Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas presents for my dear students!

Christmas is coming soon!  Although I don't really celebrate Christmas Day as I'm not a Christian in religious, but I just like the feel of joy, warm and love in the air when the day is approaching.  You can feel that almost everybody is in a festive season mood in December. 

In the spirit of giving and sharing, I would like to share my love to all my dear students and thank you for all their support.  I have decided to prepare for all my current students a little christmas present to make their day a little bit different! 

I have started preparing the christmas presents for them since 26th Nov.  Each and every of the present I have wrapped it with my heart.  May everyone of you be always happy, loving and healthy!  Wish everyone of you have a joyful and peaceful Christmas and a better year to come in 2010!

The Christmas Presents Giving being schedule as follow:
  1. 7pm Mon class @ Bishan North CC - 30/11/09
  2. 8pm Mon class @ Bishan North CC - 30/11/09
  3. 10am Fri class @ Bishan CC - 11/12/09
  4. 6.45pm Fri class @ Cheng San CC - 18/12/09
  5. 8pm Fri class @ Cheng San CC - 18/12/09
  6. 10am Tue class @ Bishan CC - 22/12/09
  7. 11.30am Tue class @ Bishan CC - 22/12/09
  8. 6.45pm Wed class @ Cheng San CC - 23/12/09
  9. 7.45pm Wed class @ Cheng San CC - 23/12/09
  10. 8.45pm Wed class @ Cheng San CC - 23/12/09

Preparation - Batch 1

Completion - Batch 1

Completion - Batch 1

Preparation - Batch 2

Completion - Batch 2

Completion - Batch 2

Merry Christmas   &
Happy New Year !

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Focusing the Wayward Mind

Meditation is intended to help us order the confusion of the mind, not to stop us thinking altogether.  Most of us discover that the mind seems to be largely beyond our control.  It has never been trained to know what is expected of it; our education is largely devoted to teaching us facts, and has nothing to do with the mind itself and the potential that lies deep inside it.  The gradual training of the mind that occurs with regular meditation enables us to keep focused upon constructive thoughts, to abolish distractions and to progress on our meditative journey.

The mind has many ways of distracting our concentration.  It may begin with trivia, but when we refuse to let our mind wander it will go on to more preoccupying matters.  It will bring up happy or unpleasant memories, or remind us of pressing things we have to do.  Whatever the distraction, just let it go.

Source from Learn to Meditate by David Fontana

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Kettle Bell Ringer at Causeway Point

It's Christmas again!  Every year when come to Christmas, everybody will be busy with their christmas shopping for their loved ones.  This is not only the time to show our love to our loved ones, but also the time to show our love to those people who are not so fortune and lucky as us.

Every year when come to christmas, I will make some donation to the charity.  However, I have done something extra different for this year christmas.  I have volunteering with The Salvation Army by being a kettle bell ringer!  I'm a non-christian in religious.  This is not important.  Helping people in need and showing our love is regardless of race, language or religious. 

This is my first time being a volunteer of kettle bell ringer.  The experience is great!  It is the feeling of being able to help those people in need somehow make you feel good.  I believe every human kind have love in their heart by nature.  That is your pure true self.  Don't suppress your love.  Let this world fill with more love from human kind.

May this world fill with more love, kindness and peace.  Thank you very much for your donation.  Your donation allows The Salvation Army to continue its work with the needy and underprivileged.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Merry Christmas !!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yoga Posture: Half Wheel pose (Ardha Cakrasana)

Half Wheel Pose

Half Wheel pose is used as a counter pose for The Standing Forward Bend (Padahastasana).  It is also the preparation for Wheel pose (Cakrasana) (see picture on the right).  Wheel pose can be done from standing or lying down.  Wheel pose being done from standing is belonging to the advance level.

Support the back at the waist by the palms, fingers pointing forwards. Inhale and bend backwards from the lumbar region. Drop the head backwards, stretching the muscles of the neck. Half wheel pose has to be bend from hip and elbows have to be close to each other.

Half Wheel pose makes the spine flexible, stimulates the spinal nerves and promotes circulation of blood into head.  It strengthens the neck muscles.  It expands chest and shoulders.  It help to improve breathing.  However, persons with problems of vertigo have to avoid this posture.

Note: Please perform the yoga posture under the guide of a certified yoga teacher especially for beginner. You are at your own risk and responsible if you perform on your own. Whatever provided here is just act as an information.

Source from Yoga Mind & Body - Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
                    Light on Yoga - B.K.S. Iyengar

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dinner at Botejyu

I have dinner with my boyfriend at Botejyu located at Liang Court on last Saturday 28th Nov.  It is my first time there.  Firstly, I have realised that Liang Court has changed alot from the last time I visit this place which was many years ago already.

I have order the Japanese rice cake with udon soup.  I love the udon.  I like the feel when I chew it.  It is very Q!  The curry udon is not bad too as my boyfriend has order it.

The best part is the dessert!  I'm a dessert person.  Any dessert that look good I will not give chance to miss it...:-)  Their dessert look very nice which make you don't have the heart to eat them!  They not only look nice but taste good as well!  I have order their ice cream.  Their ice cream is very different.  It doesn't look like an ice cream from the appearance.  And it doesn't taste too sweet.  Just nice..:-)

I have taken some pictures to share with all of you...:-)