Fan-Demonium By Madame Onca (Full Review)

“Savor the flavor of passion as we explore the magnificent potential of every dancer’s indispensable tool; the fan. As amazingly versatile as you are, the fan is expressive, sassy, and powerful.” -Madame Onca This is going to be a review on the new belly dance prop DVD Fan-Demonium: The essential fan primer for belly dancers….

Valentine’s Day Imagery & Inspiration

“Love is a meeting of two souls, fully accepting the dark and the light within each other, bound by the courage to grow through struggle into bliss”. – Author Unknown I have always been inspired by St. Valentines day. Wether that year I choose to celebrate or not, treat myself or ignore the actual day all together,…

Kanoukaen Festival (Samurai Fire Torch Festival) Japan 2015

Kanoukaen Festival (Samurai Fire Torch Festival) March 29th 2015, Chijwa , Nagasaki, Japan @Tachibana Shrine GPS 32.786661,130.206549   This was AMAZING!!!! OMGS! It was every bit of fire energy that I needed this month! I haven’t been ablate spin fire or really play with it in almost three years. It was so nice just to…

Poi Veil DVD By: Izumi Quick Review

Im not sure how available this DVD is gong to be to the world but I could not pass up the opportunity of reviewing a fellow Veil Poi spinners work. Izumi is a Japanese Belly Dancer from Tokyo who released this new instructional DVD in April of 2014. Most of the DVD is in Japanese…

Three Dots and A Chin Line Tattoo

Facial tattoos have always been fascinating to me, especially the ones that seem to harken back to a time of tribes and magic. When face painting was done with natural inks and paints made from ash, bone, mud and who knows what else. When I paint these simple dots and lines on my face I…

ALL THE RAMEN!!!

We had one day on our vacation to Tokyo, Japan that consisted of the history and eating of Ramen! We started with the making of Top Ramen and then went back further in time to the more original side of the brothy goodness. 🙂  Im going to try and explain my experience but this is…

2013 Catching up to now… Part 2

So we left off with me and my loverly husband Dex on the plane to Tokyo, so that we could get in a bit of a vacation at the beginning of the year. The plane ride was short but as usual I was too excited to see more of Japan I could not sleep! We…

2013 Catching up to now …Part 1

My holiday season was crazy! Between the new job and the local pub and the barrage of dance shows that always pop up around the holidays  I just dropped the ball. Speaking of barrage, thats what about to happen with these photos! 🙂 The order probably  won’t make any sense but, I will try to…

O BON on the River

I visited Nimitz and the Albuquerque bridge for a festival ending ceremony called O Bon. To honor the friends, family of the past year that have moved on.  May people showed up to send love notes down the river and across the veil to the other side. It was a great experience and I hope…

June 2013 Rap-up

      So I went to an event called ‘Pizza on the mountain’ and it was so much fun! We drove up these very scary road to reach the top of this hill that looked over town. We painted pottery and ate pizza that we also made from scratch and they fired in the…