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Archive for September 2008

I love me some Kyle Hanagami… MmmmMmmMm =P
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btw… thanks for this piece Kyle.  me love you lots.  i got one for you–soon
my stuff aint worthy yet =P
 

Essence/KabaModern ladies
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I saw a lot of faces I haven’t seen in a while at World of Dance… pretty cool.

GOLDEN SPOON PICTURE!!!  He’s our boss.  We <33 Allibon and have her to thank
for everything good in our lives!!!!!! 
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Uhmm… whatever… hahaha.
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KABA MODERN / LEGACY past and present at the Kallusive booth
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B-Boy sessioning and vendor sales in one hall
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Where’s Waldo aka Cleng?
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More booths
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More Kaba Modern women
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Look who I spotted–Jackie from Soreal
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competition in the other hall
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Great job to everyone who performed!!!  Dance is freakin huge nowadays.  I love being a part of this generation–where there’s so much talent and potential being cultivated.  It’s a challenge to keep up with everything that’s going on… and it’s a challenge to stand out among the rest as more and more people are on the come-up.  I enjoy being a part of this community though.  It’s where I know I belong.  Big upps to the winners of this event.  

Can I also just say that Kyle from Funksters is freakin amazing?  That is all.

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

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funny peepO =P
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bear.bread @ Boudins.  they ran out of bread bowls.. how you gon’
run out of bread bowls?!?!??!?! 
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weirdos–matt and gigi
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Gigi’s face
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dorks
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AT&T Park–there was a game that night
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This trip was full of laughs.. and horrible English. 

Highlights
– Apes:  Take the 880..
   Matt:  Okay the 16….

– Gigi:  You work that rolls!!!!!!

– Matt:  What’s the street am I looking for?  … or something like that… we’ll never know….

We also got to hang out with Ms. Jenn Galo–owner of Dream Dance Studio in Vancouver, BC.  She’s like another big sister to me.  Me likey her a lot and we have interesting talks about her kids in Vancouver.  I love all of them.  I want to be just like them hahaha.  They amaze me!!

As Matt would say, “Dance Day…. Dance World”
Me:  “Matt, it’s WORLD OF DANCE!!!”
Matt:  “Oh.. Day of Dance World”
…. is tomorrow night.  Holler!!!!!!! 

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

DAY ONE of Workshops in Toronto

WORKSHOPS

Saying good morning to the students.. they filled the hallway and the entire
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Gigi givin a little food for thought.
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DAY TWO of Workshops in Toronto

Manifesto–big Hip Hop event in the streets.  Music, clothing, performances.. yee!
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Gigi lookin for gear =P
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FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!

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WORKSHOPS
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Todd gave me a hat =)  Me love it!!!!!!!!
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Wrappin things up after the workshop

PHO!!!!!!
Best in Toronto, apparently
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Toronto peeps
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best fwend
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Don’t be iggnant
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LAST DAY in Toronto

checking out of the hotel

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walking in the city
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eating at a restaurant looking down into the streets
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Toronto is such a beautiful city.  I HAVE TO, HAVE TO, HAVE TO go again!

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

Indoor swimming pool at our hotel room
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walkin the streets of Toronto
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yes we’re goin up there!
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condos way up in toronto. hOlla!
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audrey’s bboy stance
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audrey conquering her fear–inside the tower
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soul twins
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chris and k–they’re not friends
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okay, maybe they’ll be friends
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during this trip, me and k realized we were stunt doubles =)
mmm.. white chocolate mocha
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essence <3s catchphrase and starbucks
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adorable
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restaurant after restaurant after restaurant
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backpacker’s hostel.. interesting building….
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radiate confidence — i love it

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thimble?  oh… i thought it was a gigantic ice cream cone
that got thrown off the top of that building…..
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colorful bus!
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another interesting building……
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….with humongo ants???
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GRAFFITI TIME!!!!! 
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and THEN KOREAN BBQ!  HOLLLLLA! DSC00215.jpg picture by boobeezee

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too much food… yall will notice it as soon as i get back…. embarrassing =(

I love Toronto so far.  It feels like Frisco meets New York… never been to New York, but i see it on TV haha.   We teach in bout ten hours!  whOop.  I really can’t wait to meet all of the dancers and hang out with them!!!!

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

Audge is really happy with her iPod… and i like her sweater!
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I got to enjoy some bomb Greek food before we left Montreal.  I suck cuz I forgot the name of the restaurant.. but.. uhmmmmmmm.. pita and fries are the bomb.. and gyro!!!!  Me love it!

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This is probably the best thing I’ve had in Canada so far.  I really miss pho… and carne asada… can’t wait to get back to the states so I can gruuub!

Ladies waiting for their food
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Chris and Kristine picked us up from Steve Bolton’s…
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Essence says bye to Steve Bolton
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Thank you Steve for welcoming us and for taking care of us!  I love his studio.. his group… I can’t wait to go back!!!!!

Apparently, Toronto is much more city-like than Montreal.  Can’t wait to go downtown and to see the studio and to meet new people!!!!!!!

Kaonterpart misses me =P
 

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

After we dropped Joesar off at the airport, Geeg and Audge taught at Steve Bolton‘s studio 8Count.  I watched my first Blueprint video ever and was freakin captivated by their FREAKING AMAZING PERFORMANCE at Carnival.  Apparently, this was a really long time ago… aaand where have I been?  Check these girls out.  I love their energy… there are only a few of them, but their energy commands the stage.. FREAKIN AMAZING!!

check out Steve Bolton too… I really wanna take class from him!!!!

Steve took us downtown and we explored like curious tourists.  I didn’t buy anything, but it was mucho fun browsing.  So far, Essence has explored four different downtown cities in the past three weeks–(Seattle, Vancouver, Quebec, and Montreal)… wish I had a camera to capture all of our crazy moments, but there are plenty of videos that still need uploading… aaand in the meantime.. I have these….

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We’re meant to be here
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We find food!!!

Yummy! 

Tis all for now.  The gurlies and I are currently watching Transformers at Steve’s place.  whOoop!  This is probably my fourth time seeing this movie.  Love it!  Update more later!

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence


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