Lucky Chinese motifs are known as ‘ji xiang tu an’. The Chinese use them to convey their cherished wishes for good fortune, happiness and longevity.
The hulu, wu lou or gourd can be used in many ways in feng shui, either as enhancer or cure. Each gourd is designed to cater for a specific purpose.
The bottle gourd in China is called hulu or wu lou. It is a popular icon of good health, fertility, longevity, and prosperity for many centuries.
When using a flower vase for feng shui purposes, careful consideration must be given to the choice of vase. Also, there are taboos to be observed.
The golden toad, also known as chan chu, is a popular wealth symbol of the Chinese. It is 3-legged and loves to gobble up wealth and spits out riches.
Chinese spirit mediums are known as tang-ki in Hokkien. Their performance of ritual self-flagellation is a spectacular scene at major temple festivals.
Knowing the basics of Chinese horoscope will enable you to choose fashion accessories that suit you, based on your Chinese zodiac sign.
The Money Spots or Wealth Spots is one of the feng shui secrets for wealth. But, do you know where are the treasure spots in your home?
The pixiu or pi yao is a fierce, powerful and auspicious beast. Besides being a wealth symbol, it can be used in feng shui in various ways.
According to ancient text, Pixiu is an auspicious and powerful beast. It is known by several other names such as Pi Yao, Tian Lu, Bi Xie, Tao Ba, etc.
Every year, the Goddess of Mercy is said to open treasury on the 26th day of the Chinese New Year to help the poor. Anyone can "borrow" from her.
Are you having bad romance luck right now? The Chinese called it "rotten tao hua". There are ways to cut off such frustrating tao hua.
Chinese Unicorn Dance is one of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage. There are many variations of the dance, depending on the village or region.
The Xuan Kong or Nine Palaces Flying Stars Fengshui is a classical fengshui system that takes into account time and space when evaluating a property.
The “Romance of Three Kingdoms” depicted Zhuge Liang (Kongming), a famous strategist, as being unrivalled in his wisdom and mastery of war tactics.
Zhong Sheng Ji is an advanced Taoism feng shui technique, which involves creating a live grave. Popularly used for enhancing wealth, health, etc.
Chi lin is most notable for its function to dissolve the "san sha" in fengshui.It is also known as qi lin, kylin, kei loon, kirin and chinese unicorn.
Kirin (Qilin) is one of the "Four Divine Creatures" mentioned in ancient Chinese texts. There are many interesting stories about this auspicious beast.
There used to be many traditions and customs for the Chinese New Year. Some of them are no longer observed by the younger generations.
Chinese Lunar New Year is the most significant festival of the Chinese all over the world. There are lots of traditions and customs for this event.
Tanuki is a magical fox-like dog in Japanese mythology. Originally portrayed as evil, tanuki has now evolved into a cute icon for wealth and luck.
Run out of gift ideas? Consider buying Japanese stuff for holiday gifts. The Japanese are very creative and their products are nice and unique.
In recent years, tattooing is on the rise in UK and USA. But what about tattoos in other countries? Is the body art really that well accepted now?
Japanese cherry blossom tattoos are popular with both male and female tattoo enthusiasts. The cherry blossom is richly symbolic in Japan and China.
As a group, the seven gods of fortune are known as Shichifukujin. They represent the essential virtues of man. Their images can be seen all over Japan.
Jiaobei, or moon blocks, divination is one of the most common divination methods used by the Chinese. It is also known as “bwa bwei” or "poe divination."
Bone Weight Astrology is an ancient and simple method of fortune telling. It is very easy to master and does not need professional guidance.
Christmas will be here soon. It is better to start your Christmas shopping now. Shopping early for Christmas gifts does have some distinct advantages.
More and more Singaporeans are using astrologers' services to select auspicious English names (often known as "Christian names") for their kids.
The Chinese has brought pet grooming to new heights. Grooming a dog to look like some other animal (e.g. a panda) is the latest pet fad in China.
Yam-Pak refers to Yam Kim Fai and Pak Suet Sin, prominent Hong Kong Cantonese opera actresses. They are the original performers of Di Nu Hua.
Di Nu Hua, written in 1957, is a very famous Cantonese opera. It focuses on the story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty.
Ants can cause us major inconvenience. Are you having problem with ants in your home? Want to know the five effective ways of controlling them?
Unlike other methods, the Twelve Day Spirits System of date selection is very simple and does not require in-depth knowledge of Chinese metaphysics.
Tong Sheng, the Chinese Almanac, is a sophisticated compilation of ancient systems that concern or foretell many aspects of one’s life.
Have you ever seen a Spring Ox picture in the Chinese Almanac and wonder what is it for? Detailed analysis of it can be found in this hub.
Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. Mooncake, a chinese pastry, is a must-have delicacy in the celebration.
The numerous theories and terminologies in feng shui articles can appear puzzling to readers, especially those who are new to the subject.
The footer has a series of critical functions for a site. However, it is often neglected or underutilized by website owners or bloggers.
Based on Tibetan oral tradition, it is believed that the singing bowls originated from India. They were introduced to Tibet, around 8th century A.D.
The 24-hour blood pressure pattern let you know whether your BP is normal and the duration that you are exposed to high pressure or low pressure.
Salt therapy or halotherapy is the therapeutic use of salt caves or other forms of exposure to salt air. It is a common treatment in eastern Europe.
URL submission is the most basic and easiest search engine optimization (SEO) method for promotion of websites.
For the singles who are not in any steady relationship, enhancing love luck can increase dating opportunities, which might later lead to a marriage.
WhiteSmoke is a more advanced version of the spelling and grammar checker of top word processors, such as Microsoft Word.
Symbolism is an important aspect in feng shui. Traditional feng shui masters like to use the rooster symbol to remedy certain problems.
Many of you would have heard about fengshui enhancement of love luck. Do you know activation of tao hua luck for married couples can be double-edged?
Feline diabetes is on the rise in recent years. A Dr Elizabeth Hodgkins has developed a revolutionary approach to the management of diabetic cats.
Children dislike vegetables is a common problem for parents. This article deals with training the kid from young to learn to enjoy eating vegetables.
"Kui Xing pointing the Dipper" was once very popular with older generations of fengshui masters. It is used to enhance academic success.
Duanwu Jie, one of the oldest Chinese traditional festivals, has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Strong tattooing traditions existed amongst Chinese ethnic minorities, especially during the ancient days.
Garuda, a mythical bird, originated from Hindu mythology. A powerful predatory bird, he feeds exclusively on Nagas (serpents or dragon-like divine beings).
In ancient China, tattooing was a form of punishment for criminals. When combined with exile sentence, it is known as Ci Pei.
Pei Yan Ling is hailed as China’s living national treasure in the Chinese operatic arts. She is a renowned male impersonator in Hebei opera.
While Daruma dolls are mostly male, some Japanese localities have female ones, known as “ehime daruma” or “princess daruma. They are considered good luck talismans by the Japanese.
By just waving their arms and twisting their heads, Bian Lian masters are able to change their painted masks repeatedly.
In her book, Dr Elizabeth Hodgkins drew attention to the serious flaws in the commercial diets of cats and the nutritional diseases that result.
Fengshui is an ancient Chinese art of divining the future for good or ill fortune, based on the orientation,etc of the residence of the living or that of ancestral burial site.
Eating Yu sheng during Chinese New Year is so popular because its Cantonese pronunciation sounds like “rising abundance” or prosperity.
The Chinese have a fine selection of plants that are used as symbolic decoration items during the Lunar New Year season.
Oysters, scallops and pumpkin make a nutritious and healthy soup for the whole family. Includes other pumpkin soup recipes as well.
Senado Square is part of the Historic Centre of Macau (Macao). It is also the main shopping district in Macau.
Daruma doll will always return to an upright position when tilted over - symbolic of perseverance, ability to overcome adversity, and to recover from misfortune.
Female version of the Japanese fortune cat Maneki Neko.
Natural remedies are inexpensive and have been known to cure some health and skin problems. This is an age-old Chinese remedy for acne.
The Golden Lotus in Macau (Macao) is a gift from China to mark the return of Macau's sovereignty to China by the Portuguese in 1999.
Healthy pumpkin soup for the family. Easy to prepare Chinese soup recipe. Must try!
Abandonment of pets has been on the rise in recent years in Singapore. Buying pets on impulse is believed to be a major cause for this.
Healthy chinese soup prepared from pumpkin, sweet corn and water chestnuts. Easy to cook recipe. Helps in improving blood sugar & cholesterol level.
Maneki Neko, a Japanese cultural icon, is regarded as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and success.