Saturday, April 17, 2010

Extreme real estate marketing-- no more!

Last October I had written about a Hong Kong real estate developer who markets a 40 storeys buildings as an 88-storeys one by skipping certain "inauspicious floor numbers" (the 4s and 13) and pumping up the auspicious ones (the 8s).  The following link can refresh your memory:

In order to protect the gullible billionaires and wealthy pandas from China (who tend to buy expensive real estates), the Hong Kong Government has just issued the following new law regarding the labeling of floor numbers:
1.  no jumping or skipping of floor numbers (except below)
2.  only floor number with 4, 13 and last digit is 4 can be skipped.

The law will be effective from September 1, 2010.  This means a builder can only legally skip 4th, 13th, 14th or any number ending with 4, but not skipping any number starting with 4.   Therefore, new building with missing 40th to 49th floors will not be seen again after 9/1/2010.  Builders are out of luck to arbitarily skipping bad numbers or adding hot-selling floor numbers.

The number 4 sounds like "death" in Chinese.  Some "smart" masters think they can consider 4 as the academic and romance star used in the Flying Star system.  This may block the negative vibes or phobia-- hopefully. 

Certain Feng Shui schools use floor number to calculate if a particular floor is "in luck" or matching the magnetic profile of the residents.  An "artificial" floor number probably will not cut it and requires the actual floor number to do the calculation.

Ken Lai

"Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 13 hr. video
"Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia" w/ 10 hr. video
"Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing" v.2 w/ 24 hr video
"Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth" w/ 3 hr. video
"4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp" with 12 hr. video

Monday, April 12, 2010

Chinese Metaphysics Perspective on Polish Plane Crash

I am saddened by the tragic Polish plane crash and have been looking for any metaphysical explanations in the last few days.  I have found some critical info from today's AP news:

Here are the critical data:
Crash date and time: April 10, 10:56  (9:56 when adjusted for summer time)
Age of pilots:   Capt. Arkadiusz Protasiuk, 36, and the co-pilot as Maj. Robert Grzywna, 36. Also in the cockpit were Ensign Andrzej Michalak, 36, and Lt. Artur Zietek, 31.
Age of President Kaczynski : 60
Number of attempts to land:  5 (crashed on the 5th attempt)
Destination city's relative direction to Warsaw: Northeast

A quick glance would show Grand Duke probably is involved in this tragedy.  Grand Duke is the "Ruler" of the year according to Chinese metaphysics.  If your age is a multiple of 12, you are "violating" Grand Duke for the year.  Three out of the 4 people (including the pilots) in the cockpit were 36 years old or "violating Grand Duke".  President kaczynski was 60 and hence also "violating Grand Duke".  Besides, the plane is flying towards northeast or against the Grand Duke direction of the Tiger year.

If we factor in the traveling time and 5 attemps to land, it was very likely the plane took off  before 9am. The 4-Pillars chart at take-off time was:

YEAR:  GENG-YIN  (metal-wood)
MONTH: GENG-CHEN (metal-earth)
DAY: GENG-YIN (metal-wood)
HOUR: GENG-CHEN (metal-earth)

Besides day and year pillar fu-yin (identical), of this chart shows "battling of metal and wood".  Metal seemed to have an upperhand in Chen hour.  But when the clock switched to Si hour (9:00- 11:00), the chart looked like this:

YEAR: GENG-YIN (metal-wood)
MONTH: GENG-CHEN (metal-earth)
DAY: GENG-YIN (metal-wood)

Yin is jia-wood or tree.  Si is fire.  Geng is metal or plane.  The plane hit some trees, crashed and burned.  This chart also has a hidden Yin-Si-Shen 3-penalities.  Geng is the main component of Shen-metal.  Yi-Si-Shen 3-Penalties usually involves traffic accidents or injuries/ deaths by metal.

In terms of Qi-Men-Dun-Jia, the northeast direction for April 10, Geng-Chen hour chart has the following components:

Heaven/earth plates: Xin and Wu (fan-yin or fighting here)
8-Gate:  Jing-men (Surprise Gate, metal in nature)
8-Gods:  She (snake, fire in nature)
9-Stars:  Rui/ Qin (earth in nature, fan-yin or fighting here)
Both the time and directions are non-auspicious with an imagery of fire burning metal. 

Since the flight took longer than 2 hours, I have check the QMDJ day chart.  The results are more stunning.
The day chart is full of problems:
1.  9-Stars fu-yin  (energies not moving)
2.  8-Gates fan-yin (energies fighting each other)
3.  9-Stems fu-yin (energies not moving)  
The plane flew towards northeast direction.  Northeast palace has the worst combinations in the whole chart.  It has Si or Death Gate with Geng-metal fu-yin.  The only positive energy left there is the Lead-God Fu which is not powerful enough to neutralize the negative energies.
In terms of QMDJ, the "inauspicious" direction can be changed by flying to Ukraine and stopping-over for 2 or more hours.  This will convert the flight direction from northeast to the south, which is more "manageable" or less inauspicious. 
Finally, I would like to express my condolence to my Polish friends and students.
Ken Lai

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)   
“Applied Bazi: Sickness Forecasting and Management” w/33 hr. HD video 
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 12 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happiness from borrowed light

On March 12, someone had posted a blog message titled "Touching!  Nan-Chang female beggar 'borrows light' to read for almost 3 years" onto a Chinese website.  Within 2 days, over 6 million page views and 20 thousands netizens discuss about this woman online.  So here comes the birth of another Chinese internet celebrity, "Sister Novel"小说姐-- right after "Brother Sharp".   Newspaper and TV reporters hound around her ever since.

"Sister Novel" is a 35 years old homeless woman who is seen reading books with "borrowed light" from the door-steps of a business in the evening after hours.  She does not really read anything profounded but just novels, especially the martial arts novels written by the famous Hong Kong writer Jin Yong.  People seemed to be touched by her persistence to read with "borrowed light" despite misfortunes and hardship.

"Sister Novel's" real name is Chen Mui.  She had lived in a happy family until she was 10-- when her father had indulged in gambling, lost everything and disappeared.  She was forsaken by her mother when she was 12.  Her grandmother had passed when she was 14 with no relatives left to support her.  Chen had left her village and begins her "wandering" or homeless life.

Chen had married when she was 18.  She gave birth to a girl.  The couple made a living by scavenging.  But the husband took away her life-savings and ran way with her daughter.  Her second husband did the same thing to her-- ran away with her savings.

The worst thing of being homeless is not hunger or cold weather but when to expect sexual assault coming.  It happens to her every year.  "I had resisted assault in the beginning.  But I dare not resist later or I'll be beaten up."  Said Chen. 

Chen does not like people calling her "beggar". "I'm a wanderer, not beggar." She does not beg and refuse taking money from people.

Chen's happiest time is when she reads in the evening.  During the day, she picks up empty mineral water bottles to make enough money to pay for her book rental and nothing more.   If there is no money for food, she will pick up left-over food from garbage cans.  She does not want to have any saving for fear of being swindled again.

People are deeply touched by Chen's inner-strength and simple happiness--  being homeless for 21 years due to father's gambling and mother ran away, dumped and swindled by two busbands and under the threat of sexual assault-- yet she refuses handouts and money from people, subsists on her meagre income and finds happiness through reading with "borrowed light".  She only had a grade 5 (primary school) education.

What can we learn from "Sister Novel"?

Ken Lai
"Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 13 hr. video
"Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia" w/ 10 hr. video
"Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing" v.2 w/ 24 hr video
"Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth" w/ 3 hr. video
"4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp" with 12 hr. video