Wellness Wednesdays – Getting to Know You

In case you missed my Instagram post earlier today, I’ve been tagged by a few people to share my #20factsaboutme so here it is!:

1. I was born here in Melbourne and have 2 wonderful kids (Birth story for H is here and I still have to write about D’s entry into this world!)

2. I met my husband at a band night & later auditioned to be in his dance crew by dancing in front of him and a few other dance crew members. They also “interviewed” me before they said yes ??? (Some of my dance related blog posts are here and here)

3. I used to hate green peas. I couldn’t stand seeing them all squished together in that foil packaging on the Red Rooster ads & I used to pick them out of my fried rice. I can eat them now – dunno what happened!

4. I gave birth to my son over the Westgate bridge in our car while my husband was speeding ?

5. My favourite subjects in high school were music, Japanese and Economics

6. My worst subject was Maths ?

7. The last book I read was “Something Other Than God” I couldn’t put it down!

8. I’m currently watching & loving is Parts Unknown

9. I first joined Rewind Dance Crew in 2001 & the last gig I danced with them was just last weekend at St Kilda Fest

10. My favourite perfume is by Annick Goutal. I also love Bombshell by VS (random I know ?)

11. I was extremely shy at school & didn’t like people using the words “nip” or “gook”. I think it ended up affected my self confidence

12. That all changed when I found dance at 19. You couldn’t keep me away from the stage and I talked so much I even ended up working in L&D as a facilitator for 7 years!

13. The hubby & I had 2 honeymoons ?

14. I have eczema & have had it since I was born ☹️

15. I started playing the piano since I was 7 & played violin for 2 years in high school. I really wanted to learn to play the saxophone but the violin was cheaper! ??

16. What I find attractive in people is old fashioned manners, being on time, passion and genuine kindness

17. I love my family & pretty much most of us live within 15mins of each other max including my aunties and uncles lol!

18. The next few places I want to visit are Iceland, Japan, the Philippines

19. If I won Tattslotto I’d buy an apartment in each of my fav cities. Then I’d give the rest to a charity that helps kids nurture their given talents.

20. I get excited about a lot of things!

#gettingtoknowyou

What are 20 facts about you? I’d love to read them 🙂

Happy hump day and have a great rest of your week xx

Shall We Dance – The King and I in Melbourne


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Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The Kind and I
Princess Theatre Melbourne June – August 2014 

After a long and productive day in the office, the Princess Theatre was my after-work destination (after a stop at Shanghai Street for dumplings of course!). We were invited to see MElbourne’s latest musical offering, the enchanting, King and I. I’d only ever seen the 1956 classic on video so I was super excited to see Jason Scott Lee play Yul Brynner’s strict but passionate character, the King of Siam.

Mesmerising costumes, beautiful music and an amazingly talented cast brought the love story to life with crowd favourites “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance”. The unforgettable melodies brought back childhood memories of waltzing around the lounge room extremely fast in an attempt to mimic the scene.

With the official opening night in Melbourne tonight and new seats released yesterday, I think I just might be seeing you in the audience for another memorable night at the theatre. What is your favourite musical you watched as a child?


Princess Theatre MelbourneThe Urban Ma at the Princess Theatre

Ravishingly detailed props and costumes

etc etc etc The Urban Ma cocktails

 Themed cocktails! Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera 🙂

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During intermission we stumbled across the cutest little grocer/cafe – Spring Street Grocer. Authentic European items with a dcheese cellar and late night coffee.

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 The charismatic Jason Scott Lee was such a sweetheart spending time signing autographs and taking pictures with his fans.

The Urban Ma with Jason Scott Lee