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Blue Moon at the Getty Center 8/31

 

About the EVENT___________________________

Dear Friends,

It is a good time to put ourselves in the nature of change and enjoy the wonder of the universe. We will see a full moon rising at 7:13 pm and watch the sun sets into the ocean at 7:19 this Friday evening.  I plan to spend the whole afternoon in Getty Center museum then go out to the garden area to watch moon and sun and practice Tai Chi from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

It will be around 70 degrees next weekend. By the evening, temperature may suddenly drop along the shore line. You may like to read on for more information about blue moon and places we can meet.

 

About the GETTY CENTER___________________________

FRIDAY – The Getty Center is open-  10:00 am  –  9:00pm
TCSociety gathering:  Garden area-  6:00  –  8:00 pm

Admission information:

  • -Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE
  • -no reservations required
  • -parking is $15.
  • -groups are welcome!

Learn more about arranging a group visit.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

 

About the BLUE MOON___________________________

About a blue moon — http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/when-is-the-next-blue-moon

It’s very rare that you would see a blue-colored moon, although unusual sky conditions – certain-sized particles of dust or smoke – can create them. Blue-colored moons aren’t predictable. So don’t be misled by the photo above. The sorts of moons people commonly call Blue Moons aren’t usually blue. For more about truly blue-colored moons, click here.

Now on to folklore’s Blue Moons. Every month typically has a full moon (although sometimes February doesn’t). In fact, our word for “month” comes from the word “moon.” Most of the time, the names for full moons coincide with particular months or seasons of the year. So whether you define a Blue Moon as the second full moon in a month – or the third full moon of four in a season – the name Blue Moon accounts for times when there are more full moons than is ordinary.

Blue moon as second full moon in a month. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month.

The time between one full moon and the next is close to the length of a calendar month. So the only time one month can have two full moons is when the first full moon happens in the first few days of the month. This happens every 2-3 years, so these sorts of Blue Moons come about that often.

When is the next Blue Moon, according to this first definition? August 31, 2012.

 

JOIN US!!! All are welcome.

 

Tai Chi field trip to Monterey Park (Little Taipei) July 2012

Have you had a good vacation this year?  Would you like to see Taipei in Los Angeles? Would you like to see Asian exercises in a park in LA? Do you like to taste good Chinese food?

Come to join me for our Tai Chi field trip to Monterey Park (Little Taipei) next Sunday (7/1). If you get to the park early, you will see interesting group activities in every corner of the park. Usually crowds start to gather after dawn. Exercise groups come and go till later morning one after another. You may be surprised by the variety of exercises people can do. All our weekend classes remain the same. But if you plan to go Douglas Park for morning session, please call Gene at 805 579.0271 to arrange.

Our Tai Chi exercise will start at 7:00 for an hour followed by a Tai Chi lesson from 8:00 to 9:30. No experience is required. Just follow me to have a good time. We will meet on the slope, south of the playground in the park.

You and all your friends & family are welcome to join. If you like to stay for a delicious breakfast for brunch, we will go to New Capital Seafood Restaurant for Dim Sum at 9: 45am. You may like to spend sometime to shop in the mall after the Dim Sum. I like to stay around to sample foods like BBQ or Taiwanese shaved ice.

Dim-Sum

If you have not been to my classes, take this opportunity to experience what Tai Chi can do for you and see a different world through Little Taipei without leaving home. If you can not make to the park, you are still welcome to join me for the Dim Sum.

Please let me know if you are interested. . (310) 463-5920

How much for the lesson?  $15     * TCSociety member and friend & family (included in your membership already)

Where:

Barnes Memorial Park                              New Capital seafood Restaurant

400 S. Mcpherrin  Ave                               140 W. Valley Blvd, D 4th floor

(top floor of the mall)

Monterey Park                                             San Gabriel, CA 91776

626 288.1899

***  South of the play ground

7:00 to 9:30 a.m.                                         9:45 to 11:00 a.m.

Tips: Order only few dishes of Dim Sum if you plan to stay around for lunch. Dim Sum is tea snacks for Cantonese in the morning. we can do some shopping before lunch.There are more than twenty different restaurants, within walking distance, for you to enjoy.

Such as:

Veggie Paradise: stir fry greens, Fried Oyster mushroom.   http://www.yelp.com/biz/gourmet-vegetarian-restaurant-san-gabriel

Pa Pa Walk:  Mango shaved ice.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/pa-pa-walk-san-gabriel-3

About the mall:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/shanghai-restaurant-san-gabriel

Duck House:  Peking duck,  within 2 miles.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/duck-house-monterey-park

Empress Harbor: Dim Sum and Cantonese, within 2 mls.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/empress-harbor-restaurant-monterey-park

Tai Chi Field Trip Sunday August 21, 2011

Hi Friend,

Have you had a vacation this year yet? Would you like to see Taipei in Los Angeles? Would you like to see Asian exercises in a park in LA? Do you like to taste good Chinese food?

Come join me for our Tai Chi field trip to Monterey Park (Little Taipei) next Sunday (8/21). If you get to the park early, you will see groups of morning exercisers practice in every corner of the park. Usually crowds start to gather after dawn. Exercise groups come and go till later morning one after another. You may be surprised by the variety of exercises people can do.

Our Tai Chi exercise will start at 8:30 for two hours. No experience required. Just follow me to have a good time. We will meet on the slope, south of the playground in the park.

Our lunch will be at Green Island Restaurant, one of my favorites, starting at 11:00am.

If you have not been to my classes, take this opportunity to experience what Tai Chi can do for you and see a different world through Little Taipei without leaving home. You are welcome to join me for lunch only.

Please let me know if you are going. (310) 463-5920

How much?

$20 for public (lesson & lunch)
* TCSociety member ($10 for lunch)

Where: See below

When: August 21, 2011, Sunday

Barnes Park (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
400 S. Mcpherrin Ave
Monterey Park
(626) 289-7788
*** South of the play ground


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Green Island Restaurant (11:00 to noon)
500 North Atlantic Blvd., Suite No. 169
Monterey Park, Ca 91745
(Atlantic Blvd & Hellman Ave)


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Best Regards,

TC Hou
www.TCSociety.com
Tai Chi does A Life Good
310 463.5920

8-1-2009 Getty Center Tai Chi Sunset Moon Rise – photos


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8-1-2009 Getty Center Tai Chi Sunset Moon Rise


My Dear Friend,

On this coming Saturday, 8/1, Sun will set at 7:55 and Moon will rise at 5:12 p.m. I plan to enjoy that evening at Getty Center, practicing my Tai Chi in the garden under the Sun and Moon, watching the color change from the mountain to the ocean.

There are only few times in a year, mother nature offers us scene like this. If you like to break away from your daily routine and enjoy it with me, please feel free to do so.

Let us meet at: Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300

Practice: Simple and effective breathing with Tai Chi movements
Time : 6:00 to 8: 00 p.m

Best,
TC Hou
Tai Chi does A Life Good