Wednesday, July 25, 2007

No I'm not dead yet

To those who have been bugging me to death to update this place, here ya go. I hope yer'all happy.

Nah really, I've been thrown around like a rag doll lately. So for the curious, here's what I've been up to in the past 3 months:

- Was part of the 2nd pair of contestants to get kicked out of 'So You Think You Can Dance' Malaysia, which that morning immediately after contracted a severe complication of a back injury, had to be carried out of the hotel and had the doctor stick a needle in my bum to kill the pain

- A few days later, got diagnosed with kidney infection, caused by a complication of a urinary tract infection I caught in the last week of SYTYCD. Was fed on antibiotics intraveously for 3 days which cost an 'affordable' RM700

- Recovered in 2 weeks and helped out with the event to commemorate Animal Welfare Day and the official launch of the Furry Friends Farm, organized by the Remember Sheena Campaign. Had the honor of meeting animal activist Jill Robinson, who flew in from Hong Kong to hold a small Doctor Dog clinic in Ikano Power Centre.

- Started to pitch myself around as a talent for commercials and voiceovers. With no news coming back and no money coming in, fell into a silly little bout of helplessness and depression for the next couple of weeks

- Gavin Yap told me there was still a chance for me to join his little anime dubbing project, which I had to initially give up for SYTYCD. Started recording immediately and continue to do so on a weekly basis

- Got called back into SYTYCD together with the rest of the eliminated contestants; reunited for one more week to perform at the Grand Finals.

- The day I checked back into the hotel for rehearsals, was informed by my sis of a severe family crisis that left me emotionally crippled throughout the reunion but made it through with the support of my SYTYCD mates.

- Finished Grand Finale on Friday with a bang, rested over the weekend, went back to work full-time the following Monday

- Then suddenly started receiving calls from talent agencies asking me to attend casting call after casting call after casting call

- Joanne Kam invited me to audition for the commercial dance company she's affiliated with, after which the main choreographer decided to put enough faith in me to train me up as part of her troupe

- Was invited by Malaysian Today to be featured in a full-page interview about my performing/writing work

- Made the cut for two TV advertisements but had to turn one down because both shoot dates were clashing

Aaaaaand... that's it I think. I just finished my advertisement shoot for Nestle Vietnam a few days ago, and my first professional dance gig is happening tomorrow night at a corporate event in town. My one and only colleague in my full-time company just resigned yesterday, leaving me to singlehandedly hold the fort for an indefinite period. My family's literally falling apart. I've just run out of deodorant. I'm absolutely pooing my pants just thinking about everything. It's quite a feat trying to juggle so many things and I've forgotten what 'me' time is... then again, you've probably heard this rant from me before.

Will come back to this space in a bit, just let me find my screws first.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Space Cowboy said...

Dude -

Get in touch whenever you like!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Inaesb said...

It's tiring enough (in a good way) to read about your accomplishments these few months, what more you actually doing it. Sure sounds hectic.

I hope you get your things sorted out. :) Will continuously stalk the page. ;)

9:10 PM  
Blogger Sleepless in Dallas said...

D welcome back! Hang in there with the fam thing. it gets rough but it almost always gets better. Just dont overwork yourself in the process of making it better. You wont be able to do it single handedly. Its a joint thing. Everyone is involved in making things better.

And this is coming from a superwoman.

*hugs*

10:21 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Hey Davina

Hang in there... Looks like you're having quite a few battles to fight... It'll all work out eventually...

Cleo & Natasha

11:37 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

space cowboy,
thanks loads, will definitely drop you a line soon.

inaesb,
thanks for your continuing support :D

sleepless in dallas,
sometimes it does feel like i'm singelhandedly carrying the burden, quite an unhealthy mindset i know so still trying to get used to things. thanks heaps for the advice. hope everything in texas is dandy :)

natasha,
thanks for the support! paul tells me that he's interested in befriending the canine amputee and i'm looking super forward to that too. i hope all the other dogs have been finding good homes, foster or otherwise :) hugs.

1:15 PM  
Blogger ling said...

hey davina! =) so glad to see u back :) hang in there. *hugs

9:05 PM  
Anonymous az said...

hey davina!

welcome back, great to be reading your writing again. take care and just know that you have support from here in boston.

hugs,
az

11:23 PM  
Blogger albert said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG YOU'RE ALIVE!!! *super tight squishy hug with no worries because you're not skinny as heck anymore*

11:52 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

ling,
thanks for the support. trying to find my footing!

az,
thanks mate, rawk on in boston :D

albert,
i hope i've struck a balance this time :)

11:31 AM  
Anonymous cw said...

heyyyy D!

been a while, am glad you are back.

be strong, u shall overcome!

what doesn't kill u....

keep da faith.

cw

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Krystle C. said...

Aww, feel better! At least the money's rolling in.

How on earth do you have enough time to juggle your full-time job AND performing? Mad propz to you.

Anyway, take care of yourself. Hope things go better for you. *huggles*

12:36 AM  
Blogger disco-very said...

cw,
thanks for the encouragement :)

krystle,
yes, money rolling in slowly but surely enough. i don't know how to manage both careers side by side, sometimes i get carried away with either one and need something drastic to pull me back into proper gear. but thanks for the support, i seriously appreciate it!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Joy said...

sounds rough but i know you'll pull through. =) *sends good vibes*

UTIs are a fucking bitch

7:01 PM  
Blogger grace_t said...

*big hugs* here.. i donate one of the(many)loose screws in my head to you haha.. may it serve you better than it did me :D

2:53 PM  
Blogger dee (extraordinary machine) said...

davina,
as always great to hear from you. i am sorry about the family issues, but you'll pull through. i am however very excited about all the ventures you have lined up as far as acting, writing and dancing. look how far you've came with dancing....very! beautiful soul girl....sending some of this philly strength across the borders...
xoxoxo

2:19 AM  

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