Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Zhineng Qigong Retreat_2

PSZQM Qigong Retreat Camp at Chin Swee Caves Temple (Genting Highlands) from 28-30 Nov 2014 conducted by Qigong Master Ms. Xu Hongzhi (from China) who is now residing in Penang and conducting Zhineng Qigong courses.

Do click here to view 173 photos (Part 2 of photo album) courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Xu laoshi demonstrating technique of harnessing qi – ‘chi qi’, ‘rou qi’ abdominal breathing method

 Practice session in progress

Fun and happy movements

 Day 3 morning … group practice at Sky Terrace from 7:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.

 The sun comes out early at 7:30 a.m.


 Hui Peng and group from Penang

 A group photo with Xu laoshi

 友谊万岁Auld Lang Syne - bidding farewell to one another 

 Good bonding – for being together in the past three days

 Good-bye and see you again …

 Receiving certificate of attendance and achievement

 United as ONE … so is the chi field! 

Lunch at Restaurant 126 海鲜饭店, Bukit Tinggi; Fa chi before having meal …

Do click here to view all photos of latest activities of Zhineng Qigong (PSZQM Main Association). This posting could be repeated; at the end of the web page, click Older Posts to view more activities.

Posted by KC Leong
Executive Committee Member (2014-2016)
PSZQM 

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail

Trekking and trail running at Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail on a wet morning, Saturday 6 December 2014 ... It was raining the whole morning starting at 6:45 a.m.; so it was quite a challenge having to arrive at the peak and then return when overcoming the muddy and slippery ground.

This outing was graced by Mr Kellee Kam, CEO/Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group, who trekked and ran with the team despite the adverse weather condition.

Do CLICK HERE to view 21 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 A newly completed signage welcoming us at the start of Broga Hill amid heavy rain.

At mid-hill – the rain did not dampen the uplifting spirit. Look at the messy ground and imagine having to go up and down the muddy and slippery hill.

A few of us slipped and fell flat on the buttocks when descending the hill.

On the way down, I saw a young lady was strapped on a stretcher preparing to be carried down by the ambulance attendants; we were told that she slipped and fell.

At Broga Hill Peak before going to Tok Wan Trail. By now, most of us are wet: whether donning raincoat (the plastic material would cause sweating inside); 
breathable rain jacket (the water would seep through after prolonged exposing to rain); or without any rain gear. 

 The accomplished smile at Tok Wan Peak

 The second group photo

 1312 Feet – a new RHB signage at the peak of Broga Hill  

We adjourned to the famous grill tilapia restaurant where the fish are wrapped in aluminium foil and grilled; the fish are raised in the adjacent pond.
With the simple cooking method, the freshness, natural sweetness and the aroma of the succulent fish are maintained: verdict – superb!

hmmm… after a good workout in the hill, it makes us really hungry looking at the mouth-watering fish.   

Trail running model in the photo giving the thumbs-up: Karen Wu; not in the photo: Lee Wai Yin, Wendy Chiam, Goh and yours truly.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Zhineng Qigong Retreat

PSZQM Qigong Retreat Camp at Chin Swee Caves Temple (Genting Highlands) from 28-30 Nov 2014 conducted by Qigong Master Ms. Xu Hongzhi of China.

Key Topics and Itinerary:

(1) A talk on attaining qigong practicing state;

(2) “shen qi bing lian” (enhance the effectiveness of harnessing qi);

(3) Visualization in unison with “hun yuan qi”;

(4) Group Practice, 8 approaches to practise qi, secondary (or non-mainstream) qigong exercises.

Do click here to view 177 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong) … stay tuned for Part 2 of photo album.

Note: 
a. qi = chi

b. PSZQM = Persatuan Senaman Zhineng Qigong Malaysia

c. Xu laoshi now resides in Penang; she is the instructor in Persatuan Qigong Hua Xia Pulau Pinang. Her main activities include teaching qigong, tiao qi, combine qigong practice and tourism – “hun hua zhi lu”; use qigong to reduce body weight, etc.

 Sky Terrace of Chin Swee Caves Temple; the Chinese pronunciation may sound like “heaven”.

 Welcome speech by PSZQM President Liow Kim Heng Laoshi 

 The facilitator – Ms. Xu Hongzhi laoshi (from China)

From China with Love - Zhineng Qigong Eight Verses written on a scroll by Ms. Xu Hongzhi laoshi’s mother (2nd from left) who is still strong and healthy with years of practising chi gong

 Simultaneous translation from Mandarin to English by Ho Keat Chin laoshi during Xu laoshi’s lectures. She is the President of Persatuan Qigong Hua Xia, Pulau Pinang Zhineng Cultural Centre.

 Paying attention to lectures

 The lectures are conducted in Goh Tong Meditation Hall of Level 6A.
Part of the Retreat Camp Organizing Committee of PSZQM with Xu laoshi.

 Main group photos of 120 participants. Taking this photo is a challenge to arrange the participants in a neat arrangement.

 USJ Subang Jaya Centre – one of the participating centres.

 Practising chi gong at Sky Terrace in the evening with mist engulfing the background

 Retreat Camp Organizing Committee …
Main organizing person and Secretary of PSZQM: Grace Lim (2nd from right, front row). Yours truly (KC) 3rd from right, back row.

 Day 2 morning practising chi gong in the pristine and cool environment of Genting Highlands

 Hui Peng ... focus in practising chi gong

 The instructions of Xu laoshi is clear and very detailed

 With Xu laoshi ... yours truly (KC) left; John Lim, right

 Xu laoshi busy signing autograph

 Having delicious vegetarian meals in the restaurant of Chin Swee Caves Temple

Applying chi before each meal


To be continued … Part 2

Do click here to view all photos of latest activities of Zhineng Qigong (PSZQM Main Association). At the end of the web page, click Older Posts to view more activities.

Posted by KC Leong
Executive Committee Member (2014-2016)
PSZQM 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail

A recce trip at Broga Hill and Tok Wan Trail with Wilson Liew on Sunday, 16 November 2014 for a total distance of 4.8km (one way). Both Wilson and I have not been to Tok Wan Trail before. 

From car park to the end point of Broga Hill, there were many people; so we were not able to run. Instead, we were taking photographs excitedly with a sea of mist or cloud probably caused by heavy rain the day before. Even when approaching Broga area at 7:00 a.m., the entire area was engulfed in mist. 

Beyond the huge rocks where the end point of Broga Hill is, it was a stark contrast. Entering into Tok Wan Trail, there were no people. Occasionally, we met a few trekkers along the trails. The funny thing was that they always asked me whether I have been to the end point of Tok Wan Trail; to which I responded: ini kali pertama (this is my first time in this Tok Wan Trail). 

So both of us ran and ran and ran traversing the winding trails and going through at least 8 hills to arrive at the end point of Tok Wan Trail. Compare with the scenic view of Broga Hill, it is just a clearing with a signage for Tok Wan Trail of 675 meters above sea level. The entire journey is good for trekking or trail running.

Do click here to view 50 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 Broga Hill is crowded with people
 A sea of mist of cloud … we must be lucky to be able to see such a unique and scenic view
 I was surprise that at 7:30 a.m., the sky is very blue
 Beautiful !
 Above the cloud feeling
 The end point of Broga Hill with the huge rocks
 The no-frill end-point of Tok Wan Trail compares to the scenic view of Broga Hill ... KC and Wilson
 Having a big and nice coconut juice while descending the hill before arriving at the car park
Adjourn to the famous grill tilapia fish restaurant. The fishes are reared in the pond just beside the restaurant.


Quite interestingly, my last visit at Broga Hill was on 14 June 2009 (more than 5 years ago) when I assembled a team to trek in Mount Everest Base Camp. Do click here ...

The reason for not visiting Broga Hill for such a long time is because Broga it is not challenging enough. But with the Tok Wan Trail, this should be a good mountain for trekking or trail running. 


Posted by KC Leong



Friday, October 31, 2014

Korea Holidays Highlights

Holidaying in Korea from 23 to 30 October 2014 for the autumn foliage ... these are only a few of the photos; stay tuned for many more photos. At Oak Valley where the 2018 Winter Olympic is going to be held, the temperature at 8:30 a.m. is minus 1 degree Celsius! Overall, it was a pleasant, enjoyable and memorable holiday trip.

Do click here to view 88 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).



At Jeju Island
As Jeju Island
A main dish and kimchi stuff
3D studio

At Nami Island



At Sarokan Mountain
Enjoying a sumptuous seafood lunch
Looks like some Bollywood dance  :-)
Cheese making session
At Oak Valley ... temperature in the morning is minus zero! The 2018 Winter Olympic shall be staged near to this area.
At Oak Valley
Attending "how to make kimchi" crash couse
In ancient costume
At Everland
At DMZ zone diving Northern and Southern Korea
Holiday ended with a happy feeling

Posted by KC Leong