An enjoyable outing with friends and qigong members on the 7th day of Chinese New Year for trekking at FRIM Botani on Saturday, 16 February 2013.
After a few loh sang and good food during the auspicious 2013 Chinese New Year, it is good to go have some activities to enjoy the great outdoors and to burn away the excess calories.
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With Alan Yu laoshi (standing; R3)
(back, left) KC Leong, Tee EK, Thomas Lim, Edwin Haw, Elaine, Alan Yu laoshi, Ms Looi and husband;
Tan LP, Tee YS, Annie, Brenda Lee, Lee Choo, Lew LW, Ms Chan and daughter.
The group successfully went round Salem High Country Hill to “jin wan”. For outdoor enthusiasts, "jin wan" has nothing to do with ritual ceremony but to sweat it out to accomplish the task. A few years ago, I met a few uncles there (who were trekking) and they suggested that it is good to go round Salem High Country Hill signifying “jin wan” (energize one’s luck) during the auspicious Chinese New Year. It is an excellent suggestion when we need to look for reasons to go outdoors.
We are pleased to have Alan Yu laoshi in joining us in this trekking. He is the Zhineng Qigong Centre Laoshi of USJ 1 and USJ 15 Wawasan. He will assume the role of qigong group leader for the 3D2N Lucky Valley Retreat and Sungei Lembing Tour (LV+LB) on 20-22 April 2013 in experiencing the strong and energized chi at Lucky Valley.
The Ular la pose for The Year of the SSSSS’Snake
Since we are still in Chinese New Year mood, most of the trekkers are donning red T-shirts signifying prosperity and good luck for the Lunar New Year. Other than the usual thumbs-up pose for photos shoot, we also have two new poses: the Ular la pose and the Gong Xi Gong Xi pose.
While descending the hill, we met one dog running into our direction, and the owner behind was shouting repeatedly “Stay There!” The dog was seemingly ignoring his command; with its advancement, we were not too sure of its friendliness. So we were standing still as though we were responding to the command of “Stay There!” – but not the dog. We have a good laugh after that.
The group trekked a distance of 7.5 km in 2 hr 30 minutes with a slow and steady pace amidst time for photos shoot.
At the foothill of Salem High Country Hill
Ascending the hill … Alan Yu laoshi in the middle; left is TeeEK
At the peak of Salem High Country Hill
Traverse in the wood ... Lee Choo at the front
At the Big Rock area for another group photo
Descending the hill … Wong WY in action
“Stay There !!!” - fierce looking dog but I think it is friendly ... Brenda moving cautiously
Gong Xi Fa Chai and Happy Chinese New Year
The next trekking is scheduled on 2 March (Saturday) at Puchong Hill. Do indicate if you are interested to join us.
If you are interested to join us for the LV+LB 3D3N qigong retreat trip (20-22 April 2013), we have only seven (7) vacant seats left. Hurry! Hurry!
Posted by KC Leong