Wow, Lillian Too is really living it up, man.
Last week, I heard her on the radio on this morning talk show where she was giving out tips to callers on how to handle the Year of the Dog (I can safely say a leash, flea collar and muzzle were not involved). Now, the past few days, she is on almost every local TV channel and newspaper talking about feng shui.
Side note: For my non-Malaysian readers, (yes, all two of you) Lillian is a successful modern day feng shui master who has made millions through her own TV show, hundreds of books published every year and product endorsements. However, she has no relations whatsoever to Harry Potter, Wizards of the Coast, Fong Sai Yuk or any of those people. Iâ€™m not too sure whether sheâ€™s related to Lilian Chan, though (Simon runs away and hide)â€¦
I thought the whole Lillianâ€™s Feng Shui craze had died down, after the initial run of her show on cable, now it looks like the whole thing is back, even stronger than the last time. Even Malays are calling into her show, the other this Malay pal of mine was telling me how he followed Lillianâ€™s principles fervently. I guess Lillian is very smart to emphasize that feng shui is not a religion, more of harmony with nature and your surroundings.
I, for one, donâ€™t believe in feng shui, but believe me, a lot of people do. I mentioned her once in this blog many months ago (I donâ€™t evern remember what it was for) and until today, I still get incoming google searches to my site for things like “Lillian Too’s prediction for 2006” or “feng+shui+lillian+too“. Everyday. I kid you not.
Say what you want about her, sheâ€™s one shrewd businesswoman. Sheâ€™s got the whole niche market sewed up, and raking in the big bucks. Sheâ€™s even got bloggers talking about her, so there.
Anyways, on another note, looking for numbers is still big business these days. Youâ€™d think this would die out with the old generation, like dough dolls and parasols and racing horse calendars, but boy, are you wrong. Every week you read in the papers of people visiting graves and paying homage to snakes in temples to get numbers.
Another side note: The â€œnumbersâ€ aforementioned has nothing to do with mathematics or statistics, it is referring to the Malaysian Chinese (and other races) fascination with four digit lottery. Itâ€™s related to a host of other concepts like dream books, car registration plates, calendar dates, horse racing, etc but we donâ€™t have time go into that.
Right, so Simon is going to give you 4 numbers: 3789. Itâ€™s supposed to be arranged in a 2×2 grid, so that you need to figure out the correct sequence, according to your personal skill. Or better yet, go and buy one of those â€˜unofficialâ€™ syndicates that â€˜pauâ€™ all combinations of the 4 numbers. Sure win one.
Yet another pointless side note: Simon does not advocate buying lottery. He just dreamt up those 4 digits, buy at your own peril. However, if you strike first prize (or even just the starter or consolation, Simon demands 20% of takings. End of the yet another pointless sidenote.
[tags]Lillian Too, Joey Yap, lottery, feng shui[/tags]