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China Has Found The Fountain Of Youth!

August 14th, 2008 · 15 Comments

Young looking 16 year old Chinese gymnast.Wonderful news!  No more botox, no more lifts, tucks, nips or lipo; no more going under the knife!  All women over forty should pack their bags and head to China!  Apparently, the so-called fabled Fountain of Youth is not located in St. Augustine, Florida as many have written about the exploits of Ponce de León.  Nor in the Bahamas, as even the aging magician David Copperfield has reported.  Instead the Fountain of Youth is somewhere in China.

Two Chinese gymnasts, both 16 years-old.How do I know?  Simple!  Just look at the gold-metal gymnastic team from China!  The rules in the Olympics specify that no one under the age of 16 can be a participant in gymnastics, and the Chinese say they can prove by the girls’ passports that each one of them is at least 16 years of age.  Now tell me, who doesn’t believe the Chinese, afterall, a passport is an official document….is it not?  Ahem!

Now if you look at these girls and you say to yourself, Wow, she’s 16!  Okay, show me where that Fountain of Youth is!!!  I want to drink from the fountain as well! 

Maya Muses:  Or else there’s a bunch of Dorian Gray-ish type of portraits stored away in some attic somewhere in China!  Okay,…. I’m game!  Then take me to the artist! 

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mia // Aug 15, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Okay..I go with you,to the “Fountain of Youth”!

    Or whatever….

    Maybe there is some ancient Chinese Secret that only they know of????Hiding in a attic somewhere?

    Young they are,that is obvious!But how young?
    Well…they say that you are as young as you feel!
    Maybe that goes in both directions?

  • 2 Lynn // Aug 15, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I heard that one of the Chinese gymnast recently had a baby tooth come out. I would have thought that she had to be really young, like 8 or 9 years-old, but not anymore. Katia had a baby tooth come out recently and she’ll be 12 next month. So I guess they can be as young as 12 or 13.

    I think all my baby teeth came out by the time I was 7 or 8, (because I had a lot of talking to do) but I’m not sure! I’ll have to ask my mom.

  • 3 Mia // Aug 16, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    All my baby teeth came out early!
    Too much candy!
    Hmm,strange…Some girls look so much older when they are 12 or 13 today, than when I was in their age…
    And they get their period earlier I think…
    But they have their baby teeth longer?

    I was still playing with dolls when I was 12…
    But then again, I had my first boyfriend at 7…
    We were so innocent,but so much in love….sat in the closet and kissed,haha..

    I asked Ulf’s brother’s son he is 16…he lost his “manhood” when he was 12!Still a Boy in my eyes!
    Are the young ones loosing their childhood earlier now a days?
    But then again my Mom moved from home when 15 and started work as a maid!

  • 4 Lynn // Aug 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Children do look older today than when we were children. Oops! Except for the Chinese, of course. Their 16 year olds look like they’re 11 or 12!!! I tell you we must go to China and find that Fountain of Youth!!!

    All of Patrick’s family in France and all my friends in Paris thought Katia was 13 or 14 although she’s going to be 12 next month. This new generation of kids do look and act older! Like you, I was still jumping rope and playing with dolls when I was 11 and 12 years old. Now adays kids are experimenting with sex at that age! It’s way too young if you ask me!

  • 5 Mia // Aug 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Yes.I think so too…
    And hearing or reading about how naive they actually are about what sex is all about….Don’t they teach about this in schools anymore?

    And they do start to go to “work” young too…
    At least here in Sweden….
    At age 1 or even earlier…they start with going to the daycare center,
    then 9 year of school,and 2-3 years of senior high school,then maybe to the university….and then…..

    I don’t know…I just watch all these little kids…

    And some doesn’t seem to care much,but some are I guess you can call it,” are listening to a different kind of drumbeat”and those kids I can relate with…
    They sit there not wanna be there at all,but what choice do they have?None…
    And I wonder what will their life be like?

    But again,there is good things too,I hope….
    What kind of signals are we giving to our kids?

    Hmm,I think I go back to bed…Think I woke up on the wrong side….seeing life in black and white
    Where are ” The Rainbow House”?

  • 6 Lynn // Aug 18, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Each generation is different, with different ideas and of course we see the youth much like our parents saw us, and their parents saw them. It’s very easy to explain astrologically….each generation is born with the same distant planets (Pluto, Neptune and/or Uranus) in the same astrological sign, which gives an entire generation a different way of seeing things.

    Yes, and even though Pluto is no longer considered a planet, it is still a major part of astrology and a strong influence in our lives.

    (I hope when you got up the 2nd time, you got up on the right side of the bed! lol)

  • 7 Mia // Aug 19, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Yeah..I know….but I do think we are somehow closer to each other too now a days…

    I talked to a young woman, at a “illegal” music performance in the park outside where we live….

    We happened to meet a friend when out for a walk and he told us to go there..(an amazing man by the way)
    We did..And it felt like coming back to the sixties!

    A small stage…a band playing music from the sixties…a simple barbecue,with sweet corn,and beer….
    People…young and old….enjoying themselves , to just be there together!
    It felt so good and we all shared the same “energy”….

    I was standing beside this woman and said something about her hair…

    Then we started to talk about how good it was being there;then about how music made people come together;then about traveling…

    She had lived in Barcelona for 3 years..

    She thought Madrid was friendlier than Barcelona!

    So we talked about Madrid!

    She said that she never were afraid in Madrid…
    That I felt too…

    Her dad was from Chile…
    I told her that Ulf lived his 9 first year in Peru..His mom and dad met in Chile!

    We talked about the Spanish language…

    We talked about India…
    Her Mom had been there…and so had we at almost the same places!

    We talked about Majorca…
    I said we thought about moving there some years ago…
    That Soller Valley was fantastic…

    She said her Mom was there 5 years ago,she had just recovered from cancer and she had met some people who told her about this place in a second hand bookstore!!!!
    I asked her what her Mom’s name was and what she looked like…

    A light went on,over our heads!

    It was our bookshop,us her mom had talked to….

    We’ve been wondering what happened to her mom,because we went to this place when she should have been there only to find out that she had left…
    Now we were standing talking to her daughter 5 years later…listening to music, sharing a beer…

    Sorry, this became long….

    The feeling,the energy,was the same as when we were young…that anything could happen…
    To feel that this still exists in young people today…well,that gives me a really good feeling inside…
    I told her that,for us age differences doesn’t matter much….we talked about this before,you and I..and it is true!
    Music,culture, unite many….I think that will never change…

    So yes…the way of seeing things may change for each generation,but the “good” things never does!
    I think we should remind our selves about this more!

    Yeah..woke up on the right side this morning…
    But still in my nighty!
    I think I have to stop look into your blog in the mornings!

    I think when we meet we will talk for hours!!!!

  • 8 Lynn // Aug 19, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I also prefer Madrid to Barcelona. It was a great time where I partied on the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada, but enjoyed Barcelona a lot less. I then moved to Madrid where the partying continued…lol. Like Paris, there are cities where you don’t feel afraid; where you can take the last Métro home at 2 in the morning and feel as comfortable as 2 in the afternoon. Not like Cairo or Instanbul, but I managed to party there as well, nonetheless! Haha!

    Was Ulf born in Peru? Patrick and I want to go to Machu Picchu before they build cable cars, hotels, etc. and it becomes easily accessible to everyone like Disneyland! Then too we want to go to Argentina and learn to Tango, but that’s another story!!! LOL!

    I loved hearing about you and Ulf meeting this other woman’s daughter! Serendipitous moments like that are extraordinary!!! That has happened to me a number of times through my travels. It’s also great when you’re walking down the street in one country and you run into someone you know from another country! I’ve had that happen quite a few times as well, especially in Paris. I met a Dutch friend from when I use to live in Amsterdam years before and it happened again with another friend from Copenhagen when I lived in Christiania. I remember walking down the street in San Francisco and running into a friend from Germany….anyway, it’s amazing how small the world really is!

  • 9 Mia // Aug 20, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Yeah…I somehow love Madrid…It will be great going there again….

    I enjoyed Evissa when I was younger…you could party and enjoy a day in the sun on a beach with “lazy” people,could bath in the nude and no one took offense….We were like kids!
    Now,it is very different…

    I think I have to go to Paris,it sounds good…Wish you could guide me someday…

    Yes… you have to use such difficult words?
    Couldn’t find it in my dictionary?
    But I understand what it means anyway….haha

    It has happen many times to me too…

    When we were in India and we visited an ashram..many years ago.

    We had not told many that we were in India…

    We were outside the actual ashram…wanting to have a cup of coffee…went to a café where a lot of people sat from the ashram…you could recognize them from their clothes and energy…

    We heard someone shout,Hello!Ulf,Mimmi…
    (that has been my name since I was 2 years old)

    We looked around and there sat a good friend of ours that we had not seen for a while…..Amazing..

    And then again there are these meetings with people you know you never have met and yet feel that you already know!
    That what I felt when I met Tina and Vivien and others….
    Life and the world are truly amazing,magical….

    Ulf was born in Stockholm,but lived in Lima Peru his first 9 years!
    His younger brother was born in Cuba….
    They have had an interesting life…

    We want to go to Machu Picchu too,we talked about it..Tina said that she and her Peruvian boyfriend wanted to go there too..
    Shall we go together or what?

    Love to dance,but can’t dance….hehe..I just move to the rhythm of the music…
    My Dad could Tango! My Mom told me when they were out dancing when they were young,everyone left the dance-floor to just watch them dance…
    Strange no one of us children picked that up?
    Mom tried to make me start a ballet class at age 3 or4,but I didn’t wanna go…I was too shy…

    Oooops,off the topic again…Sorry!

  • 10 Mia // Aug 20, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Sorry,sometimes I don’t spell right…

  • 11 Lynn // Aug 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Mia….don’t apologize, your English is better than a lot of Americans! When I come back to the States, I’m always amazed at the mistakes in grammer that so many Americans make! Even people on television, like reporters or newscasters who are suppose to (you would think) speak correctly!

    I have a pet peeve, ….I cringe everytime I hear someone respond to the question, “How are you today?” and they reply, “Good.” You can be a good dancer, a good student, a good girl or boy, etc., but when someone asks, how you’re doing, the correct response is, fine….well….etc. It is short for I am well, or I am fine, but not I am good. That’s just one example, but there are many….but how did I get on this topic!? From the Fountain of Youth to English grammer, I jump from one topic to another just like you! LOL!!!

  • 12 Lynn // Aug 20, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    It would be great to go to Peru at the same time that you and Tina plan on going! That would be a trip!

    Serendipitous: obtained or characterized by serendipity.

    Serendipity: the faculty of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.

    A cute film that came out a few years ago with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale is called (duh, haha!) Serendipity. It’s a romantic comedy.

  • 13 Mia // Aug 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks!We start to learn English early here in Sweden….A good thing!

    Maybe it is contagious?Topic-jumping!

    That would be a trip,I’m sure!Would love to do it!

    Haven’t seen that film!Is it a feel good film?
    I love those kind of films!

    Now I know a new word,but not sure when I’m going to use it!

    Feel young again when out shopping clothes!

    The seventies are back in the fashion world!

    I usually don’t buy much clothes,but now!
    There is simply too much I like!

    Ooops another topic!

  • 14 Lynn // Aug 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Yes, it’s a feel good film. Not like a lot of films that you watch hoping something is going to happen (or hope that the film will get better as it goes on) and then when it’s over you ask yourself, why did I waste my time watching this dumb film?!

    And it’s not like a lot of French films that have a sad or negative ending; I think French filmmakers do that just so it won’t have a “Hollywood ending” (where everything works out for the best and everyone lives happily ever after) rather than for the sake of showing a realistic view of life.

  • 15 Mia // Aug 27, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Okay….will watch it sometimes….

    Right now I feel like I’m living in a “feel good film”,a fairytale,fantasy and dreamland all together!
    Mayaland indeed!
    I’m not sure who is making it though…
    Myself or some higher power?Both I guess!

    I’m truly see what “lucid living” is all about!

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