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Practice, practise..... And all is coming (I hope)?

Mar. 12th, 2012 | 11:06 pm
location: @Home
mood: blankblank

I mostly practice two major styles of yoga: Ashtanga (Vinyasa) and Yin. Ashtanga was meant for me to build my stamina and for a good physical workout since it is pretty physical, while I use Yin as a medium for just putting myself in various, sometimes uncomfortable, positions and just be. All in all, I used to manage to balance Ashtanga and Yin where, for me, they complement each other.

But nowadays, I noticed that I tend to turn to Ashtanga more than Yin in whatever I do. If I meet a mental problem, I'll bring it to Ashtanga and work it out. If I meet an emotional problem, Ashtanga. Every single thing, it's Ashtanga. Yin has, in recent months, oddly taken a back seat. But then again, it is funny that I tend to shun Yin a little at my current stage of practice. Because Yin is supposed to create discomfort so that you learn to meet and train in equanimity for every and any situation. And I doubt I have the mental capacity for that, yet. Fortunately, I also noticed that I'm able to accept more physical discomfort than I was previously willing to now, which is good, for me.

Heh! Let's see how things go.




So after years of laziness, I'm now trying to re-introduce daily practice into my life. No doubt I curse and swear at myself every early morning (waking up to practice at 5.30am every morning less Saturdays and Sundays ain't a joke folks), somehow I miss that. And no amount of practice in the mid-morning, afternoon, evening or night (I practiced once at 11pm) is able to give that clarity of mind as an early morning practice. Okay, I'll stop oozing and serenading now. Hahaha!

As my first step today, I practiced a standard set of Salutations A. No doubt it was in the night (10pm!) but I guess I just make do with it for today. Tomorrow's my chance, since I'm working an afternoon shift. Am so looking forward to it.

So thus starts Day 1: Ashtanga.


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Living your practice, or practice your living?

Jan. 9th, 2012 | 10:41 am

So a lot of my closer friends are all aware that I've picked up yoga again.

In yoga, and all other spiritual traditions, we talk about living your practice whepraline becomes a practice, and not just on the meditation futon or yoga mat. But then again, thinking back, are we living our practice, or pacticing how to live?

Pretty symbiotic, no?

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Aug. 11th, 2011 | 07:36 am

Alright, major things that happened since the last post:

1. weihan83 has officially left the country to Perth in pursuit of his Ph.D. I must say that his leaving was a very very very bittersweet moment for me and karcho. But then again: 天下无不散的宴席. What is inevitable will be that: inevitable.

2. I lost 6kgs, miraculously. Go me!

That's all for now. Heh!

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Jul. 14th, 2011 | 11:01 pm
mood: lonelylonely
music: Final Fantasy X OST - Tidus and Yuna Sky Theme



I have always loved a hug. A real, sincere, deeply felt one.

Hugs are great! They lift the spirits, affirm you, ground you and basically does everything that will make you feel better without the hassles of anything else. Such a neat and clean mood-booster and a confidence pill, yet so...... under used.

And I actually don't like people just typing out a hug and send it to me over MSN, whatsapp, SMS or any other media. Yes, I do appreciate the effort, that sometimes, I just have to take things as it is and accept it. But I'm a tactile creature, and I really like to feel my hugs.




So why am I saying this?

'Cause this is one of those times where I feel that I really need one.





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Jul. 11th, 2011 | 11:30 pm
location: @Home
mood: crappycrappy

Originally, I decided to blog about my Facebook status which I had posted in the morning.

However, something else popped up a few hours ago, something that hits much closer to home:

Weight loss.



For those who know me well, I frequently lurk in the abyss and muck of the Internet Relay Chat, or IRC for short. I have some personal friends who lurk around as well. Today, I was happily parking in the chatroom when a friend of mine, who is of a similar body size to mine; and do keep in mind that I have a huge mass. I mean bad-ass HUGE.

We chatted, until we came touching on the depressing topic: Losing weight.

The mathematics is pretty simple enough, if you see it:

I'm now at a height of 1.74m and weighing 116 kilograms (kg) (I think).

So if I lose just one kilogram a week, it will add up to 4 kg a month. In a year? 48 kg.

Which will bring me to a healthy weight of 68 kg, plus the added bonus of having a reduced and balanced blood pressure, since I am suffering from high blood pressure. Besides, it is just one bloody kilogram a week. How hard is that? And I'm pretty sure that keeping it off should be easy enough. I mean, think of all the additional benefits:


  • I can wear better, sexier clothes.

  • People will not roll their eyes at me anymore.

  • I'm healthier and, hopefully, sexier.



And much more, I think.

So what's stopping me?









Procrastination. Sigh. Coupled by sheer laziness.

What can I say?



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Jul. 9th, 2011 | 10:41 pm
mood: calmcalm
music: 林志炫 - 蒙娜丽莎的眼泪

Once again, it has been months since the last post, and half the year of 2011 has fleeted past.

I have always wanted to continue writing, as a fair bit of things have been inspiring me to discuss about it. But after a whole day of work, the moment has passed and the inspiration isn't there anymore.

But that would defeat the purpose of having this online journal, doesn't it? I mean, I will not deny that I got an online journal all those years back then when it was the craze to have one. While it is, now, a commodity, I honestly do not think that this journal has been fully utilised.

Hence, the creation of this post. To remind myself that I still have a journal, that I have a commitment to write as much as I can, that I still have people who might be interested in what I wish to express.

Besides, it provides me a good avenue to be emotional. In every sense of the term emo. Hah!



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Jun. 17th, 2011 | 10:46 pm



你试着将分手
尽量讲得婉转
我只好配合你
尽笑得自然
我就是不能看
心爱的人显得为难
你刚握过的手
留着一丝温暖
不知道够不够
撑过这个夜晚
我目送你远走
站的太久倦意淡淡

散了吧 认了吧
算了吧 放了吧
该原谅 该潇洒
要原谅 要潇洒
别回想 别留下
可惜连我的心都不听话
可怜受伤的爱还想挣扎
痛不怕 心不假
缘好短 人好傻

我开车听音乐
漫无目的转
看街灯都亮了
一盏接着一盏
像为我计算内心
最深处隐藏的孤单
总习惯用沉默
处理我的伤感
也知道这世界
没有太多圆满
但爱到曲终人散
难免还遗憾

散了吧 认了吧
算了吧 放了吧
该原谅 该潇洒
要原谅 要潇洒
别回想 别留下
可惜连我的心都不听话
可怜受伤的爱还想挣扎
痛不怕 心不假
缘好短 人好傻

是不是有时候爱需要纠缠
会不会有时候爱就不该心软
要够坚持才代表爱得够勇敢
我如果能尽情将感觉呐喊
含泪问少了你今后我怎么办
那现在身边会不会还有你作伴


散了吧 认了吧
算了吧 放了吧
该原谅 该潇洒
要原谅 要潇洒
别回想 别留下
可惜连我的心都不听话
可怜受伤的爱还想挣扎
痛不怕 心不假
缘好短 人好傻
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Feb. 20th, 2011 | 12:17 am
location: @Home
mood: calmcalm

Looking at my last post, it's been over one year since I have made an official intelligent entry.

Not that nothing has happened, but at the end of the day, I noticed, the drive to continue writing as I grow older seems to wane more and more.

When I was teaching, I did not have the mood to write, much less talk about inspiration.
Then when I left teaching, there was nothing else to write about, less the Taiwan and Nepal trips I made. But still, experiences are a blur now.
Then I joined a tee printing company, and that left me a bitter taste, so I do not want to remember it.
And now I am with another government service, the work itself is so routine, there's nothing to write about.

So what gives?


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Dec. 21st, 2010 | 07:14 pm
mood: morosemorose



I saw this, and my heart broke.

Something, somewhere, somehow, somewhat, tears flowed again.

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Mar. 27th, 2010 | 11:39 am
location: Sanctuary
mood: crankycranky



Fuck you, you understand me? FUCK YOU!






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