After Reykjavik, the next stop was Oslo, capital of Norway. We took a SAS flight out from Reykjavik to Oslo Airport Gardermoen. On inter-Asian city flights, airlines serve hot meals (full meal service). In Europe, most of the time you get served just a cup of hot drink (tea or coffee) and a small packet of snack, even if you are not on budget airline flights. Oslo airport was easy to navigate through, and taking a train to the city was easy, using a personal credit card to swipe through at the turnstile and heading down one flight of escalators to the train platform. The currency used is NOK.
13 April 2017 - 1 May 2017
I will be away during this period, keep your emails coming.
In my 14 years of working in this area of work in Feng Shui and Ba Zi, I have researched a lot on various "luck" methods that Feng Shui Masters claim to work and taught (for a fee of course - my research was not cheap!). Here is a tip that I can share freely with everybody. You have to get off your comfortable seat and WORK! You'll never win if you never tried.
One of the many books that I read about "luck", that like me researched deeply into this business of "luck", had common sense conclusions that were simple; one of which was that "lucky people" were always trying. Putting this principle into practice, I try my luck at all these contests and lucky draws.
As a vegetarian I eat a lot at this cafe chain that sells soups. After so many years of filling in the forms, finally won 2nd prize of a free return tickets for 2 to Japan. So don't ask me how I "got lucky" this time, it was a long few years of filling up lucky draw forms! :-)
I could spin a story out to say I used date selection, or wore some lucky beads or crystals, or something so that I can make money off you. The hard and simple truth is: you have to work for it. If at first you don't succeed, try again.
And so, I will not be able to take any appointment requests from January 29 - February 5. My appointments start from Monday, February 6th onwards. More photos of Tokyo to come on these pages.
Every year around this time, questions pop up about "which horoscope sign" is the Chinese Lunar New Year. Answer is: the Chinese Lunar New Year (Chinese cultural festival) is the year of the Fire Rooster but those who want to calculate Ba Zi birth charts, Fire Rooster starts only after Li Chun day.
A baby born between 29 January and 3 February will face a double horoscope sign situation. A baby born after 3 February, 23:33 hours is definitely a Fire Rooster baby, but those born in the 29 Jan - 3 Feb bracket is Lunar Rooster but Solar Monkey.
The question arise due to the fact that most people are not familiar with the duo-calendar system of the Chinese way of recording time. The Gregorian calendar (western calendar) in use internationally uses numerals to denote year, month and day like for eg 28-1-2017. The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar that has 2 components - lunar and solar. For a more detailed explanation you can search "Chinese calendar" on wikipedia. I will explain it in a simpler way:
The Chinese New Year Spring Festival as celebrated by Chinese people all around the world is based on the Lunar Calendar, and so it is also called the Chinese Lunar New Year. As the Lunar calendar involves astronomical observation of the moon phase to calculate the months, it results in a shortfall of days versus the 365 of the Gregorian calendar, and hence the date of Chinese Lunar New Year varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar. In Chinese, it is called Zheng Yue Chu Yi (first day of the first month).
Li Chun is one of the 24 solar terms (Jie Qi) of the Solar calendar and it roughly corresponds with the Gregorian calendar, usually around 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th of February every Gregorian calendar year. In the Solar calendar, Li Chun is referred to as the first day of the solar calendar year, although in the past, Winter solstice day was used before. Li Chun is not used for celebrating the cultural Chinese Spring Festival.
For 2017, Chinese Lunar New Year (first day of the Lunar new year) falls on 28 of January 2017, while Li Chun of the Solar new year falls on 3 February 2017.
Please note that there is a time/hour factor for Li Chun and officially Li Chun starts at 23:33 hours of the night of 3 February 2017. For Chinese metaphysics, the Tian Gan Di Zi 60 cycle of Fire Rooster starts after 23:33 hours of 3 February 2017. Let me be clear on this: the day hours of 3 February is still not Li Chun yet! They are the last hours of the year of Fire Monkey (somebody started this new "trend" of depositing money on Li Chun day). The month and year change on 3rd of February to Rooster year, Tiger month, only starts at 23:33 hours. If a FSM wants to start or perpetuate a "new trend", one should check for factual accuracy.
(But, if you are still into this luck thing, and you really have to try it, at least try doing it at just past and around noon time on 4th February 2017. It is a favourable hour for some people whose birth year matches that timing.)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien - Vienna Art History Museum
Vienna Secession Building
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