Earth pulse

“I think we’re part of a greater wisdom than we will ever understand. A higher order. Call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. The Big Electron…whoooa. Whoooa. Whoooa. It doesn’t punish, it doesn’t reward, it doesn’t judge at all. It just is. And so are we. For a little […]

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The real hidden masters

Two weeks ago I heard the story of someone from the United Kingdom who went to India looking for a ‘genuine’ Yogi. After visiting 10 of them he returned to the UK sorely disappointed. I was not surprised. The fantasy of ‘masters’ in primitive robes living ascetic lives, be them yogis, shifus, shamans, or high priests, remain that… a […]

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Chi and the Shaolin lineage

Siddharta (the Buddha) was very much a mortal man. He attained Nirvana at age 35, and spent the rest of his life teaching his philosophy of peace and self-cultivation. When he was approaching old age, he was plagued by some of the usual troubles of mortality: chronic pains in the bone and gut. Eventually he passed away as any […]

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We might be alien and eternal

Here’s a crazy thought. It is fact that the Universe is populated by billions of galaxies, each consisting on hundreds of millions of stars. Based on how common it is to find planets orbiting stars, it is possible that some of the planets would have harboured intelligent life. Since the Universe is billions of years […]

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Goals mislead

The media and much of mainstream literature do us a great disservice. In most stories, the heroes seem to take very little time to become highly proficient in their skills and emerge champions. This has led generations of people to grow up thinking that such is the rule of life: if you’re destined to be […]

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Behind the madness

Days ago a momentous event happened in Singapore. There was a riot, with burning cars, wreckage, and all you’d expect from a classic riot anywhere else. But here it was unthinkable. It was shocking. There has never been one in all my 33 years growing up in the country. However, the way I see it, I’m surprised […]

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Hello Internet!

Welcome to my brand new website: simpler, faster, and better. I hope it provides for more enjoyable time-wasting. Due to an accident with the site database, I lost some content from my old site, including all reader comments over the past five years. But that can easily be rebuilt, I think. So, feel free to leave […]

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The only barriers are mental

Throughout the year I have fielded a large variety of questions during classes and other events, which acquainted me with both the concerns and worldviews of newcomers to Chigong. Two prominent issues surfaced time and again, and they coalesce into barriers towards learning Chigong in all its forms. Chigong is based on meditative and non-strenuous […]

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Science and the Chi

I think it’s extremely important to look upon the chi, as well as practices in similar fields, with a scientific lens. I am a big fan of the great scientific thinkers, such as Carl Sagan and Albert Einstein; further, I hold a Master of Science degree myself, so you can say I’m a big supporter […]

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Seven Years in Dog-Land: An overview

Seven Years in Dog-Land is a standalone graphic novel of serious fiction I produced in 2009-2011. It spanned 294 black-and-white pages. There is a webcomic version containing half the story, which is undergoing a restoration. I’m still seeking the right graphic designer who can make nice online graphics for the restored site. So while I’m taking my own […]

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