Friday, 9 December 2016

"How to Use Water -- Feng Shuiís Element of Transformation and Overcoming Obstacles"

By Kathryn Weber

One of the most difficult challenges in life when you need something new to happen to to get out of a rut, and that is creating transformation. You may want to create a whole new life, maybe start over after divorce, illness or job loss.

Maybe you want to create a new look for yourself because youíre tired of what you see in the mirror. It could be your weight, your hair color or simply where you live that makes you unhappy.

Maybe you just feel the need for change of any kind to help you out of a rut or that awful state of feeling stuck.

Water is the element you need to help assist you with that change. Water is what we are nourished and born of as babies in our mothersí wombs.

Water has the power to conquer all and can overcome any obstacle.

In feng shui water is understood to work like a mirror of chi, only it is seen whereas chi is unseen. When what we want is change in our lives, it is water that has the power to wipe our slate clean and deliver us to a new reality.

Just look at how a drop of water or a stone has the power to cast a ripple across a wide expanse of water. Water is powerful for change.

Use the transformation tips below to understand how water can both insulate you, and help you transform a situation or your life.

Tap the 1 star for big change

When the 1 annual star comes to visit your bedroom or front door, youíll often find yourself in a completely different situation in one year than you were in the next. To make this more powerful, adding water to the location of the 1 star will help usher in the change.

Watch the 1 star for your zodiac sign

The 1 star also influences your zodiac sign. When the 1 star visits your sign, such as the snake and dragon in 2016, changes will occur. Itís possible you will change job, relationships or move house. To make this change occur, activate with metal here to help you ensure the transformation takes place. In 2017, the 1 star isn't in any zodiac sign, unfortunately.

Use water to tap the 1 star

Water is the essential ingredient of the 1 star, and to activate it, you need real moving water. If youíd like to create a shift in your life, be sure to add water wherever the 1 star visits for the year.

In 2016, the 1 star visited the southeast sector, and in 2017 it's in the center. If this is your bedroom or a garage, adding water here isnít helpful. Instead, add water or water elements (tortoise, shells, pictures of water) in this corner of your living room.

Water affects the person it visits by sector.

In 2016, the oldest daughter hosted the 1 star. Many oldest daughters experienced a significant change. The 1 star also represents income, so changes can occur for that person. In 2015, when it was in the oldest son's sector, my son got his first job. In 2017, the 1 star will move to the center sector where it can affect the lives of everyone in the whole household.

Water affects the sector it visits.

In 2016, the white 1 star visited the southeast sector of wealth and accumulated assets. Itís possible you may have seen a change in your savings or investment accounts. If you havenít set up any investment or retirement accounts, it's not too late to set them up to make money for you now and for years to come.

This year, in 2017, the 1 star will be in the center and will affect the health, wealth and happiness of everyone. Incomes could rise and major shifts can occur ranging from the happiest like getting married and having a baby to losing a job or ending a relationship. Much will depend on the stars of your home's direction.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016



Cut a Few Lemons and Place Them On The Bedside In Your Bedroom

Here's why!

The health benefits of this fruit can never be overstated. Why ? Because this powerful commodity acts extremely effective in improving your life,your appearance and your health.

Lets start from the smell of lemon.There`s a reason why lemon smell associated with “clean,, and “fresh,, .Lemon is a natural antiseptic and lemon juice is powerful cleaning agent.The smell improves mood and often used in treatments for people who suffer from depression and anxiety.

The Beautiful Lemon

Lemon Juice is a natural cleanser of the scalp and many people use it to treat some skin diseases.It also dries acne helps in whitening dark spots.
Cut the lemon in half.Rub elbows,kness and calluses,Lemon will soften all thickened skin areas.Lemon juice can be used for whitening of nails,freshen your breath and calm your aching feet.

Lemon for health

Lemon juice is a good treatment for many conditions including arthritis, indigestion and rheumatism. Drinking lemonade daily will rid the body of toxins and prevent kidney stones from forming. Lemons are used to treat diseases like cholera and malaria because their juice helps purify the blood.

We all know lemons are rich in vitamin C but did you know about the many other vitamins and minerals they contain? These include vitamin A, vitamin E, copper, chromium, potassium, iron and magnesium. Like most other fruits, lemons are high in antioxidants, which are proven to fight the signs of aging.

1. Your room will smell wonderful. Lemons work better than an aerosol spray or room freshener that will just unload chemicals into your environment. Get a freshly scented room by slicing open lemons and leaving them in a bowl overnight. You’ll never want to use those toxic sprays again.

2. You’ll breathe better. If you suffer from asthma, or you have a cold or allergies, breathing in the lemon-filled air all night will improve your breathing. You’ll awake with a clear head and a clear throat.

3. You’ll awake refreshed. If you’re someone who hates to wake up and often feels sluggish in the morning, that will end once you inhale the lemony perfume. Lift the bowl of lemons to your face and breathe in. You’ll feel an instant hit of energy and well-being that’s far better, and far better for you, than a jolt of caffeine or a sugar-filled energy drink.

It’s been shown that seeing something bright and cheerful first thing in the morning instantly improves your mood. A bowl of sunny lemons is just the ticket to lift your gray morning spirits and make you take on the day with a smile.
It’s time to stop treating the lowly lemon as just a garnish or a cooking ingredient. This citrusy ball of goodness deserves pride of place in your home. Go grab a bag of lemons today and put them to use making your life healthier, happier and more beautiful.


Sunday, 4 December 2016


I bought a pot of Poinsetta plant to decorate my porch to give it a festive feel this Christmas. One pot costs RM20. As a matter of fact, I have been buying the plant for this purpose for a few years already.

So why is the significance of poinsettas and Christmas. In places where Christmas is celebrated, you can find . a poinsettia's scarlet, star-shaped leaves everywhe­re you turn during the holidays. Poinsettias are one of the most popular Christmas decorations around.

So what does a poinsettia have to do with Christmas? One interpretation of the plant is as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem, the heavenly body that led the three magi, or wise men, to the place where Christ was born. A Mexican legend tells of a girl who could only offer weeds as a gift to Jesus on Christmas Eve. When she brought the weeds into a church, they blossomed into the beautiful red plants we know as poinsettias, known as Flores de Noche Buena in Mexico (Spanish for "flowers of the holy night").



Chinese New Year is approaching ... this is evident from the decorated spiral bamboo plants sold at the nursery.

Saturday, 3 December 2016


 Joshua the cat is way much better than when I first found him in the drain ... all dirty and battered.  His appetite is still not back yet and has to be fed but other than a slight cold, he is okay.  Josh is back at his regular haunt, the guard house.  He is being cared for by the security guards.


Posing for a croup photo with 3TEN2 on 2nd December 2016 which is the last day of their short semester. We completed four weeks of Work Professionalism course.  Now I can take a break and go for short holidays in nearby places.  In between I need to go back to college to work.  We are doing stock taking in the library and some repainting at the herb garden.
I promised to take my Aunt Linda to the Lost World of Tambun as she hadn't been there before.  Also, there are some holiday activities lined up by the management.  

Thursday, 24 November 2016


The semester will be over in a week or two and we will be calling it a year soon.  Next will come the preparation for 2017.  I am helping out by taking group photographs for the Annual Administration Diary.  For the past few days, I have been taking quite a lot of photographs.
That is the reason why I haven't been able to do my blog posts regularly.  The workload is rather heavy.  Hopefully I get to do more during the year end break.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Hong Kong Egglet 香港雞蛋仔

I have heard about the Hong Kong egglet from Food programmes on telly but never tasted them before until Sunday. They are sold at a cafe in Marina Island. The egglet (“gai daan zai”) is one of the most popular street snacks in Hong Kong.

The egglet literally means mini chicken eggs. This is obvious from how the snack looks. It is made from a batter comprising mainly eggs, sugar, flour and evaporated milk. I tried it and loved the taste. Definitely worth going back for.


It is almost a week since the injured white cat was rescued from the drain.  The eyes are slowly recovering but it is still weak.  I found out that the cat was initially found by one of my friends and she gave it to the security guards to look after.  The cat has a name, it is called Joshua.
The vet says that the cat has the flu. When the workers tried to save him on Thursday morning they tried to use water to flush him out but was not successful. It was soaking in the water for 3 hours before I found it.Hopefully he will recover fully.

Thursday, 17 November 2016


The cleaners informed me about an injured cat under the drain covers near the electronic workshop this afternoon. I went to check and found that it was White. I was told that it was involved in a fight last night. The right eye is badly damaged and there is a gaping gash on top of the body. Blood was oozing out from one eye. The other eye was swollen. The jaw also appears to be injured.

My students tried to lift the drain cover to rescue the cat but could not. It was soldered on. Finally Cikgu Zaki Demyati got a long stick and tied lots of cloth at one end and used it to nudge the cat to the side so that Hakim could lift it out.

Once rescued, three of the students went with me to the Animal Clinic. The cat was treated by Dr Murrugaya. Hopefully the eye could be saved.

This is how White looked when I visited her at 5.30 p.m. Her eyeballs were scratched but not permanently damaged. Both eyes are swollen now but the vet says they will heal. The jaw is not broken only bruised. The gash on the back will also heal without needing stitches.
Now White is warded at the clinic.

"The Feng Shui Wealth Vase"

"The Feng Shui Wealth Vase"

By Kathryn Weber

Creating wealth energy and prosperity is one of the principle reasons to use feng shui. There are numerous ways to improve your income and creating more opportunities to make money through promotion, job advancement, and business opportunities. One of the favored feng shui additions is adding a fountain or aquarium. These feng shui elements are considered to be some of the quickest methods for stimulating income and asset accumulation.

Although there are many ways to stimulate income, an even better use of feng shui is to use it to help build your bank accounts.

The concept of the wealth vase is that it contains symbols of wealth, from actual money, to symbols of wealth and ease, such as clear round crystal balls, and items that represent wealth, like seeds that symbolize the prosperity of having plenty to eat.

These vases are often are given as gifts to temples and handed down from one generation to the next.
Wealth vases are symbols of enduring wealth versus merely having more money. Having money in the bank is always the best way to build security for yourself and your family, so look for ways to add to your savings accounts versus simply adding to your spending accounts.

There is much symbolism associated with vases - from the "ping" sound they make (which means "peace" in Chinese) - to the feng shui belief that vases capture and store auspicious and beneficial energy. Buddhism has eight precious objects, and one of them is the vase. The vase can be found in the footprints of Buddha, making them reverently and highly regarded.

What goes into a wealth vase and how they are prepared is quite special and an important ritual.

There is no exact science to a creating your wealth vase, but they should have some basic elements, like money, crystals, gold, or symbols of gold, such as gold bars or ingots. It's also important that they are selected and stored properly.

These are the rules regarding wealth vases:

1. Store them out of sight in a cabinet in the bedroom, office, or living room.

2. Choose vases that are wide at the bottom and narrow at the top.

3. Select a vase that is especially beautiful to you.

4. Vases can be porcelain, crystal, metal, or earthenware.

5. The vase must be filled completely full and sealed with a fitted top. Once the vase is full, cover it with five squares of fabric. The fabric should be white, yellow, red, green and blue. White should be on top. Take cording in the same colors and braid it. Next tie the squares of fabric around the top to seal it shut. Your vase is now complete.

Suggested ingredients to put in your wealth vase:

* Seven kinds of semi-precious or precious stones (lapis, amethyst, topaz, citrine, pearl, coral, crystal, diamond, etc.)

* A red envelope with three Chinese coins tied with red ribbon signifying wealth magnified ten times

* A small laughing Buddha or any Chinese or Tibetan god of wealth

* Small round crystal balls to signify a smooth life and lack of obstacles

* Five kinds of seeds or grains (rice, beans, dates, wheat, barley, lentils, etc.) in plastic bags

* Money or dirt from a wealthy person, or someone who has more wealth than you do. This must be given willingly and by asking and should not be taken.

* Pictures of wealthy people whom you admire. These can be from magazines.

* Money from nine different countries. Place this in red envelopes.

* Gold ingots or bars. Faux gold objects are fine, but real gold is especially beneficial.

* A secret ingredient: a very small globe to represent money coming from all over the world. Place this in the envelope with the money from different countries.

* Your wish. What is your desire? A yacht? A tall building? To do benevolent works? Include a picture of your heart's dearest wish.

Once the vase is full, cover it with five squares of fabric. The fabric should be white, yellow, red, green and blue. White should be on top. Take cording in the same colors and braid it. Next tie the squares of fabric around the top to seal it shut. Your vase is now complete.


Friday, 11 November 2016


Happiness is chilling out with my pal Baz after work at the stall selling Laksa Sarang which is the normal laksa served with a nest-shaped fried egg. Sarang in Malay means nest.  This dish was originally from the royal town of Kuala Kangsar in Perak.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


 Deepavali was last month but the exhibition for the festival at the library is still on.  Unfortunately, the first Rangoli was destroyed by some insects.  So I set out to make a new one yesterday morning.  You can see me working on it in the picture below.  I did a simple one.  Later in the day, there was a Deepavali Do for the library committee and a few of our guests.

Monday, 7 November 2016


January, 2017
01/02 (Lunar 12/05) Mon. – against Zodiac Sheep
01/06 (Lunar 12/09) Fri. – against Zodiac Pig
01/07 (Lunar 12/10) Sat. – against Zodiac Rat
01/09 (Lunar 12/12) Mon. – against Zodiac Tiger
01/15 (Lunar 12/18) Sun. – against Zodiac Monkey
01/16 (Lunar 12/19) Mon. – against Zodiac Rooster
01/18 (Lunar 12/21) Wed. – against Zodiac Pig
01/23 (Lunar 12/26) Mon. – against Zodiac Dragon
01/28 (Lunar 12/12) Sat. – against Zodiac Rooster
01/29 (Lunar 01/01) Sun. – against Zodiac Dog
01/31 (Lunar 01/04) Tue. – against Zodiac Rat

February, 2017
02/06 (Lunar 01/10) Mon. – against Zodiac Horse
02/09 (Lunar 01/13) Thur. – against Zodiac Rooster
02/12 (Lunar 01/16) Sun. – against Zodiac Rat
02/13 (Lunar 01/17) Mon. – against Zodiac Ox
02/18 (Lunar 01/22) Sat. – against Zodiac Horse
02/24 (Lunar 01/28) Fri. – against Zodiac Rat
02/25 (Lunar 01/29) Sat. – against Zodiac Ox
02/27 (Lunar 02/02) Mon. – against Zodiac Rabbit

March, 2017
03/02 (Lunar 02/05) Thur. – against Zodiac Horse
03/05 (Lunar 02/08) Sun. – against Zodiac rooster
03/08 (Lunar 02/11) Wed. – against Zodiac Rat
03/09 (Lunar 02/12) Thur. – against Zodiac Ox
03/10 (Lunar 02/13) Fri. – against Zodiac Tier
03/15 (Lunar 02/18) Wed. – against Zodiac Sheep
03/20 (Lunar 02/23) Mon. – against Zodiac Rat
03/21 (Lunar 02/24) Tue. – against Zodiac Ox
03/24 (Lunar 02/27) Fri. – against Zodiac Dragon
03/26 (Lunar 02/29) Sun. – against Zodiac Horse
03/29 (Lunar 03/02) Wed. – against Zodiac Rooster

April, 2017
04/01 (Lunar 03/05) Sat. – against Zodiac Rat
04/02 (Lunar 03/06) Sun. – against Zodiac Ox
04/09 (Lunar 03/13) Sun. – against Zodiac Monkey
04/12 (Lunar 03/16) Wed. – against Zodiac Pig
04/13 (Lunar 02/17) Thur. – against Zodiac Rat
04/21 (Lunar 03/25) Fri. – against Zodiac Monkey
04/25 (Lunar 03/29) Tue. – against Zodiac Rat

May, 2017
05/03 (Lunar 04/08) Wed. – against Zodiac Monkey
05/05 (Lunar 04/10) Fri. – against Zodiac Dog
05/07 (Lunar 04/12) Sun. – against Zodiac Rat
05/09 (Lunar 04/14) Tue. – against Zodiac Tiger
05/11 (Lunar 04/16) Thur. – against Zodiac Dragon
05/13 (Lunar 04/18) Sat. – against Zodiac Horse
05/16 (Lunar 04/21) Tue. – against Zodiac Rooster
05/17 (Lunar 04/22) Wed. – against Zodiac Dog
05/19 (Lunar 04/24) Fri. – against Zodiac Rat
05/20 (Lunar 04/25) Sat. – against Zodiac Ox
05/23 (Lunar 04/28) Tue. – against Zodiac Dragon
05/28 (Lunar 05/03) Sun. – against Zodiac Rooster
05/31 (Lunar 05/06) Wed. – against Zodiac Rat

June, 2017
06/02 (Lunar 05/08) Fri. – against Zodiac Tiger
06/03 (Lunar 05/09) Sat. – against Zodiac Rabbit
06/04 (Lunar 05/10) Sun. – against Zodiac Dragon
06/10 (Lunar 05/16) Sat. – against Zodiac Dog
06/11 (Lunar 05/17) Sun. – against Zodiac Pig
06/13 (Lunar 05/19) Tue. – against Zodiac Ox
06/16 (Lunar 05/22) Fri. – against Zodiac Dragon
06/19 (Lunar 05/25) Mon. – against Zodiac Sheep
06/23 (Lunar 05/29) Fri. – against Zodiac Pig
06/25 (Lunar 06/02) Sun. – against Zodiac Ox
06/26 (Lunar 06/03) Mon. – against Zodiac Tiger
06/27 (Lunar 06/04) Tue. – against Zodiac Rabbit

July, 2017
07/01 (Lunar 06/08) Sat. – against Zodiac Sheep
07/04 (Lunar 06/11) Tue. – against Zodiac Dog
07/07 (Lunar 06/14) Fri. – against Zodiac Ox
07/09 (Lunar 06/16) Sun. – against Zodiac Rabbit
07/10 (Lunar 06/17) Mon. – against Zodiac Dragon
07/14 (Lunar 06/21) Fri. – against Zodiac Monkey
07/15 (Lunar 06/22) Sat. – against Zodiac Rooster
07/16 (Lunar 06/23) Sun. – against Zodiac Dog
07/17 (Lunar 06/24) Mon. – against Zodiac Pig
07/26 (Second Lunar 06/04) Wed. – against Zodiac Monkey
07/29 (Second Lunar 06/07) Sat. – against Zodiac Pig

August, 2017
08/01 (Second Lunar 06/10) Tue. – against Zodiac Tiger
08/02 (Second Lunar 06/11) Wed. – against Zodiac Rabbit
08/03 (Second Lunar 06/12) Thur. – against Zodiac Dragon
08/08 (Second Lunar 06/17) Tue. – against Zodiac Rooster
08/10 (Second Lunar 06/19) Thur. – against Zodiac Pig
08/11 (Second Lunar 06/20) Fri. – against Zodiac Rat
08/13 (Second Lunar 06/22) Sun. – against Zodiac Tiger
08/15 (Second Lunar 06/24) Tue. – against Zodiac Dragon
08/17 (Second Lunar 06/26) Thur. – against Zodiac Horse
08/21 (Second Lunar 06/30) Mon. – against Zodiac Dog
08/22 (Lunar 07/01) Tue. – against Zodiac Pig
08/23 (Lunar 07/02) Wed. – against Zodiac Rat
08/24 (Lunar 07/03) Thur. – against Zodiac Ox
08/25 (Lunar 07/04) Fri. – against Zodiac Tiger
08/29 (Lunar 07/08) Tue. – against Zodiac Horse

September, 2017
09/01 (Lunar 07/11) Fri. – against Zodiac Rooster
09/03 (Lunar 07/13) Sun. – against Zodiac Pig
09/04 (Lunar 07/14) Mon. – against Zodiac Rat
09/05 (Lunar 07/15) Tue. – against Zodiac Ox
09/06 (Lunar 07/16) Wed. – against Zodiac Tiger
09/08 (Lunar 07/18) Fri. – against Zodiac Dragon
09/14 (Lunar 07/24) Thur. – against Zodiac Dog
09/15 (Lunar 07/25) Fri. – against Zodiac Pig
09/20 (Lunar 08/01) Wed. – against Zodiac Dragon
09/23 (Lunar 08/04) Sat. – against Zodiac Sheep
09/27 (Lunar 08/08) Wed. – against Zodiac Pig
09/28 (Lunar 08/09) Thur. – against Zodiac Rat
09/30 (Lunar 08/11) sat. – against Zodiac Tiger

October, 2017
10/05 (Lunar 08/16) Thur. – against Zodiac Sheep
10/10 (Lunar 08/21) Tue. – against Zodiac Rat
10/12 (Lunar 08/23) Thur. – against Zodiac Tiger
10/13 (Lunar 08/24) Fri. – against Zodiac Rabbit
10/19 (Lunar 08/30) Thur. – against Zodiac Rooster
10/22 (Lunar 09/03) Sun. – against Zodiac Rat
10/24 (Lunar 09/05) Tue. – against Zodiac Tiger
10/26 (Lunar 09/07) Thur. – against Zodiac Dragon

November, 2017
11/02 (Lunar 09/14) Thur. – against Zodiac Pig
11/03 (Lunar 09/15) Fri. – against Zodiac Rat
11/05 (Lunar 09/17) Sun. – against Zodiac Tiger
11/06 (Lunar 09/18) Mon. – against Zodiac Rabbit
11/07 (Lunar 09/19) Tue. – against Zodiac Dragon
11/09 (Lunar 09/21) Thur. – against Zodiac Horse
11/12 (Lunar 09/24) Sun. – against Zodiac Rooster
11/13 (Lunar 09/25) Mon. – against Zodiac Dog
11/21 (Lunar 10/04) Tue. – against Zodiac Horse
11/25 (Lunar 10/08) Sat. – against Zodiac Dog
11/27 (Lunar 10/10) Mon. – against Zodiac Rat

December, 2017
12/01 (Lunar 10/14) Fri. – against Zodiac Dragon
12/03 (Lunar 10/16) Sun. – against Zodiac Horse
12/08 (Lunar 10/21) Fri. – against Zodiac Pig
12/11 (Lunar 10/24) Mon. – against Zodiac Tiger
12/19 (Lunar 11/02) Tues. – against Zodiac Dog
12/20 (Lunar 11/03) Wed. – against Zodiac Pig
12/28 (Lunar 11/11) Thur. – against Zodiac Sheep



One visitor to Xing Fu, Brian, asked about the Wong Pei leaves and I am sharing this post for everyone's benefit.
In Mandarin they are known as Huang Pi leaves.  The scientific name is Clausena lansium.  It is also known as wampee (Clausena wampi), is a species of strongly scented evergreen trees native to southeast Asia.

Health Benefits of Wampee

Wampee is loaded with numerous health benefits though it is not widely known. It possesses various antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic and anticancer properties. Some health benefits are described below:

1.  Vasodilator activity

Vitamin C assists in the dilation of blood vessels properly in the conditions of atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and angina pectoris. The results show that Vitamin C supplements enhance the dilation of blood vessels and prevent the cardiovascular conditions.

2.  Reduce hypertension

The hypertension patients have the increasing chances of cardiovascular ailments. For this, the proper and adequate intake of Vitamin C is essential because it helps to lower the blood pressure of the body.

3.  Treats cataracts

Cataracts are an eye ailments or visual problems. The people with cataracts have deficiency of Vitamin C in the lens of human eye. The high intake of Vitamin C enhances the supply of blood to the ocular areas of body.

4.  Balance cholesterol level

The high intake of Vitamin B3 helps to lower the level of bad cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol level which helps to prevent the thickening of walls of arteries and also the conditions such as atherosclerosis.
5.  Water soluble vitamin

Vitamin B3 flows through the stream of human blood and the body eliminates the presence of excess vitamins in the form of urination. The body requires the continual supply of this vitamin which could be obtained through liquid and food.
6.  Treats diabetes

Vitamin B3 helps to treat diabetes and high level of blood sugar. Vitamin B3 helps to control HBA1C levels effectively.
7.  Provides energy

Vitamin B2 has a vital role in the formation of energy as it assists in metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body.
8. Nervous system

Vitamin B2 treats the nervous system ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, numbness, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. When Vitamin B6 is used with riboflavin then it helps to treat the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
9. Reproduction and growth

Vitamin B2 is essential for the proper development and growth of reproductive organs and body tissues such as connective tissues, skin, mucous membranes, eyes, immune system and nervous system. Moreover, it promotes the skin, hair and nail health.
10.  Contraction of muscles

It plays a vital role in the contraction of muscles. The adequate amount of potassium is essential for the regular relaxation and contraction of muscles. The potassium irons are found in the muscle cells of human body. It maintains the function of nerves and muscles and also makes the reflexes fast because it promotes the neural connectivity of brain and muscles. 

Traditional uses
  • The leaves, roots and unripe fruits are used in folkloric medicine.
  • In China and Malaysia, the leaves are used to treat asthma, coughs, dermatological diseases and hepatitis.
  • The dried unripe fruits and sliced roots are used as an aid for the bronchitis.
  • Ripe fruits possess stomachic and cooling effects.
  • The leaves, seeds and fruits are used to treat gastrointestinal ailments such as ulcers and chronic inflammation.
  • The roots are used in Taiwan to cure malaria and bronchitis.
  • The leaf decoction is used in Vietnam to cure dandruff and protect the hair colour.
  • In the Philippines, the fruit are used for indigestion, stomach upsets, coughs, colds, influenza and abdominal colic pains.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine uses the leaves for asthma, cough, viral hepatitis, gastrointestinal and dermatological diseases.
  • In China, this plant is used in folk medicines to treat chronic and acute viral hepatitis.
  • The seed extracts possess antifungal and human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase inhibitory properties.
  • About 15-30 grams of dried leaves should be used in decoction for the treatment of cold, influenza and malaria.
  • About 9-15 grams of drupe should be used in decoction for gastric pains and abdominal colic pains.
  • The fruit extracts helps to reduce tumefaction (swelling) and inflammation.
  • As shown in the study, it also treats Parkinson disease.
  • The leaf decoction reduces the growth of cancer cell.

How to Eat
  • Wampee is consumed fresh or added to gelatins, fruit cups and desserts.
  • The fruit is used to make jellies, pies and jams.
  • In China, the fruit is consumed fresh or served with meat dishes or preserves.
  • In Vietnam and Southeast Asia, the fruit is fermented with sugar and strained to make a carbonated beverage or champagne.
  • In Thailand, the dried Wampee is widely popular.
  • The juice is used in salad dressings and marinades.
  • It is added to sorbets and recipes.
  • Wampee is warmed, barbequed, steamed, simmered and baked.
  • In China, the fruit is used to make preserves.
  • The juice can be fermented with sugar and processed into wine.
  • In China, a much esteemed fruit made into delicious preserves.

Some people might get allergic reactions with the consumption of Wampee. So the people who are allergic to this fruit should avoid it.
This fruit should be consumed in moderate amounts.


Monday, 31 October 2016


One of my friends has been having hell with her superior at work.  From what she tells me, her boss is making her working life difficult.  She loves her job as a teacher and also her pupils.  At the beginning of the year, I went to the temple to light oil lamps to improve her career luck and also to improve her working relationship with her boss but it seems that did not work.
So I went to see the sifu at the temple this weekend and requested that he carry out the ritual to help rid my friend of petty people (those who make life hell for her).  He prayed that her working life would improve and that the people at work would be nice to her.  Hopefully, things would work out for her after this.

Want to Get a Lot of Money in the House? Do This!

According to many famous feng shui healers, by doing this you will have positive vibration and you will also improve the wealth of your house. Namely, these feng shui healers claim that these plants will attract money like a magnet.

One of those plants is the krasula. The first thing you need to know about this plant is that it does not require much attention. All you need is a mediums-size pot. However if you get a larger pot, this plant will grow like crazy. According to the well-known ancient Chinese technique, you need to place this plant on the right side of the entrance of your house. Also you need to place another pot with this plant in the northern part of the house. At this point you need to know that according to this Chinese technique, the oils from this plant will increase the mental and the physical positivity of everyone that lives in that house by encouraging their mental and physical abilities.


Sunday, 30 October 2016


Someone asked me if I feel intimidated and frightened by the gigantic statues of the Buddhas and Taoist deities at the Pasir Panjang temple. He mentioned that there were a few of his Christian friends who felt that way.
I told him that it was the other way for me. I feel very safe, peaceful and protected with Their presence. It is a bit of heaven on earth for me.



Halloween Treats in Pokémon GO

Developer Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company announced In Game for Halloween Special this week. The event runs October 26 through November 1. During that time, some of the game's "spookiest" creatures will show up more often, including Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat.
True enough, I caught all the Gastlys and Haunters in my neighbourhood on Friday.  Wow, I can't imagine how many of these spooky Pokemons will be spawned on Halloween day.


After getting food poisoning from eating street food today, I decided to do my own cooking. I dug out whatever I had from the fridge and food cupboard and made aglio olio spaghetti. At least the food is freshly cooked. Street food might have been cooked a few hours ago or they may have been contaminated from being exposed.
I cooked quite a bit and shared the spaghetti with my neighbours , Daniel and his wife. Hopefully it tasted okay as I cooked with whatever was available at home. No cherry tomatoes, no broccoli, no capsicum, no straw mushrooms and no Thai basil. Only prawns, cabbage and tuna flakes.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Happy Deepavali

Wishing all my Hindu blog visitors a very blessed Deepavali.