Well, three days off! Such a rare relax time. The weather was a bit hot today, we have a mom-to-be on the trip as well! Cashes, Bruces and Leons' families are all out for the trip. We drove to a mountain foot at Qin Mountains for camping. But our first stop is a Dairy Farm Estate nearby. That place was s.h.i.t! No Peony at all! We're def cheated! Have some local farm-flavored food, then went to the place we visited couple of weeks ago.
There're two ponds for fishing, but actually I didn't get too much luck for a couple of hours at the pond side. But the BBQ was awesome! Cash and Bruce are pro!
Went back around 7 from 100KM away. So tired in the end.
It was a great day yesterday! M+M China team (MRI, A2, Active Trainer & eTeamz) had a great team event with ALAN COLE and BELINDA LU on Xi’an City Wall on Friday. It was the Alan’s first trip to China office, and also was the first time to have all China team members in M+M gathered for an event, 4 funny activities scheduled started from afternoon: Egg Tower Building, Cycling Relay, 100m Sprint with Balloon, Cooking Competition. Luckily we watched the folk-custom show from the Wall!
Egg Tower Building – This is def a collaborating activity, we eventually have 5 products by groups.
Cycling Relay was so funny, because a female team beat the strong male team -
Clap with teammate means you could turn back to get your next teammate on the race!
The third game 100m Sprint with Balloon, which required two players do a 100 sprint carrying a balloon without limb touch.
Couple of girls cooked themselves and bring their food to site, here you go the last game – Cooking Competition:
Also watched a folk custom show from the wall, it was awesome!
See the family photo –
Comparing with the traditional boring dinner team event, I love this kind of event badly!
2010 Xi'an Hi-Tech Zone Soccer Tournament (XAHTZST) is launching on Sat, 4/24/2010. Normally we, Active Xi'an Soccer team was always in Xi'an Software Park Soccer League (XASPSL) every Fall, but this year here comes a new tour! Much cheaper for the qualification, more games could play (At least 8 games guaranteed for XAHTZST; 3 games for XASPSL).
"This is gonna be very tough and challenging! since there're so many big players in the new tournament, we might not be that promising with the winning of the group." - Said by Bruce Xu, captain of team, after the grouping draw.
New kit has be equiped this week, first game is at 9:00am tomorrow. More updates to come!
Also come along with basketball tournaments on starts on Sunday 12:00!
Cash, Eda, Paul, Fod Shadbakht and I took an 80K (60K Flat, 10K Uphill and 10K Downhill) tour ride to Jiulong Pond, a beautiful scenic spot in Qinling Mountains.
It was not cool to ride in such a chilly day, especially we just experienced a weird snow last week in Xi'an! But it's an awesome ride with such a great group. There're so many funs riding the sinuous rocky terrain, so challenging to ride uphill! While downhill was crazy, my hands were so stiff to hold the brake all the while for 20mins, besides have to dodge the vehicles passing through!
It's so cold up in the mountain, especially Eda, Cash and I am in Active Jersey, but we got luck! Paul bring three coats, which we laugh at him why taking so many clothes before we set off, what a vision!
Fod is new, he's our new English Trainer, get on board two months ago, but he's great, he is a real warrior and skillful doing uphill! Most of the trip, he took the lead with Paul and Eda.
We paused two times for meals, the food was awesome.
Cash Xu, Doris Sun and Eric Ma watched and cheered 09-10 Chinese Super League (CSL) opening game for Shaanxi Chanba vs. Dalian Shide on Sunday, this is the first game in the new season after the crackdown against corruption by Chinese Football Association (CFA), they three just experienced the great game with more than 49,000 local fans in the Shaanxi Coca Cola Stadium. They three are all photoed in the fans gallery on several main sports sites, like sports.163.com, sports.sina.com.cn…etc. See the photo on 163.com - http://sports.163.com/photoview/0B6P0005/52471.html#p=18
Kris Quigley, Kelly Yang's husband, and I was interviewed by Xi’an TV Station (XATVs) before the game start, someone did saw us on the News, anyone else saw the news?
Tomorrow our team's first ride will start the first training, from Software Park to FengYuKou, ~60K total for a round trip. This could be a great start since the weather is turning warm and everybody in team have installed the new gears!
I got a Merida Duke, with full equipments, and also started ride 7K everyday to work. Feels awesome!
Also received my Active jersey:
Good luck to me in the new riding season! As I said in the title, let's get ride and make Arm as Strong as Lance!
First practice for Active Xi'an soccer team was on last Sunday afternoon, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, on Xi'an Shiyou University football field.
Yesterday, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, we had second practice in XAIU. Full play between Offensive team against Defensive team. Finally the full squad finalized. and prepared for the Friday draw and Saturday first show!
This season team jersey is being fixed and ordered, should be on arrival on day Aug. 29. See attached picture for the first sight of jersey look:
Glad to see the starting lineup of Active Xi'an Soccer Team for 4th Xi'an Software Park Soccer League finally being confirmed yesterday afternoon.
The Group Draw will be on Friday, and the first game will be on Saturday. Didn't have any luck in last season - kicked out of the Group Qualify. Hope go far this new season, and welcome the new faces this year!