So we didn't have pumpkins...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

and I'm a few days late, but hey...

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everyone from the kiddies at the Viva Vertical School of Pole :) Hope everyone had a blast this past weekend!

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posted at 11/05/2009 12:42:00 AM by nekomatta · 0 comments

Surprise!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just when I thought I grew out of it all--

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix!

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix!

Happy Birthday Lita and Trix (candlelight)!

I had the best joint pre-birthday surprise weekend ever with Jon :) With a pole/Mac cake too (the icing was super yummy)! They even got the color of my shorts right lol <3

Much love to everyone who showed up that night and the ones who hid it from me and had to live through a few days of frosty, hissy fits (it was for a completely different reason, I swear) :)

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posted at 7/21/2009 02:42:00 PM by nekomatta · 1 comments

Has not updated in yonks

Monday, June 29, 2009

Since I last updated, there was madness in the office, the Viva Vertical Polestars showcase and more transpolesition.
The office is also going on a field trip to watch Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen tonight, woohoo! :)

Not so massive list of things to do include: include "Older Post" link per yoonkit's request or simply just migrate blog to Wordpress, write long paragraph of emo spewage (or if all else fails, copy/paste email sent to best friend three weeks ago).

Oh yeah. MJ died. RIP.

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posted at 6/29/2009 03:17:00 PM by nekomatta · 2 comments

All sorts of catching up to do

Monday, May 18, 2009

I realize it's six in the morning but seeing as my arms don't hurt anymore (muscle relaxants finally kicked in, woohoo!) and for some peculiar reason I'm WIDE awake... I thought it'd be a shameful waste to not blog the past two weeks of debauchery for the world to see.

Okay. Fine. I'm lying. I'm actually being mercilessly hounded for the pictures from the Google Maps Malaysia launch last week... and then some.

Nothing like motivation than the evil eye en masse.

As for why my arms make it feel like I'm listening to a banshee shriek every time I try to straighten them... here's a pro tip: don't invert for a full hour if you haven't actually been seriously pole-ing for two months or so. You will hate yourself bitterly come the next morning all the way through the next few days.

Laborious


We worked really, really hard during the weekend of Labor's Day. No rest for the wicked!

Thursday night--

Lola is not drunk--yet, hehe.
Lola is not drunk--yet, hehe.

Terrorizing the podium with style--Ophelia, Lita and Lola
Terrorizing the podium with style--Ophelia, Lita and Lola

Credits to Lola and her cam for the pictures.

I obviously don't remember what happened on Friday seeing as I probably slept through. But anyhow...

Playing dress up


Saturday morning--

Vee came back home to check on her bridesmaids--only to find out they've yet to get their dresses (I'm so sorry lol)! She cracked the whip and soon Chris, Mei (another blushing bride-to-be) and I found our way to Vee's seamstress.

Chris is not posing.
Chris is not posing.

The brides discus about how demure cream looks better than sickly, cheap white. Vee looking absolutely serious.
The brides discuss about how demure cream looks better than sickly, cheap white. Vee looking absolutely serious.

After much fuss and gushing, Chris and I finally decided on our dresses (with Vee's blessing) and we should be in for fittings sometime mid June. So begins the losing war of a month long diet to look nothing less than spectacular in our bridesmaids dresses come July/August.

Happy Birthday Mei!


Saturday night--

Dinner was supposed to be at a Thai place called "My Elephant." Between Chris and Cina, the name of the restaurant got lost in translation some time during the morning and we all thought we were going to eat at "My Pink Elephant" at the Mansion of Happiness.

There were so many things that went wrong in my imagination.

Group picture at My Elephant

My Elephant with Terry, Yoong and Mei

Drinks and dessert at Leonardo's:

Birthday girl with her cake before we greedily dug into (and ruined) it as a collective
Birthday girl with her cake before we greedily dug into (and ruined) it as a collective.

Cheers!

Yummy bruschetta

View through the wine glass

Not sure what the finance kiddies are doing here. Market analysis? :p
Not sure what the finance kiddies are doing here. Market analysis? :p

Malaysian Dance Carnival 2009


Sunday--

On that same weekend, the Malaysian Dance Carnival 2009 as hosted at MidValley. Naturally, Viva Vertical had a short demo and KL Swing! had their first public performance!

Watch the pole performance here on YouTube.

I believe there was one picture of the KL Swing! team that is unfortunately on some unknown camera that has yet to show up on Facebook. Mama Ming has banned any of the videos from going up (our shim sham was that uncoordinated, yes it was lol). In defense of the boys and girls, it was our first time and dancing on carpet did not help matters the least bit.

Google Maps Malaysia launch


Let's just say, the launch epitomized Murphy's law of perversion where anything that can go wrong, will bloody indeed go wrong. There was no internet connectivity throughout the event, so much of the demos were seen with our imaginations. Hopefully, none of us were too far off.

Cerventus and I checking out the life sized map marker smack in front of No Black Tie. I so want one for the office!
Cerventus and I checking out the life sized map marker smack in front of No Black Tie. I so want one for the office!

I am here!
I am here!

Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL
Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL

Google Maps Malaysia at No Black Tie, KL

I also have to point out that it's such a small world as I bumped into Ivan:

Assaulting Ivan
... whom I assaulted right off the bat <3 Pardon the shakiness, there was no standing still for this one.

The boys: Arzumy, guy I didn't manage to get name (apologies!), Ditesh, Colin and Yoon Kit.
The boys: Arzumy, guy I didn't manage to get name (apologies!), Ditesh, Colin and Yoon Kit.

Some of the presenters:

Andrew
I like how Andrew is casually not posing for the camera :)

Derek

Vinoaj

If you were expecting Cliff notes of the launch... tough! :p The full video is with Surianee (I think, or Aizat). Feel free to hound them for it :D

And of course, no Google event would be complete without a glorifying tee:

I am here. The Google tee.

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posted at 5/18/2009 06:48:00 AM by nekomatta · 1 comments

Psychadelic dreamin'

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Farid's House of Entertainment presents, ninja Gilbert:

Ninja Gilbert!

Gilbert has never been so pimped out, ever <3

I have noticed the lack of verbal diarrhea in my recent posts (what a foggy brain does to you... and DotA, heh). Don't worry, it's a hiatus that's about to end but for now, another lazy, self-explanatory Facebook album:

Recently, VivaV invaded Schokolart. Nas has the better shots but her album isn't available to public! ;x

Fondue with Nas.
Fondue with Nas.

I also spent one long night at the hairstylist's coloring my hair. Here is my amazing (read: cam whoring) artsy fartsy attempt at showing off my newly purple hair to bebeh:

Psylocke purple wannabe... gotta love how iSight makes you 10x instantly more pleasing to the eye.
Psylocke purple wannabe... gotta love how iSight makes you 10x instantly more pleasing to the eye.

Oh, and happy birthday to Mooky and Zahir :)

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posted at 3/19/2009 03:36:00 PM by nekomatta · 2 comments

The Hello Kitty office edition

Friday, March 06, 2009

One fine, unsuspecting Friday afternoon...

Back from a meeting only to see--Gilbert and S&M Hello Kitty!
Back from a meeting only to see--Gilbert and S&M Hello Kitty!

... Hanim clawed her way through a crowd of giggly girls and that one random guy who stood there pretending to be all cool with a balloon tied to his fanny pack to get our own office S&M Hello Kitty.

S&M Hello Kitty had a great time getting to know people in the office :D

Oh, SEAJam 2009 was great (I know right, you'd think I could be a little more flashy with the adjectives). And I'm really looking forward to pole out at the chocolate fondue place in Solaris this Saturday ;)

I also now owe Hanim a pint of cherry garcia.

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posted at 3/06/2009 05:57:00 PM by nekomatta · 0 comments

Of red, gold and pole

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Shanghai Night theme pole out pictures are finally out! Much love to Lola :)


Ushering in the year of the ox with much red and gold.

Group shot in the midst of confusion.
Group shot in the midst of confusion.

The sexy ladies!
The sexy ladies!

And no, I've yet to recover from my frog leaping attempts in swing. I still have groany granny thighs that hate any sort of incline/decline in walking paths.

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The first week of work and play

Monday, January 12, 2009

Our little pole performance group with all the VV divas and hunks at PWTC yesterday for the Youth 09 event:

Pole dancers, represent!
Pole dancers, represent!

Hugs to Miko, Nana, Kenny, Chunky Monkey, Mash, Trix, Raven, Emerald, Ophelia, Ms. Delicious, Emerald and Lola <3

My arms are so stiff now--yes, back on the pole and immediately inverting after a lazy, lazy one month break was not the greatest idea ever. It was also an interesting week for Gilbert. He made new friend(s):

Hello, turtle!
Hello, turtle!

And got shot at:

Uuuuuuuu :(
Uuuuuuuu :(

I found Gilbert stuffed in one of the cardboard document holders today (/cough a few words with you Adam!). Such is the life of an office plushie.

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Saturday night fever

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Retro night at Talent Hub's 1st Anniversary Dinner:

Retro fever!

Heaps of fun and fros with platforms and poles! ;)

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posted at 11/02/2008 06:39:00 PM by nekomatta · 0 comments

October round up

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween everyone! :) Work has been mad hectic... so much so I'm sacrificing sleep to blog, heh. Here is the really, really long ass post that was promised earlier in the month.

Starting off; we (Chris, Cina, Yen, Yees, Emma and I) went to Korea! :D Since it's been yonks, I've already forgotten the names of most of the places we went to.

Taking off!
Taking off!

We landed in Seoul and took off for Insadong where we met up with Yees and Emma:

Insadong

Because lunch was a whole mouthful of bad, we started snacking in the airport while waiting for our flight at Jeju Island. We love cake.

Aaaaah!

Group shot at the local airport

Once we got there, we got onto the bus which had the most ghetto looking, retro stylin' interior. They use green and pink neon lights for lighting at night. No joke.

Jeju's ghetto looking bus

We went to see some dragon head shaped rocks...

Dude, where are the rocks?

while Yees worked the camera...

Yees being cute

... and found this amazing seaside place to eat, right on the rocks :p The locals had set up a sashimi stall behind a cluster of rocks--raw octopus and abalone with shoju! YUM :D

Seaside dining

Digging in

We had to climb some mountain in Jeju on day two :p

Starting the hike

The view from the top was spectacular! There were heaps of people coming up by the time we got down o.O And some of us had shaky knees from walking downhill :p

The view from the top

After the massive climb, we went to check out a folk village... and no, it's not the ones that were preserved just for tourists; there are people who actually live in them. Very old school.

Chilling out by the hut



We had lunch (at least, I think this is what we had for lunch):

Hot pot

After lunch we went over to chill out by a waterfall and cam whored even more:





Then we headed off to another place with more rocks. Fun, right? But the highlight of this part was the silkworms! Just incase you're wondering: no, I didn't finish it (ech!) and crunchy, creamy texture with a bitter aftertaste ;)

Silkworms!

We also braved the rain to visit a root garden without umbrellas lol

Root garden, Yees is drenched

Day three was "Everland" day. The morning kicked off with abalone juk and then a obligatory group shot by the windy coastline:

After juk

If you're wondering what Cina was doing with the hand gesture... it's the T-Express pose (keep reading :p). We said goodbye to Jeju Island and headed off to Everland, the land of candy, coasters and crack.

Everland

And this is the T-Express:

T-Express

With the first drop at a whopping 77 degree decline, waiting in line for it was terrifying. Dr. Emma was about to backpedal if not for Cina blocking the way.

Waiting in line to sit the T Express

77 degree drop kids, it's like being hurled off a wall, no joke. From far, the drop looked like cake... two seconds of thrills and chills, nothing we couldn't handle yeah? So wrong. Oh, so wrong. Turns out the two seconds felt like TWO YEARS of free falling... heck, Dr. Emma started screaming even before the drop T_T That ride was not fun :p But we sat it for the sake of saying "Yeah, the T-Express? Been there, done that."

We survived the T Express!

Emma and I braved a few more rides that tossed us around in the air like they were flipping pancakes. The attendants were doing the macarena and talking in high-pitched "YOOHOOO"s every five seconds. What do they put in the water!?

Getting strapped in with Emma

We also got ears for -almost- everyone :)

Everland

We had more grilled stuff for dinner. For the record, I don't recall what it was I was doing when that shot was taken.

BBQ dinner

BBQ dinner

The next day, we went to see yet another mountain (for the view, naturally). Emma hiked all the way to the peak despite the tour guide specifically telling just us to not hike to the top. Yes, we were the rebel group in the tour :p

Some mountain...

The skies were amazing that morning:

Posing by the sky line with Yen

Group shot!

No er, smoking?
Does anyone see that "No smoking" sign there!? Seriously :p

After our relaxing morning walk, we went to the fish market and had lunch in the makeshift shops that were really just the shop keep's boat lol

Fish market

In the boat

Yes, more food (it's a gastronomical adventure :p)! Sashimi of sorts:

Aaaah!

We went to Nami Island; serene and romantic despite possibly being visited by every other teen couple in South Korea. And yes, this is where they filmed Winter Sonata. They even have bronze statues of the two main actors, heh.

The scenic tree shot on Nami Island

:D

The next day, we went to visit the ever popular Dae Jang-Geum movie set and had some fun there:

Cooking with Yees in the kitchen

Carrying Yees around aint no easy task!
Carrying Yees around ain't no easy task!

She volunteered, I swear!
She volunteered, I swear!

JUMP!

I think we got hauled off to the Ginseng place after this... and naturally, had ginseng chicken for dinner (or was it lunch, hmm)



We headed back to our chic little pad in Seoul where I proceeded to plug in my mac and sat there until my withdrawal symptoms went away. Also, I managed to catch the infamous Starcraft gaming channel :D

Casa Ville

We went to roam the streets of Seoul...

Streets of Korea at night

There were streets and streets of neon lights, vibrant buzzing and the somewhat usual techno/hip hop coming out of random bars. The people here don't seem to sleep :p

On the last day of the trip with our tour group, we went to learn how to make kimchii. Well, being a tour and all... they don't actually expect us to "make" anything. So, it was really just 15 minutes of us rubbing soggy cabbage down with pre-made chili paste.

Making kimchii like a pro

Being touristy, we took pictures at this square that had a fountain built smack in the middle of it especially for the view (see that sexy mountain behind and how the fountain sits a little of right? Yeeeah.).

Another mountain shot

We made our way over to the Folk Museum and then proceeded to get lost in a massive (previously somewhat restored) palace:

Guards guarding the palace

Group shot

Chilling under the tree from all the walking

Picturesque with Yees

We even had time to play some court games!

A game of arrows?

No, I don't remember the name of the arrow game... but Emma schooled us all lol
Now that touring was more or less done, it was time to shop! We were dropped off at Myeong Dong (I think! :p) and Yen tore into TheFaceShop and Laniege... and proceeded to buy almost everything :p Emma came in a close second with a truckload of everything else.

Myeong Dong

Myeong Dong

Emma having a blast in Myeong Dong

With Emma and Yees off to Japan the next day, Chris, Cina, Yen and I went for our own adventure... starting at Lotte Mart. We had to try their Bulgogi burger in the Lotteria:

Lotteria

Wasn't the greatest, but hey :p We also went shopping... for instant noodles. Now this may be silly, but the obnoxiously CHEAP thrill of buying instant noodles/candy/snacks in a foreign country completely overrode any logic :p

Instant noodles!
LOL @ Yen's "Oh my god, are you kidding me..." expression in the background

After that, we went over to Dongdaemun (it's either Dongdaemun or Namdaemun -_-) to do more shopping and at the same, Cina wanted to check out the baseball stadium. We looked for it and wondered if the directions were wrong... and this was our reaction when we realized they had PAVED the stadium down to make way for more shopping complexes. We had actually walked around what was previously the baseball stadium wondering if it had sank into the ground...

Dongdaemun stadium blues

We also went to check out the man made river that was a darling spot to chill out away from the hustle and bustle in the streets above. Yes, above. The river (with smoothly paved walkways on both sides) runs underneath the main roads.

Bridge above the river

Our last dinner in Korea was by far the most delicious :)

Chris and Cina

Yen

We headed over to the DMZ the next day and explored the third tunnel. Going down was awesome... but coming back up was a massive chore. I'm not exactly the most fit person on earth so the 320ish meters at a 11 degree incline almost made my heart explode! :p Sorry, no pictures were allowed! :p

Whew, that was our South Korea in a nutshell (more or less).
October was a month of birthdays (amazing shots ninja-ed from Lola and Yen) starting off with Kyeth's at Euphoria, MOS :)

Waiting on Kyeth
We're sipping on lychee martinis in the Sunway Lagoon Resort's lobby while waiting for the birthday girl to arrive!

Posing for the camera

Kyeth got a pole cake:

Kyeth's pole cake

And we all love the cake :D

Kyeth and Sherlyn, the other birthday girl!
Kyeth and Sherlyn, the other birthday girl!

Vee and Lola
Vee and Lola

Aaaah!
Aaaah!

Happy birthday Awesome! ;p

One big happy!

It was also Fiona's birthday and we had a pseudo surprise party (she saw it coming from a mile away :p) at Palete Pallete:



And did I already mention how much we all love cakes?

Fi handing out her cupcake cake :D
Fi handing out her cupcake cake :D

Adam munching on the icing
Adam munching on the icing

Lola made Fi chug it! And this was after the flaming too :p

Fi chugging it with Lola

Yen being attacked!

And to end my amazingly long post, here are some random "Pole Out" pictures:

Hanging with Kyeth at Zanzibar
Hanging with Kyeth at Zanzibar; yes we came prepared!

The boys at Zanzibar
The boys playing it cool at Zanzibar!

Raw @ Solaris. Pole family getting drunk and dance-y ;p
Raw @ Solaris. Pole family getting drunk and dance-y ;p

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posted at 10/31/2008 05:58:00 AM by nekomatta · 1 comments
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