Friday, September 25, 2015

USJ Zhineng Qigong Lantern Gathering

USJ Zhineng Qigong mid-autumn gathering at USJ Wawasan school on Wednesday evening, 23 Sept 2015.

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Some of the chi gong members from USJ Centres
 Lots of food to go round with the professionally catered food
 This event is graced by Hannah Yeoh, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri kawasan Subang Jaya
 Hannah Yeoh giving a speech 
 Dancing time
 The main group photo

At the chi gong mooncake gathering, there was another middle-aged professional photographer – using serious Canon DSLR – from SJ Echo, a community newspaper for Subang Jaya and USJ.

During the mega group photos session above, I was standing side by side with him. Which means my lens is also wide angle enough that matched his. Then he clicked the shutter-release button in continuous few frames per second mode. Aiyo, mine is only few seconds per frame. I thought to myself that since I am older, we do things a little slower :-) At that moment, the next thing that came to my mind was that it is time that I have to upgrade my camera.

The next day when I have the chance to view his photos, surprisingly, mine are OK. Then when I checked the price of that Nikon DSLR (that I have in mind to purchase), the price increases due to weakening of the Ringgit.

 Lantern contest in the form of riddles that require much thinking
Songs identification contest – that sure created a lot of laughter. A volunteer is mounted with a pair of earphone attempts to sing the songs that are distorted; members are to identify the correct songs.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gunung Bunga Buah Trekking

A small group of RHB Bank colleagues and friends went for a trekking trip at Gunung Bunga Buah (Goh Tong Jaya, Genting Highlands) on Saturday, 19 Sept 2015.

Led by yours truly (KC), it was a good day for trekking as the weather was superb: with blue sky, no haze, breezy and dry trails. It is interesting to note that while Kuala Lumpur was engulfed with haze problem, the situation was very much improved in the highlands.

Dphany came complete with a RM270 waterproof socks seemingly able to ward off leeches. Since there weren't many leeches due to the dry trails, it was good to hear that she has zero attack.

a. car parking of Goh Tong Jaya shops to end of tar road = 1 hr 30 min
b. (end of tar road) to rock garden = 1 hr 15 min
c. (rock garden) to GBB peak = 1 hr

Total time: about 4 hours.

Do refer to the photo album for a pictorial guide of the trail head and critical junctions of the trails. 

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 Emerging from the shortcut at vegetable farm connecting to the abandon tar road
 At the quarry area
 The quarry area becomes the dumping ground for building materials 
 This part of the tar road is the widest, good for inspection of leeches attack, and follow by a group photo before continuing the journey 
 All ladies’ pose at the rock garden area
 Group photo at the rock garden
 At the peak of Gunung Bunga Buah
 Taking a breather and having our food for a refuel of energy
 Dphany with the yow yeng pose at rock garden
 Flexible bodies … Chin Tyen and Jag Lau
With Sam together …

Do CLICK HERE for the previous outing at Gunung Bunga Buah on 1 February 20145.

Posted by KC Leong

Monday, September 14, 2015

Gasing Hill Trail Running

Trail running at Bukit Gasing on a hazy Sunday morning, 13 Sept 2015. Though the haze situation is not encouraging, the condition of air quality is OK when surrounded by trees.

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 At Gasing Hill wooden arch main gate

At Kerinchi Park of Bukit Gasing

Concrete Suspension Bridge of Bukit Gasing

View from below

The park area of Gasing Hill

Staircase leading to Gasing Hill Concrete Suspension Bridge

Run back to the standard Gasing Hill loop ... Adelyn, Lana and Shulin

 The ladies in jumping pose
 The ladies in jumping pose

The ladies in jumping pose
At Indian temple of Bukit Gasing
After running for about 9.5km, the team is almost back at the trail head

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, September 06, 2015

FRIM Trail Running

Trail running at FRIM Kepong with a group of RHB Bank colleagues and friends on Saturday 5 Sep 2015 ... after the early morning rain, the ground was wet, and the air was fresh devoid of haze that engulfed Kuala Lumpur for the past few days. 

With the wet ground, though it was nice to run, the trails were infested with leeches; almost all the runners were attacked by leeches. One “inquisitive” leech even tried to go through the shoelace hole of Yana. Not able to advance nor retract, it was stuck there with half the body violently trying to backtrack.

Nevertheless, it was a fun run traversing from Rover track to Pacat trail, passing by the orang alsi hut; then to Steroid hill, Salem high country and returned via Mountain Bike track. A journey that took almost 3 hours 15 minutes.

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 At Canopy Walkway
(left): Wilson, LimHY, Lana, Yana, Dphany, Bruno, Yoke Leng, KC 
 At orang asli hut area
 Run through the jungle (only hills in FRIM)
 A good and gracious jump


 At Salem High Country

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bukit Kiara Trail Running

Trail running at Bukit Kiara with a group of RHB Bank colleagues and friends on Saturday 22 August 2015 … This is the first time that the group go for trail running other than the usual trekking trips.

Bukit Kiara is the choice location as the various trails, charted by the mountain bikers, are most pleasant to run amid the cool shade in the hills. Besides, another criteria most favoured by the ladies are the absent of leeches. As for the mosquitoes, we can always outrun them to avoid being attacked.

From the carpark, we ran towards the View Point direction. Blocked by the high fencing, we then continued via Snakes and Ladder trail to the crossroad area. The group then made a loop at the extended path of 2K trail. We have a good round of photos shoot with the mountain bikes that the bikers were most glad to lent them to us. We then returned to the carpark covering a distance of about 10km in 3 hours.

Looks like we have many potential trail runners in this group.

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 Group photo at Taman Lembah Kiara before the start of trail run
 Yana … who likes trail running and road running
Dphany, Yoke Leng and Bruno (Mars) :-)
 No passing through to View Point … we could only take a photo here with the high-fencing as background instead of the skyline of Kuala Lumpur

At the crossroad area … the energetic and vibrant all ladies’ photo – when assembling all the ladies, someone quipped that the word “all” sounds like “old”
At the 2K trail … Josephine, Yana while Lana is trailing behind
 Yana and Lana … helping one another in the stretching exercise

Trail runners turn bikers

Another group photo where the pose is being enhanced by the mountain bikers  :-)

Posted by KC Leong

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Puchong Hill Trekking

Leading a group of USJ Zhineng chi gong members and friends for trekking at Puchong Hill on Sunday, 16 August 2015.

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Posted by KC Leong