Sunday, November 7, 2010

SHOU - GIFTS

In traditional Chinese thought, one of the five main pillars of live and harmony is longevity. It is great to be financially secure or lucky, but without good health and longevity, no amount of luck in the world is worth it.


LONGEVITY PEACH
Represent a long, healthy and prosperous life for many generations.




GOLDEN BOWL SET KEYCHAIN
Imperial Chinese eating utensils consists of a bowl, a spoon and a pair of chopsticks.





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Monday, August 2, 2010

POWER OF FUNG SHUI KEYCHAIN


An beautiful set of Imperial Chinese eating utensils consist of a bowl, a spoon and a pair of chopsticks symbolize a luxurious life similar to that of the ancient Chinese emperors, bestowed with all the best things in life.



The mystic knot, also known by many other names such as the lucky knot, love knot, infinity knot, never-ending knot or Endless symbol, is one of the eight auspicious signs that resembles the number “8” interwoven together and can be done so endlessly.

Mystic knot symbolizes a never ending cycle of good fortune, unending prosperity, limitless success, continued good luck and health, lasting togetherness, assured continuity of love, everlasting love.

It will also bring lasting togetherness as well as smooth passage through life for married couples. It is believed that by touching and rubbing on your mystic knot while thinking of your wish will make it come.

Try it the next time when you are searching for a parking lot, stuck in a traffic jam, in a dilemma or feeling insecure in a situation.



The Chinese cabbage is known as "pak choy" in cantonese which translated to mean "100types of prosperity luck".



The abacus or ‘suan pun’ is an ancient Chinese calculation tool used widely by Chinese merchants and clerk for daily trading and transactions. The abacus symbolizes the spirit of entrepreneurs.

If you are a student, to enhance your academic success especially in the subjects like mathematics, accounting, physics and economics.

It will boost business luck and income luck especially if you working in trading businesses, banks, stock exchange markets etc.



This is a Ruyi made into keychain from brass and plated with gold.

Ru Yi is a symbol of authority used by high ranking Chinese officials of ancient times. It is believed to bring authority and promotion luck to those who wish to climb the career ladder.



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Sunday, August 1, 2010

JADE PLANT


The Jade Peach Plant bears a deep symbolic meaning. Every part of this plant is believed to possess some good values. Peach Wood is said to be a strong defense against evil spirits.

Peach is also a symbol of love, romance and marriage. When peach blossoms, it represents springtime and the Chinese believed it is the season best for young couples to get married.

The Jade Peach Plant makes an excellent birthday gift for your parents or grandparents.




The symbols of grapes represent plenty of good things to come and bring success in the near future. A bunch of succulent grapes are also symbols of fertility and good infant luck.

Perfect gift for those embarking on a new business ventureor a new job.



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Sunday, March 14, 2010

CHINESE SYMBOLIC ITEMS

The Chinese culture is ultra-rich with symbolism. Certain flowering plants and trees, specific animals and mythological beasts, the four seasons, legendary gods and goddesses, fruits and food, indeed, it seems that every action and every sound has its own special symbolic meaning to the Chinese people.

5 Bat (Chinese fuk - wu fuk) - wealth, health, longevity, virtuous life and natural death

5 kind of Seeds - prosperity, growth and perpetuation of the family

Apple - 'Ping' sound like the word for peace. Always associated with peace and harmony

Bamboo - longevity and good health

Celery (kai choi) - deligence

Charcoal - a happy post martial life for the bride

Chicken - form part of the symbolism of the dragon and phoenix in Chinese Wedding as it symbolize a good marriage and the coming together of families

Chinese Garlic Chives - eternity

Clogs - career advancement

Duck - represent fidelity in Chinese culture

Eggs - symbolize fertility (after a baby is born, parent will pass out hard boiled eggs to announce the birth; the number of eggs presented depends on the sex of the child; an even number for a girl and an odd number for a boy)

Fish (yu) - sounds like the word for riches and abundance and it is believed that eating fish will help your wishes come true in the year to come.

Garlic - new opportunities coming your way. Sound similar to "counting lots of money"

Grapes - plenty of good things to come and bring success in the near future. It helps to turn bad luck into good luck. More fertility and good infant luck

Honey Dates - intimate love

Leaf Lettuce or endive (sang choi) - vitality

Lime - 'Kat' sound like prosperity

Lotus - 'Lian Hua' in Chinese is a universal symbol of purity and enlightenment. Symbolizes good fortune secured through generations

Lotus Roots (lin ngau) with roots intact and plenty of tubercles - the prosperous offspring desired by the couple as well as longevity of both the couple and their family

Lotus Seeds - blessing with many sons

Multi descendant doll - a prosperous offspring

Noodles - symbol longevity

Oyster (ho shi) - means "good things"

'Pak Hap' - perfect harmony for a hundred years

Peanut - sound like growth. Life pursuits to grow and prosper

Peony (mou tan) - flower of riches and honor, love and affection, feminine beauty and amorous feeling of youth

Pineapple - luck coming your way. Excellent wealth, fortune and prosperity

Pomelo - an ancestor of the grapefruit signifies abundance, as the Chinese word sounds like "to have"

Pumpkin - abundance, prosperity and good descendant luck

Red Cloth - good luck

Sandals - the newly weds clothing

Shrimp (ha) - sound like someone laughing; for happiness and well being

Some Grains - sufficient food

Spring Onion - intelligence

Sticky Rice Cake (nian gao) - sound the same as high. Meaning of attaining greater prosperity and ranking in position

Tong Yuen - a perfect communal relationship

Winter Bamboo Shoots - a symbol of wealth


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THE ANALOGIES OF WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

The 1st year - the paper anniversary for newly wed and the marriage is as thin as the paper

The 2nd year - the cotton anniversary still swaying like the willow leafs

The 3rd year - the leather anniversary gets a little tougher

The 4th year - the silk anniversary closely knitted to each other

The 5th year - the wood anniversary beginning to get solid

The 6th year - the metal anniversary becoming as solid as metal

The 7th year - the copper anniversary becoming likes copper. More solid then metal and do not rust

The 8th year - the ceramic anniversary becoming hard and beautiful likes ceramic

The 9th year - the willow anniversary as likes willow, not breakable despite of strong wind and heavy rain

The 10th year - the pewter anniversary as like pewter, soft and tough. Not easily breakable

The 11th year - the steel anniversary is more solid than copper and metal. Do not rust easily

The 12th year - the chain anniversary like an iron chain, interlocking each other

The 13th year - the lace anniversary not only it is tough, it is also beautiful

The 14th year - the ivory anniversary like the ivory, it glows and gets more beautiful through the passage of time

The 15th year - the crystal anniversary shinny and spotless like a crystal

The 20th year - the porcelain anniversary smooth, shinny and spotless

The 25th year - the silver anniversary becomes very valuable over a long period of time. It's the biggest occasion since the wedding

The 30th year - the pearl anniversary round and mellowed likes a pearl, beautiful and valuable

The 35th year - the coral anniversary bright red and elegant

The 40th year - the ruby anniversary elegant and far to reach

The 45th year - the sapphire anniversary even more precious than ruby

The 50th year - the golden anniversary. This is the 2nd biggest occasion after the 1st. By this time the off springs have all grown up and the occasion will be more joyous

The 55th year - emerald anniversary. It is now like emerald and is a priceless treasure

The 60th year - the diamond anniversary. It is the most valuable anniversary and is a rare occasion in life



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CHINESE AUSPICIOUS TIME



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Friday, February 19, 2010

FUK LUK SHOU




Fuk Luk Sau is a very famous Chinese trinity of deities who represent prosperity, authority and longevity correspondingly. They are usually represented together and are know to attract health, wealth and prosperity to those who keep them and to the environment where they are.

FUK is the deity of wealth and prosperity. He is represented wearing a red robe and his place is on the right of Luk. FUK would help you improving your income and being wealthy, as well as it would attract prosperity for all those who live in the house or space where it is placed.

LUK is the deity which stands in the center and symbolizes power and authority.

The deity named SAU symbolizes longevity and is represented carrying nectar in a bottle.

Together, FUK, LUK and SAU are a very strong power that attracts weakth, health and prosperity all together.



Fuk Luk Sau should be placed at the dining room or the living room. It is important that they are placed on a high table, never on a low one. They are ideal to be placed at a person's back, giving protection and support. This is ideal, for example, for placing them in the car at the back window, since it would bring you security and protection while driving.

According to Chinese traditions, these three gods or deities contain the spirits of wealth, health and happiness and there are many legends that talk about them. You can place them at any environment, your house or office and attract the attribbbutes and benefits they represent by placing them at a correct spot.

If you wish to improve your health, be happier, or become more prosperous, Fuk Luk Sau would be a great help for you. According to feng shui and the Chinese culture, they would not only help you achieving such goals but also maintaining them in order for you to have a steady health, prosperity and happinsee through time.