Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Last Friday I visited Izzuddin who was discharged from hospital after having undergone surgery to remove his appendix. He had a long scar on his abdomen an felt weak. I am sure he will be okay in a few days time. I promised to take him out for a meal when he is fully recovered.


Monday, 22 August 2016


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Hang Feng Shui Bells to Invite Good Fortune into your Home or Office

The sound of bells brings balance and healing to any environment through the power of sound therapy. It breaks stagnant energy present in any room, and works to release blockages in our minds, bodies and spirits, bringing a sense of peace into tense situations or moments in life. In feng shui, bells tend to feature different cure symbols for use in different situations. The most sought after include prosperity, abundance, and protection, and when rung, these prominent symbols are put into action.

For example, for clients wanting to attract fortune and prosperity, we recommend the Double Fish Bell. The Double Fish symbolizes wealth, good fortune and the ease to attain it. So these bells are very auspicious! These are to be hung on your main office door or your home’s main entrance to encourage the good fortune to come in.

The reason why bells should be hung on doors is because each time the door opens, the bell will activate and create stimulating yang energy (the energy of action, power, and fortune). We recommend tying these on the outside doorknob of your chosen entrance to invite these prosperous energies.

SOURCE: http://www.uniquefengshui.com/blog/the-importance-of-bells-in-feng-shui-c94682/

Sunday, 21 August 2016


I got a call around 11 a.m..from my friend asking.for a favour to help her and her relative to buy 2 Nike bags from PHL Convention Centre in Menglembu.Since my Aunt Linda was also interested we decided to go. It took a bit of asking around.but we managed to find the place at 12.30 p.m. Horror of horrors the place was empty, we found out that the sale will only start on tge 25th. Hahaha..


When Star Wars 7 came out I bought the pink one with many Stormtroopers and one Vader for RM49.90. Now it is going for half price.
FYI I bought 2 of the Vader T-shirts on the right. I know I will wear them all the time. My sister, Li Lian Cheah bought me a C3PO t-shirt from Japan.and it has become faded from too much wear. I still have the Padme Amidala t-shirt she bought for me in 2000.


My young companion for yesterday's evening walk was Baron Syaziq. His grandparents had gone out and they told his brother to take him along for Pokemon Go catching. When I reached the place, Syaziq was told by big brother to keep teacher company. We walked from 6.30 p.m. until 7.45 p.m.

Though there is no change in weight, I feel more active and sprightly.

Gold at end of Komtar rainbow a fengshui curiosity

I-ching for explanations: Komtar’s roof now graced with a sculpture depicting two rainbows pouring into a pot of Chinese gold coins.Gold at end of Komtar rainbow a fengshui curiosity


GEORGE TOWN: High up on the roof of Komtar is a recently completed sculpture of two rainbows that end in a pot of Chinese gold coins, which is fast becoming a hot topic for fengshui masters.

Several fengshui masters contacted were surprised by the sculpture.

“The Chinese coin is round with a square hole in the middle. This design is based on I-Ching principles, the round shape depicts the universe and the square symbolises the world.

“It is good for rainbows to flow into the Chinese coin, though I think the rainbows are so much bigger than the universe,” said fengshui consultant Prof Joe Choo.

Another consultant, master David Koh, did not feel there was any fengshui significance.

“Rainbows are only illusions caused by light passing through water vapour. They have no energy in themselves,” he said.

Seen directly overhead, the rainbows appear like the hands on the face of a clock, but Koh brushed aside Chinese superstitions that clocks indicated that the time is up.

“In ancient China, time is measured with a water clock. The face of a modern clock has no relevance to Chinese elements.”

Penang fengshui master Mak Foo Wengg warns of a possible clash of fengshui elements.

“Komtar is a tubular tower, representing metal. The roof top’s triangular design represents fire.

“In fengshui, fire will melt metal,” he said.

Mak advised the state government to move its administration centre to the south of the island.

“The chi energy in the northeast corner of the island will be depleted by 2017.

“But in the south, there is strong chi that will last for 24 years.”

Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/20/gold-at-end-of-komtar-rainbow-a-fengshui-curiosity/

Saturday, 20 August 2016


I started playing Pokemon Go a few days into its launch in Malaysia.  Nope.  I am not one of those glued to the screen of my android phone all the time.  I actually decided to play the game to relax after work and to shed some unwanted kilos.
Luckily my former student, Baron is in between diploma and degree so he is back in his hometown for a few months.  He will be going back to KL to register for his degree course soon.  My other student, Vasan is also waiting for an offer from the university that he has applied to.  So once these two leave, I will have no more Pokemon Go buddies.  Hopefully by then I would have caught lots of Pokemons and shed the unwanted weight.
Yesterday evening, I finally caught a Pikachu.  One got away on the third day but this time around I was more skilled.  I fed it with berries first.


Baron, Vasan ans two of their other friends at the Tua Pek Kong Temple yesterday.  They were there to catch Pokemons.  Well, the bright side of this game is that it makes one walk and get some fresh air. There are dangers to it as some are so engrossed in the game that they are  not aware of their surroundings and this is where mishaps might happen.  Then there are those who go out at the wee hours of the morning to catch a prize Pokemon.  There may be dangers lurking somewhere.


Baron Lin and I need the evening walks to burn off fat but not Vasan Wei Sheng. Yet he insists that he needs to lose some weight and exercises with us by walking for at least an hour in the evening.
The two with extra kilos to shed taking a break from walking at the Tua Pek Kong Temple in Pasir Panjang.

Friday, 19 August 2016



Danial Haslisham and Ahmad Rafi Zaim were the ones who helped me with the EKSA gotong royong yesterday afternoon. They took out all the old books from the built in cupboard and rearranged them neatly and orderly. Rafi waited inside the cupboard while Danial passed him the books to arrange.

 Rafi clowning around inside the cupboard while waiting for Danial to pass him the books.


 BEFORE:  This was how the store room looked before my two boys, Rafi and Danial started work.
AFTER;  I left them to their devices for half and hour and this was how it looked.
The boys took out all the stuff from the drawers and shelves.  They planned to rearranged the boys and other items in a more systematic and orderly manner.  By 5 p.m. they managed to complete half of the arrangement.  The work will continue tomorrow.


I have been going to the Tua Pek Kong Tejmple in Pasir Panjang since last week to catch Pokemons with Baron and his friends.  Yesterday Vasan joined us.  The good thing about this game is that it makes us go into the open and walk.  Now not only do we get to bust virtual monsters, we get to bust our fats too.  Hahaha.


"Who Wins? The Feng Shui Of 2016 Presidential Candidates Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton"

By Kathryn Weber

In November 2016, Americans will go to the polls and elect a new president. Although for some folks, a feng shui outlook on the likelihood of either candidate being elected is akin to reading tea leaves, it's nonetheless a fun way to look at the two candidates running for the top job in the country! Please note that this evaluation is based solely on feng shui and not my personal opinion.

Using feng shui as a predictor, does Trump or Clinton have the better chance of winning the election?

In feng shui, there are six types of chi (qi) beginning with ripening chi followed by growing chi, improving, declining, dead, and killing chi. Each type of chi has its own energy and this energy often influences outcomes. Hillary Clinton is a boar or pig in the Chinese zodiac and Trump is a dog. The current year of 2016 is a monkey year and 2017 will be a rooster. Both Clinton and Trump have rising chi as their personal zodiac signs are the signs of winter, and we will be moving toward that season when the election takes place, which is helpful for both candidates.

Besides their zodiac signs, the other factors to look at are their respective kua numbers.

The kua number is a number that's based on the year and a person's gender. Trump was born June 14, 1946 and is a 9 kua. Clinton was born in 1947 and is a 7 kua. Each kua number carries its own characteristics. The 9 kua is the sign of fire and fame, something that suits the publicity seeking Trump who has become known for his fiery rhethoric. The 7 kua of Clinton is a number that relates to metal and the ideas that are often revolutionary and globally-oriented, much like her famous words of "women's rights are human rights."

As for chi and the type of energy that both kua number possess, Donald Trump's 9 kua time has passed and we may see that the summer, the time of the 9 kua, was when some of his most inflammatory statements were made. As time progresses we may see him simmer down in his rhetoric, and his kua number chi falls. Hillary, on the other hand, will have growing chi for her kua number and will be ratcheting up her comments and most likely become more outspoken.

With respect to age, Donald Trump is older than Hillary Clinton by a little over a year. For the year of 2016, and looking solely at their genders, it's clear that in this year women have an advantage. Women in general are hosting the wealth and income star, making this a more favorable year for advances by women.

Men, on the other hand, are troubled by the anger star, and it is revealing that Donald Trump comes across with strong emotion often creates severe reactions and anger that have become a hallmark of his presidential bid.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the woman's star is at the center of all the energies in the year 2016. This bodes very well for a woman being elected president for the first time in American history. When all these factors are put together, it looks like Hillary Clinton is at a distinct feng shui advantage for winning the US presidency in 2016.

Would the world and the United States benefit more from a Clinton or a Trump presidency?

Feng shui relies on the concentration of energy and by compounding energy into our nation, we will help to lift not only ourselves but also the world. Of the two, Clinton has the greater improving chi of kua numbers, with her 7 being a number of ideas versus the personality cult that is Trump's 9 kua character.

Clinton and Trump are also quite different from each other in their zodiac personalities, although on the zodiac wheel, their respective signs of pig and dog are side by side, but that's where their togetherness ends. The dog, Trump's sign, is loyal but is more likely to be concerned with its own interests and will bite when it doesn't like something.

This reactionary tendency is something that raises the concern over national security and whether he will be too aggressive or quick to anger. Worries regarding his ability to avoid becoming unreasonable in the face of a national crisis is something that has, pardon the zodiac pun, dogged Trump's candidacy especially given his lack of international diplomacy and security experience.

As a pig, Hillary's zodiac sign, the temperament leans more toward global and far-reaching concepts and concerns versus the more solitary dog's perspective. This makes pigs natural leaders and they often seek to find positions of prominence, something that Clinton has done all her professional life. Because of her pig tendencies, she will also have a cool head as pigs are very cerebral but can often get caught up in their own thoughts.

The current president Obama is an ox in the Chinese zodiac. After over 10 years of an Iraq war, initiated under the dog-signed George Bush, his stable earth qualities came into play and his earthy, relationship-building has helped stabilize a country that had been embroiled in a long, drawn-out war. When it comes to Trump, Americans may not be ready for another dog in the White House and may be ready for a cool head and progressive thinking pig.

Combining Hillary Clinton's kua number, zodiac sign, and the year's female-favored energy, it looks like the feng shui pick this election is Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump's hostile male energy, dog-biting anger tendencies and lack of international experience or forward-thinking, i.e, his backwards looking slogan of "Making American Great Again," looks like it will make this dog flame out at the polls.

What does feng shui say about the vice presidential picks of Mike Pence and Tim Kaine?

According to feng shui, Trump and his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, are at odds energetically. Pence is a 5 kua and has earth energy. This drains Trump because Pence's earth energy dampens Trump's fire energy. Think of dirt that's used to smother a fire. Pence will slowly stall Trump's energy in a smothering, wearing kind of way. From a zodiac perspective, Pence, like Hillary, is a boar and will be more concerned with big-picture energies to Trump's more pointed ideas and the single-minded objectives of his dog personality.

Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, is a 6 kua and a dog, like Trump. However, unlike Trump, Kaine is 6 kua, the number of big metal and this matches well and supports Hillary's small metal. As a matter of fact, his big metal is the perfect match for her own energies, and as a dog, he will be loyal to her, unlike a dog that's in opposition to her. Hillary Clinton will see a running mate that stays by her side, but whose energies will complement and match her own on a global perspective.

Regardless of outcome, it's always fun to see how feng shui stacks up.

SOURCE:  www.redlotusletter.com

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Business people are quick to cash in on the Pokemon Go craze.  here we have the Pokeball mug.


The Pokemon Go craze has hit me.  Yeah, I play the game to de-stress as my recent workload is incredible.  My favourite hunting ground is at the Tua Pek Kong Temple which is located near the sea.  My student and his friends go there to during the evening to catch the little monsters.
I get to catch some fresh air and do some exercise as well.  So it is not a bad thing.  Plus there is the fun and joy of capturing them Pokemons.
The plus factor is that when I go to the temple, I will pray as well.  Then there is the ultra positive vibes and Qi emanating from such a holy place.
The thing to remember is not to play while driving and be alert of ones surroundings.  Also do not let the game take over ones life.  There is time for play and time for work.


When I reached home last evening, my next door neighbour informed me that there was a pigeon stranded on top of my grill.  As her family is of the Hindu faith, it seems that if pigeons come to stay in the porch or garden, then it is not good for the occupants.  It is believed that the occupants will fall sick easily.
Well, my neighbour and I worked together to get the bird down from where it was perched.  It jumped from my grill to hers and then back again.  Finally we managed to nudge it using the soft part of a broom into a basket.  It then walked out from her compound.

Sunday, 14 August 2016


The altars for Lai Yoong's late husband and my late parents. The Buddhists monks will pray for their souls.


 Thr Buddhist centre is conducting a 2 day  Yue Lan Ceremony to pray for the souls of the departed. Vegetarian food is servef free to those who who attend.

Saturday, 13 August 2016


See the round pruplish red marks on American swimmer, Michael Phelps.  They are a result of a traditional Chinese treatment called cupping.


The Mid Autumn Festival is about a month away and retailers have come up wit Star Wars themed mooncakes.  The boxes come with the image of Vader and a Stormtrooper.  They don't come cheap.  A box of 4 sells for RM108.