Pleak's Story

College Grad CSC. Fisherman. Dancer. Beatboxer. 23.
Young and Gettin It

missfrancesdances:

Best salsa social dance, ever. Alien and Oliver deliver a flawless and mind-blowing display of musicality, creativity, grace, sensuality and perfect connection. 

salsa-obsession:

Taking it back to my salsa roots…

Terry is such a BADASS!  The guy just oozes Musicality!  I mean, COME ON, check out his spin at 2:32!  Have you ever seen a spin in a social dance that was so SPOT ON with the music before?!?!?!

Another highlight are his shines and body movement to the percussion in the music between 3:40 - 5:21.  It’s like his entire body IS the drum!  I do feel bad about his partner having to wait for him to finish though (you can sense her annoyance) :/

Overall though, still a really cool and inspirational social dancing video ;)

Terry SalsAlianza & Amely @ Salsa Night ’ Péniche Touta ‘

C’était lors soirée de fin d’année de l’école SalsAlianza, le vendredi 20/12/2013 @ Salsa Night ‘Péniche Touta’.

Organisatrice : Laurence SalsAlianza Hauradou

Professeurs: Terry SalsAlianza & Cécile Ovide C’Style Art

Wow, this just blew my mind and inspired me to continue improving on my own Salsa skills and fundamentals….!

tenacioustwenties:

I just don’t get how people don’t feel like dancing when hearing this music.

I just love the happiness that you feel when you’re actually dancing. I can’t explain it.

Check out this video I found. This guy and girl are going at it. You can feel the passion. Kudos.

I hope to this this type of level as I progress through practice and dancing Salsa.

I’m back at it, after two years of being away from Tumblr. For my new and upcoming posts, I’m going to be blogging about my fishing adventure and experiences and my progress of learning the art of Latin Dancing.

anotherlexicon:

Cambodiaaaa!

Taking advantage of a Thai national holiday that cancelled classes this past Tuesday, a few girlfriends and I took a quick trip to Cambodia. We had heard so much about the temple ruins in Angkor, so we spent nearly all of our time in the city of Siem Reap. My experience there was out of this world, wondrously vexing in more ways than one.

Immediately after crossing the border, it was clear that we were no longer in Thailand. Sure, a lot of it did look and smell the same, and I still heard “Oh, I thought you were ThaiCambodian” from almost every local I met, but there were very subtle differences that made it completely different from what I had grown used to in Thailand. I’ll come back to this later, but for now I’d rather talk about the amazing day that we had sight-seeing in Angkor.

We hired a tuk-tuk driver to take us around to all of the temples from sunrise to sunset for only $16. He presented us with his sales pitch while we were coming out of a massage parlor, and the deal was sealed once we saw that—unlike the hundreds of drivers vying for our business—he and his vehicle were decked out from head to tire in lime green. He had even hooked up speakers to his tuk-tuk! Although I guess technically we weren’t even supposed to be playing loud music, since Cambodia’s king had just died earlier that week and the entire country was still in mourning. This didn’t seem to faze our driver though, who picked us up at 5am the next morning blasting Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.” His pick, not mine.

The reason he wanted to pick us up so early was so that we could see the sunrise at Angkor Wat, the most famous temple in Cambodia. I’m glad we trusted him and woke our asses up in time, because the sight was absolutely staggering. The way the sun crept up from behind the temple and slowly lit the whole place was just breathtaking, and the reflection it made in the pool was almost too serene to be real. That one view was the perfect precursor to how unbelievably awesome all the temples we saw after that would be. The only drawback was that from that moment on, the rest of the day would be hot as f#ck.

I’ve never seen ancient ruins before, so it’s safe to say that my imagination was going crazy. You remember that scene at the very end of Titanic? I’m talking about the one where the camera is panning through the presently devastated ship at the bottom of the ocean, and CGI transitions it into the past so that suddenly the ship is all lit up and beautiful again, with Leo standing in the ballroom looking all suave and whatnot. Well yeah, my mind was basically doing that all day. I kept thinking about what the temples were like in their full glory, covered in gold, at the center of a powerful lost empire.

(This is probably why I was always lagging behind in my group, because I kept getting caught-up playing all these little scenarios in my mind, and before I knew it, everyone would be waiting for me already in the tuk-tuk. Ooopss. At least it ours was green so I wouldn’t have to spend too much time searching for them.)

Each temple we saw was unique and just as beautiful as the last. I really can’t believe how many we managed to visit in such a short amount of time. We were so exhausted by the end of the day from climbing all those terrifyingly steep temple steps, but it was nothing a nice foot massage and ice cream couldn’t take care of.

I have this feeling deep down inside and it’s carrying a huge load on my chest. I’ve been having a great time at school and even though I only have 1 or 3 classes a day, I don’t leave campus till I know I’m completely done with what I have to do there.

I’m only writing for myself because it’s a way to get things off my mind and I don’t have to deal with criticism and ideas because I always think I’m right in my own mind, but there’s always different views and perspectives I can appreciate.

Let’s see, I’m definitely going through this phase of crushing on a girl but this time it was because I spent a lot of time with her over the summer. She was not just one of those girls who I’ve “fallen in love with.” lol, things can be rediculous at times, but she was more than that…

I’m not sure if I was in love but I definitely enjoyed her company around me and seeing her would just brighten up my day. Maybe we had something together, which was what I thought. I had a feeling this would happen when school started. Not seeing her throughout the week feels like I’m missing that sunshine in my life and I can’t stand it anymore.

Well, I’ve tried asking her to lunch once and even offered her an opportunity to go to this concert with me. I could understand she’s a really busy girl, but when do I stop trying? I’m pretty sure she knows what my intentions are. Fuck, why does it have to be so difficult? I only text her once every few days cuz, I’m pretty sure it’s annoying when somebody keeps constantly texting you. I respect her space and that’s how it’s going to be. I should just cut the chase and get right to the point.

I think I’m done investing time and it’s time to move on.

Throughout this whole month of June, I had the time of my life and I definitely made the right decision working as a Orientation Navigator at school for freshmen students. At first I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I was challenging myself to be outside of my comfort zone.

In a matter of two weeks working as a Navigator I never thought I’d be so close to the other people I work with. For once it was a change, I wasn’t with my close friends from home instead, I made close friends away from home. Even though some of us went home for the weekend and came back the next day it seemed like forever as if we didn’t see each other. Yeah, that’s how much love we have for one another and it may be even more than that. Who knows?

As of now, all of the Navi’s are on break until August. I know it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster ride but we all come and go. I just don’t want all that time we spent together go to waste as in not staying in contact with one another and parting our ways once we return to school. But what can you say, I have to let go of things and continue on experiencing and exploring life as if it’s a never ending road. Or could it be a ever long-friendship? Only time will tell.

The progress of success.

After seeing success within other people lives, I wonder how does one accomplish such a task, a challenge, a mission to succeed?

Well, I want that feeling of success and I figured out that I just lost that spark I once had a few years ago. My goal is to graduate with Cum Laude and finish this upcoming fall semester on the deans list. The spark that I once had has been bothering me ever since and I just can’t wait to get back to school. I don’t want the socializing aspect out of my life, but I’m going to be spending tons and tons of hours in the library just to pull off my best and one of the last semester’s in college. I was once that average student in the past, but I’m going to prove myself and push even if it comes down to not talking to friends and working many hours just to earn money.

Also for this summer, I want to at least find some sort of internship. First of all, I want to schedule a meeting with CSO so I could clean up my resume and from there on it’s job hunting.

Time to get myself out there and prove to myself that “I did it!”

Also, I’d like to start exercising again, mountain biking, basketball, running around and all sorts of stuff that would keep me from sitting down. I don’t need to be ripped or diesel just to look good. I just want to maintain my weight.