What is the official website for Vladimir Tretchikoff.? As mentioned in previous email, my friend must have sat for the first painting – she lived in Cape Town – and perhaps this is the one that was destroyed? I will ask her to send me copies of her newspaper cuttings and see if the two painting are the same.


google it and get loads.

Used to have the picture in my house as a boy


I would like to know from people with a great height of experience in this field. Also, how often should I train and practice what I am taught? I don’t really know a thing about martial arts but i have seen a couple of martial arts movies (Enter the Dragon, Kill Bill vol. 1and2, The Next Karate Kid, and The Karate Kid-which i loved both the girl and boy main character! Please let me know!

you have to go with Hung Gar or Karate. it’s a chinese kung fu. it’s more than fighting (, taekwondo and boxing…all they do is ‘watch you fight’ )

Hung Gar has forms that….
– are good for your health (gong ji, a meditation form)
– build strength
– help you with fighting applications

– improve hand-eye co-ordination
– calm the mind etc….

some schools have you learn the traditional lion dance.!

the hard part is finding a GOOD master.


I’m looking around for a store that sells Pokemon stuffed animals that ARE NOT from the U.S.A.. I’ve already checked Epcot Japan, and there really weren’t that many choices in their plush. I had heard about three years ago that there was one in either Cocoa Beach or Sanford, but I’ve had no luck hunting it down. Any help at all would be appreciated, but more than anything , I would like an address to go to.

Thank you for your time,
I have absolutely no interest in the cards. ^^;

look here. maybe they can help:

also there was a recall on pokemon plush from japan in 2005 so be careful if you buy second hand.


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Rank algorithm update from google weeded out a lot of good or bad websites,   the reason cited is that google wanted to provide more relevant results, google engineers published blog post which indicated there were 11.8% organic search results will be affected, say it another way, there are about 12% of google search results are considered low quality by google itself. They planned and started the update about one year ago, no wonder I saw a few of my keywords’ ranks dropped like a rock, but almost all the ranks promoted by articles and blog posts were not affected, and a few of them even gained a few positions, it’s safe to say that old way of link building is doomed.

So what exactly is linking campaign the old way? a large percentage of SEO firms will do this,  they add your links to those linking websites without context, the only updates on those websites are the new links, it’s safe to assume all of them are trash, we call these sites link spamming sites. Now google algorithm probably will weed out these sites, any links on them will be affected too. 

Let’s check out a few examples. When I got into online marketing long time ago, I started with this keyword, truck tie down, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, a lot of sites I used had too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. This strategy worked in the beginning, lately the keyword link stayed on the first page for a while, the party was over when google updated it’s algorithm. Now let’s look at another keyword, chain puller , we promoted this keyword with articles and blog posts, not too many plain links have been built, you can imagine how this keyword ranks. Old and outdated linking campaign lost to content linking, what’s next? It all boils down to content, so if you create great content, you will attract readers as well as search engines. How do you do it? Writing articles and building blogs, such as this interesting blog, kaiya eve couture , I didn’t put too much effort into it from start, but I never stopped posting, and to my surprise, I have high ranks for some of  competitive keywords. As we can see, blog marketing with great content is the way to go. Now imagine you have your own blog network, for instance Screw Pin Shackle, you will have the power to push any sites up in search engines.

At the end of day all you have to do is to create quality content, get people to enjoy and share your stuff, and put your keywords in the context you’re good to go, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Persistence and patience are the keys to success, you shouldn’t expect things to improve overnight, i.e., selling online or improve your search rankings, keep writing, publishing, sharing and creating, you will see the day of success. Ezine is one of the best article directories out there, new article will be indexed within an hour if not minutes, of course your posts on some blogs will be indexed real fast as well, here I am going to show you an article in article directory or on a blog, for instance, Grade 80 Chain , nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article is a good example of article marketing. 

By the way, if you don’t take social media account, you’re lost. One thing you can do for your blogs is to install twitter tools, then go ahead register a new twitter account and app, configure your twitter tools prpperly, you should choose to post a tweet for every new post, it’s simple and elegant, no one should miss this tool out.

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Recently I’ve been taking up Chinese painting and calligraphy, and I’m thinking of having a seal engraved.

I want my seal(s) to venerate the different Buddhas and teach good values, so I was thinking of having the following turned into seals:

a. Namo Shi Jia Ru Lai (Namo Shakyamuni Tathagatha), which I’ll use when copying Sutras or Dharma words;

b. Namo Yao Shi Ru Lai (Namo Medicine Tathagatha), which I’ll use for when I write well-wishes and "auspicious" words;

c. Namo Amitofo, which I’ll use for when I copy or write things pertaining to death and impermanence.

I do NOT have a Chinese name yet; so is it okay for me to have a seal made which says "Fo Dao Xue Sheng?" (Student of the Buddha’s Path)

Are these acceptable to be turned into seals?

If not, can anyone please give better suggestions?

Thank you for your help.

I think you should have a Chinese’s name first, then you can turned it into your seal.
Normally Chinese use their name’s seal on Chinese Painting. Some of them may have more than one seal.


Chinese painting ideas?

On December 14, 2011, in Chinese Art, by admin

I need an idea for my chinese based painting, it could possibly include a dragon?

Spend some time on Yahoo or Google images.


I’m writing a paper on buddhist art in japan and china. I need some helpful resources. Particularly on the meaning of enlightenment depicted in the paintings

Wikipedia has a good article on Buddhist art, with sections on Chinese and Japanese Buddhism.

Open Directory has links to some good resources:

Best wishes on your project.


I am opening a fashion accessories store and I’m trying to think of the name. I have two daughters so I thought it would be cool to have there name in it. Their names are Keira Jade and Savannah Jean. What I came up with is "Vannah Jade" fashion accessories boutique. I also like "Vannah J" but then it’s like I left out Keira because Savannahs middle name starts with a J as well. What do you think about these names? Would you stop by a place called this? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

When naming an boutique store you want a name that is catchy, unique ad rolls off the tongue easily

I like " Vannah Jade" but I think I think that I would like "Vannah Jean" a little bit better I don’t know why it just seems to fit. what about "Jade & Jean Accessories?" I think that name has a nice simple punch.