My other job is working as an even staff. It gives me full flexibility to do my acting jobs. I can’t have a Monday-Friday and 9-5 job since it will not allow me to do my acting jobs. Acting jobs need me to be fully flexible, ready to be on set anytime, available any day, and at short notice sometimes. I was used to having a good, full time job. But then, I had to quit it, to devote all my time to pursue my dreams as an actress, dancer, filmmaker, and screenwriter instead. So I found a new job that won’t interfere with my acting jobs – an event staff. It’s not a bad job. I also have my own company selling cosmetics and jewelry. But that will be closed down as well. I can’t have a business if I want to pursue my career in acting. They just don’t work together, I think. They are two different fields and need lots of attention and dedication. So, I can’t also concentrate on other things since I want to focus on my acting career 100%. Unless, I am already rich and famous. Then I can use my money to do what I want and hire others to do the jobs for me.
It’s quite similar to acting jobs, actually, working as an event staff. I work all over London. I meet new, interesting people all the time. I work when I feel like to where and when. I am a hard working person. I don’t mind working day shift or night shift. And sometimes long shift. It’s almost the same as acting jobs anyway. Today you work with these groups of people, company, location, and so on. Then tomorrow, you work with completely different groups of people and company and location. So, there’s no different from the acting jobs. Except that you don’t have to do any acting as an event staff. You just have to work hard, be professional, nice & polite (well, it’s the same as acting jobs again).
So I work hard to fulfill my dreams. I didn’t take my acting career seriously in the past. But now, I’ll do whatever it takes to make my dreams come true. Even it means, I have to work long hours, and sometimes working 7 days a week.
I attended a Commercial Jazz dancing class for absolute beginner earlier this afternoon. It’s in Jazz / Contemporary category. Even though, it is for absolute beginner, I find it quite hard to follow. The dancing class I attended about 2 weeks ago, Commercial Groove, was more easy. And it’s for all levels. Even this dancing class, Commercial Jazz, is for absolute beginner, many students who attended the class today have been there many times already. So the class started right away. No introduction, no nothing. As soon as the tutor turned on the music, beginners just started dancing along. Because they already knew the dance steps since they have attended the workshop many times before. I just jumped right in. I didn’t know where to start and how to begin? It went so fast. So I tried to follow as much as I could.
So after 5 minutes, I ran out of the class. I thought I went to the wrong class. Then the lady sitting in front of the class waiting for another class told me, it is for beginner. So, I am in the right class. She told me to go back in and try my best. I then went back in. After 30 minutes, I was able to follow the tutor and the rest of the class. Even though it was just a little bit. But it’s better than nothing.
It’s a tough dance style, I think. I drank a lot during the dance. I sweat a lot as well. And I could feel my tummy got so tense, which means this dance style really tightened up my stomach. So it’s an excellent dance style for me anyway since I have dreamed of having a six-pack for a very long time. Now, I could get it in the very near future if I continued to dance regularly.
The Commercial Groove dance is more easy for me. It wasn’t that hard, compared to Commercial Jazz. When I attended the Commercial Groove dance, I wasn’t that tired. I didn’t drink much during the dance lesson either. And I could follow the tutor and other students better than this class, Commercial Jazz.
Watch the video below how I tried to follow the tutor and other students during the Commercial Jazz dance. I looked like a girl just started dancing for the very first time. But that was just the first 10 minutes or so. After I had danced a little bit longer, repeating the same steps again and again, it began to be less and less difficult. It’s all about practising. Do it again and again. Until I get it.
So, I think, I will practise it every day. I will use my studio as my dance studio, practising my dance steps. I hope, I am not going to disturb my neighbors with lots of noises. My neighbor next door to me, he’s a working actor himself. And my other neighbor living underneath my flat, he’s also a musician, I think. Probably, a guitarist. Because, I saw he has lots of guitars hanging on the walls and by the walls as well. I knew this because one day, I heard some noises coming out of his flat. I then went to his flat and knocked at the door. When he opened the door, I saw nothing but guitars almost everywhere. So since they are artistes themselves working in the entertainment industry like me (They are just real professionals. They do for a living. I’m just an aspiring actress.), I hope they will understand me.
I tried to follow others as much as I could. It’s my first time, after all. I also wore the wrong dance outfit.
I’m on my way out to dancing class. Looking forward to moving my body along with the music. I got up pretty early today since I was so excited to begin to dance again. This is a feeling of true passion. When I really love what I do, I can’t wait to begin. This is going to be a wonderful day.
Just got home from work, so tired. I came home about 2 hours ago. I planned to go buy new gym outfits after work. But I was too tired. I just wanted to go home as quickly as possible. I couldn’t walk around in the store, try this and try that on, stand in a long queue to pay for the items, etc. I prefer to go shopping when I have a free day instead. Then I can relax, not in a hurry, take my time to try stuff, browse around the shop, and so on. I can just use whatever I have then for the dancing class tomorrow. Then when I have a day off, I will go buy new workout clothing. It’s Saturday today. I think, there will be some good films on TV. But, I don’t know about I will stay up late. I want to save my energy for the dancing lesson tomorrow. So I might go to bed early tonight anyway. I am used to going to bed quite early at the moment. So even though I have nothing to do the day after, or I don’t need to stand up that early, I still like to go to bed early. I like waking up early because it gives me a feeling of having so much energy, to do anything. Maybe, I will even get up at 4am tomorrow morning to work on my screenplay. Now, I will just turn off the television and read a book instead. I have two books that I bought last winter which I haven’t gone that far with the reading yet. Well, I have read the first chapter of one of the novels. But that it. Tonight, I will continue to read it. I am rather tired after work. But I feel like reading. I don’t know why. I am so exhausted. So I don’t know how many pages I can manage to read. I just feel, I need peace and quiet. I have been working and filming a lot lately, surrounded by lots of people. Then when I’m home, I either watch TV or listen to music. So tonight, I don’t want to hear or listen to anything. I just want to shut myself off from all the sounds, and just read and read, use my imagination instead.
I am a busy actress at the moment. I have lots of things going on right now. I am going to start my Script Writing and Directing for Film & TV classes within 1-2 weeks from now. Then, I also plan to go to acting & accent classes as well in the very near future. I want to be a working actress. So I need to improve my acting skills. I learn acting skills on set. But it’s not enough, I think. I need to attend an actual acting class to learn the right techniques and get some feedback from the tutor and fellow classmates.
Tomorrow, I’m also going to attend a dancing class again. I go to dancing class, martial arts workshop, work on my own feature film, and so on at the moment. Every day, there’s something to do. But, I like it. I like being busy doing what I’m passionate about, film, dancing, and keeping myself in good form. So, I go to dancing and martial arts classes mainly just to exercise. As I said before, I don’t like going to the gym. If I want to have a toned body, then I do dancing and martial arts activities instead. But then, I want to add some new skills to my resume as well. So the dancing and martial arts classes do benefit me in so many levels, which is a good thing.
After work today (yes, I do have a normal job, too, when I don’t do filming), I will go buy new workout outfits for my dancing class tomorrow. I have some t-shirts and shorts at home. But, they are not proper fitness clothing. So I need to buy new, real ones. I look very much forward to dancing again tomorrow. I love the movements of dance. They are so beautiful! I can be myself in that moments, expressing myself creatively, letting go, and just enjoying life to the fullest.
Sometimes, I like watching movie that is not so far from our everyday life. A film that portrays a true side of life which many of us oversee, or choose to ignore it, to make us feel better. Life is an interesting thing in itself. And that’s why, I like telling stories and wanting to become a filmmaker. I have a strong interest in the study of people and life. And I enjoy watching films in all genres, as long as it’s good and gives me something to reflect on. Like this film, “Dreams of A Life.” It’s a based-on-true-story British film. It’s a documentary film. No well-known stars, no special effects, no nothing. Just the pure story of a woman who died alone in a bedsit somewhere in London. Nobody cared or missed her – just like that?! I have never seen anything like this. That someone dies and no one comes and looks for the person for so many years? How can someone live a life without any contact to other human beings? I mean, a genuine contact, like family and real friends. She lived in a big capital, London, not in a jungle. It shows, how tough big cities can be. And that this is the reality that we try to run away from. I really recommend everyone to watch this movie, to see for yourself what I mean. Enjoy!
Today, I make a long video which I speak Danish. To be honest, I haven’t spoken Danish since I moved to UK for about 7-8 years ago. As you can hear in the clip, I speak broken Danish. But, as soon as I get a chance to speak with a Danish person, I will begin to speak fluently Danish again. I have the same problem with Thai language. Some Thai people even ask me when they hear me speak Thai, are you really from Thailand? I can still read and write Thai and Danish as well. It’s the same with everything. If you haven’t practised it for a very long while, you can’t do it as good as you’re used to. Just listen to me speak Danish in the clip below. Enjoy!
I will be creating a film page for my new feature film on IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram soon. So, keep an eye on my blog for the announcement of my film pages on those sites, which you can follow to keep yourself up-to-date with it. And those who work on my film project will receive a footage of the film and IMDb credit. Therefore, it will be an unpaid job. But the filming period will be very short. Maybe about 2 weeks only. And we will be filming in central London. So only actors that live in London may apply. Others who do not live in London can also apply. But you will have to pay travel costs from your own pocket. So only apply if you’re ok with it. I will submit my film to as many film festivals as possible as well. I will do lots of things in advance to promote the film. So this is an excellent exposure that is very important to all aspiring actors – to be seen and noticed. I am so excited that I can’t wait to start filming! And at the same time, I’m also very busy myself doing filming for others. So I work on my own film whenever I have time from other films. And that’s why I start now. Otherwise, I don’t know when I will have time to begin. And I also have to buy a tripod and some other equipment for my mobile phone for the filming. Then I will do some exercises myself how to film using my mobile phone and tripod. I could film myself doing the dancing class. Yes, why not? I will make sure I buy a tripod first then, before I attend my next dancing class. This is going to be super awesome filming a feature film using a smartphone. I can’t wait!
I have never made a real film on a smartphone before, except YouTube videos. So I think, it’s going to be fun, experimenting with its features, functions, abilities, and so on. It’s a new way to go nowadays for low-budget filmmakers, I think. It’s an incredible alternative. I’m also going to enroll in Directing for Film & TV class as well. It will start next month. So I will be directing, producing, writing the film script, and, perhaps, acting in the film, too. Every day from now on, it’s about planning, doing some researches, preparing to submit the film to film festivals, looking for actors, film crew, and many more. When I have everything in place, then I can relax and just focus on film making. I have a strong passion for film. So all that hard work and working alone ahead doesn’t intimidate me. I like challenges. Challenge is fun. It makes me feel alive. And that the world is an exciting place to live. It’s full of life, energy, opportunity, possibility, and more.
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I will spend my day today planning and plotting my first feature film, eventually. I’m looking to shoot the film as soon as possible using my mobile phone! It’s an experiment. But also, I have to start now. If I wait for too long that day will never come, perhaps. I think, it’s a matter of getting it off the ground as soon as possible. Why wait when I can do it now? So today, I will spend time finishing up my manuscript, planning the film, locations, looking for actors, film crew, and more. It’s going to be fun and exciting project. I can feel it. It’s a low-budget film that could be good. If not, I don’t really mind since I have not spent a fortune on it. I can only gain experience and knowledge out of it. It’s a win-win project. Everyone involves in it will get something out of it, regardless of the film will become successful or not. And everyone will get a copy of the film to use as their showreel.
It will be a romantic comedy or just romance feature film. It will be filmed in and around London. I have already some locations in mind. When I think of it, it starts to sound more and more interesting and exciting. My dream is getting close to reality now, finally. I feel so confident about it that this is going to be epic! I will combine my experience from the film school in Denmark with my experience working as a supporting artiste for 12-13 years. They are knowledge and skills that I already possess. I don’t really need to go to school for it. So the next step is to do it NOW! The sooner I start, the better. I feel so much better now that I have, at long last, made up my mind about it. No more speculating, pondering, and waiting. Just do it. And do it now. I have been looking forward to the day that I start making my own feature film. And that is today.
I went to South Thames College this morning to enroll in film making class. I thought I missed one day of the class since it supposed to start last Friday. But it turned out, I didn’t miss a thing. The workshop was being cancelled due to not enough students. The class will begin again this September. I hope, this time, it will have enough students. So I can attend the course. I did make this vlog before I went into the college. I told myself to make another one about the class being cancelled when I come out of the college. Then I forgot.
I worked on my manuscript all night long last night. I also supposed to do the music video shoot today. But it’s being postponed. And that’s why I worked on my screenplay the whole night last night. I don’t think I will be working on it again tonight. I’m so tired. I will go to bed early today. Then get up early tomorrow and start writing as soon as I stand up. I prefer writing in the morning now since I feel so fresh and full of energy in the morning. As the day goes by, I feel less and less active. When I say early, I mean pretty early. I sometimes go to bed 8pm or even 6pm, if I have early call time for the filming. Let’s see how early I want to go to bed today. I might take a nap now. Then wake up later to work on my film script anyway.