maybe try coating it with a gloss.


If i watch a video online it shows them attacking with 2 palms instead of one; what advantage does attacking with both hands have over one?

That is not particular to the arts you mention. It is actually in all martial arts. The problem is that it is not often seen in many arts because the students have not developed the ability to function at that level. In my jujitsu, style, kempo style, and karate style, we regularly strike more thy an one target at a time, or strike one target while doing a kick or raking blocking type movement. As I said before it is not that any style tends to do things that way, it is that people must learn how to apply things in stages. Like a baby l;earning to walk, we learn to crawl, then walk, before learning to run. Many martial artists have their hands fu8ll just doing things in the most basic ways, so never get to that point of application. Also if an instructor never teaches his students how to apply more than one technique at a time, the students are not likely to begin to learn to do it own their own. Just because a style has something in it, does not mean that it is taught, or that students ever get to the point of being able to do it.


Where can I buy absinthe in Buffalo?

On January 17, 2012, in Jade Store, by admin

Hey does anyone know a liquor store in Buffalo or in Raleigh, NC that carries Absinthe, preferably Jade’s Nouvelle Orléans and La Fee???? I’m coming down from Toronto to these two places in the next few weeks and I was wondering if anyone new a place that carried these.
P.S. I don’t want to here that it’s illegal or anything like that because its not ok.

Yes you are right, Absinthe is no longer illegal in the US.

this store carries the first brand
Viridian Spirits
115 East 57th St., Suite 1004
New York, NY 10022
646-442-3952 tel
646-442-3947 fax

I could not find anywhere in the US to buy this.

P.S. if you are just trying this for the first time, I found it to be very discussing, it tasted like black licorice, or more precisely, Jager, and I do not like either.


His name is ‘Grand’! There was more video but the camera quit suddenly and the last part got lost. You can find him on Hollywood Road (next to Angela Li Contemporary Art) close to Sheung Wan where he sells his Chinese ink paintings on rice paper for only $500 HKD-about $60 USD. Thanks for watching!

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Beginning early this year, google made some changes to their search ranking,   in the hope of furnishing it’s search users better results, google engineers published blog post which indicated there were 11.8% organic search results will be affected, say it another way, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. Google started this change almost one year ago, and recently I see some of my ranks were lowered considerably, but almost all the ranks promoted by articles and blog posts were not affected, some of the keywords even ranked better than before, 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 put your links on websites which only exist for holding links, the only updates on those websites are the new links, and most of them are useless, the name of link spamming sites is justified. The latest google update will definitely downgrade most if not all of 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, Chain Binder, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, almost all the sites I got link from had too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. This strategy worked in the beginning, eventually the keyword could be found on first page,   the honeymoon lasted until google changed it’s mind. Here is another keyword, chain puller , we put the link in relevant context, almost no plain links, now we have really good ranking for this keyword. Now contextual links win the battle, then what? Actually this is all about content, when you create unique and quality content, not only people will love to read your stuff, so do the search engines. How do you do it? Writing articles and building blogs, take a look at this blog, top smartphones 2011 , in the beginning I just post to it casually, lately I added nice stuff left and right, you probably think this site won’t rank a all, in actuality my site is ranking high for some nice search phrases. As far as SEO concerned, blog marketing with great content is the way to go. If you can build a group of your own blogs, something like Mini Load Binders, then you will have a powerful weapon in your SEO arsenal.

Bottom line is that you should create great content, share the content with people, promote your business with the content, your effort will reward you handsomely in the end. The virtues, persistence and patience, are essential for your success, nothing will automatically improve overnight, be it your business or search rankings, keep writing, publishing, sharing and creating, you will see the day of success. One of the best articles directories is EzineArticle, new article will be indexed within an hour if not minutes, popular blogs will get your post indexed as soon as you post it, I believe you should see for yourself, have a taste of this one, Tie Down, nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article is a good example of article marketing. 

We’re not finished yet, please remeber, the social media is the must have channel for your marketing effort. One thing you can do for your blogs is to install twitter tools, get a twitter account and API keys, link your blog to twitter, then every new post on your blog will show up in your twitter page, it’s easy and really useful, it’s a big loss if you don’t use this tool.

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Depends on the Style and type of chinese painting. But, regardless, its really up to you.

Personally, unless you are going for a low water painting (ie solid colors, inks), I’d not go for rice paper, especially for your first one. There are alot of other papers that can handle higher levels of water and are easier to learn with and get to know the mediums better. Rice paper does lend itself to some wonderful affects, taking the ink beautifully. But, it takes a lot of confidence to pull off. A confidence that I am still working towards and that you can see in each brushstroke of a Master painter.

Rice paper is mostly traditional medium. Alot of modern artists, even Chinese Artist, use other papers now, from high cotton hand made papers to traditional watercolour papers.

There are many good Chinese technique books on the market as well, and each artist has their own technique and preference of medium, from which types of inks and water colour to use to the weight and type of paper (the couple I own suggests different mediums and papers depending on the subject). When I do my own ink paintings, I tend towards the watercolour papers as they handle my washes better and is more forgiving of handling any mistakes. Plus, if I want to do a second wash with watercolour later, it allows me to do more blending. Though, when I want to do more traditional bamboo or calligraphy, I love the feel of rice paper.

Good luck!


They’re in every Chinese New Year parade.

Because dragons are awesome.


My pearl earring broke the smae evening I bought it. I called the store and they said they can fix it or I can get a new one. But, I don’t want to take a chance and next thing you know, something happens to that one. So, I would rather get my money back, $22 but they don’t do refunds, so what should I say in order for them to give me my money back? BTW, when I looked closely at the jewlery, it had flaws on the pearl. DON"T BUY JEWLERY AT RAINBOW JADE!!!!!

If the breakage of the jewelery was done by your hands, they have no obligation to refund your money.
If someone else broke the jewelery, they still don’t have to refund the money, because they didn’t break it.
If what you claim about the "flaws on the pearl" is true, then you shouldn’t have bought the item, or should have brought it to their attention after you bought it (before it broke).


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