Day 5 Qi in the Park and a trip to the Laundry

Having had beer last night and getting home late, it made sense to get up early having had a poor nights sleep to do Qi Gong in the park. Hence my reference in the title( not a chinese version of a drunken music festival held in Scotland every year).

We left early and went to a park near by with a lake and lovely view of a hill with a pagoda on the top of it. The park was full of people, mostly  octogenarian, doing their daily practices.

Picture walking through a park with different secluded but public areas with various groups of friends or individuals going through their daily practices. If you want to enjoy good health all I say is follow their example, eat less and do Tai Qi or Qi Gong, these people are remarkable.

Others had badminton rackets playing keepy uppy in groups, some octogenarian men were keeping football keepy uppy with a shuttle cock, astounding. There was no competition, just gentle movement subtle exercise improving vitality and flexibility. Others were going through a cracking fan routine, they were doing Tai qi type moves and cracking their fans out at the end of some of the moves, these old ladies had a cassette player with traditional music on in the back ground. There was a small pagoda with a man on it going through his sword routine, I think he would be arrested in the UK. Danny our lovely group leader showed us a routine which we would like to do every morning.  This aspect of things I intend to continue and practice at home....look out Tyninghame beach. Lily the dog will just have to wait for me.  

The hospital remains a culture shock for me, it is so different I don't know where to begin....

Putting photos on my blog also remains a mystery, I put some on but notice they have been blocked, so wonder if I shouldn't try any more. 

Just had a coffee at Starbucks, pathetic I know.

Chop sticks are now second nature and I love the tea we are getting. Food continues to be good, but we won't be eating in the restaurant next door where a goat was slaughtered yesterday, the head is still there on the street. Fresh though...There is also a very smelly fruit thing for sale, it smells completely rotten but seems to go down well with the locals. 

Took my washing to a  Chinese laundry today, was dismayed when they shook out the contents in front of everyone, must remember to take clean pants to the laundry next time...oh the shame of it...

More Qi in the Park and Foot Massage
Yi Er San and the arrival of qi
 

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