This issue we feature several strong women who epitomize success and achievement in today’s modern era. Living in the 21st century really does require grit, determination and yes, also a thick skin, especially if you are an heiress and your last name is recognisable around the world. We bring you the low down on Paris Hilton and Ivanka Trump, two gorgeous female scions of American famous families born in Yin Rooster years. They epitomise modern success aspirations, Paris being a style icon a la California style and Ivanka the symbol of modern New York classic chic. Then there is Diane von Furstenburg who comes from my mother’s generation. She is in her sixties but epitomizes strength, fortitude and determination in today’s woman, probably more than anyone else. She says she has no time to grow old because she’s just too busy! From Malaysia, we are so proud to feature our own lady of strength Azrin Zuhdi, adventurer extraordinaire who recently conquered 80km through the desert heat and dust of Inner Mongolia on horseback, making her the first Malaysian to ever try something like this!
Success is such a broad term that can be defined in so many ways, but the important thing when looking for it is to be happy with yourself and to set definite goals which you can recognize when you achieve them.
For those of you keen to update your feng shui for the coming new year, the best thing to do is to first declutter your home. We bring you some great articles with step-by-step guides on how to do this. In Lillian Too’s Fine Points of Feng Shui, she explains how twinkling lights - the sort you put on Christmas trees - can double as fabulous feng shui enhancers. Marie-Lise Chabtini chronicles the proper way to move into a new home, following all the auspicious guidelines to ensure your new abode brings you plenty of good luck. Chris Yeo writes from an architectural perspective and divides up feng shui into its scientific and artistic personas, while Vaastu specialist Surendran introduces a connection between symbols and invisible energy fields.
Our most exciting discovery since last issue however is the wallpaper! At Feng Shui World and WOFS.com we have just refurbished our interiors to refresh the chi, and the new wall coverings we installed brings a revitalised oh so luxurious ambience to our office. The fabulous thing about wallpaper is that it takes just 1 day to install, giving any interior space an instant lift. A tip: when picking wallpaper, go for the high-quality vinyl ones that come in large sized rolls, as they are durable and still very affordable.
Don’t forget also to browse all the pages inside featuring the new cures and enhancers for 2010. There are many specially designed items to cope with the energies we will be facing in the coming Tiger Year - which is going to be challenging and promising at the same time. Not only is it vital to understand the energies of the coming year, you also should be well prepared because there are moneymaking opportunities next year.
To understand all the updates required for the coming year, you simply cannot miss Lillian Too’s Feng Shui Extravaganza Road Show, starting in Singapore on Sunday Jan 3rd 2010 at Suntec City and in Kuala Lumpur the following Sunday Jan 10th 2010 at the KL Convention Center. then she flies to Las Vegas January 16th & 17th and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Jan 30th & 31st. We look forward to seeing all of you at any of these destinations...
In addition, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that some of Lillian’s more experienced senior students who have themselves been making big waves in their own countries will be offering their own 2010 Feng Shui Updates in 12 other cities around the world – these include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bangkok, Brussels, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Manila, Mauritius, Tahiti, Tokyo and Toronto. Lillian is helping them with the preparations so anyone attending their shows will be certain of getting all the vital updates for the coming Year of the Tiger... check out dates & details inside, or on our website www.wofs.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!