Friday, 24 October 2014

RED OCCASIONS










Lai Yoong and I attended the birthday celebration for our friend, Linda's birthday at Ritz Garden Cafe on Wednesday.  Hmm... I think red must be the favourite colour of the family.  This is an auspicious colour to wear for such happy occasions.  By the way, the Chinese refer to birthdays as Red Occasions.

DOING WHAT I AM USED TO DO


I had a good workout yesterday when I went around the campus to take photographs of the facilities. Taking photographs is something that I have grown used to.
Here I am at the Autocad Lab.

MR BEAN'S DOPPELGANGER


The gentleman standing next to me was one of my tutors when I attended an English Language course for teaching English in vocational and technical institutions.
Most of my course-mates are in agreement that Chris is the doppelganger for Rowan Atkinson a.k.a Mr Bean.  However, there are some who say that when he is serious, Chris resembles Sir Anthony Hopkins.  Well, what do you think?

Thursday, 23 October 2014

FIRST DAY BACK AT WORK

First day back at work and I already got my first assignment.  I was to take pictures of the workshops, labs, special rooms and other facilities in the college.  They are for a power point presentation that the college director will have to present to the MQA officers.

ADORABLY CUTE



These pictures of my friends' daughter, Qaseh, were taken on Wednesday.  She looked so cute that I wanted to share them here with you.

PENANG HOKKIEN PRAWN MEE

First there is the Penang White Curry which became all the rage a while ago.  Now, the latest In-Noodles are the Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee.  I heard that it almost tastes like the ones sold at the hawker stalls.

DIY KOLAM

Nowadays making a Kolam has been made simple.  A polystyrene mould is used.  I saw a similar mould at one of the shops and it was selling at RM25 each. However, I still feel that doing it the traditional way, where one has to fashion the patterns using ones hands, produces the most stunning work.

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

Firstly my apologies to all those people who sent comments or queries to the Xing Fu blog.  I haven't been checking on my blogspot account for some time as I have been tremendously busy with work at the college.  To add to my already busy schedule, I was sent for a two week course at Politeknik Balik Pulau.  When I checked just now, I had 19 comments waiting to be moderated and also emails from visitors to this blog.
Secondly, I need to inform everyone that I am still busy and will be so until the year end holidays which is about 3 weeks away.  Next week, the officers from the MQA are coming to check the files and since I hadn't been around, I would have to do a lot of updating.  Also, the examinations for Years 1 and 2 will begin.  So there will be invigilation and also marking.
Please bear with me for a while.  I will get to replying your comments and queries once I have the time.
Thirdly, I am doing fewer blog posts at present as I have to see to my work commitments first.  Please don't abandon my blog.  I promise I will write more once the holidays come around.
In the above picture, you can see me with one of the tutors for the English language course for Polytechnic, community and vocational college lecturers.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

FREE ONESELF FROM RESENTFUL THOUGHTS

HAPPY DIWALI

May Goddess Lakshmi bestow you with opulence and prosperity;
Lord Ganesha remove every obstacle from your life;
Lord Shiva bestow you with mercy and compassion;
Goddess Parvati give you love and devotion;
Lord Brahma give you wise speech;
And Lord Vishnu give you peace and truth!
Have a blessed and blissful Deepavali!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

FREE ONESELF FROM RESENTFUL THOUGHTS

EGG AS NATURAL PLANT FERTILISER

Place one uncracked raw egg in the pot — as it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer.

Source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/278308451946021457/

Monday, 20 October 2014

SALAK MADU

 Pickled salak fruit sold at Pak Ali Madu Jeruk shop in a Penang.  I love these but had to limit myself to only 100 g.  Don't want to overeat.

GALAXY NOTE 4


I went to check out the Galaxy Note 4 at the Samsung shop in Aeon. Such a beauty. It is faster, more sensitive and the pictures are clearer. Price RM2499.

HOW TO PREVENT ANIMALS FROM DAMAGING YOUR GARDEN

Sunday, 19 October 2014

THANK GOD IT IS THE MONSOON SEASON



When I was away in Balik Pulau attending the English Language course, I worried about the plants in the Herb Garden. Sometimes, the workers forget to water the plants and as a result the less hardy ones die. And I have to fork out money to buy new ones to replace them. When I ask the workers, they say that they water the plant. So the moment I got back for the weekend, I went to check on my plants. Luckily it is the monsoon season now and there is a lot of rainfall.

ATTAINING INNER PEACE


CALCIUM BOOST FOR GARDEN

TIPS ON HOW TO USE WATER INSIDE THE HOUSE OR WORK PLACE

Fengshui & the clever use of water inside the house / office
FENG SHUI
06 Aug 2014

By
Master Lynn Yap





1) Fengshui is about the study of the earth’s energies around the environment.


2) The water element is used in fengshui as part of its solution to activate certain of the earth’s energies. Otherwise, why call it "wind" and "water" ? There is a profound meaning here.


3) The water element can be used to activate wealth in fengshui or used to activate fame, if used correctly.


4) However, the water element can also be used to activate sickness, legal matters or troublesome/accident energies.



5) Therefore, the conclusion here is that : water cannot be placed in any part of the house unless advised by a professional fengshui master.

6) Otherwise, you might wrongly activate the negative legal matter, troublesome energy or sickness.


7) The type of water element do have an impact on the amount of wealth or fame that can come from it.

8) Real, “running water” is preferred than “still water” element.


9) Real, running water refers to water features like fountains, ponds or even table top fountains. It also brings about faster wealth. The fastest that one can see is two months after the water feature is activated.

10) However, the secret here is : the bigger the storage of water, the more the wealth that it can hold or keep.

11) “Still water” element refers to waterfall pictures or 9 koi fishes. This takes a long time to see the first instant of wealth and is usually 6 months later. The wealth amount is also smaller than real running water.


12) Of course before you set out to buy your water feature, your fengshui master would have to match your bazi and the pond size and give advice accordingly.


13) Therefore, fengshui is a rather complex matter and hence not many can qualify to be a good fengshui master. It has to depend on one's destiny.


14) The other hidden secret is that : the dirtier the water in the fountain or the pond, the better.


15) Currently, now we are referring to the water element inside the house/office.


16) There are also other criterias for water element outside the house/office. We shall discussed this in the next issue.


SOURCE: http://www.propertykaiser.com.sg/article/fengshui-the-clever-use-of-water-inside-the-house-office-53e#.VDlhhWeSyuk

Saturday, 18 October 2014

HOW TO TREAT UNKIND PEOPLE

5 MINUTE PRESENTATION



Part of the assessment for the course I am attending at Polytechnic Balik Pulau is presentation. The class was divided into three groups and each had to pick a topic. Members of each group were given 5 minutes each to present a sub topic from the main. My group's topic was Malaysian Food and I chose Naural Aphrodisiacs, highlighting on Tongkat Ali and Tunjuk Langit.

FENG SHUI: PLACEMENT OF AIR CONDITIONERS



Air Coolers and air Conditioners in Feng Shui Where to have air conditioners and feng shui tips

Air Coolers and air Conditioners in Feng Shui are considered not so good energy as they produce artificial forces that are not existing in nature. Yet in todays' environment we see homes and offices having air coolers and air conditioners installed in every room and in fact they just cannot do without these.
The fact also comes up in cold snow countries where heaters are a must for survival.
Air conditioners do produce forces and energy from their vents as chi enters your space , even though artificially is a source to invite yang flow thus balancing the yin , that is hot or cold at home. With proper flow of energy the inmates feel peaceful and are able to work constructively.
Feng shui and air conditioners/ air coolers some simple tips-
1) Try to maintain the temperatures to near normal and never extremes. Have temperatures set in your air conditioners near to what is acceptable to body.
2) never install air coolers or air conditioners above your head rest in bedroom, the flow will go in opposite direction. And also affect your rest and sleep.
3) Avoid vents of ac or air coolers right in front of seating arrangements in living room or bed in bedroom , as again the blast of air will affect your life adversely.
4) Always keep the Air conditioner or air cooler vents dust free and clean.
5) Choose air conditioners and air coolers according to your personal needs and budget. No point in having a large air conditioner for small spaces and also the high maintenance costs will affect your outgoing wealth in terms of regular electricity bills.
6) Never have air conditioners right in front of your seating arrangement or bed as here also the strong blast will come directly to your body, too strong an energy again is not good for the feng shui of your body.
7) Most importantly even if you have air conditioners in all rooms try to invite fresh energy at least for some part of the day. As air flow is very essential to maintain the feng shui of your home, which affects directly your health and happiness.
Source: http://fengshui-simplecures.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2014-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=12

Friday, 17 October 2014

LAKSA JANGGUS


Here is a picture of me with the famous Laksa Janggus from Balik Pulau. Really yummy. I will go and eat it another time next week.

JAPANESE CREAM PUFFS


Besides filling my head with  new teaching strategies at Balik Pulau, I have also discovered very delicious tasting Japanese cream  puffs that are sold at the Sri Balqis Cake Shop there.  A few of the ladies found out about the puffs and introduced them to their course mates.  It was the guys who told me about them. I am holding up a tray of Japanese cream puffs and also the normal type.  The Japanese ones sell for RM1 each.

FENG SHUI AND WIND

1) In the old days some 5000 years ago, they named this art “Feng Shui” made up of two Chinese characters, wind and water. Why do they call it such ? There must be some profound secret hidden in these two words, isnt it ? Think deeply and reflect. Look at nature and look at how the wind blows, this way, that way. The answer is there. In nature and in the Universe.

2) The clever use of water can affect our lives greatly. That was covered in the previous tip.

3) Water was therefore the cure for most fengshui issues and they can also bring trouble too if wrongly located.

4) Wind on the hand , is natural and it can be un natural.  Strong wind, Weak wind. There is no colour for wind. Wind is mostly felt. Hence the sense of "touch". 

5) Natural wind usually blow straight into houses/offices that are facing either North or South.

6) Hence these facing for houses or condos/apartments are the best as there is always a great deal of wind and is non stop.

7) However there is a negative point too.

8) When the house is too windy, it means that money goes out quite often and can be non stop too. That is why using air con in the house can help for some houses/condos.

9) Wind that is un natural would be wind that come from air conditions or fans. It can also be anything that stirs up Qi, the energy that is there in the environment.

10) The right placement of air cons and fans are also important in the study of fengshui.

11) If you can, place the air con blower in the wealth and power area of your house and that can help you improve your house or office fengshui straight away.

12) When you live near the sea, the wind that blows into your house would be quite “wet” and when metal starts to rust in the house, that is not a good sign.

13) People staying in this kind of house usually tend to always fall sick too. Closing the windows can help solve this issue.  

LINK: http://www.propertykaiser.com.sg/article/fengshui-wind-53fc73cc#.VDgslWeSyuk