Zaihar@zaihar

Dancer / Designer / Music Editor
#zaifreestyle / #dezaign
@oschoolofficial
📧: mdzaihar@gmail.com
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https://www.youtube.com/user/zaibo

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I TAUGHT THIS WHOLE COMBO WITHOUT SAYING A WORD! 🤭

For my 2nd last of #ZaiSenseAbility class, I wanted them to focus on using their 👁️ and 👂🏽 more. That explains the training mask I was wearing - to prevent myself from talking! It was hard to do it WITHOUT the mask but also hard to teach WITH it. Haha! 😷 This routine was designed specifically for this concept. Even the music choice. Knowing it has many layers and irregular patterns, it’s a perfect fit for this class.

Again, the process was challenging. Everyone shared their thoughts after. They were ALL interesting but here’s some:
- without me talking, instinctively they paid extra attention to the moves/timing/textures/details. So I made sure I demonstrated cleary every time by being consistent with the textures.
- they were able to connect with the music better because saying “boom chi kak” or “1, e and a 2” creates a “barrier” between them and the music. Kinda like a pop filter on a microphone. Without it, the microphone is able to capture more sound including noise (means more details). With it, it filters certain things out (means lesser details).
- initial stage of learning was frustrating because they were unsure of the counts or how the music is like. So it was my responsibility to make sure I know the song and timing.
- they were musically challenged due to the irregularities in the beats and different layers in the music. Thus, they had to figure out the rhythm and tempo as we go.

Biggest takeaway for me, as a human, is to NOT take this main tool of communication for granted and to appreciate His gift more, and, as a teacher, to work on my body language more so I can better demonstrate the moves 🙏🏽 at some parts it was like playing charades 😂

Thank you dancers for trusting me in what I have to offer! I know my classes aren’t the usual but to see you in my classes almost every week really means so much to me!

To the 9099 of you, some love to these dancers for attempting this! What do you think? Do you share similar thoughts? Would love to hear from you! #zai2018class #edit #ants #oschool

O School
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Mood for the weekend ☝🏽

2nd slot of @urbancentralstatements CCA Fair performance and Fas had to leave so I had to fill in and channel my inner afro vibes during her freestyle part. Same same but different. Ha! Thanks to my senpais @lumleelumlum @reggaelovaa @carolontheroad for making this easier for me. I tried! 🙏🏽😂

Which reminds me, I gotta get back to the lab for this Sunday’s Bashment ❤️💛💚🕺🏽

🎥: @nfj15 🙏🏽

#zaifreestyle #dance #afro #bboy #freestyle #Singapore @michaeldapaah_

Singapore
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Rarely we get to do such things but glad it happened. Please watch BIRTHDAY GIRL @13fas smash that freestyle after me during @urbancentralstatements CCA Fair performance! TP ALUMNIS REPREZEN! 💪🏽

Fun fact: this freestyle was added just to transit to the next song 😉 and never thought I’d dance to Man’s Not Hot 😂

Thank you @choco_maggie for capturing this moment! #zaifreestyle #dance #afro #mansnothot #bboy #freestyle @michaeldapaah_

Singapore
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New movie coming soon!

For real though, was in deep thoughts and figuring how life works. And what to eat for dinner. And if Game Freak gonna release a new Pokemon game for the Switch...

Seriously I was just slacking. Maybe.

#dontbelievewhatyouseeonsocialmedia #twosidestoacoin

Singapore
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SOMETHING EXCITING IS COMING UP!

DANCEHALL WORKSHOPS AND BATTLE HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!

POP BY @lumleelumlum PAGE FOR MORE INFO! ALSO, BIG UPS TO @carolontheroad and @reggaelovaa FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER FOR YALL DANCEHALL LOVERS!

In all honesty, opportunities like this don’t come often. It’s not easy to put all this together - getting sponsors, finding venue, bring a special guest down, settling accommodations etc so it will mean so much to the organizers if they get the support but more importantly, it will help the scene that you’re in. Imagine this, you attend, you experience and learn, you give a good response, organizer becomes more motivated to make the next one better. You attend the next one, you grow even more and this cycle goes on. In the end, YOUR SUPPORT affects YOUR GROWTH. So let’s show a lil more love!

Fact: Some events here stopped happening because of the lack of support. Yep. Let’s change that!

Asia/Singapore
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Something is coming to your screen SOON! Something I’ve invested most my time and energy in recently...

Singapore
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Recently I watched WTS (We The Singaporeans), the latest contemporary dance work put up by @trdoco directed by one of the greatest @ryan.man. The only 2 parts I didn’t like about the show was before Ryan first entered the stage and after all the cast bowed in one straight line. Haha!

If you missed, you better catch their next one ☝🏽

📸: @poeyyt

Singapore
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Because I miss dancing with this guy @mrdhwn! @brunomars #finesse #zai2018class


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What you usually see: the outcome.

What you don’t see: the one hour of drilling of basics like charleston (with bounce variations), grooves, emphasizing on certain details etc. and the usual grunts 😤 and pants 💨 that goes on outside these videos. These are simple moves you might say but was a struggle for some of them to do. Oh and there are no mirrors in front of them. 👏🏽

Well done SGC! Progress is progress. We gotta acknowledge and celebrate that. Thank you @stylegroovazcrew for pushing! Fun vibes!

If you have 6x40secs to spare, do watch the rest! They have different things to show 😉 @brunomars #finesse #zai2018class

Republic Polytechnic
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Amidst all the hype-ness, have you ever thought about what if one day, you lose the sense of sight?

This was truly a different experience for everyone including myself. Conducting a class where students can only HEAR you was definitely new. Giving instructions without visual aid is tough! Although many said I give clear instructions when I teach my usual classes, I realized (through this class) that I still can be more concise with my instructions.

Of course, it’s equally challenging for them to learn the choreography through verbal commands. Many questions were asked. Some confusions here and there. It’s understandable. They were lost. They were figuring out where to go and where to face. They wanna get things right. Cool thing is everyone had their own ideas. One command and you see a dozen variations. There was room to express even though they were blinded. In fact, one said it was liberating. Another said, she don’t have to worry about doing the “wrong” move. When there are no eyes, there’s no judgement. Which made me think about how we humans use God’s gifts?

So much is gained through this experience. Thank you everyone for exchanging your thoughts. Everyone had good points to say. Thank you guys for making this happen! Happy to create this safe environment for everyone. Till next time! #ZaiSenseAbility #ZaiConceptClass #zai2018class

O School
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SWIPE ↔️
1️⃣ Tilt your phone FORWARD as much as possible and close one eye.
2️⃣ Face phone to the right.
3️⃣ Close one eye and read from the top.

O School
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is excited for what’s to come! Thank you @redbullsingapore 🙏🏽 and also @oschoolofficial @msfatcheek 👍🏽#redbullsingapore #gshock #oschool


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