Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trekking at Air Hitam Forest Reserves

It was a special day on Saturday morning, 28 July 2012. Not only that I was leading a small group of qigong members (Zhening Qigong Malaysia) for trekking at Puchong Hill (or Air Hitam Forest Reserve Hill), it is also the start of London Olympic 2012. Gluing to the TV starting from 3:30 a.m. for a fun-filled and somewhat humorous opening ceremony, I have to stop the viewing after the appearing of Malaysian's contingent during the athletes parade.

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 Air Hitam Forest Reserves Hill (or Puchong Hill)

Arriving at the trail head of Puchong Hill, I was shock to see that there were so many cars there; both the entry and exit roads were parked on both sides of the road. The previous time that we came, it was closed to public by the officials of UPM for encroaching into their research area ... do click here to read.

After the negotiation by the Puchong Trekker Association, UPM decided to allow the public to trek at the outer loop. So it is everyone’s responsibility to advise those new trekkers not to venture deep into the waterfall again, and to keep the tracks clean. Otherwise, it would jeopardise all the people when UPM decides to close the forest reserves again.

 (Back, left): Yang, Lee Choo, Edwan Haw, Chin, LimBB, Cindy Lim, TanCH
(front): Lew, Chan and Chan, Brenda Lee and KC Leong

 With Lai Kuan (left #3)

In this trekking group, there were a few beginners who are first exposed to trekking. One of them is Lee Choo who trekked steadily and cautiously. Two special persons that we met there: first was Lai Kuan who was doing the trail running; the second person has to be Lim Hin Chong, Past Club President of Speaker's Dream Toastmaster Club (do click here) and Past Area-Governor of Toastmasters. I first heard someone calling me; upon inquiring, LimHC said he recognized my Salomon trail running shoes even from the back view (do click here) ... :-)

As usual, I would practise my trail running while accompaning the trekkers. I would surge foward for then run backward to ensure the group is moving in the right direction.

The group completed the trekking trip by having a delicious fish head noodles in the eatery centre of Puchong new town.

 Huge mushroom that looks like a cake

 With Lim Hin Chong and wife (right #2)

 No Entry - this is the entrance to waterfall or UPM research areas

Having fish-head noodles at the eatery centres of Puchong new town ... LeeChoo, Lew, Cindy Lim and LimBB

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Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) Group Practice

Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) Group Practice at Dewan Kompleks Belia Bandaraya, Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (Next to Stadium Badminton KL) on 22/07/2012 (Sunday) from 8:00am to 12 noon. This event is led by Lu Lin Kun Laoshi and Zheng Bai Ling Laoshi on lecture, practice, and Chi Treating.

Do click here to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).
Association President, Liow Kim Heng Laoshi (right) addressing the participants; this event is led by Lu Lin Kun Laoshi (left).

 Practice of 1st Module and Three Centres Merge Standing

 Straighten Leg Relaxation Technique ... demenstrated by Zheng Bai Ling Laoshi and expalined by Lu Lin Kun Laoshi

 Group Qi Treating

 Full concentration ... Lee Choo

 Miss Lau

 Hun Yuan Tunnel Qi Treating

Yours truly is going through the thunnel of chi field also (that you don't see me) ... :-)

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Do click here for previous qigong postings where yours truly is involved. This posting is repeated; do scroll down the web pages.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sekinchan Trip by Zhineng Qigong Members

Eighty-eight members of the The Zhineng Qigong Malaysia (Subang Jaya Centre) went for a fun-filled, free-and-easy, sight-seeing day trip on Saturday, 14 July 2012 to Sekinchan. A small, coastal town located in the state of Selangor, Sekinchan is one of the major rice producing areas of  Malaysia with padi fields that stretch a far as the horizon. A unique scene here – one can drive right beside the padi fields connecting the vast landscape.

Do click here to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong). In Picasa web photo album, click Slideshow, hit F11 key to adjust for optimum displays.

 In-bus karaoke -- BanLL singing a favourite song

Passing by Kuala Selangor, the group took a train ride up the hill of Bukit Melawati, a historical hill that is now home of many monkeys. The fort at the small peak with a few canons taking a commanding view of the coastline was once home to a mighty fortress, and now, good location for photos shoot.
At Sekinchan, the group have a sumptuous and satisfying seafood lunch, and later shopping of local produces for fish ball, fishcakes, etc; visiting of rice factory, mango farm, and a Chinese temple.

 Boarding the slow train to the peak of Bukit Melawati ... cheerful smile of Amy

According to the bus driver, harvesting of padi can be done within a day or two with usage of machinery. He related that he ferried a group of tourists on a Monday with padi ready for harvesting. Two days after, when he fetched another group, the vast padi fields have been harvested – a post-harvest and not-too-exciting scene that we see in this trip.

The one-day trip fosters closer relationship among members other than the twice-weekly practice sessions; the trip is made possible even with a nominal fee contributed by each participant as Zhineng Qigong (M'sia) is a non-profit association in promoting good health and healing technique through structured practice of Chinese ancient life-science. From the positive feedbacks, there would be more excursions for members in future.

 The journey to the small peak

Facilitator - Alex Lim, Cheong Mei Wan
Coach Captain - CH Tan, HJ Tan
Assistant Coach Captain - Lim BB, Alex Lim
Gifts - Benz, Grace Lim, Caryn Keong, Cindy Lim.
Cameraman - KC Leong

 A group photo at the fort of Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

 A mega group photo

 Geeting ready for a sumptuous lunch at one of the leading restaurants in Sekinchan

At rice factory ... promoter explaining the different type of rice, vacuum-packed just like a brick for ease in portability 

 At one of the stalls ... Toh SB

 Visiting Nan Tian Temple

 Post-harvest season of padi ... the two flat structures are for swiftlets farming

 Nan Tian Temple

Visiting of mango farm ... Lim LC

Do click here for the official website of Zhineng Qigong (Malaysia).

Do click here for all the past postings on Zhineng Qigong activities involving yours truly (KC). This posting is repeated, scroll down the pages.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, July 08, 2012

My Healthy Living and Zhineng Qigong

Lot of fun and healthy activities at My Healthy Living (MHL) Day on 7 July 2012 (Saturday) at Padang SS 15 Subang Jaya from 8:30am to 3pm with Zhineng Qigong (M’sia) members performing a demo practice session.

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 Zhineng Qigong (M’sia) booth ... seated is Mr Liow Kim Heng, the President of the Association

  Fantastic stunt performance by the cheerleading team

Qigong demo practice session ... lead by a few of the laoshi (teacher or master) 

 Qigong demo practice session
 Qigong demo practice session
 Qigong demo practice session
  Chan Li Jin, the Editor of urbanhealth, presenting to Cindy Lim (right) the prize of a lucky draw

 Melodic and tuneful songs presented by the singers

 Yours truly (KC) with other members of Zhineng Qigong

  Having a go at the Ping Pong throwing games

Soo Laoshi trying his throwing skill ...

  The joy of striking one ... Cindy and Lim BB

  Dart throwing game... notice the pink arrow flying in the air
  Soo Laushi is in second position ... 47 points

GOAL with a high kick ... cute and nice posture

The much adorable character that is popular with kids
SS 15 Padang at Subang Jaya, Selangor

Lots of free gifts in the bag

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Do click here for the official website of Zhineng Qigong (M’sia).

Posted by KC Leong