Mystic wealth

Mystic wealth

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Cherry Blossoms

My recent rip to Taiwan was yet another marvelous one. The site of blossoms are great.

The blossoming of these flower( cherry blossoms) create a positive and pleasure chi. These hence attracts insects to help pollinate them. Similarly, flowers help blossom ones wealth, and this usually happen during the Chinese new year period

Saturday, 20 February 2010

God of Wealth (Tsai Shen Yeh)

Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese god of wealth, is often also called Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth, is seen in many Chinese oriental houses and buildings, most of the times near their entrances helping them attract wealth and prosperity to those places as well as acting as a protection to their environments and the income which comes to them.

During the Chinese New Year, people usually worship the god to invite more wealth and prosperity for the family. He is also persent in many famous Chinese New Year songs, most of which are to sttract happiness and wealth into the family.

The Fountain Of Wealth

The bronze fountain, located at Suntec City, Singapore is Famous of many occasions. It has been in the Amazing Race Asian twice, at which both were clue checkpoints. It was also the place where the hit Indian Movie, Krrish, in which Krrish uses the area to locate his enemy’s helicopter.
The fountain is 13.8 metres high and occupies 1683.07 metres of land. It was in 1998 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for the “World's Largest Fountain”. The Fountain is located at the heart of Marina Centre Area, in which it is located near to its neighbours. Suntec City was created with 5 tower buildings, at which it represents the fingers and the thumb. The fountain is in the centre, representing the palm.
The water of the fountain flows inwards. His is as such as, in the Chinese culture; it is believed that water is a symbol for life and wealth. With the inward motion, it shows the Suntec City is gaining and attracting wealth. Visitors are also invited to walk around the fountain’s centre base 3 rounds, with their hand on the base handle of the fountain; touching the water. This is said to bring one wealth and good luck.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Treasures, Pen Cai.

Pen Cai originated back in the days when Mongol troops invaded Song China. The villagers kept the emperor safe and decided to gather there best dishes into a basin for him. Then, the first pen cai ( vegetables in a basin) was created
Nowadays Pen Cai is very popular in Asia, usually prepared for Chinese New Year. The basin( now usually a clay pot or wooden pot) is lavished with great ingredients such as braised shark fin with abalone. Skills are required to stack each ingredient above one another. Poultry are placed on the top, showing birds returning to their home nests, in which are digging for treasure. Closer to the bottom of the pot, there are flavorsome broth, as all the juices mixes in harmony with each other.