Every morning starts with the taiqi master (Dame Heidi) and the student crossing the road over to the basketball court.
"Dame" she may be, but she jumps up onto the playground with no problems at all.
The master locates a suitable spot and instructs the student to do his lesson there.
The master watches closely as the student does his warm-up.
Today, I am given the privilege of watching a lesson in session.
"We have press coverage today", the master tells the student.
As the master is quite satisfied with the student's performance, she proceeds to groom herself.
Another potential student?
"Yes, that's about right", the master says.
Meanwhile, I am off on my pink bicycle to go check out the neighbourhood cats.
No, that's not Indy, it's Mrs Gretchen and Vincent Starr.
Mr G joins this group every morning.
We call her Mindy Gretchen as she looks a bit like Indy (just the body and the colour).
She's already been spayed.
This is one of the pets along the road.
And Willy's friend. Also someone's pet. In fact, there are two of them and they look alike.
We haven't seen Willy for a few days now. He's off on a secret mission again.
Every morning, there seems to be this important briefing involving Vincent, Mrs Gretchen and Mr G. They don't even rest on Sundays. There is work to be done, folks.
Meanwhile, after my few rounds, I stop by at the basketball court to catch the last part of today's taiqi lesson.
The master shows the "Hidden Dragon, Crouching Cat" Pose and the student tries his best to copy.
The master lies on her back and allows the student to receive some qi.
After a good session, the master debriefs the student while allowing the student to touch her forehead for more qi transmission.
I go back home...
....to be greeted by Vincent (doing the Happy Days pose).
And Rosie's family.
While Timmy, as faithful as ever, guards his food arsenal, watched closely by Indy!