Posted in Asian beliefs, Asian culture on 12/23/2009 05:53 pm by Dragon
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This dragon believes in the power of eights! Ever notice how many Asian restaurants have many 8s in their phone number? That’s because 8s are considered to be lucky to Asians.
As mentioned in an earlier blog about feng shui and the stock market, this dragon has been playing the stock market and doing really well! One of my continued strategies for success has been to use the number 8 in almost all of my stock trades. (For example, I’d put in a buy or sell for a stock at $12.88 or buy 288 shares. See the example below.)
So far by using this strategy I’ve doubled my cow purchasing power within the last year!
Now you know why there’s Eight Treasure Rice Pudding for the Chinese New Year, eight sides in the Ba Gua (the heart of Feng Shui), and eight arms in Patanaji Ashtanga yoga!
Try the power of eight for yourself today and send me a comment on how’s that’s worked for you!
Posted in Asian culture, History on 12/02/2009 01:44 pm by Dragon
Way cool! This dragon recently flew over to see the new exhibit “Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor” at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC. How rad is it to come face to face with Emperor Qin Shihuang’s life-sized eternal army. (I last saw these when my pal the emperor was just getting started on this massive project.)
I met the dear emperor in my younger days (around 250 B.C.), as he was starting to plan for his afterlife.
You see death was perceived as a prolongation of life, and an emperor’s mausoleum was his afterlife palace, mirroring the magnificence of his palatial life on earth. As an old Chinese saying instructs, “treat death as life.”
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