July 2011


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I have run into an amazing Feng Shui news while surfing the Chinese web.  Early last year in Gao-yi County of Hebei Province (河北高邑县),  the Party Secretary Cui Yan-xuan (崔欣元) had blocked a 40-meter wide boulevard with a deactivated fighter-jet because the boulevard forms a T-junction with another street that points to his office building.  Chinese netizens call this  the “Coolest T-junction in history (史上最牛丁字路).

There is a half-moon pond in front of the fighter-jet monument with three layers of flower beds.  This will slow down the rush of qi or energy, according to Feng Shui theory “qi rides with wind and stops at water“.

Building with a flag is the County office building

In addition, the front yard of the county office building has a circular  “Sun pond” with a few thousand tons of rocks from “Tai Shan” .(泰山石).  “Tai Shan” rocks are believe to block “sha qi” or clashing energy according to Chinese folklore.

Why put a fighter-jet in the middle of the road?  Because a jet climbs or flies high– symbolizes the Party Secretary Cui will climb up the official ladder fast.

This Feng Shui setup was designed by Cui’s trusted Feng Shui master.

In terms of Form Feng Shui, T-junction is one of the worst sha energies.  It causes accidents and deaths to occupants of the building  that the qi or energy the T- junction points to.

But, can you spot the goof-up in this Feng Shui job?  The T-junction does not really point directly to the County office building!  There is a road blocking the rushing qi to the office!  A simple and inexpensive fix will be just putting up two “STOP” signs in the junction, so all the traffic will stop and no more sha-qi.

Party Secretary Cui

Even if this T-junction really points to the County office building, the half-moon pond and the “Sun pond” should be good enough to reduce the rushing energy.   Cui’s Feng Shui master had “overdone” the Feng Shui largely due to his ingratiating act.

Accusations of “Feng Shui superstition” got Secretary Cui fired from his post.  Netizens said he was “shot down by the fighter-jet“.

Feng Shui can help your career, but too much of any good thing will do the opposite for you.

Ken Lai

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In my 4P readings, almost without exception, everyone asks about “how’s my wealth luck?” or “when I will be rich?”  Yet the topic on wealth is quite confusing for 4P students, especially beginners.  The followings are some common misconceptions:

1.  Equating the number of wealth elements in a chart to  the level of wealth that the day-master (chart owner) will have.
2.  Similar to #1, assuming wealth luck period (whether annual or 10-year luck) will always bring in wealth.
3.  Assuming the 4P reading is correct that indeed someone has a wealth luck coming,  s/he thinks that money will fall from the sky without doing anything.
4.  Assuming the 4P reading is correct that indeed someone has a wealth luck coming, s/he  has indeed seen money coming and going with nothing or little left.

4P predictions are ridden with “conditions“.  If the condition is not made clear, the prediction can go both ways.  #1 and 2 are correct only if the day-master is strong (or “follow wealth” profile/chart).  If the day-master is weak, it means poverty for #1 and losing wealth for #2.  The Chinese description for #1 is “poor person living in a big mansion” (like a maid) or in modern context, the teller working in a bank.

In 4P, wealth means wealth for strong day-master but means “lack of wealth” for weak day-master!   For weak day-master, bi-jian or peer elements (same element to that of day-master) stand for wealth.

Imagine you do a 4P reading to someone with a weak day-master.  You told him to “go all the way” in his stock or gambling endeavors because he is in strong wealth luck period.  What will be the consequence?   You may get shot.

How about #3 and 4?   You may find the answer in my 4P Bootcamp video course or ask your 4P teacher.

Ken Lai

“Destiny & Luck Mgmt: Basic Bazi Therapy & Enhancement” w/ 18 hr. HD video
“Destiny & Luck Mgmt.: Advanced Bazi Therapy & Enhancement” w/ 18 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)” w/ 13 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia” w/ 11 hr. video
“Advanced Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia” w/ 18 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
http://www.kenlaifengshui.com/

Wu Ju-ping and her broken arm

Passer-by saves China toddler in 10-storey fall” is the heading from today’s AFP news.
http://news.yahoo.com/passer-saves-china-toddler-10-storey-fall-150640329.html

On July 2,  Wu Ju-ping, a 31 years old mother of a 7-month-old baby, risked her life to catch a neighbor’s 2-year-old toddler falling from a 10-storey high apartment.  She had caught the toddler with her right arm and fainted.   The falling toddler had a force of over 375KG (about 750 lbs).  The normal capacity of a human arm is 45KG.  Her right arm was fractured into multiple pieces.

The toddler girl had suffered no external injury.  But she has some internal injuries due to the immense shock when hitting the arm of Wu.  She is still under observation in an intensive care unit.

X-ray of Wu’s fractured arm

“This is my instinct– any  mother would have done the same thing.” (“这是本能,是一个母亲应该做的事情。”) Wu told a news reporter.

I will regret for the rest of my life if I had not stretched out my arms.” Remarked Wu.

According to her physician,  Wu would have been killed or paralyzed  if the toddler fall on her head.   She has a 95% chance of recovery and it will take 6 months.  Her medical bill is around RMB 50,000 (about US$7700).  The hospital will waive her bills.

Wu is a customer service rep in Alibaba, China’s version of Amazon.  Billionaire company chairman Ma Yun calls Wu “heroine” and “is honored to work alongside with a heroine.”

Netizens in China give Wu the title “The Prettiest Mother” (最美妈妈) and “Heroine Mother” because they think only maternal instinct could have pumped up her adrenaline to handle over 375KG fallling force.   They said that Wu is also the embodiment of the Confucian Utopian ideal of “Caring other elders as if they are your own elders; nurturing other children as if they are your own children”  (老吾老以及人之老,幼吾幼以及人之幼).

Wu’s 7-months-old baby visits her in the hospital

In terms of Chinese metaphysics, Wu is the “Nobleman” or “helpful person” of this lucky toddler.  In western world, she is the toddler’s “guardian angel”. 

Saving a life with the possibility of losing one’s own life is the ultimate karma credit that one can get.

UPDATES ON JULY 15, 2011

  • Wu’s arm is healing without surgery with Chinese medicine
  • The toddler, Niu-niu was in coma for 10 days and woke up in July 11.  She is able to drink and move one hand.  The landing side of her body when falling may become paralyzed.
  • Accolades and award money are given to Wu.  She only accepts the RMB$ 200,000 from her employer Alibaba and donates the rest to charity.
  • Commercial and political interests try to get credit from her heroic deeds.
  • Her employer Alibaba, had a major scandal of cheating overseas buyers a few months ago, suddenly claims that Wu’s deed is a result of company’s emphasizes on morality and ethics.
  • Wu happens to be a Communist Party member, so the local political boss gives her a “3-8 red-flag master” title and run “Learn from  Wu Ju-ping” campaign.
  • Chinese mass media is hungry for every minute details of Wu’s past history– from her way of placing stationery in her desk to her early school life.  To their dismay, they do not find any heroic or extraordinary events that Wu had done in the past.  Wu is an “average” woman from a peasant family.
  • A motion to make the “Hands of the angel” statue of Wu’s hands  to commemorate her heroic deed is gaining momentum

UPDATES ON OCT. 20, 2011

  • Both Niu-niu and Wu were recovered from their injuries and released from the hospital at end of Sept. 2011 
  • A giant sculpture of two hands with a baby inside to commemorate this incident was unveiled to public on Oct. 1, 2011.  The name of the sculpture is “Mother’s hands” 
Wu and Niu-niu recovered from their injuries
“Mother’s hands” Sculpture

In the last few months, just in the city of Minneapolis here alone, there were a few incidents that toddlers had climbed out of window in tall buildings and failed to their death.  I thought of Ms. Wu when reading these tragic news. Niu-niu is extremely lucky running into his guardian angel Wu and has a second chance in life.

Ken Lai

“Destiny & Luck Mgmt: Basic Bazi Therapy & Enhancement” w/ 18 hr. HD video
“Destiny & Luck Mgmt.: Advanced Bazi Therapy & Enhancement” w/ 18 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)” w/ 13 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia” w/ 11 hr. video
“Advanced Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia” w/ 18 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
http://www.kenlaifengshui.com/