Monday, August 30, 2010

Breaking News

In my last posting, I mentioned that today between 7am to 9am would be a wet day. I also mentioned things may happen.

It rained today at 7.45am but luckily it was not a heavy rain.

Another breaking news - Measures to cool private property market were announced at 8am today. Now it makes me wonder whether it has got to do with 4 pillars (Bazi), The Earthly branches, Chen Zi Shen (辰子申), forms the Three Combination - San He (三合) .

Which I have explained in my last posting that it is believed that when these 3 Earthly branches meets, they turn into water. And in additional to that, the day master shows ren (壬) which is also water. So water to "cool" the Hot property? Guess it could be a good news for people who want to buy their 1st property. But may not be a good news for property investors.

Below are some of the snapshots from Straits Times newspaper.






Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wondering....

While I was searching for some auspicious dates, I saw this interesting 4 pillars (Bazi) which falls on 30 Aug 2010, Monday, time from 7am to 9am.

The Earthly branches, Chen Zi Shen (辰子申), forms the Three Combination - San He (三合) , it is believed that when these 3 Earthly branches meets, they turn into water. And on top of it, the day master shows ren (壬) which is also water. I wonder will this day be a wet day? Or more things to expect on this day? Hope that is not something bad....Well, we shall wait and see.




A shocking news!

This morning I got a shock when I saw the Headline in the paper, it was reported that few tourists from Hong Kong were shot by a gunman in Philippines. As far as I can remember, those tourists were still alive when our local news reported this yesterday evening at 6.30pm (Singapore time).
If you want to know more about this news, you may want to click on this CNN website link.
Based on the news reported in CNN website, it says that the incident happened at 10am, when the gunman hijacked the busload of tourists. Using that information (23 Aug 2010, 10am), the 4 pillars (Bazi) is as follows:

For those who have learnt Bazi and Date Selection before, from the above 4 pillars (Bazi), see what can you find? (Answer can be found at the bottom)

1. 三刑 San Xing (Three Clashes) - 巳申寅

2. 危日 Wei Ri (Danger) - Refer to Tong Sheng

3. 五不遇时 Wu Bu Yu Shi (5 Inauspicious Hours)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Re-visit

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Marina Bay Sands. Today, I re-visited the place again, the purpose of my re-visit was to see the "river" inside the MBS with water this time, this river resembles Suzhou - Zhou Zhuang river. Guess, I am sort of missing Zhou Zhuang. Maybe is time for me to pack and re-visit the real Zhou Zhuang again?

Anyway, here are some photos I took today.

Look at the structure! What does it look like?

A flower?

Wondering when will I get the chance to see the water flowing inside the building? My second visit but water fountain is still not functioning. Wondering why? Or maybe someone can tell me the reason?



Have you ever wondered why there is such a "river" here? It is building design? Or for Fengshui purpose? For your information, in this photo, the background at the second level is the passageway leading to the casino entrance.


The YOG flame which is near to MBS. Beautiful!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Understand the 4 Celestial animals in Fengshui

If you have read fengshui books, you may have come across the 4 celestial animals, namely : Red Phoenix, Black Tortise, Green Dragon and White Tiger.

Did you know that these 4 Celestial animals can determine a house fengshui? And if you are wondering how to find these 4 Celestial animals, is by looking at the house external surroundings. Surroundings are usually interpreted as 4 Celestical animals. If you were to stand inside a house, looking out from the house on your left will be the Green Dragon, the right is White Tiger, the front is Red phoenix and the back is Black Tortise.

Ideally, a house should have good solid backing. Having a good backing means that the Black Tortise is strong, which is good as this may help you to suceed in things you do.

A clear opening space in front of a house is a good welcome sign, as this will allow Qi to flow into the house. On top of that, a good fengshui should have a strong Green Dragon as this will help to bring wealth. Ideally, a White Tiger should not be stronger than Green Dragon as it will cause more harm than good.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Is Friday the 13th!

Today is Friday the 13th, conjunction with Lunar seventh month 4th day. So is today going to be as bad as what they claimed? Well, we will see....

Monday, August 9, 2010

Property Index

I was looking at the property index chart and I was wondering whether our property index chart is forming the Double Top formation just like Stocks chart? Or is the rising property index bringing us to the next high level and forms the well-known Head and Shoulder formation?

Well, maybe some Technical analysis experts or property guru out there can advise us? Can our property index be used for analysis, just like Stocks chart?

Regardless the outcome of the analysis result, for those who are buying property, do remember to do your sums! Good luck!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

YOG - Youth Olympic Games

An exciting moment of the day. Caught this touching moments, see photos below.
I saw a line-up of coaches and alot of noise could be heard. Wondering what was the commotion all about?
Is the YOG - Youth Olympic Games. The coaches are loaded with supporters, they are waiting for the Youth Olympic Flame to pass by this stretch of road.

See alot of supporters with big blue banners are heading towards the Youth Olympic Flame passing point.


Youths were happily dancing.


With more dance minus break-dance.


Look at the energetic youths! Happy I suppose..Or excited? After all, is once in a lifetime event.




Let's put all hands together to welcome the Youth Olympic Flame.



Cheers to YOG!



Finally...here come the much awaited Flame.


The hero with the flame!
Hello everybody... Famous for a moment.
Another torchbearer saying hello to supporters and passer-by.
Next better player?
Another shot of big welcome. If you are interested to know more about the Youth Olympic Flame's route, please click here.
Okay that's all. Judging from those photos which I took, I guess I need to do some work-out soon. I simply could not catch up with the runners pace and that's the reason why you get to see photos showing their back only, so sorry about that. Okay, signing off as unofficial photographer. Have a good Sunday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Low interest rate to stay

Saw today newspaper, it was reported that SOR and SIBOR rates have fallen sharply. With such attractive low home mortgage loan, rates for 3M SOR at 0.32078 and 3M SIBOR at 0.55361, will that attract more people to buy property?

Well, maybe that's the reason we got to see so many people flocking to the new launches lately.

Nevertheless, if you are planning to buy one property soon, is important to do your sums first before signing the S&P or OTP.

Good luck!

Billionaire

Guess everyone wants to get rich, hopefully one day can become Billionaire. So how to become rich? And so can everyone becomes rich? Well, enjoy this song first... Billionaire by Travis Mccoy from Youtube.

Happy National Day

2 more days, we will be celebrating Singapore 45th birthday. Guess most of you may have heard of this NDP 2010 Theme song "Sing for Singapore" by Corrinne May. For those who have not, do enjoy this beautiful song. Video clip from Youtube.



And have a great Super long weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Auspicious Date

Tomorrow 05 Aug 2010 is an auspicious date. Good for new property launch, good for moving into new house, good for ground breaking.

Best time will be from 11am to 1pm. Good luck!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shanghai

For those who are thinking of a holiday and going to a far place is out of question. Then you may want to consider Shanghai as your next holiday destination? Shanghai is just 4 hour flight away. Okay, to generate your interest in Shanghai, here are some of things that you can do in Shanghai:

1. Cheng Huang Miao 城隍庙
Visit the old streets in Cheng Huang Miao, you will be amazed by the beautiful building structures.



In Cheng Huang Miao, you will have to try the famous Xiao Long Bao (Steamed buns), the restaurant is known as Nan Xiang.


2. Huangpu River 黄埔河
Walk along this stretch of Huangpu river, it will lead you to famous lookout - The Bund.


3. Pu Dong 浦东
If you enjoy beautiful skyline, then Pu Dong is a place that you mustn't miss. Standing here, you can see The Bund. Please note that the lights at The Bund are off at 10pm sharp, so if you want to enjoy the beautiful view, you have to be there early.

4. Qi Pu 七浦
Ladies are you ready to shop? And if you are looking for latest fashion wears, this is place that you must visit. You will find all sorts of clothings here and I can bet that you will love this place! Just a note : watch out your belonging! This place can be very crowded!



5. Nan Jing Dong Lu 南京东路
This whole stretch of Nan Jing Dong Lu is filled with shops and shopping malls. You can Shop here for at least one whole day. If you are tired of walking, you can hop into one of those trams, it will bring you from one end of Nan Jing Dong Lu to the other end.


6. Xu Jia Hui 徐家汇
For a different shopping experience, you may want to visit Xu Jia Hui. This place is quite different Nan Jing Dong Lu as Xu Jia Hui caters to a different segment. You can find cheap electronics devices here. Major departmental stores can be found here too!
7. Tian Zi Fang 田子坊
If shopping is not your cup of coffee, why not have a seat at Tian Zi Fang and enjoy a cup of coffee? You can find very old buildings here, the ambience here is very different the outside world. For those who like photography, this is the place for you! Alot of photographers flock there just to take photos. Do visit Tian Zi Fang during daytime and night fall. Both will give you a different kind of experience!

8. Zhou Zhuang 周庄 (Ancient Water town)
If you prefer historical buildings that were built during Ming and Qing dynasties, then you will have to visit Zhou Zhuang at Suzhou. Is about 2 hour bus journey from Shanghai Stadium.
Things that you can do in Zhou Zhuang are taking a bumboat ride (lasts about ten min) which costs about 100RMB (approximately S$20) per boat. One boat can seat up to 7 passengers. So you will save more if you have 7 persons in your group.


In Zhou Zhuang, there are alot of Ke Zhan 客栈 (Inn) along the river bank so if you want to have a different taste of your holiday, then staying in a Ke Zhan is a must!

Try the famous Wan San Di 万三蹢 (Trotters) in Zhou Zhuang. It was believed that one of the rich merchants in Zhou Zhuang served this famous dish to the Emperor who visited Zhou Zhuang. The Emperor liked this dish very much and he asked what was the name of the dish. The rich merchant did not want to offend the Emperor so he came out with this dishname, Wan San Di.
Note : I never tried trotters before. In fact, I did not even dare to taste one before but after trying the Wan San Di in Zhou Zhuang, I fell in love with it!

9. Xi Tang 西塘 (Ancient Water Town)
Did you watch the Mission Impossible III? Well, if you did and if you want to know where they filmed it. Well, visit Xi Tang, you will have all the answers there! And who knows, you may enjoy part of the action too!
Things to do in Xi Tang :
1. Visit the buttons factory and see how buttons were made using shells in the oldest days.
2. Walk along the narrowest passage-way in Xi Tang. Only 2 Adults are passable at any one time.
3. Search for the smallest bridge in Xi Tang. (See photo below)

10. Zhu Jia Jiao (Ancient Water town)
There are close to 6 water towns in the vicinity of Shanghai. If you do not like long journey, then you may want to visit Zhu Jia Jiao? This is the nearest water town from Shanghai and is within Shanghai precinct.
Additional information - According to Xin Ming Ri Bao 新明日报 on last Friday, it was reported that airfare to China is expected to increase by 30% during Sep to Oct period. One of the reasons is because Shanghai Expo is still ongoing, therefore increased in airfare is unavoidable.
(Source : Xin Ming Ri Bao)

Well, be prepared to pay S$1,200 for SQ ticket to Shanghai during Sep to Oct period. See newspaper table below. But please do not stop yourself going to Shanghai just because of the high airfare. There are lot of things that you can do in Shanghai apart from those items listed above. And I believe that you will love the place like I do.

(Source : Xin Ming Ri Bao)
Have fun if you are planning to go Shanghai soon. Cheers!

Is selling like hot cake!

Saw the new launch in our Straits Times yesterday. It was a full page advertisement! A few days ago, it was reported in our local paper that this project was selling like hot cake! And the average selling price is S$1150psf based on the newspaper report. So curiosity got hold of me, I went to visit that showflat, which is located at Serangoon Road Ave 3.


Got myself a copy of their brochure. Lately, most of the launches did not have any hardcopy at all, mostly e-brochure.



Here we go, the layout plan of the project. A U-shaped layout which makes it very unique. On top of that, if you were to imagine yourself standing at balcony, you will get to enjoy very nice view (Unblocked view). Guess which unit will I choose from the layout?


After visiting the showflat, now I know why the project is selling like hot cakes. Well, if you want to know the reason? Go and view it. Cheers!

Fengshui Audit in Adelaide 2005

Fengshui Audit in Adelaide 2005