Archive for February 2011

An Introduction to Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa (練功十八法)

Lian Gong Shi Ba Fa or Lian Gong 18 Form (練功十八法) is a comprehensive system of Chinese health exercises.  It is a set of stretching, breathing, and self-massaging exercises designed to prevent and relieve stress and acute pains around the neck, shoulders, back, hips, legs, joints, and connective tissues.  Even though it is relatively new […]

View from the Balcony: Tale of Two Cultures and Two Countries – Part III

When my parents and their five children first moved from Canton, China to Hong Kong in mid 1949, we moved into a second floor of an old, two-story house that was rented by my second maternal uncle whose family had been living in Hong Kong for some time.  There were many people living in this […]