new students, goodbye girls, students who didn´t come, new roommate for me, new master and cold weather.
It´s been a while since my last blog, I am sorry about that. Since last time a lot has happened. We have had two Danish girls here for a month, I have a roommate now and the weather is getting very very cold.
Before getting started I will show you some of the model pictures Kayvon and I just got from the taylor.
Awesome pictures if I say so myself, the clothes well, let´s just say we didn´t choose it. But I do like the jacket and I will order it at the taylors this week. The red and white shirt Kayvon is wearing is mine. The taylor gave us a pair of black pants (ones we are wearing) and a shirt each. Kayvon got the same shirt as min just in white and blue.
The Maling kung fu family has 7 members for the time being. The latest edition to the family is Brage Stensen from Norway. But in between this and my last blog we have had students to come and go.
So now the family contains: Matias (Denmark), Jauffrey (Holland), Kayvon (England/Doha), Tom (Canada), Alex (Switzerland) Brage (Norway) and Me off course, also from Denmark.
I don´t remember which night it was, but all the guys in the academy was in Jauffreys room, because we wanted to watch Rush hour 2 staring Chris tucker and Jackie Chan. We were kind of excited because we all knew that two Danish girls would join our family. Their names were Nanna and Ina and they were to stay here for two weeks. But after a week they changed it up to a month, because they wanted to learn a form or two and that is very hard to do in two weeks.
The group dynamic change because now we had three girls living here. The thing is when it is only guys the conversations can get very boyish and sometimes go way over the limit. When there are girls around the boundaries seems to be closer to normal. Matias and I spoke a lot with the girls, because we all came from the same country. So we had a small Danish colony here at Maling Mountain. Sadly they only stayed a month because they were travelling around in Asia, so they had to move on to the next place.
It was Saturday and everybody had to go to the taylor, either to pick up clothes or order something, and when we were waiting for clothes etc, Chen invited all of us to lunch at a Chinese restaurant. That meant his family, his coworkers and all of us. The place was amazing and it was the perfect conditions to say goodbye to Simona. It was very hard to say goodbye, cause I felt Simona and I had a good relationship, with a lot of good conversations and taking care of the dogs.
Even though it was hard to say goodbye, it was another great day with our friend Chen . He really does a lot of things for us. Side note – I got the model pictures from Kayvon and my photoshoot so here are some of them.
We thought we had some students to come, but they never arrived. We were expecting 5 new students, Mona was running around asking if who wanted a roommate. In the end room 208 became a Danish room. Matias moved in because we know each other from home and it just made sense for us to be roommates.
The fun thing is, we moved in together to make everything easier for the new students, for nothing, because the new students never arrived at least not the two guys there were to come. The three others was the Danish girls and the Brage from Norway.
We have also gotten a new master. Master way (I don’t know how to spell his name but it sounds like way). He is very good and he teaches in a different way than the other
masters but it is awesome. He is really great and Master du and him seem to have a lot of fun training us, so that is perfect.
OH MY GOD it is cold here in Maling Mountain. In this moment I am sitting fully dressed under my blanket trying to write with my cold hands.
Side note : WE HAVE GOTTEN NEW WASHING MACHINES, it is a miracle, – well, it is not a miracle, but it is awesome.
The cold and training in these conditions have made me think of things you need if you come here to train during the cold season.
When you live and train a place like this, it takes some time to figure out what you actually should have left at home, and what you should have brought.
Frist of all, is warm training clothes the most important part, but not only one set of training clothes. I would recommend bringing at least two sweaters, ski underwear, two pairs of long pants, two hats, t
wo pairs of training gloves, two necktubes, warm socks and a WINDBREAKER (the wind is very cold). Why at least two of everything? Simply because, when you train and start sweating in you warm clothes it gets wet and you don’t want to train outside in wet clothes. It simply gets to cold and you will end up hating yourself for not bringing more clothes. I changes clothes in the lunch break usually, but the thing is, the clothes is not drying as fast as you want, so sometimes you wake up the day after with wet clothes. So I would actually recommend bringing three of everything to train in, if you are joining our family during winter/autum time.
Bringing nice clothes to go out? Hmm, I brought two shirts, two pairs of pants and smart shoes. Thinking about it and because we have the taylor, I would only have brought the shoes and bought the clothes at the taylors. First of all it is cheap, second of all it is personalized for your body. What more can you wish for.
I already bought, a black suit, Tai chi suit(picture) , a blazer and two shirts for now, and I am ordering two jackets next week.
Bring a good jacket no matter what, maybe one to city visits and one for training. I personally don´t train with a jackets given I dress in layers, to keep myself warm.
I think this is it for now, take care
More to come