Thursday, October 29, 2009

SE Pendant recalled

The SE Pendant sold by eCosway was found cautioned to have enhanced radioactivity.  This was reported in Hong Kong by the  Customs and Excise Department last month in September 2009.

Samples of the seized pendants were sent to the Department of Health and the Government Laboratory for analysis and testing. Analysis results revealed that the radioactivity concentrations of radioactive thorium-232 and uranium-238 in the pendant were both above the limit recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)for commodity products.

According to the Department of Health, short term contact with the pendant would not result in immediate effect to health. As the radiation dose from a single pendant may reach 50% - 60% of the annual skin dose limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection, year-long contact with the pendant may result in erythema of the skin in some individuals. The risk of skin cancer also increases with the duration of contact.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Tao te ching: nice video presentation

Lovely video presentation of the Tao te ching by Lao tze.

I like especially, "its easier to carry an empty cup than one that is filled to the brim".


Thursday, August 06, 2009

12 week Tai Chi course in Ampang

We'll be having a new 12 week course for beginners in Ampang at the Yoga Life Centre. This is scheduled to start on 19th August. This will be the last one for this year at the centre. Register at 0342515245.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tai chi Self defense class interviewed in

The ladies in our Basic Self defense course were featured today in a video by, the internet version of The Star newspaper. This was held in Kuala Lumpur. Besides Tai chi, akido was also featured.

In the Tai chi classes, we were training more on mobility, stepping, sensing and some push hands.


Self-protection for women
Self-protection for women Switch Up 6:18 mins Switch Up meets up with several women who have decided to learn some self defense skills by enrolling in aikido and applied tai chi classes.
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Monday, July 06, 2009

Interview and Video filming with The Star online

The Star online shot a video of our class and interviewed our Tai chi Ladies Self Defense class.  This was held at the Yoga Life Center in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur today, Sunday.

We featured Tai chi chuan form, our stepping, ta lu, push hands and applications.

We are scheduled to appear online on sometime in the middle of next week.  We'll post it when it appears online.

Participating were: Kathleen, Shirlin, Judy, Peggy; and Wong.

Picture below: Closing interveiw with the author.

More information of our Self defense Program - for Ladies, teens, and adults here.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

4Life Immune Spray - New and revised

In the 4Life "Illuminate 09"- 4Life Research International convention, the company announced the new TF Immune spray.  We have used it when we bought the older version from Australia/New Zealand before.  But now its re-formulated and improved.

This product is important as an additional thing we can take along - especially when we travel.  Customers use it quickly as as they feel a sore throat coming on, etc.  Immune spray has been launched in the USA and will be launched in Malaysia/Singapore and the region later this year.

View the video below.


TF Immune Spray announced at the Illuminate '09 4Life Research International Convention...

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Inspiring vision for global relationships - President Obama

Inspired by this man and his vision. I have followed his speeches since he was still a senator.

President Obama shares in a very enrolling manner - in Cairo two days ago...

If you haven't yet heard, don't miss this video of Obama's "A New Beginning" which I feel brings a new scope and open up new possiblities in global relationships in a peace loving, modern world.

Something we can work together towards a better world for all.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Comments on Time Magazine Revolution In Stem Cells Article

Time magazine recently featured an article on Stem Cells in the Feb 9th 2009 issue.

Below is a comment by Christian Drapeau, from his blog. Mr. Drapeau has been the Director of Research and Development at Cell Tech International and then Desert Lake Technologies, before co-founding STEMTech HealthSciences and becoming its Chief Science Officer.

February 18, 2009 by Christian Drapeau.

"The key point of the Time magazine article How the Coming Revolution in Stem Cells Could Save Your Life is the description of a recently developed new way of creating stem cells, by manipulating a few genes of an otherwise normal tissue cell.

In brief, each cell of the body contains the very same DNA that was present when every one of us was just an embryo made of embryonic stem cells. Therefore, the “embryonicness” that is so characteristic of embryonic stem cells, that is their ability to proliferate and become cells of virtually all tissues, is still present in each cell of our body.

However, since this “embryonicness” is no longer needed after birth, that part of the genome is suppressed. A few years ago, Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese scientist, identified four genes that essentially encode for this “embryonicness”. Therefore it is possible to transform a normal cell of the body into an embryonic-like cell by activating these genes. So in theory it is possible to work with embryonic-like stem cells without having to damage human embryos.

The problem with this is that this is exactly what a cancer cell is, a rogue cell that has hijacked the “embryonicness” present in the DNA. The main problem with embryonic stem cells is the high risk of forming tumor cells. The genes responsible for their “embryonicness” are suppressed after birth to prevent the formation of abnormal tissue –essentially cancer- that would soon or later mean death. So nature in its wisdom has specifically developed a way to suppress these genes to prevent disease formation after birth.

When these genes are added or activated, against nature’s decree, I think we are playing with very dangerous fire. We are essentially awakening chaos in a cell, we have no idea what this could bring.

This brings us back to the discussion about the great potential of adult stem cells. To some extent it is true that adult stem cells are limited to becoming cells of the tissue in which they find themselves, but this is precisely why they carry such great promise. Unlike embryonic stem cells that can become all cells types and therefore create tumors, adult stem cells will only become cells of the tissue in which they find themselves.

It is not that they are intrinsically limited, as they do have the ability to become cells of virtually any tissue, but after migrating in a tissue they do become limited to the tissue in which they find themselves. So with adult stem cells we have the regenerative potential of making new tissue without the risk of tumor formation.

There is no doubt in my mind that the future of stem cell is with adult stem cells."

Watch Christian Drapeau on video giving more info on adult stem cells discoveries and enhancers for it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009



Monday, April 27, 2009

Deadly flu in Mexico

A new, deadly swine flu has killed up to 86 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States. 

The number of people suspected to have been sickened across the country exceeding 1,400 since April 13, according to New York Times.  The situation is now considered a public health emergency of international concern.

In our region - governments in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong etc have taken measures to be on alert to handle the spread.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Meeting with Guo Lin Qigong - a system for the body to fight cancer.

I went with my sister Jan and her husband Frank to visit Guo Lin Qigong (郭林新氣功) teacher Mdm Chan in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at the park. This system of qigong is well known for fighting cancer.

We met Mdm Chan, and her friends and fellow teachers Sue, and Mary Ng. Mdm Chan came to learn Guo Lin Qigong some 18 years ago; when she found that she had cancer. Mary is also a cancer survivor. Sue on the other hand is "healthy", and helps teach the art to care-givers who frequently accompanies the sick relatives/spouses to the classes.

The founder of the Guo Lin Qigong system is Mdm Guo Lin of China. According to sources, In 1941, she became a cancer victim and had been on and off of the operation table for more than 6 times, and her health condition worsened as days went by. As a last resort, she looked upon Qigong she had practised during her childhood days and successfully modifed it as a therapy for cure. Since 1971, public classes has been held and the art has spread to America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia etc. giving many people remissions and cures.

Mdm Chan and her team practises everyday and has classes once a week in Petaling Jaya. We salute them for their contribution to society in general and to cancer patients in particular for sharing the art, and thereby giving hope as well as support to cancer patients and survivors.

I would personally recommend the art to clients who have cancer. Qigong in general and Guo Lin Qigong in particular is suitable for cancer patients and survivors in part because the practitioners are themselves a testimony to its effectiveness.

Affordable All-suites Residence and Hotel in Semantan Ave- Bukit Damansara

Looking for affordable short (or long) term stay in the Bukit Damansara area? The fairly new (less than 2 years) all-suites hotel and residence at 10 Semantan Avenue, just opposite the CIMB bank HQ in Kuala Lumpur is ideal.

Other corporate clients like Shell House, HP (Hewlett Packard), as well as HELP institute/ HELP University will find it very convinient and close to their companies.

Check out Map : here to Peninsula Hotel and Semantan Residence Suites' .

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Tai chi Classess in Ampang

We will be having two Introductory Tai chi classes in the Ampang area in Kuala Lumpur this April.

Here are the details:

Tai Chi for health Program

TAI CHI- is an ancient system of exercise that emphasizes effortless breathing, flowing movements and proper body coordination.

* It is suitable for the young and old; robust or sickly
* For maintaining and improving physical, mental, neurological health
* For developing grace, poise and Balance
* Cultivation of the internal energy “chi”
* Prolong life, sustain good health

Tai Chi for health is based on the concept that “Prevention is better than cure”, and that daily, regular Tai Chi exercises tones muscles, clears metabolic toxins, and rejuvenates the body from the stress of modern life.

The central nervous system, and internal organs which are vital to good health are tonified by the exercises. This is because in Tai Chi the movements are led by the waist, and are not just flowery movements of the hands alone.

The low stable postures require us to be always balanced on one leg at a time. These requirements plus the rhythmic breathing enhances blood circulation while strengthening the legs.

Tai Chi exercises uses smooth movement, strict postural requirements and utilizes an energy likened to “pulling silk from a cocoon”.

The combination of slow rhythmic movements, calm concentrated disposition and centeredness enhance relaxation and serenity. This serenity is likened to meditation in motion.
Its principles are:

  • Being Deeply and thoroughly Relaxed (song)
  • Being non Resisting
  • Cultivating and circulating the internal energy “chi”,
  • Sensing and detecting energy; Using “4 ounces to deflect 1000 pounds” in self defense strategy,
  • Based on Yin Yang understanding: that “Within strength; there is weakness”; and similarly “Within weakness, there is strength.”.

About the master:

Master E.K Yeap first started Tai chi at the young age of 8 years in Johor Bahru. He later studied Tai chi again in the 1970s. In 1976 he co-founded the University of New South Wales Tai Chi Club in Sydney. He also taught in the University of New England in Armidale when he did post graduate studies there.

Master Yeap now teaches in Malaysia. He the founder and director of his Wellness company dealing with Health Programs, Services and Products.

Special Free one hour introductory session at
Venue: Yogalife Centre,:
243A Lorong Nibong
off Jalan Ampang

Session 1
Wednesday, 1st April 2009.
Time: 6pm~ 7 pm

Session 2
2nd April 2009

7.30 am~8.30 am.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Voice power - using vibration (sounds) for healing

The ancient Chinese system of chi kung have various modalities for healing.  The premise is that everything in the universe is energy.  This includes us human beings.

When a person has an imbalance in energy including stuck energy, using the voice - and creating vibrations throughout the body can help healing.

View the video: