Sunday, February 22, 2015

FRIM Chor 3 Jin Wan Outing

Gong Xi Gong Xi ... a joyous Chor 3 Jin Wan outing at FRIM Kepong on Saturday, 21 February 2015.

Jin Wan in Cantonese means to energize one’s luck in the Lunar New Year. Many years ago during Chinese New Year, I was running around Salem High Country (in FRIM) with a few trail runner friends. After exchanging auspicious greetings to two uncles there who were doing their morning walk, they suggested to me that it is good to “jin” (go one round the foothill of Salem High Country), signifying Jin Wan. When I was small, jin wan means my mother would bring me along to a temple to pray during Chinese New Year. So for trekkers and trail runners, we have to sweat it out to Jin Wan.

To make things more challenging, we have the trekking and trail running groups both started at the same time but from different locations. Led by Lee Wai Yin, the trekking group started from Taman Botani Kepong. The trail running group was led by ChongYF and yours truly from the FRIM Clubhouse. The two groups eventually met at the foothill of Salem High Country before we Jin Wan together.

Do CLICK HERE to view 51 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 The trail runners from FRIM Clubhouse
(left) … KC Leong, LimHY, Rothman, Mun Yi, Wai Ming, Miko Leea, Ann Chua, Gan, Elsie Liew, Karen Wu, ChongYF.

 Passing by the Orang Asli hut

 At Steroid Hill area … with Mr U.CH

 Flying quite high … Girls power

 Guys power

 Gong Xi Gong Xi … wishing all good heath, great wealth and happiness in the Lunar New Year. Trekkers and trail runners together.

 At the peak of Salem High Country

Showing the power ... Elsie and Karen :-) 

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, February 15, 2015

FRIM Kepong Time Trial

FRIM Kepong Trail Running and trekking time trial on Saturday 14 February 2015 and Saturday 7 February 2015 in preparing for CNY chor 3 "jeen wan" run/walk.

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

Do click here to view trekking photos.

(left: ChongYF, Karen Wu, LimHY, KC Leong, Josephine, Kelvin)

Photos below are taken on Saturday, 7 February 2015 with Lee Wai Yin, Lana and SuWF:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

USJ Centres Annual Dinner

An annual dinner organized by USJ Centres Zhineng Qigong at Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, The Summit USJ on Saturday, 7 February 2015. It was a fun-filled evening with songs, dances, karaoke, lucky draws, cheers, camaraderie and good food. 

The event was graced by Ms Hannah Yeoh, ADUN Subang Jaya, Mr Wong Chen, Ahli Parlimen Kelana Jaya, Mr Ken Chia, MPSJ Councillor, and Liow Kim Heng laoshi, PSZQM President.

Do click here to view 207 photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 The event is graced by Ms Hannah Yeoh, ADUN Subang Jaya (seated L2), Mr Wong Chen, Ahli Parlimen Kelana Jaya (seated L3), Mr Ken Chia, MPSJ Councillor (seated L1), Liow Kim Heng laoshi, PSZQM President (seated R2); organizing committees and Centre laoshi.

Do click here to view 2014 Annual Dinner.

Posted by KC Leong

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Gunung Bunga Buah Hiking

Trekking at Gunung Bunga Buah of Goh Tong Jaya, Genting Highlands on Saturday 31 January 2015 … After the previous evening's rain, it was misty in the morning; and a fine weather amid cool environment of the high mountains for the entire day of trekking.

About 45 minutes before arriving at the peak, resting at the Rock Garden under a shady and cool place was really relaxing with the view of Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Caves Temple and Awana from the opposite mountains. 

One way to the peak at moderate pace took about four hours. The entire trail was trekked under shades, only about 15 minutes of the time that one exposed to hot sun in the afternoon. 

It was a satisfying outdoor event, and the most happy ending was having a sumptuous and delicious meal at Goh Tong Jaya at 6:00 p.m. before we descended Genting Highlands.

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

 A combined group photo at the trail head which is near to the farm land

 Emerging from the farm land (requiring about 15 minutes of uphill climb) and connect to the abandon tar road. The direction to Gunung Bunga Buah is on the right of photo frame; follow the tar road (on the left of photo frame) would lead one to the roundabout near to Hotel Seri Malaysia. Posing for photo: Wendy Chiam, Shu, Goh and Choo.

 At the quarry area ... formerly full of bushes, now an open space earmarked for development

 Many wild orchid lining the trail

 Reclamation power of nature ... the abandon old tar road leading to Genting Highlands, now only a trail

 Beginning of the uphill climb to the peak of Gunung Bunga Buah. On the left of the photo frame is the end of the tar road (passable for trekkers). Posing for photo: ChongYF, Josephine, and George.

 At the Rock Garden area ... Wendy Chiam, Lana and Shu

 Genting Higlands is clearly visible from the Rock Garden

 At the peak ... for normal pace, it takes about 4 hours to reach here.

 ChongYF brewing coffee and tea at the Rock Garden area. This area is shady, breezy and cooling, good for a peaceful retreat. This trail is comparable to Pine Tree Trail which is cooling, minus the long travelling journey to Fraser’s Hill.

 Josephine busy taking photos

 Happy feeling of Lana after having arrived at the peak and returned safely

 Mission Accomplish! ..Another group photo (at the quarry area) before we adjourn for late lunch at Goh Tong Jaya

A sumptuous and delicious 8-dish meal at 6:00 p.m. in one of the restaurants at Goh Tong Jaya. The food was fantastic and the price is reasonable: RM 22 per pax. (another nice dish is hidden behind the fish).

Posted by KC Leong