Monday, June 29, 2009

QMDJ - A friend in Taiwan now

I received an email from my friend about a week ago, he wanted to know how would his Taiwan trip be like? So based on the time he wrote that email to me, I checked the QMDJ chart and the shows this :

After looking at the chart, I did not tell him the analysis as I did not want to spolit his mood. When I met him a couple of days later, I told him that I would write the answer and wait for him to come from the trip to tell me the outcome.

Well, Mr A, since u r now in Taiwan. I will blog here and state the answer here, the outcome will be not an enjoyable trip. Nevertheless, hope that the sky in Taiwan is clear now.

Michael Jackson - King of Pop

Is sad to hear the news of King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has left us at such a young age. Isn't life is so unpredictable and vulnerable? Maybe we should take Michael Jackson's song "Heal the World" as a cue, let's make this world a better place for you and for me. So stop fighting, no more wars and stop making things difficult for others.

You may want to read my earlier posting on Hiroshima .

Sunday, June 28, 2009

QMDJ - How is my luck tomorrow?

This afternoon, someone asked," How is my luck tomorrow?" A check on the chart and it shows:

The person was very keen to carry out the task tomorrow despite the fact that I did not say anything. So I checked the charts for tomorrow based on different timings.

The chart from 9am to 10.59am, not really a good timing!

Oops! Does this chart tell you something? This is the chart from 1pm to 2.59pm.

Chart from 3pm to 4.59pm. For those who have attended my class, what do you think of this chart at this timing? Email me if you know the answer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More story on Hachiko (The loyal dog in Shibuya)

Still remember I wrote in my earlier posting My Ten Days in Japan (Day 9), I mentioned that there was a dog named Hachiko waited for his owner to return. Found the video clip on Hachiko in Youtube. Enjoy the short touching videoclip!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A memorable event

Yesterday evening, I was invited to attend one event that was held in one of the country clubs. The event was Social Dance Competition-cum-dinner and the competition was held in few categories such as Amateur, Novice, Juvenile, Senior Citizen and etc.

Really enjoyed myself watch competitors dance, especially when those young kids were dancing, it was beautiful!!! I have to admit that I did not know anything about social dancing but by looking at dancers face expression, I could feel that they (dancer) were delivering some form of messages across. What I like about the dancers; were their ability of changing their face expression in every single move .

Now, I am wondering whether I am starting to fall in love with this new discovery - social dancing.

Our future dancers are waiting for the music to play.

The dance starts now... The foreground couple (the red costume little girl and her partner won the first place). Congratulations to them. They were good!

The 2 cute children were watching their friends danced. The little girl here won herself a second place in a different dance. (Please pardon me as I could not remember the name of the dance)

Grand event. Not sure will I be invited again to attend the next year competiton or not?

Japan Culture (Part 6)

One of the common sightings when I was in Japan; a cone-shaped salts on a dish. The dish of salts are usually placed outside shops or restaurants.

In fact, salt is commonly used in fengshui cure. Maybe in Japan, the use of salt has the same meaning as our fengshui cure?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Japan Culture (Part 5)

Was having lunch with my Japanese friends in one of the Sushi restaurants in Kodaira. Before we entered the main entrance, I saw an object which resembled like a bull head hung outside the glass door.

Wondering do you have the answer for this object which resembled like a bull?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Japan Culture (Part 4)

Make a guess, what is the red box for? Let me give you a clue, if you feel that you need some advices, you may want to seek an answer from "external source". Have you got it?

The red box is おみくじ pronounce as O-mi-Ku-ji in Japanese, meaning fortune. The red box contains a lot of small packets which have fortune written inside, in other words is actually a form of divination. Usually meant for people who want to know an asnwer from god or interested to know what is lie ahead of them.

This is my first time to come across this red box. Before you draw the lot, you need to insert 200 Yen (S$3) into the coin slot. There are few type of lot choices that you can choose from, you can even draw the lot based on your blood group, interesting isn't it?

Are you a B Group Blood person?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Japan Culture (Part 3)

The second sighting was in Nara, in the famous Todai-ji Temple (Biggest Buddha in Japan), I saw alot of kids went under this building pillar. The kid would go in from one side of the pillar and crawl to the other side of the pillar and exit from there.

In my heart, I knew that was a form of blessing. A friend who had been to that temple told me that the size of the hole in the pillar was exactly the same size as Big Buddha Statue nose! And I was told that people who went under this hole would be blessed from Big Buddha.

Guess I would have to do it next time when I visit Nara again.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Japan Culture (Part 2)

Did you know that in Japan when someone draw a "inauspicious" lot from temple, they can actually solve this inauspicious lot by hanging in this device outside the temple?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Japan Culture (Part 1)

As promised, in this new series of Japan Culture, I will relate some of interesting sightings when I was in Japan. In this posting, the first interesting sighting was found in Miyajima (an island off from Hiroshima). Almost every household will hang a rope across their main door with 4 white lanterns.

I attempted to find the answer for this rope thing but could not get an answer. My guess is either this will bring good luck to the household, if not this is used to prevent any bad energy from entering the house.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Using Qi Men Dun Jia to check Vacation

Two week ago, my friend asked me was there anything to watch out for on his Europe trip? I used Qi Men Dun Jia to check, the chart showed that this trip would not be happy. True enough, my friend just came back to Singapore from his Europe trip, he gave me a call to inform me that the trip was boring!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Launching a project with a good date?

Recently, there were new interests on new property launches and despite the fact that our economy is still in the midst of recession. Developers have been riding on this new interests, new projects have been keep launching and it seems like more new projects will be launched in the near term. With so many new projects on the pipeline, so I wondered whether developers would go to the extent of choosing a good date to launch their projects or not?

Just a few couple of weeks ago, I have been receiving information about a new project was going to launch soon and special arrangement like VVIP preview would be held on a certain date. Just like many new home seekers, I was curious to visit this showflat, but before I could do so, the marketing agent announced that VVIP preview was postponed to a week later.

So being curious, I checked the initial scheduled date in the Tong Sheng. It shows that day happened to be a broken day, so I asked myself this, "Was that the reason that led the developer to change their VVIP preview date?"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Ten Days in Japan (Last Day)

Finally, last day in Japan. We went to Tsukiji (Fish) Market, to see stalls selling fresh seafood. Along the way, I even got myself a huge live Oyster, which costs 300 Yen (S$4.50) per piece, think the price I had to pay for the live oyster was worth it. The oyster was very fresh, I even could taste the seawater from the Oyster!

After shopping at Tsujiki market, we went to one of the restaurants to have our lunch. My lunch was a 3Colourful Don (See photo) which costs 1,800 Yen (S$27), simply love my lunch.

After our lunch, we headed back to our hotel to collect our luggages for our flight to head back home. Really enjoyed myself in this trip, especially I went there with 2 friends from Singapore and to meet my Japanese friend again. Guess, I will be back to Japan soon.

Fresh crabs....still moving.

300 Yen Oyster.

My colourful lunch in Tsukiju market.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My ten days in Japan (Day 9 late afternoon and evening)

After Harajuku, we went over to Shibuya. Shibuya JR station is just one train stop away from Harajuku JR station.

Did you know that in Shibuya JR Station, there is a famous meeting place? The famous meeting place in Shibuya is Bronze Dog Statue, alot of people would arrange to meet near to this Statue.

This Second Statue was erected in August 1948, the first statue was erected in April 1934. So you may wonder why would Japanese want to erect this Dog Statue? Well, there is a touching (real) story behind this Dog Statue. The Statue is a rememberance of Hachikō ハチ公 , an Akita Dog for his loyalty to his owner and even after his owner's death.

When his owner was still alive, every evening the dog Hachikō ハチ公 would wait for his return at Shibuya Station. But one day his owner died at his workplace and failed to return to Shibuya station , Hachikō ハチ公 did not know that his owner had died, continued to wait for his owner to return. Hachikō ハチ公 died on 8 March 1935, after he had waited for almost 10 years for his owner to return!

Every year on 8 April, there will be a ceremony to mark Hachikō ハチ公 loyalty. Do pay this faithful dog a visit if you happen to visit Shibuya.

Is easy to find the Dog Statue, all you have to do is find the Hachiko Entrance / Exit at JR station.

While we were doing our shopping at Shibuya, saw two ladies in cosplay costumes walking in Shibuya street.

Shibuya is a busy street. Famous for its latest fashion trend.

A Disney store in Shibuya.

I like Japan is because they have beautiful flowers on the street. Most importantly, the people on the street are so well-mannered!

First time to see Shibuya at night. Beautiful street and country.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My ten days in Japan (Day 9 Morning and afternoon)

In my previous trip, I stayed somewhere in Asakusa. The photo below is the famous Kaminari-mon (Gate) temple in Asakusa. If you have been to Tokyo, I am sure that you would have not missed this famous Kaminari-mon (Gate) Temple in Asakusa, right?

Everytimes, when I am in Tokyo, I would pay a visit to Kaminari-mon (Gate) temple. Tokyo weather has turned wet, it was raining when I visited the temple. Usually June is a wet (raining) season in Tokyo, even though during my stay there it was still not yet June.

After our lunch at Asakusa, my friends and I went to Harajuku.

Guess what we saw at Harajuku???

Yes, is cosplay! Harajuku is famous for Cosplay on Sundays. So if you want to see the cosplay in Tokyo, you have to visit Harajuku on Sundays. The best time to see people in cosplay costumes will be after lunch, ideally 1pm or so. The girl in pink is so sweet.

Another photo of kawaii girls. Really interesting to see them in such cute costumes!

The latest trend in Japan cosplay. To wear a white cloth across the nose.

This lady is cute, when she saw me taking her photo secretly, she did not turn away from the camera. Instead, she posed for me. How sweet of her. Want to say Domo-arigato to her.

The famous street in Harajuku street, the best time to visit this stretch of street is on Sundays.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My ten days in Japan (Day 8)

First time in Japan, I could wake up late. Normally, in my previous visits, I would wake up early to leave hotel, by doing that I could have more my time in Japan. In this trip, ten days, maybe is a bit long, that's why I did not have this thought of waking up early .

Anyway, my appointment with my Japanese friend was at 11am, at Hana-Koganei station. The journey from Shinjuku subway train to Hana-koganei station was about 25min.

Inside the subway train, waiting for the train to move.

The subway train map. For your information, there are alot of subways operated by different companies.

The fare is 260Yen, from Shinjuku Station to Hana-Koganei station.

Finally, reached the station.

Waiting for my friend to pick me up, to bring me to her new house.

Make a guess, what is this? Answer is right at the bottom of this posting.

Providing my fengshui consultation service in Japan.
---------->>>>>> Answer : Notice Board for New House construction

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My ten days in Japan (Day 7 evening)

When I reached my hotel, it was 5.30pm, I still have an hour left before I meet my friends for our night tour to Tokyo Tower and Roppongi. While waiting for my friend to return from Kittyland, I wondered whether my friends could find their way back to the hotel. When my room telephone rang, I felt relieved, at least I knew they were safe!

After the phone call, we arranged to meet at 7.00pm hotel lobby. There was no JR station near Tokyo Tower, the nearest station was Hammamatsucho, and it took us approximately 15min to walk to the Tower.

Finally, reached Tokyo Tower, this is my first time walking towards Tokyo Tower in this direction.
After Tokyo Tower, we walked to Hard Rock Cafe at Roppongi. The first time I visit Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo was 1998. No change to the Hard Rock Cafe, is still the same.

Friday, June 5, 2009

My ten days in Japan (Day 7 afternoon)

After staying in Chinatown for an hour or so, I still had the whole afternoon for myself . So I decided to go to a place which I have never been before.

The journey from Ishikawacho Station to Kamakura Station was about 25min or so, but to get to Kamakura Station, I had to change train at Ofuna station. Once I reached Kamakura Station, I hopped into a bus to bring me to Hokoku-ji Temple, which was a ten min bus ride which costs 190 Yen per person. And I was the only foreigner in the bus!

Reached my destination, Hokoku-ji Temple.

The notice board of Hokoku-ji Temple.

Here we are, the bamboo forget inside Hokoku-ji Temple, it costs 200 Yen per person to get into this forest. Think 200 Yen to see such a beautiful bamboo forest was really worth it.

If you pay 500 Yen, you will get to enjoy the green tea and at the same time enjoy the beauty of bamboo trees.

My next stop after Hokoku-ji Temple was Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Before I could get to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, I took the bus back to my starting point. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is just a stone's throw from Kamakura Station.

Kamakura Museum, which I did not visit. I gave it a miss due to lack of time.

The entrance to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

The main shopping street in Kamakura (Komachi-dori St.). If you have the chance to visit this place, you must not miss this place, is beautiful!

JR Kamakura Station.

Now is time for me to scratch my head again, how to find my way back to Tokyo - Shinjuku? For your information, some of the local have to rely on telecommunication devices (mobile phone service) to find the right train to take them to their destination. Haha... or maybe I was lucky that I could find my way back?

Fengshui Audit in Adelaide 2005

Fengshui Audit in Adelaide 2005