Aquarium Overhaul

I had a bout of itchy green fingers again, and browsing through Pinterest, looking at the lush aquariums some people have done, isn’t exactly helping. Since last week was a long weekend in Singapore as Polling Day falls on a Friday (which I hope, all my fellow Singaporeans got whoever they voted for), I decided to give in, because what better to get rid of temptation?

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Broken toe nail =(

Its been a while since I blogged, but my exams and assignments are finally over (at last!), so I figured, why not?

I went for ballet class last weekend, and I’m not sure if its because I missed a couple of lessons prior (coz exams), but for some unknown reason, pointework seems to be really hard for me this week.

We did a short barre, so centre was about 1.5 hours. After doing a couple of demi pointes in the centre (the burrrnnn),  we moved on to pirouttes en dedan from fourth, when something really weird happened. I couldn’t go up on my left feet. There was a nagging pain on my left big toe, and no matter how I braced myself for the turn, I just couldn’t get up, and ended up doing it in demi pointe.

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Calf cramps! Help!

So we were doing normal class work yesterday, and got to the frappé part of barre work. Frappés en croix (anyone feels the same about battement frappés derrière? That the action alone, just feels weird?)? Pfffftt….. piece of cake. Should be no problem right? After all, the set was fairly easy, with frappés en croix on flat, battement frappés double en croix, then repeat en rise.

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Ballet updates and aquarium disaster

So I have been reading through my first post, and realised I didn’t update from then. So I got through Intermediate Foundation examination, with less than flying colours, but I managed to get on the list of potentials for Intermediate exam on my teacher’s list. However, I couldn’t for the love of God get my lazy ass off my bed. I swear there is some sort of force field around it. So yea, I’m off the Intermediate list, for now. It’s my own fault, I know. A quien madruga, Dios le ayuda, right?

Be that as it may, I caught myself playing with the idea of going on a ballet hiatus. I know, I know, the blasphemy of that thought right? But truth be spoken, it has been putting a strain on my wallet. Furthermore, my studio has decided to raise prices.

To digress, I woke up this morning with 2 dead male guppies and 3/4 of my guppy fry dead! The only thing I can think of is that when Mr Sucker (my pleco) started flipping the sand in the middle of the night, due to insufficient space because of the UV light given to me by Keith, it caused an ammonia spike and killed them.

Maybe it’s for the best? I have been thinking that my aquarium was overcrowded and this disaster may be a blessing in disguise. But just to see the dead bodies of babies on the gravel and stuck at the filter, it breaks my heart.

If anyone knows what may have gone wrong besides the ammonia spike conclusion, please do let me know in the comments.

Also, regarding the ballet vs pursestrings issue, please do let me know your thoughts, advise are always welcome!