Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, passed away at 3.18am on Monday, Mar 23.
Lee Kuan Yew, 1923 – 2015
Mr Lee Kuan Yew fought for self-Government from our British colonial masters and later led Singapore into merger with Malaysia believing that this was the best option for Singapore’s future. When merger did not work out, he took Singapore out of Malaysia and built a nation from nothing during our most difficult years.
He built up a strong defense capability to protect our sovereignty, a vibrant economy which created good jobs, a sound education system and excellent infrastructure, housing and environment. He transformed Singapore from a Third World to First World country.
The way he went about his work also mattered – he was meticulous, persistent, with tremendous drive and spirit, never quitting. He also saw to the continued success of Singapore beyond him through leadership succession.
Thank you for making Singapore from a nondescript mudflat to the economical powerhouse it is today.
The only God of Wealth temple in Singapore. Very popular with the locals and tourists for obvious reasons. :)
Every Chinese New Year, millions of Chinese all over the world will welcome The God of Wealth into their homes or offices. This year is no different.
The God of Wealth will arrive from the West on 18th February between 11pm to 1am for the year of the Wood Goat.
To welcome the God of Wealth, all you have to do is to open all west-facing windows or doors during the auspicious hours stated. Best time is around 12 midnight. That’s all there is to it unless you choose to follow the Taoist-religious route with all the praying, offerings and whatnot.
For added good measure, if you can go out of your house and walk west during the listed timings for at least 100 steps, so much the better. Or if you prefer, you can also drive in that direction. This is an option if you happen to not have any west-facing windows or doors.
Please note: People born in the year of the Monkey should not be the one doing the welcoming.
*Note: In case you are wondering, the God of Wealth is not a deity or spirit (well, maybe it is to Taoist believers) but a form of auspicious Qi energy. That is why offerings and prayers are not required to be benefited.
Traditionally crystals were not even part of the practice of feng shui apart from it belonging to the Earth element but its effectiveness on the human psyche and well-being have long been well documented. Below are 5 type of crystals that may improve your career and work life luck if you would like to try.
You may ask yourself, “How does a rock have any power to do anything good for me?” The truth is, every natural substance radiates with energy and vibrates on a specific frequency. When you have the right ‘rock’– also known as crystals, minerals or gemstones– it can actually attract or repel things. Choosing the right crystal that’s conducive to your needs, and you will find that it can be quite beneficial.
In folklore, a citrine has been known as the “merchant’s stone”. This is because it’s associated with attracting abundance. Put it in or near a cash register, in your cash box, in with your check book or just keep it on you when you’re conducting business. Citrines help promote your ability to focus and stimulate the intellect. If you work in a creative job, citrine can also get the creative juices flowing. These stones are pretty all-purpose for just about any business, but are particularly great for writers, artists, merchants and anyone dealing with contracts.
Choosing the right crystal that’s conducive to your needs, and you will find that it can be quite beneficial.
Some businesses require good intuition– when you have to be able to read people, solve puzzles or problems, perhaps when you have to take calculated business risks, a moonstone is a good stone to have on hand. Moonstones are known for improving your intuition, and they’re also hailed for bringing good fortune. If you travel a lot for business, moonstones are also ideal stones for protecting you in travel. If you work with stocks, science or doing any kinds of investigations, this is the ideal stone for you. You can also carry it around when you’re not working, as its energies will bring you peace and tranquility.
Do you need a dose of confidence? Does your self-esteem suffer, and therefore interfere with your ability to shine in your job? Does your stomach just turn when you have to make a presentation at meetings or pitch to clients? If so, then a rose quartz is a good stone for you to get and hang onto. Rose quartz will have you loving yourself and feeling better about yourself, making you feel more confident and capable. A rose quartz is great for people in the service industry or in care-giving positions, such as those who work in the health care or child care industry.
Does your job rely on your ability to communicate? Do you have to make speeches, charm people or argue your point? The best stone that you can keep on you is a turquoise. A turquoise helps improve your ability to verbally communicate, making you more eloquent and compelling. It’s important that you don’t just carry this stone, or set it on a desk. If you’re going to use turquoise properly, it needs to be at your throat. Ideally, get a turquoise necklace that keeps the stone right over your voice box. Another option if you wear a tie or a scarf is to slip a small, flat turquoise stone into the knot. Wearing a turquoise is a great idea if you’re an actor, a lawyer, judge, educator or public speaker of any kind. Salesmen can also benefit from turquoise.
The eye of the tiger is always an asset in business. It stimulates the part of your brain that expands your awareness and ability to assess and understand your situation. It keeps you grounded so you don’t lose sight of your goals, and promotes balance. Best of all, tiger’s eye are great for bringing and hanging on to money. Tiger’s eye is a great all around business stone for any working person, no matter what your profession.
Moving into a new house can be both a joy and a headache due to the incredible number of things that you must do and keep track of. But Date Selection should not be one of them because it sets the tone of the inherent energies that will affect the luck of the people staying inside positively or negatively.
Date Selection is an old ancient practice that began (perhaps even before) in the Han Dynasty (206BC to 220AD) with many historical texts containing references to the use of date selection in military warfare and state matters.
Date Selection, to sum it up, is about going with the flow with the Universe and the Cosmos, the cyclical concept of time and energy. The concept is easy to understand – the objective of date selection is to carry out an activity at a point in time when the Universe’s energies are supportive of, or are optimized for that event. Application of date selection also helps with getting things done more efficiently and effectively! When you move into a new property, you are also carrying that day’s energy (hopefully it is personally auspicious) into your new home or office to settle and remain. And because you are more than likely going to spend long periods of time in either one, it is all the more important to make sure that the energy inside is a totally supportive and harmonious one.
So to help you bring general good fortune and harmony into your new premises, these are the auspicious dates for moving into a new home or office, for the year 2015:
January – 1, 8, 14, 21
February – 2, 4, 5, 11, 20, 23, 24, 28
March – 1, 3, 12, 18, 20, 24, 27, 29
April – 1, 8, 11, 20
May – 2, 9, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24, 29
June – 2, 3, 12, 13, 21, 25
July – 3, 7, 22, 27
August – 1, 3, 6, 9, 10, 19, 21, 24,
September – 3, 14, 16, 26, 28
October – 1, 2, 11, 13, 23,
November – 1, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 20, 24, 29
December – 4, 10, 22
* Note that these dates are GENERAL AND GENERIC in nature (read: good enough, if you are not too particular)– and are not yet fine-tuned to suit your birth chart and does not yet include the fine-tuning of auspicious hours. Also, what is important, is NOT when your furniture (with the exception of the bed if you are a newly married couple) goes in. The key focus is on the very FIRST night you spend in your new home.
As you and your family will be spending at least some years in the house, even if it is a rented one, it is very important that a very auspicious date and hour be chosen according to the birth dates and birth times of all the family members staying there. This is to ensure that the energies you bring into the house on the first day is very lucky and harmonious for everyone as this will help determine the overall luck and harmony within the house. In my experience doing date selection consultations, choosing a wrong day and a wrong time can cause extreme unhappiness within the family with lots of quarrels and bickering, just weeks after moving into the new house. There are even cases where some family members are choosing to stay late outside of the house or finding excuses to get out of the house again after just coming back.
So please consider choosing a properly selected date and time for the total harmony, overall happiness and peace of mind for yourself and everyone in the family.
By the way just so you know, a proper move-in date is divided into 2 categories: 入宅 and 移徙. The first refers to moving into a totally new house while the second refers to moving into a previously occupied house (eg. resale or rented flat). The problem is, what is good for one might not be the best for another. What you see above does not differentiate between the two, just like the dates found in every magazine, most books or the internet.
The most important date and time is when you and everyone else start staying in the new house together inside the first day (at least till the next morning). Moving of items from the old home or anywhere else does not constitute moving as they does not affect the energies of the new house to any appreciable effect. You can move your furniture or any household items anytime it is convenient for you.
If you really want to know what is the ideal day and time that is both harmonious and lucky for the whole family in any given month or range of months,the fee is only $88 SGD. You will receive 3 sets of personally auspicious dates and times, in order of auspiciousness, so you can shift at your most convenient and plan which is the best day to move. (If for whatever reason the original dates are not usable, another 3 sets of auspicious dates and times will be provided at no charge). Further instructions for greater prosperity will also be provided to you for the actual move-in day. Kindly email info(at)tenki.sg for more details if you have any questions. Thank you.
Now for the not-so-fun part…
All the auspicious dates above are provided as a free service and it is fine if you want to check whether the date (singular) you already picked to move is auspicious or not but please do not ask me what is the best or most ideal move-in date or what are the good dates in 2015, etc. and expect to get an answer (unless you are really serious in wanting to know and that will involve a consultation fee). Also, kindly avoid fishing for dates with multiply choices (I will just pick a date from the list above if I’m feeling charitable) or multiple posts or wait until the last minute to ask for the best move-in date. All of these posts will end up in the trash unanswered and I have deleted many.
Of the most important events in one’s life, getting married to someone you love is undoubtedly one of them.
The right timing, for a long term commitment like marriage, is very critical to ensure that the date and hour chosen are compatible to the birth dates of BOTH the bride and the groom. This is to make sure that on this important day the energies surrounding the happy couple are at the most auspicious and harmonious for them personally and will follow them throughout as they begin their new life together as husband and wife bringing them happiness, harmony and good fortune!
These are the auspicious dates for weddings in the year 2015 – please note the emphasis is on the Registry Of Marriage date (or the date you sign the wedding papers).
Note also that these dates are GENERAL AND GENERIC in nature (read: good enough, if you are not too particular)– and are not yet fine tuned to suit your birth chart and does not yet include the fine-tuning of auspicious hours.
January – 1, 4, 9, 14, 21
February – 2, 5, 11, 20, 23, 24
March – 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 20, 27, 29
April – 6, 11, 27, 30
May – 2, 9, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 24, 29
Jun – 2, 3, 9, 15, 19, 24, 27
July – 1, 3, 6, 7, 18, 27
August – 1, 9, 10, 19, 21, 24
September – 2, 3, 5, 14, 16, 26
October – 1, 18, 27, 30
November – 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 20, 24, 29
December – 10, 18, 22, 30
All the auspicious dates above are provided free but if you want the most ideal and auspicious wedding date chosen according to you and your partner’s birth date, it will naturally require fine-tuning work. Kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our fees and services as we also provide Carefully Chosen Date and Time Selection for marriages as well as other important occasions. Kindly note that we use multiple modalities to help ensure that the dates selected are very auspicious for this lovely occasion!
By the way just so you know, a proper wedding date is divided into 2 categories: 嫁娶 and 纳采. The first refers to the actual marriage proper (engagement is also included here) while the second refers to a more traditional wedding ceremony where the is the delivery and receipt of dowry. What you see above does not differentiate between the two, just like the dates found in every magazine, most books or the internet. Also I recently noticed the free so-called auspicious wedding dates posted on many internet sites doesn’t not even take into consideration simple common things like Breakers (Year Breaker, Month Breaker and Day Breaker) which are very inauspicious for weddings. They probably just copied from one another lock-stock-and-barrel without doing any research whatsoever. I shudder to think how many couples unknowingly and unfortunately wed on a bad inauspicious day.
If you seriously want to know what is the most ideal wedding date for you in any given year,please choose from either one of the two wedding date selection packages available, located at the upper right corner of this page. You will receive 3 sets of personally auspicious dates and times, in order of auspiciousness, so you can plan your wedding reception at your convenience or decide which is the best day to book your church or hotel. (If within 14 days of delivery the original dates are not usable, for whatever reason, another 3 sets of auspicious dates and times will be provided at no charge). Thank you.
Now for the not-so-fun part…
It is okay if you want to check whether the date (singular) you already picked to get married in is auspicious or not but please do not ask me what is the best or most ideal date to get married or what are the good dates in 2015, etc. and expect to get an answer (unless you are really serious in wanting to know and that will involve a consultation fee). Also, kindly avoid fishing for dates with multiply choices or posts (I will just pick a date from the list above if I’m feeling charitable) or wait until the last week of the month and then asking me for the ideal wedding date in that month or asking about dates other than those in 2015 (unless you intend to engage me professionally). All of these posts will end up in the trash unanswered and I have deleted too many.