Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Zhineng Group Practice

Zhineng Qigong Group Practice with Master Qi Xiao Long (from China) at Lick Hung School, Subang Jaya, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, 12 October 2014.

Do click here to view 89 photos courtesy of KC Leong.

 Jovial moment ... Liow Kim Heng Laoshi (President of Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia) and Master Qi Xiao Long (from China)

 Group Practice at Lick Hung School, SS 19 Subang Jaya.

 Group Practice at Lick Hung School, SS 19 Subang Jaya.


 Gracious movement by Lim Lee Choo of USJ Wawasan Centre.
 Sales of chi gong books and merchandises
 Master Qi Xiao Long (from China) 
 English translation by Soo Kam Son Laoshi
 With Group Practice Organizing and Working Committee
 … together with Centre Laoshi

Closing address by Main Organizing Committee, Grace Lim, who is also the Secretary of PSZQM

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Zhineng Qigong 1 Day Tour of Tg Sepat

Led by Edwin Khor laoshi, Vice-President of PSZQM, Zhineng Qigong members went for a 1-day outing at Tg Sepat on Sunday, 5 October 2014 complete with practising of qigong by the beach, sight-seeing, shopping for local produce, and having sumptuous lunch and dinner together. The organizing of the event was assisted by Grace Lim laoshi, Cheong SF laoshi and Ms Tan laoshi (from Tg Sepat).

Kuan Wellness Ecopark (for bird's nest)
Yek Loong Fish ball factory
Arowana Malaysian Food Industry Factory
Ganofarm (mashroom and lingzhi farm)
Joo Fa coffee factory - The Starbucks of Tg Sepat Village
Hai Yew Heng famous pao (meat pao, mui chou pao, etc) – long queue for buying of pao
Lover Bridge for group photo in the evening
Lunch and dinner

The group was having a good and memorable time visiting places together; and the feedback was encouraging that they are looking forward to joining more qigong outings.

Do click here to view 95 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Visiting Kuan Wellness Ecopark 
 Relaxing by the beach of Tg Sepat … with other laoshi. This place is excellent for dining in the evening while enjoying the sunset and the breeze. Yours truly (KC) 3rd from left.
 Visiting Joo Fa coffee factory
 Good business - this pau shop is full of waiting customers 
 Practising of Zhineng qigong by the beach … lead by Edwin Khor laoshi and Cheong SF laoshi. A different experience as compare to practising in schools.
 Group photo at Lover’s Bridge
 Sad to say that the bridge was broken … caused by broken heart? :-)
 Sumptuous lunch …
… and dinner.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Assembling Team Rinjani 2015

The purpose of this trekking at Apek Hill, Cheras on 4 October 2014 is to assemble Team Rinjani 2015. It was a good outdoor activity for team members to meet one another, and good to see the jovial mood of the team.

Chong YF was brewing Vietnamese coffee at Apek Hill waterfall with the coffee bought during the recent Vietnam Mountains Marathon on 20 Sept, and offered coffee to the group. Later, Mr U asked me whether ChongYF is part of the team. I said that he is in the waiting list (due to participants exceeding the maximum group size). Mr U quipped that since ChongYF brew coffee, he should be in the Priority List :-)
Team Rinjani shall embark on a journey in trekking to the peak of Mount Rinjani in Lombok Island; then spend a few days relaxing at the beach of Gili Island, which is opposite Lombok Island.
Do click here to view 37 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

Yours truly (KC) at left
 At Apek Hill Waterfall
 Team Lady Power … Lana, Pamela, Cheryl, Ann, Sherene.
 Guys … Mr U, Eric Lee, LeeWY, Tan HC, LimTH, ChongYF, LimCS, Alvin,KC Leong
 Taking a breather at Saga Station
 Final group photo at Saga Station
Lana trying out the gym equipment at the natural and outdoor gym where membership is free. 

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Vietnam Mountain Marathon Post-Event

This photo album contain photos of visiting tribes and villages, attending VMM closing ceremony; transfer to Halong Bay and put up a night in the cruise ship; back to Hanoi. 

And that concluded the memorable VMM run and the holidays.

Do click here to view 115 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 (the day after running in VMM) … Scenic villages at the outskirts of Sapa town; visiting tribes and village

 Having Vietnamese tea in a teahouse with the mountains and low clouds as background.
(left) PK Chan, Cheryl Tham, Wilson Liew, KC Leong, ChongYF, Billy Goh.

Attending VMM Closing Ceremony on Sunday, 21 Sep 2014, 2:00 p.m. The event was supposed to be held at the Sapa Main Square; due to the continuous drizzle the whole morning, the venue is changed in-door. Cheerful ladies in blue … (left) Karen Wu, Cheryl Tham, Xin Shuang Wei.

 Performance preceding the award ceremony

 The event is attended by the VIPs from Embassy of Denmark

 Top runners of the various categories

 Recognition of outstanding contribution in making VMM a success 

 Back at the busy cross-road of Hanoi. It is amusing to watch that despite the not so strictly observed traffic rule, vehicles cross the junction without any mishap. Over here, they are not practising “the right of way”; instead, they avoid one another where the bigger vehicles have to ensure they do not knock down the smaller ones. Someone quipped that it is OK that we just close our eyes and cross the road by walking at a steady pace … is there anyone wants to try?  :-)

 Comfortable bed of the cruise ship … at Halong Bay
Quite interestingly, I was having the most comfortable sleep here.

 The group enjoying the food in the cruise ship

 On the deck of the cruise ship before going for kayaking activity

 Enchanting and romantic evening … with other cruise ships anchoring within sight

 Tastefully decorated seafood dinner 

 A new day has dawn … with a slight pinkish tint in the morning sky

 Climbing up one of the hills/caves in Halong Bay

 Visiting a cave up in the hill of Halong Bay

A group photo with Halong Bay in the background

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Vietnam Mountain Marathon Pre-Event Activities

En route to Topas Ecolodge, Sapa for the pre-race briefing and collection of bibs on the eve of Vietnam Mountains Marathon (“VMM”) on 20 Sept 2014, the group visited the following attractions:

(a) Museum of Ethnology, the research centre and public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam; 
(b) Temple of Literature, the first University of Vietnam; 
(c) Restored Sword Lake, to visit the Ngoc Son Temple; 
(d) The President Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Do click here to view 95 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Extra tour for the group 
(left) PK Chan, Chong YF, Billy Goh, KC Leong, Wilson Liew … (lady) Cheryl Tham and Karen Wu.
 A unique house – climbing up the steep stairs requires fitness and skill.

 A model showing the correct way of holding the hand rail that provide the firm support  :-)

 Visiting another attraction ... (left) Billy Goh, KC Leong, Wilson Liew, Cheryl Tham, ChongYF, PK Chan, Karen Wu.

 Boarding the night train from Hanoi at 9:15 p.m. for a 10-hour journey; arriving at Lao Cai at 7:15 a.m. the next morning. The air-conditioned cabin can comfortably sleep four persons with the luggage tugged below the bed.

 The passage way that connects five cabins in each coach complete with toilet, sink and hot water dispenser; there are 21 coaches in this long train. Yuen Yit standing at the passage way; the view outside showing the country that we were almost reaching Lao Cai town.
 Arriving at the simple train station of Lao Cai town.

 The path leading to Topas Ecolodge is lined with flags representing the countries of the respective participants.
 A scenic view of the padi farm leading to Topas Ecolodge.

 A good feeling to be here at Topas Ecolodge

 Gathering of participants for the pre-race briefing. The gentleman with the blue T-shirt (standing in the middle) is Race Director, Asger Køppen.

 Asger Køppen conducting the pre-race briefing under the circus tent (as quoted by him). After hours of exposing to the sun, it was hot in the tent. He quipped that one must accustom to the heat which is almost similar when running VMM the next day.

 Spectacular view of the lodges overlooking the valleys and the mountains

The Main Square of Sapa Town. Buying of The North Face jackets is very much cheaper here with lots of choices to chose from.

Next … post-VMM activities (visiting tribes, villages; closing ceremony; visiting Halong Bay).

Do click here to view photos of the running trail (on VMM day).

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