Chang Bai health

Recently, my sister went to north of China, Yan Ji, where the Chang Bai Mountain is. Before she went, she gave me the Changbai Ginseng, so I steamed it with a pigeon. The soup tasted awesome. The red roots stuff is the ginseng.

Today, my mom has teeth inflammation, so I find out my stock of dandelion roots. It is very very cheap, from Chang Bai mountain.

From such a good environment, the dandelion root is good as natural antibiotic. I told my mom stop doing the antibiotics intravenous injection. I feel sorry for her getting old and get body weak. Today in China, elderly people are really suffering from blood high pressure and diabetes. My grandpa lived to the age of 95. He has hypoglycemia. Before 90, he was very strong and flexible in body.

Finally, we all need to take care of our body. Our flesh gets breakdown easily and slowly worked out. you. A good diet, exercise, and good environment and relationships are very important for us!

I just think the place where we can nurture ourselves is good to know. And we usually pray for our health as we love ourselves. I pray to those mountains and florals which gives a connection to the goodness. Traditional cooking method is also a way of connection to the good old life. And learning to be relaxing with our open mind and be alert to what is happening around us is good for our brain.

I looked out at the sky, dim light and hazel colored clouds. And I looked down to the river, tree and people from my high rise flat, I feel it is a warm winter and some places alike Australia and New Zealand (now summer) get really glazed with over-heat.

I wish we get our body get well adjusted to changes. I told my sister she shall try some wood frog’s fallopian tube or Hasma. Those wood frog loves in the creek under the snow in Chang Bai Mountain. It is a precious nutritional food for Chinese. She said she did try some. I also ask her to use velvet which is also very good for woman. She said she is trying to get used to the new environment because her body can not acclimate to the new place, then she can get the nutrients stuff into the body. The northern home always has heaters inside, so it gets too dry in air for southern Chinese coming to visit there.

Anyway, I wish her have a good Chinese lunar new year there.

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A day out for fun

A sunny, beautiful day today.

A day for balloon and kite.

I went to local parks. The swallows swiftly fly over the trees.

Willow trees has new sprouts.

Camellia shines its beauty high above you can reach.

Lamei plum trees has beautiful blossoms.

An amateur drama singer has three Huqin accompaniment players . Yueju is our local drama. Another player is hidden on the right side of bush.

I was so amused by people how they dance. They stretch their arms so straight up!

The guy in blue shirt heads up, chest up. People said he danced naturally. They also said the man kept a fist dance from woman by using a force by belly strained up.

Approaching Chinese Lunar New Year, food becomes an obsession on the street.

The three things mankind manipulate

The darkness of mankind is we stay in the mankind, fight among mankind, grabbing supreme over others…

Three corners of darkness to be searched.

Firstly, human rights vs Human power

A man’ power can wipe out other people’s will, no good to talk about that. Given that power, ignoring the rights of others is alike stepping over the dead body.

Secondly, collectiveness vs heroism

An honor belongs to a collective of high above and the doers.

An heroism comes from your bottom heart of conscience which is highly regarded but the collective honor is more important. Then you feel nothing and belittled by the big mankind, the kindness towards you to appraise seems alike mosquito’s blood over the network.

Thirdly, desire vs power

To have money is one thing; to show money above the power is a shame. You can order a ghost to move the mill with your money, that is a manipulative power to call on evils to do things for you!

Before, it was Power, desire, money these three mountains block you from self will and freedom. Now it is rights, heroism, value which we are looking for.

if we say before we are working alike donkeys all round a big work of turning mill; now we become alike puppet.

To go beyond human limitations and boundaries, we can work for ourselves. Well, being puppet, we have to entertain and make fun of ourselves. Black humor, is not it?

Give them three things, they do it from inside out

I can summarize a few life habits of Chinese as I feel and see.

Firstly, Chinese like to practice inner Qi energy exercises, such as Taiji which could be done alone or by a group. Given a garden, there would be Chinese slowly doing their energy works.

Secondly, Chinese like to drink warm water. They carry their own bottles when they travel.

Thirdly, they like to farm. Give them a small piece of land, they started grow veggies.

These three life habits are in the gene of Chinese.

Today one Chinese, a person with a quite proud family background and stayed overseas for many years, he said he refused to be a citizen of the eight countries while he sticks on being a Chinese by holding a Chinese passport.

He said, “As Chinese, it is best to live in China as living in another country means you are a second citizen.”

I said to him, “we are not racist. it does not matter with your race and your religion, what it matters is that you have your own integrity and you still have heroism in your own heart.”

And “if you are a Christian, we are all equal before God.”

The three life habits have their meaning for me.

First gives me smile and peace. Chinese focus and work on the inner energy!

Second one means the basic things alike water gives a soothing energy for Chinese. That is good!

Thirdly, they nurture the mind by farming and be a bit of self-sufficient as well.

So if you gift them a land, Chinese have their spirit in this home land and that is the return of life sources.

I am now sitting in a train and observe the lands.

Who is making the success?

Thinking back the two successful business in the world, Religion and Army.

Religion makes you submissive while army makes you obey. The culture of religion makes you feel you are beloved and are born to love… the army makes you take orders and commanders without thinking about your own feelings. There is only one mission there, the big one.

We wake up everyday alike a rising sun. Refreshed and backed up by our goals and emotions. Who is making the winning?

Reborn wins? Finally who is winning back?

Stories of successful people tell us they conquered fears and be positive and be shining again…is that true?

Positivity really comes as a like an army’s morale and declares it is true and be winning?

Did you make a self-control, take a will to make a change to be success? You start to love the world and the world loves back on you?

Energy recycle? Your wish is your win?

Hardly not think you should believe in religion or even join an army?

Thanking about that, what is power behind? And what is your power to support the energy to go through everyday and each day?

Just think about it…

Inspiration of natural life

Following a beautiful red colored sunset yesterday after 20 rainy days, weather comes bright and sunny for the next a few days.

It was quite a long time now since I named Lingtravel as my travel business brand, part of reason that Ling is my Chinese name. And I admitted to my Chinese name Ling more in social occasions.

Before that I used Cathy as my English name for my cmf business and all the emails, promotional materials.

Last night in my dream, I was calling out to my English name Cathy in a hollow valley; I made a long calling, “Cathy, Cathy”. I think I want my English name back.

In 2004 and 2006, I went to Australia and attended the gift ad houseware exhibition for twice. Scented bee wax candle was an idea of essential oil and natural product, which gives me a good impression of good smell.

In 2005, I did business works in America and I picked up the Granny’s natural cleaning products idea.

In 2006, I had a trip to Italy for business reasons. One year later, I thought of Elopement Italy travel business.

In 2008, I moved to New Zealand and created the herbal balm and oil specialized business. A brand name of “Heavenly Earth” was set up in 2011.

Traveling gives me inspiration for creating a life I like. “Hub” and “Eco” are words very popular in lifestyle magazines. “Barn” design studio living space and forest glass-walled modern building to save energy and leave no foot print in the globe are very much in the minds of urban people who wants a dream house in the countryside to avoid the daily hustle and bustle.

When the time is up, in 2017, I really miss my born country China, I came back and stayed a while, teach and observe, travel and thinking…

I really think now it is the time I really need to do things for myself, the original Cathy.

On the way to Shanghai for my Indian visa, I saw this well-shaped camellia tree.

Walking through a park in the Hong Qiao district of Shanghai, I saw the beautiful maple tree and plum blossom.

A few plantations of pine trees create depth of color and rhythm of different height.

And flying birds over the bamboo and a elegant twisted tree made callings…

I asked myself, “Does a life with twists come as the natural beauty of life itself?”

Looking at this twisted modern building over the trees, the curving shape is a kind of Chinese esthetic taste such as the old design of pagoda.

I would like to show you a few paintings’ photos of Mr. Chen, the classic Garden Master of China. He saved lots of heritage places and gardens in China.

“Dahan” Great cold

Very windy today, a gust of wind just blew the finely broken parts of sponge plastic up in the air alike snow flakes. A flag flied alike a big napkin in the wind.

Today is the last one of 24 Chinese solar terms. After this extreme coldness, Spring comes. Hen started to hatch;Eagles strive to soar to find food. Orchid and Lamei started to bloom.

The green sugar cane is from southern part of China.

Some diligent people growers veggie in a square box; some dry the beetroot; I saw yesterday a restaurant hung the sausage outside.

I went to the flower shop to buy sun flower Daisy.

The poppy looking alike flower is called coquelicot. Hyacinth looks great as well. Also my sun flower at my balcony now.