Monday, March 11, 2013

The Lunar Calendar

Got inspired today to blog on something that everyone generally has mixed feeling to. While reading some books recommended by friends & relatives i came to realize how alot of people have different form of belief for something that is coin by different terminology around the world.

Some would call it fate, others says its luck. Some can relate their life to being predestine while the others strongly believe they are themselves who alter how their life is lead - Cognito. What about those who had no explanation or who cannot make up their mind what to believe in? Well, here's one example of such kind - ME!   and to solve that dilemma i've open my arms to welcome feedback & opinions of the different kind of "ways-of-living" as suggested by others.

Last week, i made a trip to "Uncle" as Rodman reminded me how i haven't visit him in a long while. [Uncle] is someone i have little background introduction on. i was advise by his firm believer to take his words seriously and his telling are generally accurate. At first i was skeptical, but after too many coincidental accurate readings by this Fengshui Master (as i will to call him) i had no reason not to trust his advices & take them seriously. As per my acceptance to "The Secret", at this point, i should explain that the "advices" from Uncle is accurate only because of the manifestation of my own thinking (that is to say, the more you feel the real-ness of your predicament, the more accurate it will shape your reality)

An eerie example would his warning of my "mid-body" health during my visit at the start of 2011, he had mention, not just once, for me to take special care of my health around that area and initially i could not relate  it to anything except to watch out when doing sit ups, turns out only months later i would meet with probably the largest health scare of my lifetime and undergo a major op on my abdominal. Prior to my operation i again drop him another visit providing more information of what was to come, he made a commendatory that give so much relief "you'll be fine, nothing to be afraid" .... and man.. was it comforting :)

After that huge shock, i attempt to visit Uncle again in march last year when i was down with my luck as finance burden started piling up & then comes the news from my parents to prepare a a large sum of money to urgently purchase a house. Everything was getting out of control and i desperately needed his advice. Unfortunately, he was nursing a bad health and could not attend to us when we visit, when i pop over the altar place at his place i prayed for peace & spoke to him slightly. I knew than that it was  up to me to shape my destiny, at least till he has recover. Looking back , i am really glad i made it through and have a nice & comfortable home with the support of my boyfriend & family:)

So last Saturday, together with Rodman, his mum & sis, we've decided to try our luck to visit him again. Upon reaching, i could see the  the familiar queue of believer all waiting to speak to him. We pray to the altar & sat by the side, waiting for our chance.
If you have never seen a Fengshui, here are some things you might want to prepare in advance for your visit (i visited him countless times without the info& his advices always seems to come with a clause, i dare say his advice would be accurate if you are more prepared. 

  1. Your birthdate per the Chinese Lunar Calendar
If you are unsure of your chinese birthdate, i can suggest the MOST ACCURATE of finding out. Just log into Google & enter the following keywords e,g " 1987 Chinese Lunar Calendar .pdf".   Replace the year you are born with the year indicated and out pops a few thousand application, all ready to count your chinese birthdate for you. My birthdate falls on 31jan1987, and by the chinese lunar calendar (and my mum's own accurate memory of me being born during Chinese New year), i am a 正月初三 baby. 
2. Your Time of birth

This is probably the most difficult preparation you need. I can only count on my mum's good memory + some documents by Mount Alvenia Hospital (where i was born) to help. 

3. Someone who can understand chinese proverbs / Hokkien very well

Thank God Rodman's mum is an expert on this & Rodman is not easy feat himself. i had difficulty understanding whenever Uncle translate my destiny for the year in dialect so its up the rest of them to explain to me when my session was done. 

That is all you will need to prepare, the Fengshui Master will help you with the rest now. 

By the time it was my turn to speak to Uncle, i had prepare an ang pow (red packet) containing some money to express my appreciation of his services. There are no minimun amount for this, i increase the money based on my salary as i grow.   You will sit beside him, and 

Uncle: "your chinese birthdates"
Me: “正月初三”
*i told him..... He will scribble some stuff as his flips throught the almanac.  

Uncle: "i am always so worried really really counting Rabbits (my Chinese Zodiac).... They are always on the opposite end of their destiny, either they 一飞冲天 if not 一败涂地。 The clear line that differ them are the time of their birth... i am always worried for Rabbits"    

*this is nothing new as i have heard him say this about us Rabbit in every visit, he will never repeat the same to other Zodiac, only Rabbit, and each reading about Rabbit is different, the lady that spoke to Uncle before me was also a Rabbit, he mention a different advice to that he had gave me. 

Me: tells him my time, accurately followed by saying it is in the wee morning/slightly before noon/after noon/ late afternoon/ night/ midnight....

Uncle: "you are having a good year Xiao Mei, everything is going well for you "
*obviously happy because this is the first time i heard something positive followed by a smile

Me: "Uncle what do you mean by good, my luck? My career? My health?"
Uncle:" do you gamble Xiao Mei? Your luck is not based on hardwork this year, you will meet with surprise fortune here and there, everything will goes well this year"
Me: "Uncle, you sure? i do not gamble & i dont bet on 4D..."
*my reply, much to the dismay of the audience who seems genuinely happy for my readings \
Uncle:" Oh you should try your hands on small bets, nothing major.. just for fun... a toto or something.. a quick bet.."
Uncle: "Do not eat anymore beef XiaoMei, your saviour is the Great Guanyin Ma, you should not eat beef when you are devoted to her"
*throws a quick glance at Rodman, who was equally shock that he had caught me trying beef... .i have skip beef my whole life due to the stench which i dislike... but recently my love for IKEA meatballs gave me away... then Rodman also introduces other delicious beef cuisine that i am slowly learning to accept....... i can even conclude expensive beef like Wagyu & sirloin does not stink as bad as the other beef would.. 
Me: "ok Uncle, i will skip beef, My boyfriend is an ox (his Zodiac)... haha.. i dont want to eat him up.. *giggles*"
Me: "Uncle can i also ask about the new house i have bought & my health for the year?"
Uncle: "Nothng you need to worry about! The rest will do just fine, everything is going up for you"
Me:" But i had a health scare per your advice last year, are you sure it's all going to be fine?"
Uncle :"i'll run a ceremony on you, you'll be blessed nothing will go wrong this year"

and that is how my session with Uncle went this year. The next day, Rodman drove his mum, sis & me to give thanks to 观音菩萨 as well as offer our respect to 虎爷。  The comfort from his words gave me a new strength to face the challenge ahead. That sunday morning i also joined thousand of ladies to take part in the Venus Run 2013 & i am proud to announce my average pace for a 5km run has improve by about 1.30min compared to the pace last year at august 2012.   i shall work harder to conquer my second 21km standchart marathon given this year, so as to maintain a healthy body that does not give in to the side effect or Mercilon (my permanent medication, side effort might not be the real reason) OR the stupid excuses i have been giving for the now slightly chubbier look.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know whats the address for the fengshui master?