Tai chi Juan

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

I don’t have much time this morning. I’m trying to get to the gym just a bit earlier. I saw the group below on the beach Friday on my way to the gym. I’m not quite sure what they were doing, although it did look relaxing. Tai Chi with just arms? Their feet remained firmly rooted. Odd. Maybe they’ll be there again today.

The top photo was taken from the terrace on Saturday. Not my idea of a fun outing — although, is it my imagination or is that a blow-up sex doll extending off the stern?


No tengo mucho tiempo esta mañana. Estoy tratando de llegar al gimnasio un poco antes. Vi al grupo de abajo en la playa el viernes de camino al gimnasio. No estoy muy seguro de lo que estaban haciendo, aunque parecía relajante. ¿Tai Chi solo con brazos? Sus pies permanecieron firmemente arraigados. Raro. Tal vez vuelvan a estar allí hoy.

La foto superior fue tomada desde la terraza el sábado. No es mi idea de una salida divertida, aunque, ¿es mi imaginación o es una muñeca sexual hinchable que se extiende desde la popa?

• NOTE: I’ve learned from helpful readers that this is Qigong.
• NOTA: He aprendido de lectores útiles que esto es Qigong.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

42 thoughts on “Tai chi Juan”

  1. My last cat was called Tai Chi. He was a semi long haired tabby. Beautiful boy. He was the only one of my cats to die peacefully at home, when he was ready.

      1. I wonder how the doll got there, why they are all on the other end of the boat away from it, if anyone noticed that it is there? Millions of unanswered questions.

      2. David:
        Maybe it was a “hen party.” I hate the term but it’s commonly used by Brits… and they often have their parties here. (As in, what happens in Fuengirola stays in Fuengirola.)

  2. Oh, heavens! I know what the gun-toting weird couple were representing… the McCloskey couple (I hadn’t even noticed the guns the first time, just her weird purple outfit LOL). Not only are they Americans, they are St. Louisans! They are a pair of attorneys (the kind who are constantly suing people and fighting ridiculous things), who pulled weapons out, and ran out to their front lawn with them, to “defend themselves” against peaceful protesters who were walking through their gated neighborhood, en route to the home of the then-mayor. The protesters were un-armed and had banners and signs, and were protesting about police and racial issues in St. Louis. One of my students was in the group, I’m pretty sure. There had been protests that turned violent, with cars turned over and set on fire, and burning and looting, in other areas, so the McCloskeys said that they were defending their home. But, it’s against the law to wave guns around. It became a huge thing… they are super Republicans, they ended up being invited by Trump to speak at the Republican Convention. Now, the guy was trying to run for senator. They are known by everyone in the U.S. at this point. Try this: McCloskey photo

      1. Deedles:
        Nope. I’m thinking John Steed and Emma Peel. Remember her cat suits? (all in black and much more tasteful, of course).

    1. Judy C:
      Oh, no, you went to so much trouble with your comment and it’s not them. And I sure know who they are! This twosome in the parade has appeared in past years (before those two idiot McCloskeys were captured “protecting their property”). The more I look at the paraders, the more I think it’s a Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel moment. A STUPID Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel moment, but a Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel moment nonetheless.

  3. Looks like one of the moves in my Qi Gong routine…….which reminds me to get back into it.
    Summer has arrived I see.

    1. Jim:
      It did look very peaceful. But I’d want to move the bottom half of my body at least slightly.

  4. Jim’s right — it looks like Qi Gong, not Tai Chi. According to the internet — “Qi gong can be thought of as a movement you do for a certain situation, as opposed to tai chi form, which is a series of movements that work on the entire body in a flowing sequence. . . . For example, qi gong can be one move that helps open the lungs.”

    1. Debra:
      I had never heard of Qi Gong. I figured Jim knew what he was talking about. Thanks for explaining it.

  5. The Qi Gong GIF is mesmerizing. Nice start to the day. Did that sex doll have a snorkel on? Interesting . . .

    1. Wilma:
      And now I know about Qi Gong. I don’t THINK the sex doll had a snorkel. But that was as close as I got.

      1. Mistress Borghese:
        I have sister-in-law with the same problem. She was recently driving on a rutted dirt road (husband behind the wheel) and said she had to use both arms to hold things down to keep from getting a black eye.

    1. Deedles:
      Have you ever heard of Qi Gong? I hadn’t. But apparently that’s what it was.

      1. Nope, never heard of it, Scoot. I’ll stick to the traditional exercises which I never do. No need to add to the list !

    2. Deedles:
      I know a lot of people who’d love that exercise. San Geraldo would complain about having to move his arms.

      1. As long as that big ol’ teddy bear can still hug, he’s fine!

      2. Deedles:
        I just tested the teddy bear and he’s functioning perfectly.

  6. I’m familiar with Chi Tea and drag queen Kim Chi, but not so much Tai chi. But all that activity and exercise as me thinking I should really get up and get another Bloody Mary.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      And Chai Tea, too. But what do you know about Qi Gong? There’s another for our books.

  7. Ha! I don’t know if my reply worked, because it’s not posted, but I’m glad it’s not the McCloskeys! Yikes!

  8. Is it just me (and it usually is)… I had to look twice at that boat before I realized it did NOT say Fuengirolunatic.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Well, it’s not just you anymore. Now I’ll never see it any other way.

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