Thursday, 13 July 2017



Peonies have a very sincere and open energy to them, an unabashed purity and soft joy that is very healing. A blooming peony flower emits a delicate energy that encourages the adoration and appreciation of one’s own sensuality, a sensuality that is pure, innocent and deliciously ever unfolding.

This obviously made the peony one of the most popular feng shui flower symbol for love and marriage. However, there is an interesting, fear-based twist to the classical feng shui use of peony as a love and marriage cure.

As blooming peonies are very seductive, the classical feng shui school does not recommend the image of peonies in the bedroom of an older couple. The explanation of “blooming peonies can make the husband have a roving eye” never made any sense to me; this is where you have to use your own judgment to be able to separate the energetic essence of any particular item from its cultural stereotypes or fear-based projections.


Tuesday, 11 July 2017


The oldest feng shui meaning of this flower symbol is fertility, believe it or not. Orchids also represent the energy of purity, perfection, and a very delicate and exotic sense of graceful beauty. Depending on their color and variety, will bring the additional energy of joy, creativity, and passion.

When choosing an orchid as a feng shui cure for your home, first be guided by its color. For example, a bright pink or coral orange color orchid will bring the energy of passion and creativity, so it can be an excellent cure for your Love and Marriage bagua area.

A white orchid graces the space with the sense of clarity, calm, perfection and peace, and can be a great addition to both your Helpful People & Blessings area, as well as your Career bagua area.

Because most often we buy potted orchids rather than freshly cut ones, be sure to pay attention to the color and material of the pot.


Monday, 10 July 2017

How To Use the Butterfly Symbol for Good Feng Shui

In feng shui applications, the use of butterflies is in many ways similar to the feng shui use of the birds symbol. Both birds and butterflies are flying free, which speaks to the deep human longing for a joyful and free life close to heavens. Butterflies are also holding a unique and alchemical quality of energy based on different stages of their creation.

Read: 7 Feng Shui Bird Symbols to Renew and Inspire

The most common feng shui use of the butterfly symbol is as feng shui cure for love and romance, probably because love is the most transformative feeling that makes you feel like flying.

Butterflies also evoke a sense of vulnerable, awe-inspiring and joyful beauty that can only be compared with the feeling of being in love.

The additional element of using the feng shui symbol of butterflies as a love feng shui cure is the element of freedom to choose among a number of suitors. Butterfly symbol is one of the best feng shui love cures for single people (when used in the Love and Marriage area of the bagua).

Read: Popular Feng Shui Cures for Love

Of course, once you have found a suitable love partner and are ready to settle in, a better feng shui love cure would be one that speaks of commitment and devotion. Explore the feng shui symbology of birds to help you find the best feng shui love and marriage cure.

However, this is not to say that butterflies are only used as a feng shui love remedy for single people, not at all! As with most symbols and images, there is always more than one meaning that can be used for its powerful associations.

Another excellent feng shui use of the symbol of butterflies is in the Creativity and Children area of the bagua; its presence will help open and energize the flow of creative energy in your life.

You can also use the image of butterflies as a temporary feng shui cure for any area of your life that needs transformation.

If you are currently experiencing difficulties in specific areas of your life, you can bring the energy of butterflies into the corresponding bagua areas of your home or your bedroom.

Not sure what bagua is? Read this:

All About Your Feng Shui Bagua (Home or Office)

As butterflies know how to gracefully go through transformational stages in order to become the beauty that they are, you will be guided to do the same with ease and grace in your life.

Be it with colorful art, photos, fabric, wallpaper, garden decor and more - there are many creative ways to incorporate the healing energy of butterflies into your home decor. Choose the form that inspires you the most and get ready to be inspired!



Sunday, 9 July 2017



Saturday, 8 July 2017


I ordered a Star Wars clock online. The first time I received the package a part of the clock was broken. The dealer in China was kind enough to offer me a replacement without me having to request for one. I got it yesterday, this time the damage is even worse. Huhuhu.
I think it is because of the design, it is delicate.
I used binding tape to paste it together and hung it up.  In Feng Shui having broken things in the home is not auspcious BUT this is a Star Wars clock and to me it is such a shame to get rid of it.  Hmm....

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


STATUES of three deities, including a 1.8m statue of the Mazu goddess (pic), were flown in on business class from China to Malaysia.

Pictures of the statues on the seats in the business class section together with other passengers on the Xiamen Airlines flight were posted on the Selangor and Federal Territory Hainan Association’s Facebook page.

The statues arrived at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday under the China-Malaysia Mazu Cultural Exchange programme, major Chinese dailies reported.

The other two statues are Qian Li Yan (eyes that see thousand miles) and Shun Feng Er (ears that hear from far). They are regarded as the assistants to the Mazu goddess, who is widely believed to protect fishermen and sailors.

Sin Chew Daily reported that the organiser had purchased three business class tickets for the statues which were flown in to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.

The air tickets (RM2,091 per ticket) were posted online and were widely circulated on social media.

A procession was held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday before the statues were brought to Melaka yesterday. The statues will then be taken to Singapore before being sent back to China.

Previously, Selangor and Federal Territory Hainan Association president Dr C.Y. Tang was quoted as saying that the inaugural South-East Asia tour was organised by the Mazu ancestral temple in Meizhou and marks Mazu’s “revisit” to the Maritime Silk Road. Malaysia is the first destination for the cultural exchange



Quite a number of pots of my orchids have perished.  I reckon it could be the heat or could it be me not watering enough.  In Feng Shui, having dead plants is not actually good as the bad energy emanating from it could be harmful.  To ensure that I do not have the problem of sickly or dead plants hanging from the front of my house, I decided to make do with silk flowers.  Yup.  I bought the flowers and pot from a shop and arranged them myself.  Now I do not have to worry about dead plants.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Masjid Al-Badr Seribu Selawat at Teluk Gedong, Pangkor Island

When my friends and I were at Pangkor Island last month to send pre-loved clothes to the poor families, we stopped by at the mosque that is built on water to take some pictures.  It is known as Masjid Al-Badr Seribu Selawat and is located at Gedung Bay,

"The Feng Shui Connection of the Heart and Eyes -- 6 Ways to Manifest Goals and Desires Faster and Easier"

"The Feng Shui Connection of the Heart and Eyes --

6 Ways to Manifest Goals and Desires Faster and Easier"

By Kathryn Weber

There are many ways to go about manifesting your desires. The first and most direct is to take action. Action is critical, but what about when you’re forming your idea? How do you manifest your heart’s desire faster and more easily – and most importantly – more exact to what you want?

You use feng shui.

Feng shui is more than moving chairs around and adding flowers to your dining room table. Feng shui can be applied to your car, your wardrobe, your jewelry choices, and yes, even toward the things you desire most. Yet, using it is very simple, but understanding how it works and why it works quickly is a definitively feng shui concept.

Chi, or energy, whether it is that of a room or your own personal chi, can all be changed. I always say that ‘chi flows where the eye goes.’ This is why when you enter a house that has a wide picture window or a door opposite the entryway, your eye (and the home’s energy) goes out that door or window. For the homeowner that views this daily, their energy goes out the door or window with their vision, and they often suffer from lowered finances, difficulty making progress in their lives or have health problems.

Your vision is key to changing, adapting and manifesting in feng shui.

For instance, in decluttering, you have to see the clutter removed to feel its affect. When you think of clutter being gone, it’s not the physical space the clutter took up that’s removed, it’s the visual space that’s opened up – and we take in the open space and room to grow that comes with it -- through our eyes.

When we unburden our eyes, we unburden our hearts.

Likewise, when we delight our eyes, we delight our hearts. Just think how your heart leaps when a bouquet of flowers is delivered to your home or you walk in the house and it’s been freshly painted or re-decorated.
In feng shui, the eyes and the heart and connected.

Their element is fire, and the fire element is associated with the symbols of success, like a new car, a new, roomier apartment, or a beautiful gemstone. It’s the connection of eyes, heart, and brain that can also help you manifest your desires.

Follow these directions on how to manifest your dearest wishes and deepest dreams faster and easier.

1. Write it down.

Putting your dearest wishes on paper amounts to creating a map for yourself. A desire that is not written down only lives in your head. Putting it on paper can instantly quadruple your likelihood of achieving it. Making it visual is the next step to making it real.

2. Visual images imprint on the heart.

We’ve all heard that a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ and we know it to be true. Our eyes take images straight to our heart. When you use an image for your desires or goals, you place that image on your heart –and the heart wants – and goes after – what the heart sees.

3. Hand, eye, heart, brain.

There is much discussion in teaching circles about eye-hand coordination, and the importance of them working together. That’s because this is the magic connection. When the hand writes, it makes an imprint on the brain. Then your eye sees it, and it makes an imprint on your heart. When the heart (eye/emotion) and brain (hand/thought) are aligned, this is when magic really happens. This is why vision boards are so powerful and why anything you truly want needs words and images to help you manifest it.

4. Hand to heart to complete the circuit.

Feeling your desires is also a critical piece of the manifestation puzzle. Look at your desires or goals that you have written on paper or have on our vision board. Hold your hand to your heart and observe your words and images, say the words, feel the words and feel the images. When you do this, you are in effect, doing energetically what engineers teach about electricity, and that is, you are completing the circuit.

For electricity to work, there must be a continuous loop, or flow, of energy. If there is a break along any of the circuit, energy does not flow to light a light bulb, for instance. This is also true for manifesting our desires. We must complete the circuit of eyes, heart and mind. This follows the concept of chi.

When there is an interruption or block of chi flow, like an oddly placed chair, walking into the room is interrupted and difficult. Chi works best like a smooth flowing river. Your manifesting chi works the same – it must be smooth, flowing and uninterrupted. Link your hand, heart and eyes together to keep a continuous loop of energy by holding your hand over your heart when you look at your desires, wish list or vision board.

5. Experiential wishing.

When we want something new, we often go shop for it. Think about going shopping for a new handbag, bicycle or shoes. You may go to a bike shop and test out the bike or try the shoes on, admiring how they look on you. This is another way of linking your eyes and heart together for your dreams is to experience something. Is it a new car you want? Go test drive it. Look at new apartments or visit open houses in a neighborhood you like. Once you put the energy out there, the fire for that item begins burning and will help you achieve what you want faster.

6. Antithetical wishing.

There are two types of wishes, the pleasure wish and the pain wish. What uncomfortable thing are you tolerating or avoiding? Sometimes our goals are backwards. Rather than focusing on a pleasure, we should focus on our pains instead. Often simply getting rid of the pain and the difficulties in our lives helps us to achieve the pleasure we want. If you’ve had difficulty manifesting what you want, try focusing on what you need to rid yourself of. Your heart will thank you.

Sunday, 25 June 2017


During the third week of the fasting month, I assisted my Muslim friends to distribute bubur lambuk (a special type of porridge) to the patients, doctors, nurses and staff of the Seri Manjung for breaking fast.


Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri to all Muslim visitors of Xing Fu blog.

Monday, 19 June 2017


Sydney Opera House– Begun in 1957 by Architect John Utzon with his competition winning design and eventually completed in August 1973 under the direction of Sir Peter Hall, this building is surely an architectural landmark of the 20th century.

In Feng Shui terms, its angular designs mean it is classified as a fire type building; perfect for housing the arts. However, its water environment may lead to disagreements, particularly amongst staff.


Sunday, 18 June 2017


Precious: My mama is still in bed. She is sick. She has sore throat and fever.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, U.A.E

Burj al arab– This unique luxury hotel completed in 1999 is built on its own island in the shape of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. An interesting example of wind and water! It is the fourth tallest hotel in the world, although almost forty per cent of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Standing on an artificial island, it is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.

In Feng Shui terms, this is a wood type building, which means that it receives a lot of support from its water environment.


Friday, 16 June 2017


Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel

The incredible megastructure named “Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel”, is a mighty installation, that has been erected on the Bailang river bridge in the city of Weifang in China. It is being touted as the ‘world’s largest spokeless ferris wheel.’ It’s built upon and measures a total height of 145 meters, which is 10 meters taller than the world-famous London Eye. The wheel has 36 carts with the capacity to carry 10 passengers each and offer an unparalleled view of the Bailang River and the surrounding areas of the Weifang city.
Each of the wheel’s 36 carriages is outfitted with Wi-Fi and television sets. There is no information on what will be played on the TV sets, but we presume that it will display information on the ferris wheel and the cart’s current location. The wheel will take 28 minutes to complete a full rotation giving the tourists enough time to click pictures and get a good view of the city.
The amusement park-style attraction is soon going to be opened to the public in China. It is also the world’s first spokeless Ferris wheel with grid design and the crisscrossing steel beams holding the Ferris wheel together have been described as a ‘dragon spine.’ The incredibly complex architecture is vital for pulling off the spokeless and shaftless design, making the center completely hollow like a giant high-tech wheel.


Thursday, 15 June 2017


What you see here is a type of worm called umpun-umpun.  It is used by anglers to catch prawns and fish.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


These fidget spinners are the new craze among the youngster. They were were originally developed as a way for children with ADHD or autism to relieve stress.

But these palm-sized toys have become the latest "must-have" for school children. I read that some schools have banned them as they are a distraction. They might also become a health hazard and might not be safe.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


I prepared these containers of charcoal to place near my cats' litter boxes.  It is said to help absorb the odour from the kitty litter.  Actually it is said that  activated charcoal works better but I make do with regular ones that we use for the BBQ grill.

Monday, 12 June 2017


What do you do with your used tea bags?  Throw them away.  Well, if you have a garden and want to save on fertilizers then you can use them instead.
Moist tea leaves added to the compost bin increase the speed with which your pile decomposes.When using tea bags as fertilizer, either in the compost bin or directly around plants, first attempt to identify if the bag itself is compostable — 20 to 30 percent may be composed of polypropylene, which will not decompose. These types of tea bags may be slippery to the touch and have a heat-sealed edge. If this is the case, slit open the bag and discard in the trash (bummer) and reserve the damp tea leaves for composting.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Composting Tea Bags: Can I Put Tea Bags In The Garden?

Sunday, 11 June 2017


I saw this at a holiday resort at Marina Island and so want to make it for the college herb garden.  It looks easy enough.  So, now I need to look for some used tyres first.


The berries are from a plant that the Malays refer to as kuncur.  I have yet to put a scientific name to it.  Anyone has any idea?


My friends and I were involved in helping to promote the Marina Island Family Day 201 on Friday. It is a charity even and the proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society.

Saturday, 10 June 2017


When I first got Junior I did not know how to care for him as he had just had one eye removed and was sickly.  It was Kak Rozie who helped care for him for a week.  I have had him for more than two years and he goes and visits his godmama once in a while.
During her latest visit, Junior recognised her and was happy to be cuddled.  Not so for Precious, he pushed her away.