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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Deng Feng : Shaolin Kungfu Show Biz

After those temples , cemetery visit and vegetarian canteen (yucky!) , finally we manage to escape from it to watch a pure Shaolin Kungfu Show. There were no such things with Co-actor or acting gimmicks! Everything are based on fact and truth. Shaolin Monk divided into 2 categories. One is just a normal vegetarian monk which are only praying and meditation. Another is Fighting Monk. This Fighting monk are allow to fight and protect the country from enemies. They have special permission as they can drink wine to heat up their body.

Why Fighting Monk exist? This is when a King of China being attacked by a group of enemies and this monks are there to save the King. So the King appreciated their help and he made a special permission for this monk for they have saved his life and protected the city.

Shaolin Kungfu are often practiced at the early age which often starts at 6 yrs old onwards. In Malaysia , our pampered child still in the air-conditioned kindergarden. Now you see how lucky we are as a Malaysian. As for China , their parents often send their children to temple to study kungfu to protect themselves and for health conscious purposes.

This young monk practicing meditation method. To decrease stress and increase their inner power in his body. Unbelievable , this monk is just 8 yrs old. They might look small , but they are mighty. In China , you need to think twice before you wanna bully them.

This teenage monk practising " pressing ball " kungfu. I'm sorry i'm not familiar with their skills ( as they did not reveal it ) so I would just have to put it as a guess though... * no heart feelings dude * This kungfu seems like increasing sexuality power :X ( do monks need them? )

As for this , I'm scratching my head out. He seems using is inner power to trim his pubic hair. So I have to name it " Trimming Pubic " Kungfu. You wont believe till you see by yourself. There will be some little tiny hair on the ground after the practice :X

Newly incarnated of Monkey God. Intimidate from a chinese drama series perhaps. I'll name this " Monkey Face " Kungfu. The whole body moves and act like a real monkey. In another sense , this moves just like you were paralyze or some psychopathic dude. So Kids at home , if you're momma gonna screw you , remember to show her your
monkey face :p

His moves are like a wild tiger in the forest. From another angle I would assume it would be a pussy cat crawling on the ground. I'll name it " Pussy Boy " Kungfu.

This is the " Butt Yoga " Kungfu. For those new comers , I'm sure you would have the trouble to unlock yourself from your butt :D

Beside that , this is another version of the Yoga Butt Kungfu , which i'll name it as " Fart Up " Kungfu. When your teacher screws you , just show them what you've got :P The Fart Up kungfu style is very effective on someone which irritates you alot :P

For those who dont have table or chair for study, you could use this " Book Reading " Kungfu to get your brain captures what you've read. The two fingers pointed behind your skull is to support your head from getting sleepy ( lots of people will get sleepy when read books ). With the fingers pointed u back , you will definitely captures everything inside the book without reading it twice.

Now It's all about KUNGFU FIGHTING ... Hoooah ...

Monday, October 8, 2007

Deng Feng : Shaolin Temple + Pagoda Forest

After breakfast at Peony , and again .. Coach bus took us from Luo Yang ( 1.5 Hrs trip ) to Deng Feng. In Deng Feng , We get to visit the Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. Both places are holy and sacred for Buddhism. Very windy outside. The temperature was around 19 degree c.

Statue of a monk.

Remembrance for those who has written poems or poetry. All scholar whom been here dropped some love notes for them in a big large brick. Every brick has different hand writing.

Below are both statues of Kungfu Statue. They presented as the basic principal of Shaolin Kungfu. Let me introduce to you ...

Guys .. read their lips carefully ..

This is Mr. Hummph .. ( some say u need this to do your morning chores in the toilet bowl )

And this is Mr. Haaah ( to release gas - aka - fart )

Both of this statue shows their basic principal of shaolin kungfu by their lips. You need to gather the chi and release the shit energy. It's good for health too.

Luo Yang : Peony Hotel

After the Xi'an Mt Huashan sightseeing , our tour coach will drive us from Xi'an to Luo Yang for overnight. At Luo Yang , we will be staying at Peony Hotel.

The Peony Hotel Luoyang is located in both the business center and traffic center of Luoyang on Zhongzhou Lu. It is close to a big park and the flower exhibition center. The hotel was upgraded to a 4-star hotel in 2001.

Introduction on Peony Hotel Luo Yang :-

The railway station is located 5kms away and the airport can be reached in 30 minutes (15kms) from here.

This is a 4-star hotel with almost 200 rooms of varying standards and facilities. All rooms here are equipped with a private bathroom, central air conditioning, satellite TV, IDD telephone and mini-bar.

The Peony Hall Restaurant serves Cantonese food and there is a selection of western dishes available too.

For the business traveler, the hotel has a business center, conference hall and function rooms that can cater for a large number of guests.

Recreation facilities are fairly limited, and there is no swimming pool or gym. However, the hotel does offer guests the use of a billiards room, beauty parlor and massage

Prices of Bedroom ( prices might change due to season ) :-

Single - USD 54

Double - USD 61

Twin - USD 61

Twin for sold use - USD 54

Triple - USD 82

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Xi'an : Mt Huashan

Mt. Huasan situated in Huayin City, 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) east from Xi'an City of Shaanxi Province.

Mt. Huashan is known as 'The Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven'. It is one of the five sacred mountains in China. The other four mountains are Mt. Taishan in Shandong, Mt. Hengshan in Hunan, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi, and Mt. Songshan in Henan.

In ancient times, Mt. Huashan was called Mt. Taihuashan. From a distance the five peaks seem to form the shape of a 'flower' (hua in Chinese), hence the name 'Huashan'. It is famous for its natural vistas of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags, and a high mountain range. It is home to several influential Taoist temples where emperors of past dynasties made pilgrimages, making Mt. Huashan the holy land of Taoism.

If you want to get to the starting point of climbing this mountain , you need to take this sky-train to the middle part of this mountain and start from it. This rail is longer than the Genting Highland Malaysia and its very very very high. Don't look down if you are afraid of height.

That's the sky-train that I'm talking about.

Another nutty shooter with me. He's a great guy! His name is Tee and yet another crazy Nikonian like me :X

Some side view of Mt Huasan.

After being unload in the loading bay , we will have about 5 minutes walk to the starting point gate. Here's the first gate to the Mt Huasan.

We started off by walking up a very long staircase. The width of the stairs are narrow. Hard to get in 2 person in 1 time. The left lane is down and right lane is up. No cutting queue :D

See how narrow the passage is. This is the sidewalk of the Mt Huasan. Very narrow and dangerous.

After half and hour walk , we reach a point where we need to climb up the stairs ( not walk ). Actually there's a tiny route * secret one..* beside this climbing thingy. No need to have this serious climbing skill to get up to the top :X akekekekee.... poor uncle...

In the meanwhile , we saw a group of aunties having their kaypo-ing time at the bottom of a giant rock.

aunties was surprised i caught them in photo ... they was happy * thought that i'm a journalist * - not to disappoint them so just take a shot for them -

After few kaypo-ing shootout , we reached the JIN SHOU GUAN ( Gold Lock Pass ).

Mt. Huashan visitors know that it is customary to buy a golden lock, and then lock it in the iron chains on both sides of the Gold Lock Pass for families and friends to pray for their safety and health. It is a marvelous spectacle to see thousands of golden locks in the iron chains. Within the mountain gate of Gold Lock Pass, a huge golden lock of about 4 meters (about 4.37 yards) long and 1 .5 meters (about 1.64 yards) high stands in a big rock. It is made of pure copper and forged by 9,999 locks left by visitors. It is a popular photo site. This huge lock can only be opened by throwing coins - one coin represent the status of an ordinary person; three coins, a blessed person and nine coins a most blessed one. Gold Lock Pass is the throat to Middle Peak, East Peak, South Peak and West Peak.

I may not buy those padlock ( as my house got tons of it ) , so i've decided just to take a pic with " them " ahahhaaa..... full of luck and health huh :X

After those padlock scene , we took ourself some time for some crazy shootings on top of the precious mountain. Let me introduce to you another nutty shooter gang , his name is Mr. See

I'm not sure what he's trying to shoot at ... maybe upskirt practise... :X

he's one of the Olympic Beijing 2008 medalist :X fake medal :D got cheated :P

Money Face Trader ... He was so happy to get our business!

Yeah we know we've been conned .. so? .. who cares? It was just RMB 20 and It's GOLD medal of Olympic ...

Another Tips :-

Fees: Entrance Charge:
CNY 100 (Apr. 1st-Nov. 30th), CNY 50 (Dec. 1st-Mar. 31st);
Cable Car :
CNY 110 (round-trip), CNY 60 (one-way)
Best Time to Visit: April to October