Dancing has always been a passion for Natasha. To me she has the talent too!
When she was 8 years old she signed up for her school Talentime, she came up with her own choreograph and performed ‘Price Tag by Jessie J’. She has no background in dancing or anyone to guide her on dance moves. I feel very proud of her she was brave enough to go up stage to perform infront of the whole school.
She loves watching movies which has a dance theme, no prizes for guessing what her favourite movie is – Step up. Yes she caught all 5 films.
I’m the type of mother who doesn’t believe in forcing my child to take up an extra curricular activity or to cultivate one. To me its all about whether she is interested or not. No point forcing her to pick up an activity she has zero interest, this will end up being a chore.
Mid this year she suddenly told me she wants to learn dancing the proper way. She did her own research and signed up at Step Studio for ‘Waacking’ & ‘Popping’ dance classes. Natasha had so much fun during the course, she always looks forward to her next class. The teachers are really passionate, patient and attentive. That is what fuels her too.
Seeing her enjoying herself so much and having so much fun makes me smile and feel happy for her. So when she asked if she could take up personal 1-1 classes for street jazz I agreed without hesitation even though knowing its not going to be cheap. Studies are already so stressful, dancing is her way of destressing and meditation.
Dancing causes a natural high. With the right beat and the right people a good dance can take you right to the top.
Yes she still has a long way to go before mastering the moves, but behind every young child who believes in herself is a parent who believed FIRST.
We Chinese have an idiom – a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood and that is so true.
With a bat of an eye my sweetie is now 13 years old. She learnt doing make-up on her own, just by watching Youtube. She even knows how to use double eye-lid tape. Isn’t she smart? When I was her age I don’t even know how to do makeup!
She has developed a good fashion sense (since the Mummy also has a good fashion sense) and her own individual style.
She’s able to pull off different styles without losing her individuality.
Today I want to share with you my recent visit to Bangkok’s new downtown night market ~ Talad Neon owned by the same owner of Platinum Mall.
Talad Neon is located next to The Berkeley Hotel between Phetchaburi Road Soi 23 and 29, opens Thu-Sun 17.00-00.00.
A cool hipster night market that not only showcases apparrels, accessories of all sorts, handmade crafts, food stalls all under the rainbow coloured tents and containers but as well as food trucks too!
Things that are a must try:: The Shrimping ~ their grilled pork (succulent, juicy, BBQ to the right texture); butter garlic prawns and cheesy prawns are yummilicious too!
The Jelly and Jello ~ my gal love it (of course hers is without the Vodka shot just jello only)
Next to the Jelly and Jello stall is a stall that sells all sorts grilled shellfish and freshly shuckled oysters…
Smoke Monster ~ flavoured crackers with nitrogen and toppings::
Popsciles (besides the usual soft drink Flavours, there’s a stall selling Thai Milk Tea flavour and coconut) ~ this is how you should eat popscile so they don’t drop onto your shirt.
There are alot of benches scattered around so you can buy your food from the different stalls and have a small picnic. The place is spacious enough for you to walk around without being bumped into (you know what I mean).
That’s a wrap on my food adventure at Talad Neon. Hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed sharing.
You should definitely check-out during your next trip to Bangkok!