Saturday, April 18, 2009

What's happening?

Hi all,

I' m really getting bored with metaphysics, let's temporary talk about current affairs, ha-ha.

What is right? and what is wrong?

February 28, 2007

'As with other years, Venerable Shi Ming Yi, Chairman/Honorary CEO of Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre, will also take on a daredevil item to tug our heartstrings and rally for donations. While the man himself isn’t sure of the stunt details, that it requires a lot of resilience and fitness and probably involves walking vertically up. Host Quan Yifeng also gleefully told the gathering of reporters that Venerable Ming Yi has been making clandestine trips to Paragon everyday for the past one to two months… to train in the gym there at the unearthly hour of 6am!

Do difficult and jaw-dropping stunts bring in droves of donations, and thus mild-mannered Venerable Ming Yi’s annual trip to the extreme? Why doesn’t he do something simpler?

Venerable Ming Yi replied, “I will always first consider my own abilities and whether I can carry it out very willingly. On one hand it’s to help others; on the other, it’s do test my own resilience. As to whether I’ll do simpler items, it’s up to the charity show planners to decide. I can’t possibly still be doing highly demanding stunts when I’m 55 years old!” He is currently 45 years old.'

SINGAPORE: The sixth day of the trial against former Ren Ci CEO, Shi Ming Yi, threw light on the way staff loans were granted, even though the hospital did not have a formal policy on it.

The court on Thursday heard that Ming Yi had approved several loans to various staff. Among them, was Dr Ong Seh Hong who is currently the community hospital’s chief operating officer and clinical director of Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre.

Dr Ong is also a Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC. When contacted by Channel NewsAsia, the MP said he is unable to comment as the trial is still ongoing.

Testifying in court, Ren Ci’s former human resource manager, Joyce Teng Lee Foong, said the staff loan was made to Dr Ong when he first joined the hospital in 2000.

The S$60,000 loan is understood to be the largest sum approved by Ming Yi. It is not known whether the loan has been repaid.

Testifying in court, Ren Ci’s former human resource manager, Joyce Teng Lee Foong, said the staff loan was made to Dr Ong when he first joined the hospital in 2000.

The S$60,000 loan is understood to be the largest sum approved by Ming Yi. It is not known whether the loan has been repaid.

The court also learnt that Ming Yi’s former aide, Raymond Yeung, was offered an employment contract in 2001, despite his unsuccessful application for an employment pass.

Ming Yi subsequently granted Yeung a S$50,000 loan, even though the latter remained without an employment pass until 2004. This was recorded on Ren Ci’s books as a loan made to Mandala Buddhist Cultural Centre.

At issue now is whether Yeung, who is an Australian citizen and only became a Singapore Permanent Resident in 2006, had received the loan as a legitimate Ren Ci employee.

The trial continues........

Another perspectives,

How to get things correctly with support..........

Singapore church leader paid S$500,000

MARCH 30 – The New Creation Church in Singapore, which made headlines for raising $19 staff million on one Sunday last month for its upcoming multi-million dollar building, pays good money to its staff, too.

The independent church paid one employee between $500,001 and $550,000 in its last financial year, checks by The Straits Times showed.

The church did not confirm if the amount went to its leader, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince, but told The Straits Times that its policy is to “recognise and reward key contributors to the church and Senior Pastor Prince is the main pillar of our church’s growth and revenue”.

Its honorary secretary, Deacon Matthew Kang, added: “Senior Pastor Prince is the key man responsible for bringing in about 95 per cent of our church’s income. I must concede that he has enriched the church and not the other way round.

“Above all, through Senior Pastor Prince’s ministry, many people have experienced the grace and love of our Lord Jesus for themselves and seen how their lives have been transformed and marriages restored.”

The salary disclosure was contained in the church’s last financial year’s annual report submitted to the Commissioner of Charities. It stated the compensation given to its top three key management.

One person earned between $500,001 and $550,000, while two others were paid between $150,001 and $200,000. No names were given.

The church had an income of $55.4 million in its last financial year. Over 95 per cent came from tithes and offerings.'

Another Perspective....ha-ha

'I am afraid both writers, despite their good intentions, may have forgotten that, in Singapore, the culture that has evolved is that respect and/or prestige are in direct proportion to earnings and wealth.

In the mid-1990s, it became official policy that pay in the public sector should be comparable to that in the private sector to attract talent.

But the numerous cited examples of individuals who have in fact opted for social service work go a long way towards showing that there are indeed Singaporeans who are prepared to make meaningful sacrifices in their income.

The opinion that "it may be hard for them to continue to work in the charity sector despite their passion and enthusiasm if they are not paid well enough" merely reflects a more "money-minded" attitude.

'The $500,000 paid to the New Creation Church chief has been defended on the grounds that "he is the key man responsible for bringing in about 95 per cent of the church's income".

This calls to mind the furore in the 1980s when it was brought to public notice that professional fund-raisers were being rewarded with up to 30 per cent for their efforts in collecting money for public charities.

The more pragmatic attitude of "quid pro quo" or more simply "what's in it for me?" had already then replaced any ideals of altruism.

More than 25 years on, it does not look as if much has changed.

Narayana Narayana'

About Life

- Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

- Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

- A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

- Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

- If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out.

- It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.

Something light from Past Era,

Presidential Accident

One day the president was out jogging and accidentally fell from a ridge into a very cold river. Three boys, playing along the river, saw the accident. Without a second thought, they jumped in the water and dragged the wet president out of the river.

After cleaning up he said, "Boys, you saved the President of the United States today. You deserve a reward. You name it, I'll give it to you."

The first boy said, "Please, I'd like a ticket to Disneyland!"

"I'll personally hand it to you," said Mr. President.

"I'd like a pair of Nike Air Turbos," the second boy said.

"I'll buy them myself and give them to you," said the grateful president.

"And I'd like a wheelchair with a stereo in it," said the third boy.

"I'll personally ... wait a second, son, you're not handicapped!"

"No -- but I will be when my dad finds out I saved you from drowning."

Till-then, cheerio!!!

Will be back on Metaphysics soon........ha-ha

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Something to pass your time here from a Singapore Government Ministry, no, I've not gone commercialized or into politics.

Yap, I'm getting bored with metaphysics, however I will be BACK.

Wonder whether it will be removed again by copyrights again...Ha-ha.....

For those who are local and have seen this advertisement.

Taken from fenghui Master Victor Li, a case study (Not Li Kui Ming)

The Ritz Carlton is a Six Star Hotel in Singapore's bay area. A peripheral view elucidate the presence of octagonal shaped windows with the whole of the lower portion of this building elevated high up into the air. Beneath thus exists a gigantic spherical air well with its inner frontage together with both the dragon and tiger barricades displaying design eminence.

In view of the many buildings sighted by the author during various visits to Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East, windows adopting the Ba Gua shape is indeed a vacuity. Ritz Carlton is indeed avant garde to use this conception. From the point of feng shui the Ba Gua is used for the elimination of Shar from outer formation. However, care must be taken because it also encourages disharmony and lawsuit thus its placement must be that of due care to prevent environmental disharmony.

Just adjacent to one side of the hotel is a diagonal eight lane highway. With the high speed of the traveling vehicles and the proximity of this bridge, the impact of its Shar is ominous. Certain geomancers will use 'Ba Gua mirrors' to intermit this Shar, whereas for the Ritz Carlton, the octagonal shaped windows employed resemble thousands of hundreds of Ba Gua mirrors on the hotel's exterior.

The hotel's main entrance is that of a large circular tunnel totally consummating its basement. Thus in feng shui study is the 'hauling of water across the hall' i.e. water in the exterior frontage is lug in for self usage, thus the incessant incoming wealth.

Most buildings adopt a solid base to depict stability, credibility and the hailing of abettor. However for both the Ritz Carlton and the Hong Kong's Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Corporation headquarters the base of the building are thoroughly lifted. The adaptation to and recreation of new environment of modern architecture in semblance to the requirement of olden days lair formation - begets the benign and expel the baleful.

Due to proximity of the highway, the whole hotel has been up rooted skyward of about five storeys to completely the Shar radiated, a measure in addition to the use of reflective mirrors.

The highway, originally the hotel's 'bridge star' is converted into its 'incoming water' by this elevation - an exquisite display of Xuan Kong's 'Mountain & Water concerto'. The classic states: 'The embodiment of wind requires water, presence of both, the hoarding of chi.'

Frontiers can be subdivided into both external and internal, the requirements being outer frontier must be huge - the Marina Bay, whilst the inner frontier small - the hotel's swimming pool.

With the presence of water in both its frontiers together with its refined apparition, this is an undefeatable lair lasting for 180 years (throughout the three Cycles). A semi circular car porch further dictates the dragon & tiger barricades thus the entrapment of the inner frontage chi and its preservation.


The Problem with Life is thare are no background music.'

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Catch the Dragon?


A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden. "Look at their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be British."

"Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so beautiful. Clearly, they are French."

"No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is paradise. They are Russian."


About the interest in Landforms Fengshui and having nothing to do, I decided to go along Mentor Koh recent fengshui tour again. It was nice of him to include two new places for the tour, Thanks Master Koh.

Suntec City

Does it look like a wrist with a hand holding a pearl?

What do you think of its Yang Zhai fengshui?


Pics courtesy of

Where are these pictures taken on 5th April 2009 which is Ching Ming Day?

This piece of land was previously a cemetery. Does the design look like a Tombstone?
So what do you think of the Ying Zhai Fengshui for it? And where is the incoming Dragon? Ha-ha....

Till-then, cheers.