Yoga Class

11-24-2013 After eating breakfast, I took Adventurer Jr. and Adventurer Jr. II to the pool. They swam, while I took Yoga class in the group exercise room. We did a lot of twisting during class today. Marichyasana, also called Marichi’s pose, means “ray of light”. Ardha Matsyendrasana is also known as “half lord of the fishes” pose. They stimulate the spine and digestive system. We also practiced Trikonasana, or Triangle pose; Parighasana, also called Gate pose; Virabhadrasana II, a more … Continue reading >>

To Solar, or Not to Solar, that is the Question

11-23-2013 My electric bill is around $100 per month. I always thought that I should have solar panels on my roof to produce electricity. It’s green, therefore better for the environment. I could switch to a space heater to take advantage of the electricity generated by the solar panel. And I don’t need to depend on the power company for my electricity needs. The upfront cost could be high and I might not be able to recoup the initial investment … Continue reading >>

2013 Taekwondo tournament in Detroit

11-23-2013 Today, Adventurer Jr. and I attended a meeting regarding an upcoming Taekwondo tournament in Detroit. Our master gave a speech about how hard this tournament has been and how good those competitors are. Adventurer Jr. decided not to compete in the sparring event, partly because he is at the bottom of his age division, which makes it harder to win. On top of that, he isn’t experienced enough, since he has only competed twice under his belt. There will … Continue reading >>

Swim Lesson

11-23-2013 Adventurer Jr. II watched me while I was swimming freestyle in the pool today. Now I can swim half the pool, even though I still have to push off the wall. He said that it’s time for some improvement, so he demonstrated how to do push offs underwater. That improved my swimming abilities greatly. I remember when I first started swimming in August. During my first several swims, I felt very afraid and thought that I would drown (which … Continue reading >>