Thursday, September 30, 2010

Masters of Destiny?

As it is the end of the month and also with weekend coming up, a song to prep up. Actually I had not thought of blogging till I saw some articles proclaiming the true magics or illusions of Chinese Metaphysics.

Apparently anyone can be a Master of Destiny but some however with disastrous consequences for those who thought they have found a Destiny Master while seeking fame and riches. This is a story of a couple of young people, one who was believed to have committed suicide after suddenly losing his fame and wealth.(probably also in debts)

Taken from wikipedia:

When Frank Farian developed the concept of Milli Vanilli, he chose to feature vocals by Charles Shaw, John Davis, Brad Howell, and twin sisters Jodie and Linda Rocco; however, he felt that those singers lacked a marketable image. He then recruited Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, two younger model/dancers he found dancing in a Tokyo dance club, to front the act. Milli Vanilli's debut album All or Nothing, was released in Europe in mid-1988, with Rob and Fab's pictures on the front and center of the albums, but no mention of who actually sang the songs.

The success of the record caught the attention of Arista Records who signed the duo. Arista deleted several tracks from the original album, added several new ones (including a new track written by Diane Warren, "Blame It on the Rain"), remixed many of the tracks and renamed the album to Girl You Know It's True for release in the American market in early 1989.

This version of the album went six times platinum and led to the re-release of the title track, which peaked at number 2 on the Hot 100 in April of that year and was certified platinum. (The song was a cover version of a Numarx track published in 1987 on the US Bluebird label.) The U.K. release featured the original first album and the remix album together as "2 X 2". Even greater commercial success followed, as the pair's next three singles "Baby Don't Forget My Number", "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" and "Blame It on the Rain" all reached number 1.

The first sign that the group was lip-sync-hing happened in late 1989 during a live performance on MTV at the Lake Compounce theme park in Bristol, Connecticut. As they performed onstage live in front of an audience, the recording of the song "Girl You Know It's True" jammed and began to skip, repeating the partial line "Girl, you know it's…" over and over on the speakers. They continued to pretend to sing and dance onstage for a few more moments, then they both ran offstage.

Farian confessed to reporters on November 12, 1990, that Morvan and Pilatus did not actually sing on the records. As a result of American media pressure, Milli Vanilli's Grammy was withdrawn four days later (however, their three American Music Awards were never withdrawn because the organizers felt the awards were given to them by music consumers).

After these details emerged, at least 26 different lawsuits[5] were filed under various U.S. consumer fraud protection laws[6] against Pilatus, Morvan and Arista Records.

For the American market, Farian chose to avoid any association to Milli Vanilli and had the tracks re-recorded with Ray Horton on the majority of lead vocals.

In order to restore their career, Farian agreed in 1997 to produce a new Milli Vanilli album with Morvan and Pilatus on lead vocals. This all led up to the recording of the 1998 Milli Vanilli comeback album Back and in Attack. Even some of the original studio singers backed the performers in their attempt to bring back some of the fame that had been shed so quickly. However, Rob Pilatus encountered a number of personal problems during the production of the new album. He turned to drugs and crime, committing a series of robberies and ultimately serving three months in jail in California. Farian paid for Pilatus to attend six months of drug rehabilitation and plane tickets for him to fly back to Germany. On the eve of the new album's promotional tour on April 2, 1998, Pilatus was found dead at the age of 32 in a Frankfurt hotel after ingesting a mixture of prescription pills and vodka, according to the Associated Press.

Ironically, during the Beijing Olympics, a similar incident of lip synching had happened as reported in The Telegraph. co UK.

'Chinese officials have admitted deceiving the public over another highlight of the Olympic opening ceremony: the picture-perfect schoolgirl who sang as the Chinese flag entered the stadium was performing to another girl's voice.

By Richard Spencer in Beijing
Published: 11:52AM BST 12 Aug 2008'

Both girls however gain fame overnight and the wrong act was correctly accredited to the Adults or Masters of Destiny in this case with no harms to both little girls.

Just my thoughts. Would Pilatus died if he had not become famous?
Well, you know it could be true, right? Cheers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The New Age

As I sit here tonight unable to sleep yet, thought I might as well wrap up my thoughts for the month here. I had undergo an interesting chapter of my life learning about Health after that unfortunate incident of having to go through surgery. Anyway, it gave me the experience of how people feel before they go under the knife. The procedure is painless just that the aftermath is a sort of suffering while recuperating.

Already nine months into recovery with the surgeon proclaiming success with his work : ( The doctor who was with me from the start however does'nt have that optimistic look during the monthly visits on the progress of my health. I had then decided to opt for Traditional Chinese Medicine as a safety measure. In fact, I had read up a lot on Traditional Chinese Medicine prior to this episode and had felt impressed to use it on my diet. I was then recommended a medical organisation called 'The World of......' and on that day of the visit as I reach the clinic, it was raining.

It turned out I had went to the branch as I had been given the wrong address however the Main clinic is a 5 minutes walking distance away. I was impressed when an asistant from that clinic came with an extra umbrella to show me the way there. It was very professional but comes with an expensive tag. Boy, it was an impressive and luxurious big looking clinic, signs of being feng shuied too.

Guess I was not that impressed as the so called Professor who have taken charge of my case was a serious looking lady with an average look. Not talking about face reading but she does'n t look to be in her pink of health or with rosy cheeks showing the wonder of being a practitioner of this chinese arts. Ask me what occupation I' m in and I replied that I am unemployed. Speaking in a serious haughty tone, told me I should try to find something to do. Initially I was touched that welfare of the patient is on their list however turns out that it is because the medicine and consultation is expensive and I need to be able to afford it. Probably I was'nt wearing any Rolex watch or jewellery and being casually dressed. Then told me the complete course would takes 10 weeks which would costs about S$300 per week totalling about S$3000 plus. I was'nt concerned but more on what it can do for my health which have no price tag. She told me proudly that she have patients who are still seeing her after 13 years (In my mind, I got worried:'Could be she means the patients still needs to see her continously for 13 years instead of they are that loyal in my mind). Interestingly, she told me if I sign up a package. I would get an immediate discount of $300 plus of savings. Now, I' m starting to get skeptical, I have been staying in the hospital for a period of time. Instead of the norm of letting me try out the medicine for a week to see if there are any side effects or whether it works or not, they had decided that this package would be suitable for me.It had becomes a kind of force selling tactics regardless of the savings. Benefit of doubts not given, what if I should need more expensive medicine halfway? Anyway, decided to go along with it but did not sign up for the package as I think they will pay more attention to me and give better service as I am not commited and any lapse would see the last of me. Try it for total of 4 weeks and not feeling any better and feeling worse instead and fortunately a miracle was on the way, a 5arts friend told me she was seeing a TCM doctor out of the blue. I then decided to go for a second opinion though my friend says it is normally expensive and not to switch doctor if not necessary. Nevertheless, I persisted and got the address and decided to pay a visit the next few days.

A few days later, surprised when I saw the run down, old looking clinic with a motherly receptionist and a few old ladies but apparently smiling contently unlike the other one. Forgot to add in, at my last visit to that old doc, I had encounter another sickly but rich looking patient with a rolex watch plus a tube attached to his nose and looks like a repeated visits patient and had make me decided to switch doctor. I then went into the consultation room upon being called and was pleased on seeing an kindly old man with ruddy cheeks. He was very polite and ask me several questions, apart from checking my pulse on both wrist as well as look at my tongue, also check my foot to my surprise and even explained to me the reasons why he need to do it. I was surprised when he told me I had a Heart problem which I was aware as there is a clash in my bazi chart and which the western doctor and the last TCM doctor did not mentioned as a benefit of doubt to them. This Doctor then told me to be careful and not to engage in strenous exercise for the time being. I then knew that I had met a True Master who has true concerns for the patients. I had then went to collect the medicine for three days and to go back for another check before he decided whether the medicine is suitable for me. Paid a total of S$30 all in for consultation and medicine. Now a Happy me ☺☺☺ after 3 weeks had paid about S$36 for every visit and medicine weekly and feeling much better. Another suprise was that I found out later that he is a well known physician heading a team in a TCM organisation doing charity and social works. Mmm, I will not disclose his name as his clinic apparently is to help elderly people at affordable fees and I would not want it to be over packed which would defeat its purpose, my apologies. By the way, his daymaster element for bazi was also my favorable element.That friend of mine happened to know his birthday.

A quote from an unknown source:

'Alternative Health proponents want it both ways: First they say your regular doctor doesn't know as much as they do and conventional medicine is a failure. Then they claim their products are 'clinically tested' and 'scientifically proven' to work.'

My silent accolades to him after meeting the 'Knife', ha-ha..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Clown

'Updated Friday, January 22, 2010 10:43 am TWN, The China Post news staff

Liu Jia-chang brings back classic songs

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's heavy-weight musician Liu Jia-chang (劉家昌) announced hosting a farewell concert at Taipei Arena on Apr. 3, which is going to be the stars last concert ever held on the island.
Songwriter and singer Liu, 68, has been devoted to music for more than 5 decades since coming back to Taiwan in 1960 from Korea where he grew up. Liu quickly earned huge success island-wide after his debut album, following numerous chart-topping songs such as “梅蘭梅蘭我愛你” (Meilan Meilan I Love You) as well as other song tracks for movies that were written by local romance scriptwriter/novelist Qiong Yao (瓊瑤).'

A respected feng shui master that have shared a lot of the so called secrets used to ask for this song by the above songwriter 劉家昌 - 小丑 when I bring him to Karaoke to dig out secrets from him, me BAD. He told me this song sounds similar to being a feng shui master, to bring joy by playing a clown. Sometimes being human, he has his down swing moods which he can't show to his clients as he try to solve their problems using metaphysics and have to gives off positive and joyful vibes. This master was really different, he really don't care about fame or wealth. Luckily he have a weakness which is wine not women and LONELINESS as being a master, he has few people he can share his thoughts. Luckily, I am one of his few friends and tonight, I had serious thought of travelling again regardless of my health to share his insights of life after being bored and coming across a metaphysics article about a clown.

This is another type of clown in metaphysics who had instead dragged the name of Buddhism into the pursuits of materialism which I am aghast. I hope that he had written it wrongly as he is apparently not English educated from the way he wrote, not being able to portray his thoughts well enough. I am not different as I am English educated but do have many typo errors which I hope my readers will forgive.

Since there are several emails enquiries about the article, part of it:

'the Monk, expressed his wish to change his luck and his underprevilaged condition. He wanted fame, he wanted devotees, he wanted money to substain his temple. Then, he started to sit in my feng shui class since year 2006. Within 9 months, he had started to see drastic change to his temple and increase of devotees quantity.Today, he is still come for regular feng shui study and Daoism.It is sufficient and enough for a religious monk to have a personal bungalow and a luxury car.'

Yes, I am not kidding, this is what was written.

Anyway, the song:

Part of the lyrics:

In the midst of your applause, teardrops wanting to burst forth in my smile
In bringing the laughter in the act to awaken the joy to your eyes,
Leaving my loneliness to myself, through hardships and teardrops, only then I stand here in front of you.

The pains of failure and the encouragements of successes,
No one knows is the spent dusks of tireless experiences from my journey.

Till-then, cheers.

I will be posting less, please go to my Facebook if you are bored, ha-ha.....  

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Step Into The Future

The Origins of Life

Being plagued lately by insomnia from boredom, came across this interesting BBC documentary about Time, Space and Life. How old is the Planet Earth? The first few part talks about measuring how old is Earth. The start was about using the Old Bible to measure time by somebody in the Early century and found it to be about 6000 years old. Next, in the New Century, the river eroding the Grand Canyon and creating its awesome landscape using the present level to measure in accordance took it back to about 50 million years plus at about an inch of erosion for every 2000 years and about the use of DNA.

Anyway, watch the next video with links to the other videos which interestingly reminds me of the Oldest Chinese Metaphysic art called Da Liu Ren or Big Six Water also based on time concept of the 60 Jia Zi with the claims that Life begins with Water. I had written about this art in a previous posting:

If this is the case, then the Ancient Chinese already knew about this a few thousand years back compared to what researchers have found out recently.

Maybe as what the video had implied, one day, we could be travelling spaceman or playing aliens to other races on other planet. Isn 't that nice. ♪♫♪♫♪♪

Or would Man thru its own stupidity self-destruct and goes back to being primitive and comes across that future clock in the above video that is supposed to last ten thousand years later and comes out another He Tu Map(A diagram found on the back of a mysterious animal, the chinese sky map for cosmology and kick start the Chinese Civilisation a few thousand years back). Well, the choice is ours still to decide, ain't it?

The He Tu or Sky Map

Anyway, the Sun Life span can last for about another 5 Billion years and with that Earth would also end. This theory is based on the Hydrogen Bomb invented which powered the Sun.

Thought I would like to add in this video about LIFE
A message from the Past in 2008 for Mr.Obama before he was elected to be President to change the world.

Till-then, cheers.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

For those who can't afford it

Picture from Learning Wisdom

I have come across this mantra a few years back from a blogger Rahu Om Chan and found it useful against sound disturbances in Feng shui, thought I would like to share with all of you here today.

This is considered one of the greatest holy mantra discovered from a scroll in Sri Lanka for chanting for great blessings and protection for the family. Just print the above picture (not the hamsters : ) and paste it at a appropriate wall in your home, free from any disturbances and follow the link for the chanting in MP3. It is free and the amulet(the picture above) need not be consecrated. Please donate to a charity that you like if you decided to use it after finding it useful, it is .....

Phra Kata Chinabunchorn Mantra

Chinnabanchorn – The Pali Version and English Meaning

Jayasanagata Buddha Jetva Maram savahanam
Catu-saccasabham rasam Ye pivinsu narasabha

(The Buddhas,the noble men who drank the nectar of the four Noble Truths,
Having come to the victory seat,having defeated Mara together with his mount)

Tanhankaradayo Buddha Atthavisati nayaka
Sabbe patithita mayham Mathake te munissara

(These Buddhas, the 28 leaders,the sovereign sages beginning with
Tanhankara are all established on the crown of my head.)

Sise patithito mayham Buddho dhammo dvilocane
Sangho patithito mayham Ure sabba-gunakaro

(The Buddha is established in my head , the Dhamma in my two eyes,
The Sangha—-the mind of all virtures—-is established in my chest.)

Hadaye me Anuruddho Sariputto ca dakkhine
Kondanno pitthi-bhagasmin Moggallano ca vamake

(Anuraddha is in my heart , and Sariputta on my right.
Kondanna is behind me , and Moggallana on my left.)

Dakkhine savane mayham Asum Ananda-Rahulo
Kassapo ca Mahanamo Ubhasum vama-sotake

(Ananda & Rahula are in my right ear,
Kassapa and Mahanama are both in my left ear.)
Kesante pithi-bhagasmim Suriyo va pabhankaro
Nisinno siri-sampanno Sobhito muni-pungavo

(Sobhita, the noble sage, sits in full glory, shinning like the sun all over the hair at the back of my head.)

Kumara-kassapo thero Mahesi citta-vadako
So mayham vadane niccam Patithasi gunakaro

(The great sage, the mind of virture, Elder Kumarakassapa, the brilliant speaker,
is constantly in my mouth.)
Punno Angulimalo ca Upali Nanda-Sivali
Thera panca ime jata Nalate tilaka mama

(Five elder—Punna Angulimala, Upali, Nanda, & Sivali—have arisen as
ausipicious marks at the middle of my forehead.)

Sesaaiti Mahathera Vijita jina savaka
Etesiti mahathera Jitavanto jinorasa
Jalanta sila-tejena Angamangesu Santhita

(The rest of the 80 great leaders—-victors, disciples of the victorious Buddha,
sons of the victorious Buddha , shining with the majesty of moral virture—-
are established in the various parts of my body.)

Ratanam purato asi Dakkhine Metta-suttakam
Dhajaggam pacchato asi Vame Angulimalakam
Khandha-Mora-parittanca Atanatiya-suttakam
Akase chadanam asi Sesa pakara-santhita

(The Ratana Sutta is in front of me, the Mettra Sutta to my right.
The Dhajagga Sutta is behind me, the Angulimala Paritta to my left.
The Khandha & Mora Parittas and the Atanatiya Sutta are a roof in space above me.
The remaining suttas are established as a fortress wall around me.)

Jinanabala-samtutta Satta-pakara-lankata
Vata-pittadi-sanjata Bahirajjhattupaddava
Asesa vinayam yantu Ananta-jina-tejasa

(Bound by the power of the Victors¡¯realm, seven fortress walls arrayed
Against them, may all misfortununes within & without—-caused by such
things as wind or bile—-be destroyed without remainder through the majesty
of the unending Victor.)

Vasato me sakiccena Sada Sambuddha-panjare
Jina-panjara-majjhamhi Viharantam mahitale
Sada palentu mam sabbe Te maha-purisasabha

(As I dwell, in all my affairs, always in the cage of the Self-awakened One,
Living grounded in the midst of the Victors,
I am always guarded by all of those great noble men)

Iccevamanto sugutto surakho
Jinabhavena Jitupaddavo
Dhammanubhavena jitarisangho
Saddhammanubhava-palito carami jina-panjaretiti.

(Thus am I utterly well-sheltered, well-protected.
Through the might of the Victors, misfortunes are vanquished
Through the might of the Dhamma, hordes of enermies are vanquished
Through the might of the Sangha, dangers are vanquished
Guarded by the might of the True Dhamma, I live in the Victor ’s Cage.)

Till-then, cheers.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Origins of Man

First most, I' m not challenging anybody here about that the world is going to end in 2012, OK? I 'm carrying on with the topic because I came across this theory by a guy named Terence Mckenna, a well-known Occult Scientist who had research the I Ching and came up with a theory in relation to it :

From Wikipedia,

'One of McKenna's ideas is known as novelty theory. It predicts the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time. McKenna developed the theory in the mid-1970s after his experiences in the Amazon at La Chorrera led him to closely study the King Wen sequence of the I-Ching. Novelty theory involves ontology, extropy, and eschatology.

The theory proposes that the universe is an engine designed for the production and conservation of novelty. Novelty, in this context, can be thought of as newness, or extropy (a term coined by Max More meaning the opposite of entropy). According to McKenna, when novelty is graphed over time, a fractal waveform known as "time wave zero" or simply the "time wave" results. The graph shows at what time periods, but never at what locations, novelty increases or decreases and is supposed to represent a model of history's most important events.

The graph of extropy had many enormous fluctuations over the last 25,000 years, but it hits an asymptote in the middle of November, 2012.In other words, entropy (or habituation) no longer exists after that date. It is impossible to define that state. This is also the date on which the Mayan long calendar ends one cycle through the zodiac signs, then it begins a new 26,000 year cycle through the next era, or the Age of Peace. The technological singularity concept parallels this, only at a date roughly three decades later.'

We will stop short here as the technicalities I will leave it to you to investigate, what we are interested here is in relation to the I Ching is that he formulated accordingly to the time when the I Ching was first known in the Shang Dynasty in Old China, using the cycle of 64 hexagrams to derived time and what is known as the above
"time wave zero" to measure the End of Time. Now how this I Ching Hexagram calendar comes about for his measurement of the Time wave graph, we will not bother, let's instead asks the Gods. Based on the time of my blogging at this moment in Singapore, I get this Hexagram from asking : 'Will the World End in 2012?'

Hexagram 50 鼎 The Cauldron

▅▅ ▅▅ Object Line
▅▅▅▅▅ Subject Line
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The changing line is at the first bottom line which gives this hexagram:

Hexagram 14 大有 Abundance

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This is done today Xin Chou Hour Ding Si Day of Jia Shen Month Geng Yin Year. Don't bother about how I get this reading as I am using other methods. It was interesting as the Hexagrams actually coincided with 2 incidents that happened within 2 days of this week of unknown stationary air crafts in the North Eastern Skies that I saw at about midnight on both nights and I wondered whether I have been reading too much end of the world stuff and some theories that Man came from another alien species who uses DNA to create us on the internet. Anyway, I took only 2 or 3 photographs as I only have my cellphone camera which takes lousy shots and you are free to check my phone to see that I did not tamper with it. I don't know what I can make out of it as I thought I could upload on to my laptop and zoom to see clearly which unfortunately wasn't the case. The first Hexagram looks like a spacecraft to me with the cauldron cooking with the fire below or the Chinese pictogram, ha-ha. I did told a 5arts Friend about it when I saw it that night, its not something I thought of last minute to liven up my blog. Don't know what else the I Ching is trying to tell me? Anyway, about the End of the World in 2012 from the readings, No, it will not be the case as you can say its 'Fat Hope'. Your chances of being knocked down by a car or down with a heart attack from now to 2012 would be higher. Anyone wants to have a bet?, ha-ha. If I win, I collect. If I lose, nobody would be around though, LOL.

Nope I'm not going Crazy from Boredom. About Aliens and Superior races apart from Man, I have my reservations and no comments. Anyway, I have no idea why the photograph looks like that when you click on it for a clearer look as there are diffusion of lights in all directions. Well, it sure was an interesting spacey experience after hearing so much about other people' s experience. Don't worry, I sure ain't bullshitting you, could be I am crazy from too much boredom : )

Till-then, cheers.
Well Here it goes, Here Today and Gone Tommorow again: