Day 5-8 ~ Follow me on my Feng Shui Study Tour of the Far East, 6 countries in 6 weeks, on my Travel Blog🎋

4/7/99 Wednesday – Woke up bright and early and it was off to the airport with my trusty guide Wei Min Du and our driver Mr. Wong. It was a long flight we were delayed on the tarmac for over an hour but at least no real turbulence to do me in this time.

I arrived at the hotel around 5pm Wednesday night and was hoping I’d made it before my roommate. I met two people on the way into the hotel that were a part of my group. The official start of the Feng Shui Study tour with Rodger Green kicks off tomorrow 4/8/99 at 10:00am, with the “getting started” workshop.

I had arrived first to the room. I picked the bed closest to the window and was waiting for my bags to come up. I heard something at the door, so I went to open it and there was Michele, my roommate from the UK. We got along splendidly right from the beginning and…right behind her were our bags. We grabbed them, tipped the guy and it wasn’t but a minute when Michele suggested we go to the bar and grab a drink. I don’t drink alcohol but love the tea. After the delay at the airport, and then being the very last one dropped off from the transport bus I thought…” Let’s Go!”

So, we sat and chatted for several hours occasionally looking around for other Westerners that might be part of our study tour but to no avail. We got deep in our conversations realizing we were the same age, both Fire Horses and had a lot in common.

We realized we both shared an interesting spiritual path and that we seemed to be learning and growing some of the same things in life. It was great and I knew right there this trip was going to be the trip of a lifetime. After a while we came back up to the room and started to somewhat unpack and get organized. I definitely brought too much shit.

8:55pm or 20:55 Hong Kong time – back in Hong Kong from Beijing drinking tea and listening to The New Radicals “You Get What You Give” on the radio. I had a wonderful time in Beijing and feel like I met a friend in Wei Min Du. I found out later that his last name is Du, like I said earlier it is sometimes custom to use people’s last names as their first in the Far East. Michele and I chatted some more and finally went to bed.

4/8/99 Thursday – I woke up quite early, around 4:00am Hong Kong time, and couldn’t fall back to sleep. Michele and I both woke up at 6:00am and went out for a long walk, about an hour, down to the harbor, all around and back again. I showered and we got ready for our first day of seminars. We met a few more people in the group at breakfast and grabbed some chairs in the front of the room. It was a long seminar with a lot of reviewing, at least for me, and I was excited to really get digging into the good stuff.

I We got out by 6:00pm and went and got ready to go to dinner at 7:00pm with Andre, a guy Michele knew from a Feng Shui seminar in Prague. He knew two other women from Germany that were part of our group and they all spoke German including Michele who was born there but raised in England. We decided to eat somewhere down by the harbor. We walked down and checked it out again…seems like there was so much to see there, you couldn’t take it all in no matter how many times you went.

There was a restaurant right on the water and it was Chinese. It was quite good but NOT cheap. Everyone was nice and we all got along well. After a late dinner we walked across the street to the Peninsula Hotel, very fancy, to the top where there was this very cool bar over-looking Honk Kong Harbor and Hong Kong Proper. We had several drinks there then all took a cab back to the hotel. Andre and Michele stopped at our hotel bar for a while longer, but I came up to bed and wrote in my journal and sent some postcards.

4/9/99 Friday – This morning Michele and I got up at 6:30am and took a walk down Nathan Road, the main drag in Kowloon and right by our hotel…and through the park to watch all the people practicing Martial Arts together like they do every morning…I mean hundreds of people. It was amazing to see…really cool. Then we got breakfast and ready for the 3-day seminar with Michael Chiang that starts today.

Michael Chiang is a well know Hong Kong based Feng Shui consultant and architect.  He is the Executive Director of the Architectural firm LCT Associates, at least in 1999 he was.  Michael has trained hundreds of Feng Shui students and teaches many aspects of Feng Shui applications.  He is teaching an intensive 3-day course for us that include such subjects as the Zi Wei Astrology a topic that is practically hard to obtain information on in the West.  Other subjects he will be discussing are from the realm of the Loyang School:  Tai Yui Numbers, the Mystic Door and Vanishing Gar and the Yuen Hung.

From my Study Notes for those really interested in the principles of Feng Shui:  4/9/99

-He will be talking from the San Yuen (Yen) School = Three Cycles

Feng Shui – House; Mystic Door – Military Strategies; Tai Yu

-Ching Dynasty most used school is San Hop

-San Yuen school even more popular after the Ching Dynasty and most popular in the Far East

– We are towards the end of the cycle year of 7.  In 2003 starts the next 20-year cycle which will be the cycle of the number “8” the most auspicious number in Chinese culture and Feng Shui.

– One Theory – Feng Shui is earthly and about the people living.  

In spiritual realms the good Feng Shui are Temples, Churches, Museums and Graveyards.

– Chinese do not keep burial antiques in their homes – not good Feng Shui – represents the Dead not the Living…no things dead in the house including dried flowers (that part from me, Silks only)

-Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui are put into the mathematics category (someone tell my parents please) in the past both considered more philosophical than tangible.

4/10/99 Saturday 11:00pm – Night of Feng Shui Banquet and talk with Richard Tsui – I’m not feeling well some kind of stomach thing…I’ll write later.

Published by Jacqueline Albert Pepper * JAFengShui

Jacqueline Albert Pepper Feng Shui by Jacqueline Albert Pepper Certified Feng Shui Consultant * Chinese Astrologer * Teacher Sarasota, FL * * 941-587-7080 Jacqueline Albert Pepper: Certified consultant and teacher of Classical Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology, holds certifications from: - Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design in NY – Roger Green - Feng Shui Design Studio of Australia - Roger Green study tour to the Far East - China, Taiwan, Tibet, Nepal, and India - Feng Shui School & Society - Master Ho Chin-Chung – Taiwan - Feng Shui for the Arts - T. Raphael Simons – New York City under whom she apprenticed for many years. She also has a BA in Communications at Adelphi University Garden City, NY, with a concentration in Art and Music. Jacqueline grew up musically, singing and songwriting at a young age and continued that passion in the music industry on the label side for 12 years after college. When she discovered a love for creative aesthetics & helping people through the art of Feng Shui in 1997 out of her studies with Dr. Jerry Epstein at American Institute for Mental Imagery; she studied everything she could about the ancient modality. Jacqueline’s Feng Shui career started with the executive offices at the music label she worked at in New York City and she never looked back. Jacqueline’s ability to read, write and speak Chinese for Feng Shui & Astrology purposes, enables her a deeper understanding of her clients and their energy needs. Her studies in the Far East under the tutelage of several Masters in different countries brought her a full understanding for the integrity and history of this ancient art; an integrity she brings along with her passion for the work. In 2002 while living in Manhattan, Jacqueline added a Real Estate License to marry her client’s need for combining new home or office searches with her deep knowledge of Feng Shui and Energy Work. She continued with her Florida license in 2006 after relocating to Sarasota where she now resides with her husband and twin boys on their 5-acre property, Twin Peppers Ranch. “Transforming and Uplifting Energy since 1997” Energy Aligning for Abundance, Health, Balance & Empowerment

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