about 2 weeks ago. I came up with one flirtatious line and earned myself the Bond Girl title along with another Russian lady in one of the social nights. Jaxen, the emcee of the night asked “Where are you from?” and I said “Call me tonight, then maybe I’ll tell you”. With that I won myself a full Latin festival tickets in Vietnam next year. Not too bad ey? 🙂
Unfortunately, all the musical fun came to a disappointing pause when I snapped my ankle’s Achilles tendon towards the end of the night. I self-diagnosed and got it confirmed 2 days later by my chiropractor. I think I could pass as my own chiropractor now. Yes…again! 6 months later, same ankle, new injury and that means no walking on treadmill or swimming for now, no working on my calves and ankle and worse,
dancing for at least 3 months. FML!
Oh well, to think about it, I’ve tried many new things the past couple of months, made a lot of new friends along the way and I had my fair share of dancing for what…5 hours that night? Crazy I know! Lesson though, don’t ever dance for hours with a shoe that does not have a proper support and fit your feet.
Right now, I’m grateful I can still walk as it’s only a minor tear and could still continue to work on my upper body in the gym or at home. I guess I could use some rest after all my mini adventures in the past months, take a break before travelling to Chiang Mai with my colleague & Sarawak with the KL Barbarians this coming November. Hopefully, fingers crossed – my legs are strong enough to resume a full body workout and start dancing a little bit sometime in December.
Until then, looking forward to more unexpected adventures!