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About jefftan168

Numbers does not rule my life. But if there’s a number that may play a big influence in my life that is 168. You see, about six months ago, when I went into a gym and had a weigh in and body mass index reading, I found out that I was already type 2 obese, and if I’m not mistaken there are only 3 types. In fact, I need to shed about 43% of my total body weight. I’m 5’5 and my ideal weight would be 165lbs, but according to my trainer since I’ve already accumulated so much skin by stretching it too much because of my fats it’s ok to just settle with 168lbs to 170lbs. (Internal monologue at that time was 5lbs of skin!) That’s’ the reason why I’m calling this blog Project 168 because that’s my ultimate weight goal. However, being a Chinese Buddhist and a believer of Feng Shui, 168 is also considered as a celestial number that is suppose to be really lucky. Thus Project 168 also refers to my quest to have a good happy life and to be a good student of Chinese Buddhism. A word of caution though, growing up, my parents firmly believed that the next super language is not English but Chinese. Thus special focus was given for me to learn Mandarin, in fact, I was send to Taiwan on summers to further learn the language. The big disadvantage is that I’ve such a poor commando of the English language that surely you’ll see some grammatical errors in every post. However, I still decided to write this blog in English to be able to share this with people who are also trying to lose weight and who are like me are in a quest to constantly live a good life. This blog is not me talking to the world but its me sharing my experience to whoever would want to read this so that it might help them, and more important than that people might want to share with me also their experience that it might help in my quest to lose weight and also to constantly have a good life.

More than just a Smartphone…It’ll Save Lives

Recently I posted about my new Acer Ferrari Liquid E Smartphone. After initially causing anger, I can now say that my Acer Ferrari Liquid E Smartphone is indeed a worldly thing that makes life a little better. It makes checking … Continue reading

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Nervous….

Tomorrow is another weigh day. I’m a little nervous only because I’m really not sure whether I’ll lose weight or I’ve gained more weight. 6 months after I’ve started going to the gym and going on a proper diet diet. … Continue reading

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Acer Ferrari Liquid E: The Good Ending

I’m really happy to say that Acer Ferrari Liquid E’s project manager Gino Villame and their technical support person William de Guia made sure that I’ll be able to use my phone. They went to see me in Trinoma yesterday … Continue reading

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Acer Ferrari Liquid E: The Root of My Anger

In my previous post I wrote about worldly things that makes life a little better. The Acer Ferrari Liquid E Smartphone is supposed to be one such worldly thing. Smart Communications, my cell phone service provider, informed me that my … Continue reading

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A Different Way of Celebrating Valentine’s Day

I came across this very nice Valentine’s blog article of another WordPress blogger. The author of the site Philantrophy Writing did share some interesting different ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day. She called the article ’16 Charitable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Wordly Things that Makes Life a Little Better (1st Post): The Internet & Is it Bye Bye Cell Towers?

One of the things that Buddhism and Taoism teach is for us not to be materialistic. Worldly things serve as hindrances and/or barriers to understanding or attaining the dharma. However, I think there are worldly things that makes life a … Continue reading

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Feng Shui Love Rituals

It’s the season of the year when restaurants are fully booked; traffic is really crazy; people wear red; and of course everybody talks about love. Love is really in the air every Feb. 14 or Valentine’s Day. But if you … Continue reading

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38.4Lbs to Project 168

It’s been a while since I was really able to write on this blog. I’ve been really busy and sort of a little sad that last week, I suffered a little setback with the weight aspect of my Project 168. … Continue reading

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OM MANI PADME HUM

I’ve been really busy and will be busy until Feb. 17, 2011. In the meantime I just would like to make a short post about the mantra of Kuan Yin which is OM MANI PADME HUM. I do pray this … Continue reading

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The Medicine Buddha Image & Mantra

Just want to quickly share the image of the Medicine Buddha and His Mantra.

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