Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday, Rachel!

This Saturday, Rachel celebrated her 8th birthday at American Shaolin Kung Fu and I wanted to share some of the pictures from the event.

She had the most creative birthday cake I have ever seen (thanks for including me in your birthday cake - it was so thoughtful). I was very honored to host your birthday party and hope you had as much fun as I did. So, a very special and happy birthday to you, Rachel (and many more)!

P.S. If you're interested in having a party at our school, just contact me for more info and available dates and I'll make your party just as fun!

Master Feng


Monday, January 24, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Unverified emails

Good day everyone!

I noticed there are a great number of people who have not 'verified' their email addresses.

In order to receive my posts via email, you will need to log in to the email account you provided my feeder and verify your email address. If you do not see an email notification requesting verification, please check your 'spam' or 'junk mail' folder. Once you acknowledge the email, you will be active in my feeder.

If you have any questions, please call or leave me an email and I will help you through.

Master Feng

Inspirational Quote for the week

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 Year of the Rabbit

Priscilla Zhu left a remark about the 'Rabbit year' and I wanted to post on this.

For those of you not familiar...Chinese Zodiac signs represent 12 different types of personalities each year to an animal. This year is the year of the Rabbit. Those that have Rabbits as their Chinese symbol were born in the following years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 (notice a 12-year difference between each year).

Here is a brief description for all Rabbits out there:

People born in the Year of the Rabbit share certain characteristics: Keen, wise, fragile, tranquil, serene, considerate, fashionable, and kind. Generally, they are quite calm, do not exhibit aggressive behavior, and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, they will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising their voice. And they are quite keen and pay close attention to the situations developing around them. They are intelligent and quick, and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.

The Rabbit is a symbol for mercy, elegance, and worship of beauty. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are kind, loving persons, and dislike any hostile act. They give others an impression of being frail-looking because of their gentle appearance. But, in fact they are strong-minded and have strong wills. They pursue their ideals all their lives in a precise and orderly way. They do things slowly and deliberately because of their cautious characters.

There is no need to worry about their lives. They are nimble, clever and good at avoiding harm to themselves. They are talented and like artistic ventures, such as painting and music and are generally quite present in these worlds. They are also very hospitable, good hosts and warm-hearted companions. They never embrace others in public places. They know the art of saving face and giving consideration to the interests of both sides.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are apt to be sensitive to ailments and to have bad allergies. Stress or conflict will detriment their health. Exercise could take off unnecessary stress and strengthen their physical condition. They have to learn to incorporate more action into their everyday routines.

They will become depressed and withdrawn if their homes do not consist of beautiful possessions that make them comfortable. Their homes and offices usually are clutter-free. They have really good communication skills and are best utilized in positions of management. They make great teachers and counselors because they are so diplomatic and well-organized. They can also make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity.

Rabbit people are usually relatively careful when it comes to their finances. They use much of their money for possessions such as their homes, cars or furniture. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Inspirational Quote for the day

I've come across some very inspirational quotes that I would like to routinely share with you. Please take the time to understand what they mean and apply it to your own daily lifestyle. I will try to post a new quote on my blog once a week. Feel free to leave your thoughts on them as they are posted.

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." – Muhammad Ali

How to join our blog

Hi everyone,

I wanted to post something on here about how to successfully subscribe (and be a member) of my blog. 

On the right-hand side of my blog, you'll notice a section titled, "Subscribe via email".  This is a feeder created to allow individuals to receive email notifications once a post has been created.  (I am, however, noticing a several-hour delay therefore causing me to post these announcements several days in advance.)  All you have to do to begin receiving email notifications is simply type in your email address and (I believe) acknowledge the email once it's received in your Inbox.  After that, you should begin to receive all postings I create via email.  Your email will show that a post has been created by American Shaolin Kung Fu as well as display the body of that post. 

The section beneath that is "Followers".  This section is for individuals who want to let the author (myself) and readers (everyone on planet Earth) know that they are a fan of my blog.  By becoming a follower, you can post a picture of yourself as your profile and have the ability to leave comments on my posts.  Please note that if you sign up as a 'Follower', you will not receive email notifications.  You must 'Subscribe via email' to receive email notifications.

If you have any questions, please ask.  I'll be happy to answer.  Thank you to all of those who have already signed up! :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

School is officially back in session

Happy New Year ASKF students!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.  Please feel free to share the exciting things you did over this holiday break in our comments section below.  I’d love to hear them all. 

Over the holiday break I received a special gift from a few of my students: a 2010 yearbook showing all of our performances, competitions, level testing, classes, and parties.  I welcome you all to browse through this thoughtful gift at the school and remember the great memories we created last year. 

Now it’s time to start another new and exciting year of training.  Our class schedule remains the same and I encourage all of you to come back to school ready and focused as ever.  This year promises to hold an even greater amount of memories as our school and our students become stronger and more successful.  With that, I’d like to welcome you all back to American Shaolin Kung Fu. 

Master Feng