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Is modern IT moving too fast?

Posted by Fong Tien on November 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

People in general haven’t changed. The advancement of new technologies sets new challenges, especially for those who want to stay free from computers and anything IT related. The struggle with rapidly growing change, throws up the questioning of why the world and its communications etc are moving so fast.


In fact, ‘time’, is and has always moved at the same rate (a day has 24hrs no more no less), it is perceptions of how to fill our 24hrs that changes constantly.


If you are not so tech savvy, it might take a week to become fully conversant with a new technological gadget, definitely a scenario that conjures up the ‘Where did the time go?’ query.

More often than not, learning new skills can be easier than first expected.

As more and more communication tools are developed, more and more hints and tips are available to help guide you on your way .i.e. YouTube has some great information on A beginners guide to getting started with Android, IPhone 6 – Complete Beginners Guide etc.


Other useful resources;


Google search the operating manual for your chosen device

Office manuals online is a great resource


Ipad, Tablet or stick with my latop?


Malham, Malham Tarn, Attermire Scar walk

Posted by Fong Tien on November 19, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Earlier in the year our group did the Malhamdale, Malham Tarn, Attermire Scar walk. A new course for me and worthy of comparing to the Three peaks trek for its short but steep inclines throughout 15.169 miles of gorgeous country landscape. If you are a slow walker who likes to take in the scenery and have regular snack breaks, give yourself enough time to complete the walk before darkness falls because this is a monster of a trek. Suitable for Intermediate to Experienced levels of hill walking abilities.

If you love walking at speed and wish to challenge yourself, the steep ascent up the side of Malharm Cove will surely warm you up. Take care on the final steep, steep ascent and descent on the return to Malham (it can be a bit tricky, especially in wet weather).

A Better Today

Posted by Fong Tien on November 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Each day I look through my bedroom window and hope for a better today for tomorrow.

I am what I made me

Posted by Fong Tien on November 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

When life expands, I contract. When it contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not have to try. It happens all by itself.


Original quote from Bruce Lee here

Photography and the Net

Posted by Fong Tien on November 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0) is a good basic starter for creating your own website with photo gallery facility and much more.

It would need to have dialogue and possibly supporting videos of you preparing to take the pictures. Stick in a tutorial section and a topic to capture my interest then you are cooking on gas



How to become a fan of the Dream Chasers Manual

Posted by Fong Tien on October 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I like the concept of a 21 Second Life Coach Guide that helps me achieve goals especially when the going gets tough.


Why 21 Seconds?


Well I suppose you could have a 1 second guide titled ‘Just Do It’ or a 0.5 second guide titled ‘Do it’, all would serve a valid purpose in helping to achieve goals. 21 seconds in my eyes, gives me time to assess who I am, where I want to be, what I can bring to the table in terms of my current abilities, appreciating my strengths/weaknesses, learning to make fear my friend and a whole lot more.


So if you like the idea that chasing dreams can help your personal well being, why not take a journey to" target="_blank">‘Shine Your Light: A Dream Chasers Manual’ on Facebook and become a fan.

Revisiting the Self Defence Tactician

Posted by Fong Tien on October 29, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Before being able to apply self defence tactics, we must first understand the methods which control their use. We must rely on skill and intellect rather than brute forces.



Using our eyes we look to gain a quick understanding of the opponents movements i.e. Fast, slow, injured limbs, timings of steps, timings of attacks etc. We must remain mentally sensitive to the opponents every action so we can make initial safety manouvres to disorientate them before a physical defence tactic is brought into play. Thus we are able to read and detect their attacks and sense any weak points.

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From keen visualisation our reactions to any attack should follow the principle that as soon as our opponent moves (attacks) we move (counter) before they can complete their movement. Defence and counter defence are a series of smooth, unbroken movements that incorporate a high level of physical sensitivity.




Physical Sensitivity

When applying the principle of physical sensitivity, we should maintain only a soft or relaxed contact with our opponent. The sensitivity thus developed enables us to detect any changes in our opponents intentions. It is an early warning system. Our softness also makes it difficult for our opponent to detect our own intentions.



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Once we have detected the direction of our opponent’s force we must go with it, not against it. This is the key to divert even the fiercest attack into the void. While our opponent is using all his energy to attack us we are able to conserve ours.


By utilising the above, we are able to achieve the ideal of using the minimum amount of force necessary to produce the maximum effect.


The Goal


To sum up, we must intercept any attack in a relaxed manner, sensitizing to it while we use only a minimum force necessary to guide it gently away from its original target. By doing this we can detect any changes that may occur in the attack and respond to them accordingly. This would be impossible if we used brute force to block the attack. Our actions must be harmonious and continuous.

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One of the special characteristics is the emphasis placed on diverting attacks and using our opponent’s own force against them.


Sensitivity is useless without softness as we can only be sensitive to our opponent’s changes if we are relaxed.


Sensitivity is useless without attachment as we can only monitor our opponent’s movements and know when to counter-defend if we keep in contact with them.


Brute Force used against our opponent’s force will prevent us from detecting his weaknesses and this runs against the principles which demand that we know the opponent as well as we know ourselves.


This then is the strategy we must follow when applying combat tactics.

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It can happen

Posted by Fong Tien on October 29, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Somewhere out there in this world, in a small darkened room sits someone looking up at the stars and smiling to themselves. Why are they so pleased with themselves? Well it could be several things contributing to this state of happiness, the one I’m referring to is their knowledge of what they know they can achieve, over and above any current records/standards set within any sphere i.e. music, arts, dance, athletics, endurance events, cooking, writing etc. Maybe only a few people know what these people are capable of, or maybe they have kept it to themselves because they do it for the sheer fun of ‘doing it’ and don’t want fame or fortune and the trappings that come with celebrity…who knows!!!


‘Innocent Moves’ (Movie) – Final game


Playing the game, loving the game, living the game. Winning on your Own Terms.

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For every Tyson Gay there is a Usain Bolt type happily sprinting alone on their" target="_blank"> local track just for the fun of it.

Remember, the current top artists and world record holders all started their journeys with a dream. They went on to then shake up the world with their skills and abilities because they chose to show it to the world. There are those that will never want to show the world their skills and abilities, but are happy to know that they can do what they do, when they choose to do it and if their music is awesome, their athletics is supreme or their tech skills are genius, so much the better.

Fresh (Movie) – Put the clock on them

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So can current music/champions/artists be surpassed? Simply put ‘It Can Happen’, but we will never really see the full potential of our world, as not everyone wants or is able to be on centre stage.

Remembering the FHS of Beijing World Championship 2015

Posted by Fong Tien on October 29, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Remembering the Times" target="_blank">Jessica & Bolt rock the games

Scams and Fraud...still happening

Posted by Fong Tien on January 22, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It shouldn't be happening in a modern civilised society, but unfortunately we unwittingly fall victim to many a scam and who pays for this invasion of your liberty...No one but You.

The trauma of being put through such cowardly acts far out ways the crime itself in most cases. No matter how much counselling is offered after the event, it never really removes the mental scarring of the uninvited intrusion in to our lives. Rather than seeking solace in a quiet corner in a darkened room, I for one have kept my ear to the ground on current scams and criminal activity. This doesn't mean I won't get caught out, but hopefully it lessens the chances. Catch the latest updates on Yours in Safety


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