My visit to Darwin

The winter in Australia is coming to the end, and spring is around the corner. This winter, Sydney was quite cold and many days were windy and wet.  My highlight of the winter was the winter escape to Darwin. Darwin is the capital city of the  Northern Territory, it...

Swimming pool and feng shui

In Australia, many people's dream  house has a swimming pool in the back yard.  Hence many suburban houses have swimming pools. A swimming pool comprises a big body of water.  From a feng shui point of view, a swimming pool is a water element,  often used to activate...

Olympic Symbols and Feng Shui

It is a high time to talk about London 2012 Olympic games. Olympic is the highest standard of international sport. It takes four years to get ready. London Olympics started more than a week ago. The whole world has its eyes on the games. There is so much to see, and...

Developing new skills

Having a good birthday or having a good feng shui house doesn't mean that we can automatically have all the skills  for our professional development. Good leaders or communicators are not born, practice and more practice makes them good. Recently I joined a Speech...

Tai Chi(Ji) and Me

Tai Chi was invented in ancient China. It is a powerful and gentle form of martial art. It originally developed for self-defense, health and longevity. In modern society, it is practised by the general public across the world for health and fitness. I was born into a...

Meeting with Mary Samson

I met Mary Samson recently at one of the social  events which was hosted by ACBDA (Australian Chinese Business Development Association). Mary told me she is  Chinese, because she was  brought up in Shanghai, China. I looked at her blue eyes, blond hair, distinguished...

Feng Shui and Divorce

Feng Shui is about the qi(energy) flow, the qi is formed by the natural environment. How a property receives and chanels the qi affects the lives of the people who reside in the property. A good feng shui house may bring good fortune to the people living there, and a...

A Feng Shui Thought on a Rainy Day

This year is a water dragon year. Water appears to be a major problem this year. So far the weather in Sydney has certainly shown this.  At the beginning of the year, there were more raining days than dry days, and it wasn't much of a summer at all. Time has moved to...

Feng shui audit for a restaurant

I was called in to check the feng shui for a restaurant yesterday. I am always happy to do feng shui for restaurants, I have done many restaurants in Sydney, and most of them have doubled or tripled their business after the consultation. My client has an Asian...

At the IFSA conference Melbourne

My feng shui odyssey has been busy lately, just came back with a load of new feng shui information and exciting adventures from China, I hurried to Melbourne for the international feng shui Australian chapter annual conferences. At the conference, I met many masters...

Casino Feng Shui – Grand Lisboa 新葡京

My days in China were passing quickly, soon it was the day to leave. I farewelled the feng shui masters in JianXi and headed south to Australia. On the way back, I stopped at Macau to visit one of my dear friends who I haven't seen for years. Our gathering was very...

My Feng Shui Odyssey in China

China is the origin of feng shui. Since I have been a feng shui professional, I have kept the habit of  visiting China regularly to meet masters, to learn, to research, to  practice and to gain new energy. My Chinese feng shui odyssey this year will begin tomorrow. ...

Born on wrong time

I read an article in a Chinese newspaper today about a new year recruitment exhibition in Sheng Zheng, China. After Chinese New Year, it is a good season for people to look for new jobs. Many companies, corporates advertise new jobs. This years recruitments have some...

Renovating a Bathroom

Not many people have opportunities to build their own houses, and fewer people have the chance or knowledge to build their house according to feng shui principals. I didn't build my house. The house I'm living in has a few feng shui problems. One of the problems was...

Run for Kids

Dear blog readers, Thank you for visiting my blog again. I received an email recently from one of my clients and friends Andy and learned that he had trained very hard to run the 14.38km to raise fund for Royal Children Hospital. To run 14.38km is not an easy task for...

Female Face and Bad Relationships

During more than one decade of feng shui practise, I have come across with many attractive, independent and successful females clients who have no relationships or bad relationships. There are some indications of bad relationships from the female face readings. If you...

Safety Charms for 2012 – Water Dragon year

I have not written any new posts for my blog  lately. The reason  is I was too busy with feng shui consultations.  Every ending and beginning of a year is the busiest time of my work. Most clients require annual feng shui update at the beginning of the year. Today is...

Happy Chinese New Year 恭喜发财

Dear friends, We are all excited to welcome the Chinese New Year - Dragon Year. I would like to take the chance to thank you for your ongoing support and friendship, and wish you and family safety, good health, and a happy and prosperous year ahead! I have written the...

Predicting Cricket 20-20

In the past few years,  between Christmas and New Year's day, my family and I have come to Adelaide for a holiday break.  One of the main holiday activities is to take my son to the Adelaide Oval to watch the cricket match. We are in Adelaide again this year, and this...

Merry Christmas

Dear blog readers, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Time ticked away so fast, most of us were busy until the last minutes of Christmas. I wish you enjoy the well earned holiday break, have a peaceful, relaxed and happy time. Let the ocean takes away all the...

Life is movement 生命在于运动

When I was a young girl, I was studying Chairman Mao's quotations from year one to year three. From year four, Chairman Mao passed away, the education of the whole China shifted to the way as it is now. When I think back of the quotations I learned in my early age,...

The feng shui of Uluru — Ayers Rock

A few weeks ago, one of my buddies  asked me if I would like to go to Ulura with her on the weekend.  Ulura is in the centre of Australia, it is about three hour flight from Sydney. The request was a bit of a sudden, however I have been longing to  visit  Ulura  for...

Qantas – The Flying Kangaroo

Qantas is the main airline of Australia. It has a Kangaroo logo on it. In China, people call Qantas as Flying Kangaroo. Qantas has been the main headline over the weekend. Due to an industrial disbute, Qantas management has decided to ground its entire fleet world...

A Party at Holy Basil Restaurant

My family and I were invitted by one of my clients Tony and Louise to celebrate their second Holy Basil Restaurant opening party.The party was full of people, music, dance, drinks and food, great energy through out the whole place and whole evening. Feng Shui for...

Ba Zi course

Resently, I locked myself away to write an advanced BaZi course. To write a good course, I have done a lot of research and spent many hours.  The writing was done on time, and I delivered the course in Sydney on 1st and 2nd October. My Ba Zi in Depth Study introduced...

Feng Shui interview with Scarlett Vespa

Recently, I was interview by my dear friend Scarlet Vespa for one of her programs: Love Dream Believe .  Scarlett is a very talented film producer, she runs Like Productions. Here is the link to the interview: Mina interviewed by Scarlett Vesper For information about...

The Moon Festival中秋节(zhong qiu jie)

The moon Festival or Mid Autumn Festival 中秋节(zhong qiu jie) is one of the main Chinese Traditional Festivals. It is  on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, in solar calendar, it will be on the 12th of September 2011. There are many legendary stories about moon...

What is a Four Claws Dragon?

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore. They have a long shape like a serpent, with four legs. Although the western dragon is the one with wings, it often considered evil (see the picture at the right),  in contrast, the Chinese...

BaGua Mirrors 八卦镜(BaGuaJing)

The Bagua Mirror is one of the common objects which are used as a protective tool in Feng Shui to deflect and diffuse negative energy (also known as Sha Qi). It consists of a mirror, surrounded by eight trigrams (see pictures). During my feng shui practice I often...

What is Happiness? 幸福

Some people have asked me how to get happiness from BaZi or Feng Shui practice. Seeking happiness is an eternal pursuit for human beings, regardless of  whether you are the highest achiever in a given  field, the weathiest person in the world or a high powered ruler...

A Mirror and a Lamp

Today was Sunday, it was one of the lovely sunny days in the winter of Sydney. Many people were out doing things. I took my son to visit the Vegetarian Food Festival at Parramatta Town Hall. The Festival was held by a Taoist Temple for fund raising. It took us nearly...

Is July 2011 a money bag according to feng shui?

Recently one of my Singapore clients  emailed me a query. She received an email as follows, and wanted to know my opinions on it. “This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, forward this...

My Father – The Tai Ji (chi) Master

During our recent visit to China, I recorded some of  my father's training for Tai Ji 太极 and Zheng Family Gong Fu 郑氏拳. He is 78 years old, and he has practiced Tai Ji and Gong Fu for almost his whole life. He has many disciples. If you are interested, you can see him...

My first BaZi class

On Sunday the 22nd May, I ran my first BaZi training class. This was something I have been planning to do for many years. Teaching is a different experience from consulting, and I am glad to say the class went well. The class participants have left me excellent...

The death of Osama Bin Laden

Today the top story on the news across the nation and the world is “Osama Bin Laden is dead”. The world’s most wanted man, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been killed in an operation conducted by the United States. Chinese astrology – The Ba Zi system (also...

Visiting China – The Nine Dragon Cave in my home town

Does earth destroy water according to feng shui? If you say yes, then it is not 100% correct. Based on the five elements theory, earth and water are destructive elements. Earth destroys water. However, in feng shui practice, we need to look things relatively.  Earth...

Visiting my home town-Fuan, China

I have planned to visit my parents for some time, at last I have made it. I arrived my home town Fuan China two days ago, together with my husband and son. The best thing is that both of my parents are happy and healthy. My mum is 70, my father is 78. They are both...

Ba Zi and Feng Shui Training

I have been involved in Chinese metaphysics for all my life (more than 40 years) and have been a feng shui professional  for more than a decade. Many people have asked me to teach this subject in the past,  I felt I was not ready. Ancient Chinese saying: 十年一剑 (shi...

Lucky coins and gambling

I received a telephone call from a stranger today. She asked me if the Chinese custom of carrying three ancient Chinese coins in your wallet could bring good luck with money. She had bought three of these coins tied up with ribbon, and put them inside her wallet. She...

Chinese Traditional Festivals

An organisation in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs asked me about Chinese Traditional Festivals, as they wanted to celebrate them. Here are the main festivals celebrated in China. 1. Chinese New Year 春节 is on 3rd Feb, 2011. It is the first day of the lunar calendar 2011. 2....

The first day of the Chinese New Year

We Chinese celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in China, the celebration generally lasts 15 days. Thursday the 3rd Feb 2011 was the Chinese New Years day. In Australia, this day was not a public holiday. By following the Chinese...

2011 feng shui update

2011 is a metal rabbit year辛卯年, it starts on 4 February. At the ending of the tiger year and the begining of rabbit year, it is a good time for us to update the feng shui and get ready to meet the new energy of the new year. The metal rabbit  will bring a lot of good...

International Feng Shui Day

Feng shui风水 is a part of ancient Chinese Metaphysics 玄学, it is a traditional Chinese architectural theory. It is also a philosophy of living harmoniously with the environment. In past three decades, feng shui has spread to the Western world, and has been used by many...

Happy New Year!

Our calendar has moved to 1 January 2011 today. On New Years Eve, our city had a magnificent fireworks to celebrate the new year and farewell 2010. Millions of people joined  the celebration. However on the feng shui calendar 农历 (Chinese farmers calendar), today is...

Feng Shui and the Christmas

Christmas and New Year are the biggest festival holidays in western countries. Every year from late October, we start to see the Christmas decorations in shopping arcades and streets. In early December, many houses also put up Christmas decorations. The Christmas...

Feng Shui and the Cricket Match

The Ashes Test Series --- Australian Vs England cricket match is the biggest sport event  in Australia this summer. Tens of thousands people will watch the games. When I was in Adelaide last week, I went to Adelaide Oval to be one of the audience. When I first came to...

Watching the Sculptures by the Sea

One of the things I like about Sydney so much is the beauty brought to the city by the sea. Last Sunday was the last day of the sculpture exhibition by the sea in Sydney's eastern suburbs. It was a sunny day with a clear sky and warm weather. After dropping my son to...

Fire disaster in my home town

I spoke to my parents two days ago, they had just experienced a fire disaster. My parents are living in a town surrounded by mountains, a river and a deep harbour. It is in the NE of Fujian province, China. I was born and brought up in the town, so was my father and...

My feng shui odyssey to Nepal-The Mountains

My journey to Nepal was in September this year. One  reason for the trip was to experience and observe the mountains, including the highest mountain in the world - Mt Everest (珠穆朗玛峰). Feng shui is a subject of studying the Qi (energy) flow. Qi is  the  force generated...

Adelaide Power Poles

For family reasons, I have visited Adelaide many times. Adelaide is a lovely city, a lot smaller than Sydney and Melbourne. Adelaide was planned before it was built. Wide roads and  park lands are the main features of the city. I have often visited Adelaide during the...

The House that Causes Divorces

Recently I was engaged to do a feng shui audit for a house in Sydney's northern beaches. My clients were very keen to buy a house, however, as they knew, the previous three owners in that house were all divorced, and the existing owners just seperated and wanted to...

PM Julia Gillard and the Lodge

I had a radio interview with Glenn Wheeler today at 6:30pm.  Glenn Wheeler is the host for the Radio Gaga Melbourne talk radio 1377 Saturday 6-7pm, he is also the host for 7 network Monday-Friday 9am to 11:30am, and Sydney 2GB Saturday 7pm to midnight. The topic was...

My feng shui odyssey to Nepal – Lumbini

My trip to Nepal was planed three months ago, and it was completed in September. Despite the annoyances of the dust and stomach bugs, the whole trip was an unforgettable experience. Three months ago, when I learned that my Tao master is going to Nepal in September to...

About Number Four(4) 关于数字四

The meaning of number four is a frequently asked question in my feng shui practice. Many people think number 4 is an unlucky number. The origin of such thinking is from China. In southern China, the pronunciation of 4 is similar to the word Death (死), therefore,...

Church and Feng Shui

I was invited to a baroque concert at Christ Church Lavender Bay in Sydney last Sunday. The church is located on the  lower north shore, and has  a stunning harbour view. The church was built from sandstone with beautiful arch windows, a high ceiling dome, and many...

How to deal with clutter

A good feng shui house must have good Qi (energy) flow. Clutter means too many useless things and disorganization. If a  house is full of clutter, then the Qi flow is blocked, and the house gets less energy. It is similar to our body is getting less oxygen. Therefore...

Chinese Valentine’s Day 中国情人节

Every Year Chinese Valentine's day is on the 7th day of  the 7th month of the Lunar calendar. Other countries in South East Asia also celebrate love on this day. In 2010, the 7th day  of the 7th month of the lunar calendar is 16th August. Chinese Valentine's day...

Money Tree 发财树

Few day ago, I saw a  'money tree'  in the north shore of Sydney harbour. The  tree was full of five dollars notes. The tree was turned into a 'money tree'. Passing people looked at the tree with surprise. Some people tried to use their umbrellas and cloths to get the...

About Buddha Statues (关于佛像)

Buddha Statues (佛像)are symbols of the Buddhist religion(佛教), in the same way that the Cross(十字架) is the  symbol of Christianity(基督教). This post is not about religions, rather about the respect for symbols which represent religions. In modern western society Chinese...

Visiting the Killara Grand

The Killara Grand is a development project comprising three apartment blocks. The project has been completed recently, the location is 9-23 Bruce Ave, Killara on the upper north shore of Sydney. The Killara Grand is one of the few real estate projects in Australia...

Taronga Zoo

During the school holidays, most parents have plans for their kids. Visiting the Taronga Zoo was one of my plans for my five year old son. We met up with one of my friends who has two children with similar age as my son. Together, we visited the Taronga Zoo. Taronga...

My Spiritual Guildance — Tao 道

Although feng shui is not a religion, I believe it is important to have religious beliefs. Our life consists of mind, body and soul. Our body is the temple of our soul. It is important for us to know where the soul comes from and understand where the soul will go to....

Bedroom Feng Shui

Over the past years I have consulted in many houses and apartments, obviously I have visited many bedrooms.  There have been large, small, modern, old, clean, cluttered, all kinds of bed rooms. From a feng shui point of view, there are some common rules for bedrooms...

The Tiger Year Baby

A few days ago a reporter from The Sydney Morning Herald contacted me, asking my opinion about a story she had read in Singapore. The story said that 'the year of Tiger may be causing parents to not have children this year, as children born under the Tiger sign are...

God, Feng Shui and The Laws of Attraction

Today, one of my clients asked me the question: what difference between god, feng shui and the laws of attraction? My answer was this: I think God represents the power of the universe, and stands for truth and justice.  God (the universe) has the power to award or...

Is the house haunted?

Some of my clients complain that their house is weird or  haunted, and ask to help improve the feeling of the house. I have visited hundreds of houses since I became a feng shui professional. Haunted houses are not common. In Japan, I have had two experiences with...

The Trust Building

I was called to do a feng shui consultation for a client who bought an office in the Trust Building recently. The Trust Building is located at the corner of King & Castlereagh Sts, Sydney. The building is made from sandstone, it is one of the heritage buildings in...

The roundabout

Feng shui is about the Qi气(energy) flow, if the qi flows correctly then the feng shui is good, if the qi flows in a messy or disharmonious way the feng shui is bad. Qi exists everywhere, therefore feng shui is all areas of our life. Qi can be redirected to harmonise...

The Three Penalties days in Tiger Year

Reading the Sunday newspapers, there was some shocking news which drew my attention. 'A passenger plane crash in Southern India killed 159 people, with 7 people surviving the disaster; 'Five die in four crashes in seven hours of carnage'; 'A two-year-old boy has died...

The Five Elements Vegetable Soup

I visited one of my lady friends few weeks ago when my husband was away. We were happy to see each other, it has been long time since we last met.  We talked about how fast the time had passed, and lot of other things. She then invited me to drink a glass of soup that...

The Pyrmont Bridge

The Pyrmont Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Australia, it crosses Darling Harbour and links Pyrmont Bay to the Sydney CBD.  It is a pedestrian bridge and is also crossed by a monorail. The east end of the bridge has CBD high rises, the west end of the bridge is...

Weekend Market at the Rocks

My latest visit to the weekend market at the Rocks was last Sunday. The market is at the northern end of George Street, Sydney, next to the Circular Quay, with the Opera House nearby. The Rocks is one of the most beautiful parts of Sydney, it has many heritage...

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the iconic buildings in Australia, and one of the most famous performance venues in the world. Sydney Opera House is located at northeastern tip of Sydney CBD. The building is sitting on a land which strenches into the horbour, the...

Business Premises at Parramatta Rd

Parramatta road is one of the main roads in Sydney, it runs from east to west, from Broadway to the Western Suburbs. This road has a history as long as Sydney. There are many residential suburbs on the north and south side of the road. Every driver in Sydney knows...

Hong Kong Airport

When I visited Taiwan, I had stopped at Hong Kong airport to change flights. I noticed the airport is very large, bright, busy and vibrant. The airport is  known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, because it was built on the man-made Chek Lap Kok  island. It was completed in...

Visiting Taiwan Township — MiaoLi

Taiwan is a beautiful island. It has many mountains. Big cities are generally built on a large flat land with a harbour nearby, in the mountain area, there are many small towns. When I was  in Taiwan  few days ago, I visited a township -- 苗栗 (miaoli). This is a lovely...

Visiting TaiBei night market

A special opportunity has brought me to Tai Bei (TaiPei) for a vacation during the Easter break. Tai Bei is one of the developed city in Asia, like all big cities, there are highrises, broad and busy streets, city parks in every district. You don't see the special and...

About Google in China

Recently, I read an article written by Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu about Google in China. The Chinese word Gu means Valley, Ge means Song or Singing. To sing and to have the energy extended, to have the song heard in a big way, one should stand on high ground, on top of a...

Zhou Yi Prediction case study

Recently, one of my clients who lives in Switzerland had engaged me to do an assessment through email, the assessment included a question: How to stop the conflicts which are arising since generations in the neighbourhood? I had three days to finish the task. For more...

Sydney Fish Markets

I live five minutes drive from Sydney fish markets. As a seafood lover, I do visit the markets often. The market is located at Blackwattle Bay, near Anzac bridge, five minutes from Sydney CBD. The Fish Markets is Australia's only working fishermen's market, it begins...

Saturday at Deus Cafe

Today is Saturday, I'm working on most Saturdays. Having a Saturday off is precious, it is a great day to spend time with my family and friends. We went to Deus Cafe. The cafe is located on a busy road at inner west of the city, it has an interesting setting. Part of...

Dear friends

Welcome to my feng shui odyssey blog. I'm a Chinese feng shui practitioner, have been a feng shui consultant since 1996. As a feng shui practitioner, every journey is a feng shui journey, from today, I am ready to share my journeys with you. I was born and brought up...