Chinese New Year is round the corner and even though we are living in the western culture and mostly follow the western ways of celebration , Chinese New Year is still very much important to us Asians living abroad in the West. So every year to welcome new year , we always have the lion dance troupe to come and dance for the business and our home. And this year , it is no different , so while we were on vacation to New York, we visited the guitar center new york to get some instruments to welcome the lunar new year with some drums and music played by the kids when the lion dance is done with their ceremonial dance and everyone is enjoying a piece of cake and coffee. I loved that the kids are taking an initiative this year with making merry and welcoming the lunar new year.
Christmas is just round the corner and everyone is planning for Christmas parties and year end party and we are no different as well. And I’ve always like the idea of livening the house because it’s always good Feng shui for the home and the people living at our house. So party it is for us at home to make merry and make everyone happy but a numark kmx02 is a must according to the entertainment director of the party. And as long as it is not too expensive, we can buy one for long term investment.
I hear people complain all the time that they are where they are because they are facing “BAD LUCK” . Is there really such thing that one is having bad luck ? for a period of time or a long period of their life. Does bad luck follow you like some people claims? A long time girlfriend of mine always joke that if she didn’t have bad luck, she didn’t have any luck at all.
The only reason why she keeps saying this is because bad things happens to her and her life all the time. Her car breaks down , her son wants to commit suicide, she gets into a fight with her hubby and then her ex. After her car is fix, she gets into an accident with the deer on the road. Yes, it’s a never ending story for her , or should I say, it definitely seems to any one who knows her that she is having some kind of bad luck or a dark cloud surrounding her constantly.
But wait a minute , lets dig deeper and look deeper into my friend’s life and her surroundings as well as her circumstances. How does one have so much bad luck you ask ? And yes a deeper look into her life , you will find that although an extremely good person , my old friend makes some of the worst choices in her life and not willing to make any changes and thus continues to lament about it when bad things happen. For example, her car , she used to buy old cars, thus is always having car trouble. When she finally did get a new car, she was driving it so fast even knowing that the area she lives in, is a deer hazard area. So who can she blames if the deer comes running into her car all the time?
My girlfriend is so comfortable with the life she lives in and is not willing to make changes in her way of driving or the way she handles different aspect of her life, that she blames it on bad luck for anything that goes wrong in her life. She doesn’t need to carry a cloud of bad luck with her all the time, all she needs to do is to stop doing what she is doing constantly and make changes and take action/s and take charge of her life and situation. One needs to remove the fear , make some wise decision to make these changes and snap out of this “loser” mentality. Nothing is impossible, unless, you don’t want to change, unless you don’t want to make things better.
When I see young people coming in to hand in their resumes because the court makes this young offender do it as part of their rehabilitation, do they really want to work? They say that the reason that they got into trouble is because they didn’t have a job? Or they have bad luck and gets fired after a few days of work , was it really bad luck? or the attitude of these young people? Anyone who’ve made mistakes in life, can make changes in their life if they want too, they don’t need to continue being losers or had bad luck following them. The ability to step out of their comfort zone and face their fears about getting rejected by people or looked down upon by people , this is the first steps into making the improvement that is so much needed in their currently daunting life.
Christmas is round the corner and everyone is asking what is the best present for your loved ones, extended families and friends. It’s about a month and a half away and like everyone else with the best intentions, this year GlassWithATwist.com presents custom beer mugs that I really liked for all of them. Not only do my family and friends drink lots of beer during the festive season, I feel that a custom made beer cup would be everyone’s favorite.
Why? who doesn’t like their name on something , so that they can feel a sense of pride and boast about it to friends and family right on family gatherings or when friends drop in for a visit. Like I mentioned earlier, you can personalized it and as for me I will print out a short joke, a inspiration quote or memory for the person receiving it. It would feel and look like a nice touch and anyone can do it for that special friend , or family member , plus I like my present to stand out and thoughtful.
So if you are asking me about any feng shui gifts , I say give with your heart , give with thoughtfulness and everything will be great and friends and family would love it.
Many years ago, when the spouse first started the business, we had speakers put outside the store , so that we can attract the customers to come into the store and of course for Feng Shui reasons as well. We also had a flag flying around, so that there is movement outside our store. If we had more money at that time, we would had gotten those Musicians Friend PA Speaker systems for that reason alone. But since last year, the town has music playing on the Main Street to liven up downtown. While some shop owners don’t like it, I thought it was a fabulous idea because I didn’t have to put a speaker outside our store now.
Friends asked me all the time about how one can decorate their home/houses the feng shui way to enhance their life. But how do I even begin to tell them about my way of decorating to make the chi flow better at my home? Do one start with good furniture ? or is the color important ? so many questions but so little time to go through each and everyone of their question. So I normally, tell them that a good home decor center where one can get everything under one roof is a good help when one is trying to decorate or re-decorate to enhance one’s way of living.
Does it matter what kind of furniture , does it have to be all wood or all rattan ? Actually, decorating one’s home is to one’s preference, whatever makes you the owner and the people living inside the house happy is good by me but of course, some reservations on color and design needs to be considered carefully. As for bedding, I think anything that is not too dark would also help to brighten up one’s home thus making everyone happier.
What about the exterior ? outdoor furniture ? does it matter ? I get asked this often enough. As far as Feng Shui is concern, not too much clutter and some bright and soothing color as well as good coordination would be good for the feng shui of one’s home/house. One has to be in a good furniture shop, where you can get everything under one roof , with no stress and then you can easily co-ordinate all your furniture buying as well as plenty to choose from, to make your home a good feng shui home.
A girlfriend of mine who just got back with her cheating husband after being separated for 3.5 yrs , asked me if there is anything in Feng Shui to help. We all know that it’s hard to get back with a cheating spouse, of course, forgiveness is important and all but it’s going to be an uphill task and more than a usual relationship. Anyhow, you asked and I’m here to answer you folks out there who is going thru’ the same issues as my girlfriend.
Firstly, if you have any water features in the house especially in the front of the house like a door, you should remove it immediately. While it is commonly known that placing a water fountain in the house is a way of feng shui to bring in money to your home/house, you have to be careful. If the water is flowing away from your home/house, it may encourage you or your spouse to look for love elsewhere and not home.
Some people say that if the fountain is placed on the outside facing the door, it is the woman who will stray and if the fountain is placed on the left side of the door, then it is the man who might stray. But whichever or whatever position, I say it is no way good to have it , so why tempt fate right? Just do away with it completely as far as I can advice.
You know when you were younger, old folks used to tell us that we should take photos in 3s ? yes, there must be a really good reason for it but some people don’t think that it is true but do believe it because when you keep having things in 3 s , it will mean that someone will come in between both of you. What you place in your home, is actually a reflection of what may happen or a yearning? I don’t really know how to explain it, but just make sure that your home does not have decorative that comes in 3. Avoid taking pictures in 3 too if possible , well , unless it is with your spouse and your child/children.
Place things in pairs like 2 pillows , 2 candles and anything in pair and try not to mismatch instead make things blend into everything else at home. Balance is the key word here.
Meditation is a form of getting healthy and of late I’ve been doing it outdoors ever since I received a se535 for Christmas. With this sound isolation earphones, I can actually do my meditation anywhere and even during my lunch time if I so choose. No excuse for not doing my 30 mins meditation now.