Monday, June 26, 2017

Purchase of Xango Mangosteen juice product June 2017

The loyal customers of Xango in Australia and other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong China and Africa can now continue to buy their favourite Mangosteen juice drink.

Xango has now merged with the company Zija International with effect from June 2017. This is the announcement from the company. 

Xango was founded in 2002 by brothers Joe and Gordon Morton and Aaron Garrity. Ken Brailsford founded Zija four years later, in 2006.

"Every one of the XANGO founders has worked with Ken during our careers," said XANGO Founder, CEO and Chairman Aaron Garrity. "Ken brought my partner Joe and I into the direct selling business and shaped the early parts of our careers. He is a mentor and a trusted friend. Ken has always shown deep respect for what we have all built with XANGO, and he shares our belief that a company in our industry must make distributors its top priority."

To loyal customers you may continue to purchase the same Xango product from our official Zija website.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tai chi & Qigong class in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (Bukit Antarabangsa)

Announcing : New Tai chi & Qigong class in Ampang area, Sunday morning, June 2017

NOTE: For our Old students, there is an existing class and we welcome you to join in.  Drop by for practice, stroke Corrections and for advanced  training and refinement.

Beginners Class - Taman  Bukit Jaya, Bukit  Antarabangsa

Date: 4th June 2017.
Day : Sunday
Time: 8 am
Venue: Taman  Bukit Jaya, Bukit  Antarabangsa
Open air Badminton court,
Jalan Corner of Jalan Bukit Jaya 2 and Bukit Jaya 5, Taman  Bukit Jaya, Bukit  Antarabangsa
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Come for a full session - of qigong, meditation and Tai chi. Explanations, historical, medical benefits as well as demo. and Q&A. The works.


A beautiful area to learn and practice Qigong/Tai chi. in Bukit Antarabangsa the hillside residential area in Ampang. Nestled among the trees and hills. Good air and good energy; and good people (earlier students).

Who is it for:
Anyone who is interested in working out to feel good.  Highly recommended by health professionals (including Harvard Medical School/ Hospitals).

What you will learn:
Tai chi set; warm up with Qigong; Standing Postures, Breathing
Understand what makes Tai chi unique in our modern world.

  • The essence of softness (soft, refined energy) as compared to rough/ obvious energies.
  • How to calm your mind/ body and relax deeply for health and stress management
  • Learn to re-coordinate your body/mind - to move gracefully
  • Improve your balance
  • Strengthen your bones and ligaments (good for people with bad backs/ joint pains osteoporosis)
  • Regain flexibility and mobility
  • Regain and Power up for better health, more energy and alertness.
  • How Tai chi is used in Self defense

About Sifu E. K Yeap

Sifu E.K Yeap is the founder and Chief Instructor of WellnessBioChi.  He is an author, speaker and teacher and has over 30 years experience in teaching Tai Chi, self defense (since 1976) both overseas (Australia) and locally in Malaysia. He has appeared on national TV and the newspapers several times. His teaching is contemporary and he uses science to complement the ancient teachings.

More about sifu: here:

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Exploring hedonistic philosophy


A practitioner's guide to hedonism

The Greek philosopher Epicurus has been a victim of slander for more than two thousand years. But he offered some sage advice on the good life


WHERE IS A hedonist to look for his heroes? Not to the religious traditions of the East, to be sure: they lack enthusiasm for the illusory pleasures of this world. The Buddha may have rejected the stony path of asceticism, but he was keener on eliminating desires than on satisfying them. Islam and Christianity are not much help either. They are more interested in pleasing God than in pleasing man. Judaism has managed a happier compromise with the ways of the world. Yet it too, like the other monotheisms, keeps a wary eye open for recriminations from above.

None of the greatest Western philosophers has produced a paean to pleasure that can serve as much of a guide for today's enlightened hedonist. Philosophers tend to be ruminative, cerebral and cautious. To expect to find a hedonist at work in the groves of academe is rather like expecting to find a vegetarian at work in a slaughter-house.

Thus Kant preached a stern gospel of dutifulness, and Plato's pleasures were unstintingly abstract and intellectual. A good Platonist would rather contemplate the perfect meal than eat it.

But there is one Greek philosopher whose name has become synonymous with the life of pleasure – especially sensual pleasures, and above all those of a gourmet. Epicurus, who led a commune of followers in an Athenian garden in the early third-century BC, is not usually reckoned in the first rank of philosophers. Indeed, for much of the Christian era, he was condemned as a pig and a sex-maniac. A 12th-century bishop wrote that "the world is filled with Epicureans for the simple reason that in its great multitude of men there are few who are not slaves to lust." Attacks on Epicurus were common in his own time, too. One disgruntled ex-follower said that Epicurus vomited twice a day from over-eating, and engaged in "notorious midnight philosophisings" in his garden with four women called Hedeia ("Sweety-Pie"), Erotion ("Lovie"), Nikidion ("Little Victory") and Mammarion ("Big Tits").

Exactly what Epicurus got up to in the undergrowth will never be known. Yet there is every reason to disbelieve his bad press. He espoused a revolutionary and irreligious theory of the universe that would have ensured his notoriety even if he had been a sober eunuch on a diet. The world consists, according to Epicurus, of tiny material atoms careering around in space until they randomly collide and form the things and creatures we see. When our atoms disperse and we die, that is the end of us. Even the gods are just collections of atoms. They seem to have no serious tasks to perform in the universe, and could not care less what people do with themselves or to each other. The aim of philosophy, Epicurus maintained, is to make people happy, and one of its biggest tasks is to quieten the unnecessary terrors caused by religion.

In particular, it was crucial to overcome the fear of death and of an unpleasant afterlife. "All good and evil lie in sensation, whereas death is the absence of sensation," wrote Epicurus in a letter. "Hence a correct understanding that death is nothing to us makes the mortality of life enjoyable, not by adding infinite time, but by ridding us of the desire for immortality." The anti-religious tone of Epicurus's thinking was played up by his devoted admirer, the Roman poet Lucretius, whose poem "On The Nature Of Things" is the longest and most influential surviving account of Epicureanism. The disapproving St Jerome dismissed Lucretius, saying he had been driven insane by a massive overdose of the Roman equivalent of Viagra.

Epicurus did once say that in order to lead a happy life, one needs first of all to be fed. This was easy to quote out of context, and his reputation as a glutton is probably based on little more than that. In fact, Epicurus condemned all forms of over-indulgence, and recommended a simple diet. His famous garden (which the naturalist Pliny the Elder says was the first rustic garden to be made within city walls) was probably no luscious bower, but rather the source of fruits and vegetables for his simple life. It would also have provided a calm respite from the bustle of the city: for Epicurus, tranquillity was the ultimate delight.

That is why the real Epicurus – in contrast to the crude sybarite invented by his detractors – denounced the rapidly rotting fruits of dissipation and excess. The constant pursuit of intense pleasures will in fact backfire, according to Epicurus, because it leads to the psychological hell of enslavement to unsatisfiable appetites. The would-be hedonist must take care to ensure that the pain of overreaching desire does not ruin his peace of mind and thereby defeat his original aim of securing a balance of pleasure over pain.

The best sort of life, says Epicurus, is one that is free from pain in the body and from disturbance in the mind. That sounds a rather negative credo for a 21st-century devotee of the good life. Were he writing self-help books today, Epicurus would probably acknowledge that you can aim a little higher than that. He might point out in his own defence that health and peace are essential preconditions of happiness, and are easy to belittle if you are lucky enough to have them. But perhaps his most useful observation for the discerning hedonists of today, when such an intoxicating variety of gratifications are dangled before them, is a reminder of caveat emptor: "No pleasure is in itself evil, but the things which produce certain pleasures entail annoyances many times greater than the pleasures themselves."

Anthony Gottliebis a contributor to the New Yorker, a former executive editor of The Economist and author of "The Dream of Reason"

Posted by

E. K Yeap

Friday, December 09, 2016

4life Australia Office telephone number - NEW

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The Popular TF Classic - available for purchase online .

The 4life office in Australia has now been closed with effect from November 2016.  However, the full range of 4Life products including TF Classic (above), Transfer factor Plus (see below), TF Tri factor forumla, rite start etc are ALL still available.  The products are shipped from the 4Life office in New Zealand.

TF Plus

If you wish to call to order
The new 4Life Australia toll-free customer service number is 1–800–143–060. The number is taken by our USA office.

For Product usage inquires - please call or message us

We will recall the fond memories of the 4Life office and staff including (Jennie Steel, Sue Donaldson). Evelyn Thom, etc

Below is an old photo to reminisce: 

 Phtoto: Founders of, E.K & Peggy (extreme right) with 4Life staff in March 2002.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Push Hands Training Basics that you need to Understand

Here are some basics theory that you will need to know, and a teacher who can demonstrate the theory - ie show these to you in practice.

1. Peng jing - this is more than the posture of Peng in the form.  It is an energy.  Its also called the mother of all TC PH energies.  It is needed all the time and it gives rise to the other energies.

2. Non - resistance, i.e non - confrontational. No clashing of opposing forces.

3. Sticking and adhering

4. Structure and Space - you need structure and space and you need to know how to create space within your structure.  The space especially referred to in the space between your arms and your body.  There are 3 levels of space - i) optimal - this is plenty.  This is when you have sufficient space and it is for poses. Posture is expanded and energy is expanded.  It is mostly a static form that we take up.  ii) comfortable - this will be the space you will most normally go through in PH practice. iii) Compact/minimal - this is when your arms are pressed very closely (pasted) onto your body.

5. Listening to forces. You have to learn to feel the forces that come in to your body.  True practice will have you feeling the forces, being connected in your structure and moving away from those forces in the appropriate way

6. Connected.  You need to be connected - and act / respond as 'one'.  In the beginning context - your ward off arm need to be moving as one piece in its initial response to oncoming push and the arm links to your elbow (feeling connected) and to your shoulder and down to your legs (all feeling connected).

7. Rooting - or grounding. You need to be able to stand firmly on the ground (like a tree).  Being firm even to the forces that come to you.  As a training we will build excess capacity

8. Yielding - comes together with non- resistance.  You yield to give way, but at the same time connect with the opponent.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tai chi Push Hands : the Art of Allowing

Tai chi push hands class - beginners level. Have you practiced Tai chi chuan? Learn the next level - After learning the beginning levels of relaxation and softness - the next level is 'change', i.e. the ability to change.  The ability to yield.  To master this, you need to sharpen your ability to feel forces and to respond to them in an appropriate manner. This is the Art of Instant Allowing and Non - Resistance, and Change.

Join our upcoming class (in Kuala Lumpur) to learn the basics of Tai chi Push hands:

  • Relaxation response in the face of stress and incoming forces. Cutting down on reactive movements such as jerky movements.
  • Nature of simple direct force, and its inherent weakness within its fierceness. Splitting Forces.
  • Using the Body, Legs and not just Arms - rooting and redirecting. Learning to integrate the whole body.
  • Acceptance vs Resistance. Accepting and Rooting.
  • Transition from brute muscular force (li) to internal, pliable strength (jing). Springy energy and explosive power.
  • The Internal Martial arts approach to defending one self against forces. Yielding and neutralising.
Venue: Gym, Kiaraville Condo Mezz Floor, Block A, Changkat Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 KL
Location Map: Kiaraville Condo, (Drive there using Waze:
Date: 21 April 2016
Time: 7 pm
Tuition fee: RM 435 per semester (10 weeks)