Just how I love to enjoy my Sundays; dancing around the house like I’ve got no worries!
If music be the food of love, play on.
Some of us know we are.
Some of us don’t believe we are.
Some of us let society tell us otherwise.
Beauty comes in different colours, shapes and sizes.
What makes you beautiful is Not
Because you don’t know you are beautiful,
But because you simply are.
Do you; with or without make-up
Rock you; whatever your body size, shape or ability.
Celebrate your body; even if the society says you shouldn’t.
Flaunt these curves; even if they claim you aren’t beach ready.
Embrace and shower your body with Love.
Cos baby, You are You.
You Are Beautiful.
Background Music by One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
What better way to herald a new month than to dance away the pains, sorrows, regrets, betrayals, dashed hopes and disappointments of the past month. What does not kill us makes us stronger.
As I wrote in my poem: ‘Chin Up and Weather the Storm’
With pressure, we appreciate more our treasures
Stricken down, rise up and look beyond the snares
This too shall pass for nothing stays the same
When it is all falling apart, just stay strong
Chin up and weather the storm!
Winter might be upon us but nothing is going to take away my sunshine.
As Albert Camus said-
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
Nothing lifts my spirits better than good music and the liberty to dance to my favourite tunes whenever I feel like. Music and dance are the choice flavour of my body and soul!
Here is to all Survivors; keep surviving and live life the best you can. Enjoy my dance video!
I am especially looking forward to starting a new job as a union organiser with one of the largest trade unions in UK. I missed being a full time trade unionist and I am so looking forward to working with union activists and organising workers again!
I started working for the labour movement in my early twenties and with the responsibility of fighting for workers’ rights came many opportunities to see the world from different angles. The views can be very depressing especially when it comes to class stratification, oppression, exploitation of labour, crass capitalism and its uneven division of wealth built on the backs of the long-suffering majority who toil every day to earn a living wage but never get to enjoy the wealth created by their labour. However, sometimes the view can be very exhilarating, especially when the voiceless find their voices through union organising, and against all odds, conquer to achieve great successes, fuelled by strength in unity and propelled by hope in a better tomorrow, while demanding for a better today. The last few years of my 30s were pretty challenging, mostly due to having to start afresh in a new, unfamiliar environment as a single parent with a teenage son who was about to enrol in college. I did not plan to be an immigrant in UK or anywhere else, but sometimes, even though we have our life already neatly planned, circumstances beyond our control could force us to depart from our schedule.
Leaving behind a comfortable life and job security to start afresh in a strange land was not an easy decision to make. [Read more…]
Who cares that it’s cold outside when i can dance indoors and burn some calories! Just the way i like to spend my weekend.
Dancexercise is my fun way of dancing and exercising to my favourite songs. A really fun and energizing way to spend an otherwise boring Saturday night. Enjoy!