Thursday, September 30, 2010

Buddhist Cat

A friend sent me this clip (Merci Mily!), about a cat believed to be the reincarnation of a Buddhist priest in Korea. He (the cat) lives in a pagoda, meditates for hours in front of the altar and will only eat vegetarian food.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big Meeting

The place I'm working at is having its General Assembly, and it's a big affair, since it only happens once every three years.

Today's the first day, and when I arrive at work in the morning, this is what I saw at the front entrance. It was so cute, because when I asked them if I could take a picture, they said yes, and the Mountie on the right and his horse smiled and posed for the picture.

See? The horses are wearing striped socks. I told you it's a big deal.

The fun part is when you're in the back of a crowded elevator and you need to get off at your floor, you have to excuse yourself in so many languages: "Sorry, Excusez-moi, Con permiso, Dui Bu Ji, Xin Lôi", that by the time you reach the door, the elevator has started again and you missed your floor.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Superbrain Yoga

Superbrain Yoga® is a simple and effective technique to energize and recharge the brain. It is based on the principles of subtle energy and ear acupuncture. This powerful technique is explained in Master Choa Kok Sui's latest book Superbrain Yoga®.

Start by standing and holding your right earlobe with the thumb and index of your left hand, the thumb placed in front of the earlobe.

Then do the same thing with the right hand holding the left earlobe. The left arm is inside, under the right arm.

Slowly squat down while inhaling through the nose then slowly stand up up while exhaling through the mouth. The tongue is placed against the roof of the mouth. Do this 15 to 21 times every day, preferably early in the morning when you get up. Results can be expected in 2 to 4 weeks.

Here's a YouTube clip of a CBS News segment for the visually-oriented people.

(Thanks to Fongue for the contribution!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Turf Dancing In The Rain

These guys are such beautiful dancers, it makes me want to cry just to watch them.
Thanks to Asparagus for introducing me to this type of dance.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Richard Dawkins' Welcome Speech To The Pope

Exerpt from Dawkins' speech: “…as if a penis were an essential tool for pastoral duties”