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Getting Support Through Feng Shui

Published Disyembre 1, 2012 by jptan2012

In my recent trip to San Diego, California, my best friend’s brother and sister-in-law generously volunteered to host me all throughout my stay there. I’m really glad that I took on their offer to stay in the house because I don’t have to eat hotel food, and to be honest, I saved up a lot of money because I don’t have to pay for hotel room and J, my best friend’s sister-in-law always make sure that I have food and I don’t go hungry. That only downside is that I gained some pounds and fat, a big thing for somebody who is trying to lose some weight. I really love J’s cooking, she has put a lot of American twist to the Filipino dishes.

It is in their house, one dinner, that I met W, a German – American guy who works in a bank in the States. During our dinner, conversation went into Feng Shui, and this is when W consulted me about his problem in the office.

According to W, he believes that he is fairly successful and that he has a good life. However, there’s something that has always bothered him, everything he does in the office, he always have to ‘…fight for it, fight with a capital F-I-G-H-T…’. W said he never seemed to have gotten his superiors’ support even though he has fairly proven himself and that his projects has mostly been successful. He once thought that it is a personality difference issue but even when one of his superior was replaced, he still faces the same problem with the new one. He gets along with his new superior on a personal level, but somehow it seems like he is unable to get the superior’s professional support.

P, my best friend’s brother, and J suggested to W to request me to Feng Shui his office. I told W if he believes in Feng Shui I’d be willing to do it for him and told him to bring me to his office. We then agreed on a date.

When W brought me to his office, I immediately saw the problem. He has a spacious office, but the office also has a glass wall, and when seated his back is facing the window/glass wall. This means that he doesn’t have any support coming from his back!!!

The problem is pretty obvious and quite simple to cure. Having an ‘empty space’ behind your work area will translate to a literal support-less atmosphere for you in your work. Like what W experienced, if there’s nothing behind you, you also won’t get any support, no matter how good you are in what you do. Sometimes, even if there’s a window behind you but there’s a building behind you, and it’s quite near your own building, then that building may act as a Feng Shui support. In the case of W, there’s no tall building behind him that can act as a Feng Shui support.3 Peak Mountain

Since he already has a small table behind him, I suggested that he put a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain behind him. Normally, what I would suggest is to put a painting of a mountain, however, since it’s a glass wall that also serves as a window, it’s impossible to hang a painting here, thus a Feng Shui Three-Peak Mountain will do. When it comes to effectivity, they’re both quite effective. It’s just that a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain might look a little out-of-place in his office.

Some 3-Peak Mountain has the Three Celestial Guardians. This works quite well as well.

Some 3-Peak Mountain has the Three Celestial Guardians. This works quite well as well.

I think, the Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain is the solution to his problem, but I also suggested for him to wear a Ruyi pendant or carry it as a keychain to give him more authority.

It’s been about 2 months since I suggested the cure and W emailed me to say that he can now feel the significant change in the way his superiors look at his projects or proposals. They now give him their support. A colleague also commented that there is some change in W, according to W, the colleague said that he now seems more confident and authoritative. I’m guessing it’s because of the Ruyi pendant he started wearing.

I just want to give some guidelines about having a mountain and choosing a mountain picture to get support.

This is an ideal painting of a mountain that you can use for Feng Shui.

This is an ideal painting of a mountain that you can use for Feng Shui.

  1. Never put the mountain in front of you. It will be confronting the mountain, thus it will create your downfall.
  2. Make the painting or picture of the mountain big enough to make it noticeable but not so big that it overcomes you.
  3. A good mountain picture is something that doesn’t have a very sharp peak or sharp ridges.

Remember, a mountain behind you will give you solid support in your work and career!

dragon tortoise233Aside from putting a picture of a mountain or a Feng Shui 3-Peak Mountain, you can also put a Dragon-Tortoise behind you. It works as well. In fact, in my office it’s the Dragon – Tortoise that offers me support.

 

My Weight Loss Chicken Stew

Published Agosto 9, 2012 by jptan2012

Trying to lose weight is really one of the hardest things that I’m trying to do in my life. I think it becomes harder because my metabolism is really slow, I love to eat, and I was born fat and has never been really thin my whole life. On top of that, after losing 40 pounds, my body has adjusted to the exercise routine that I have been doing thus I need to push myself further.

Losing weight entails a lot of discipline and self – control, and one of the easiest ways for me is really to take control of what I eat. I need to decide and plan what I eat everyday, it cannot be ‘grab anything when hungry’ type of plan, I really have to plan and think about it.

Taking control and planning also entails that I cook my own food, because my family loves to eat those unhealthy food.

It is because of this that I came across the blog of Ann Curtis’ boyfriend who said that he used to be fat. On his blog he shared a recipe, which I adopted and revised a little base on my taste.

I would like to share this with you now, well, if you like me needs to lose weight.

I’m calling the dish the Weight Loss Chicken Stew…I really don’t know whether I can call it Chicken Stew, but since I don’t know how it is called, I decided to call it as such.

I don’t want to sound ‘mayabang’ or boastful but I honestly think that this is a good, delicious, and healthy dish.

I say healthy because a lot of the ingredients in the dish are what you call negative calorie food. If you want to know more about negative calorie food please read my previous blog about it by clicking here.

Going back to the Weight Loss Chicken Stew…

The ingredients are the following: Celery, carrots, bell pepper, chicken breast fillet (cut into small cubes), chorizo (this is the only unhealthy ingredient of the dish, so don’t put too many of it), onions, chicken stock, paprika, pepper, chick peas (garbanzos).

First, in a pot put a little oil and sauté the onions and chorizo.

Wait until the chorizo has ‘sweat’ a little, put in the celery, carrots, and bell pepper.

Make sure that you stir it so that the ingredients will mix.

After about 2 minutes you can put some chicken stock or for more flavor you can replace this with spaghetti sauce.

Cover the pot for about 5 minutes then put in the chicken, and a generous amount of paprika. Make sure you stir them together.

About 7 minutes, put in the pepper and chickpeas. Again stir the ingredients together.

Cook for 5 more minutes and it’s done! You can put some fresh basil if you want it adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

You notice that I didn’t put in any salt or sugar, because the chicken stock or spaghetti sauce and paprika and pepper will gives flavor to the dish, not to mention the chicken breast, chorizo, and the vegetables contributes to making the dish really flavorful.

Also, notice I didn’t put any measurements as to how much celery you should put, etc. That is because I always ‘play it by ear’. I just make sure that the vegetables are the ¾ part of the dish, the chicken, chick stock, etc, only consists ¼ part of the dish. The chorizo although it adds flavor to the dish should be negligible.

Try it and hope you enjoy the dish. But what I can assure you that it’s heavy on the stomach, but the calories shouldn’t be that high, plus all the vegetables in the dish are negative caloric vegetables so it should not put on too much calories on your body.

I know it doesn’t look very appetizing, and I blame bad lighting and the phone camera phone! Hehehe! But try it. It’s flavorful and healthy.

Sneaky Causes of a Heart Disease

Published Mayo 9, 2012 by jptan2012

Today, I would like to write about something else, something other than Feng Shui. Hope my readers will forgive me for veering away from my usual topic; anyway, this blog was set up for me to be able to write about anything and everything that fascinates me. It just so happens, and little did I know that it would be mostly about Feng Shui.

Anyway, I’ve always been overweight and although I’ve tried to lose weight, I never seriously got into it until last 2010. Unfortunately, because I overdid trying to lose weight, I sort of unintentionally affected my heart. I was asked to stop going to the gym for a while and with proper caring and Feng Shui I’m now able to go back to the gym.

Of course, I would have to not overdo my exercising. I went to the gym to prevent having a heart problem; little did I know that going to the gym would cause it, albeit a temporary illness. What does it say; it only means that there are things that we don’t notice that may affect our heart.

I’m sharing this with you because I know that there might be readers who want to lose weight also, and all of us should be doing it properly. Aside from doing an exercise, there are other things that can affect our heart health.

In my work as a marketing communications and PR consultant, I got the opportunity to work with a lot of doctors and other medical practitioners. And I would like to share with you some of the things that you don’t know may cause heart problems.

BAD ORAL HYGIENE. Not brushing and flossing after every meal may cause serious heart problems. The reasons, from how I understood it, are not yet clear, but they believe that the bacteria cause by bad oral hygiene may travel down through our throat and affect some of our internal organs, specifically the heart. Bad oral hygiene may increase one’s risk for heart attack.

DRINKING SUGAR-FREE SODA. Drinking sugar-free soda may be good for your blood sugar, but it is definitely bad for your heart. Some studies states that there’s a 30% increase of heart attack amongst sugar-free soda drinkers compared other soda drinkers.

TV & COMPUTER. Being in front of the TV and/or computer for about 4 hours a day will significantly increase your risk for a heart attack. On top of that, even if you exercise, but spend about 4 hours a day on TV or computer doesn’t lower this risk.

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