My End of 2015 Accomplishments

It’s been ages since I’ve done a blog post, and I thought I have better do one before the year ends. And of course, what better topic to muse about than what I’ve accomplished thus far, writing wise, since the beginning of 2015?

First off, I’m going to talk about bazi (four pillars of destiny) and how that interacts with my life in 2015, writing wise of course, and some other things I thought I’d share with you guys, my dear readers.

As we all know, 2015 is the year of Yi Wei. English translation, it is the year of the Yin Wood Earth Goat, Yi being the yin wood such as small plants/flowers and Wei is the earth goat. See, not so hard, right? Haha. Now when talking and interpreting bazi, it’s all about the elements or chi. Nothing to do with the actual elements. We’re talking about chi or energy of the stars here. The yin wood is obviously a wood element whilst the goat is an earth element. Below is the annual pillar of 2015.

2015 bazi year pillar

As you can see straight away the pillar is dry. Not a freaking drop of water anywhere in this year pillar. Just a whole lot of wood, some dry earth (Wei Goat is the last of the summer season so the earth is very dry), and of course a little fire (as in a little candle flickering somewhere that no one cares about).

My own bazi chart is very dry, being born in the season of summer (Si Snake month which is May). What my chart needs most is Gui Water (Rain Water). So the very dry 2015 is no help to me inspiration to write wise, as gui water represents my resource, and recourse, among other things, represents inspiration, knowledge etc. When those inspirations do come, which is during the water month of November represented by the Hai Pig, it got clashed away by my Si Snake pillars. Yes, I’ve got two of those nasty things in my bazi chart. How inconvenient.

Si Snake and Hai Pig is a clash. What does this mean? Basically, it just means that when I got the inspiration to write as in my brain is bursting with ideas, I just don’t have time to write because of time committed to something else, and that something else is work, as the Si Snake, which is a ding fire, represent my output star.

Now let’s talk about that Yi Wood. As you can see from the annual luck pillar of 2015, the yi wood is rooted. This means that the Yi Wood appears both in the heavenly stem (top) and the earthly branch (bottom) as a sub-chi. When an element is rooted, it means that particular element is strong and it is for all to see. Yi Wood to me is my self-element. But because my chart already has strong wood element, thanks to the Rob Wealth star, I don’t need any more of that particular element to over-tip my chart. Balance is everything in bazi. The overly strong yi wood turns into a Rob Wealth star and expresses all of its bad quality. Meaning? You guess it. Rob Wealth. I just spent a freaking lot of money, unforeseen ones, of course. Note: If you see a year when your strong Rob Wealth Star is coming, be prepared to lose/spend lots of money. LOL!

Despite the mental, emotional, and physical roller-coaster from last year, which carried on up until the middle of this year and then me trying to recover from all that shit for the last couple of months, I did manage to complete and self-published two books this year; A Demon’s Wrath (A Nine Kingdoms Books) and A Secret Proposal Part 1 (Book 2 of the Falling for Sakura Trilogy). I’m currently writing A Secret Proposal Part 2, When the Sun Courts the Moon, and Chained to You. Will keep you guys posted when they will be released in 2016 ^_^

 

Books Released in 2015

Books Currently Writing and Will be Released in 2016

A Secret Proposal Part 2

A Secret Proposal Part 2

When the Sun Courts the Moon - A Kiwi Bride Novel

A Secret Proposal Part 2

Chained to You Vol.1

A Secret Proposal Part 2

 

Regardless of all the shit in ones’ life, one must keep on living and move on. Hence, here’s my take on me in 2016.

2016 is the year of Bing Shen. In English translation, it is the year of Yang Fire (the fire of the sun), Metal Monkey.

2016 bazi

Personally, I don’t like seeing a monkey. Monkey destroys the Shi Snake (two in my pillars) and harm the Hai Pig, my precious water. But at least Shen Monkey and Si Snake also form a combination that results in gui water. But the usefulness of that precious element is questionable in my case.

Regardless, what can I expect of the year 2016? Shen, its main chi is Geng Metal (large metal such as swords and axes), represent my Direct Officer star. Girls, remember that a Direct Officer star is your true spouse/husband star. If you see it in your 10 year luck pillar or the annual pillar, be prepared to meet lots of possible suitors. Of course, Geng Shen only represents a Direct Officer star (husband) to a Yi Wood female and a 7 Killing (boyfriend) to a Jia Wood (Big tree) female.

In my case, because of all the other shits (clash, destruction, harm etc.) in my chart, that spouse thing ain’t going to happen yet, and I’m not thinking about it right now. Personal choices. See? That other 33% that controls your destiny. Your choices and your action. Kapow! Awesomeness! I consider personal romance too much time wasting at the moment. Furthermore, with the destruction between the Shen Monkey and Si Snake, romance wise, it is a situation when the romantic relationship has a good start and a bad finish, with of course, a whole lot of emotional shit involves. NOTE: Emo Roller-Coaster Rides with lots of ups and downs and ups and downs and ups and downs. Well, you get the idea. Emotional shit because of the water element that is produced between the two star signs when combined. Water element represents your emotion/comforts etc. Of course personally, I have more important things to think about and concentrate on.

Direct Officer for me for 2016, I think is more of a concentration/discipline to do my work, and of course, career advancement. Also with the strong fire element, indicating that my output will be quite good as well. With the help of the resource (water produced from the combination of Shen and Si), I’m hoping that my inspiration to write will be up there, too.

So to sum up? I both look forward and not looking forward to 2016. I know for certain that 2016 will be a big change for me, and certainly, will be very different indeed in term of lifestyle. Actually, I’ve already put forward and initiated that changes. Very well, we shall see how I will fair in 2016. Of course I will keep you guys posted.

Wish me luck ^_^

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Shitty Saturday, Great Sunday, and FREE When the Sun Courts the Moon: First Date ebook

Today is just one of those beautiful Spring Sunday, and I just feel the need to chillax, and at the same time, get something done, even if it’s just writing and updating my blog. Today is indeed completely different from yesterday, which was f**kingly rubbish (please excuse my German). I just feel the need to express how bullshit my day was yesterday and how little I got done, if any at all.

I was so exhausted from work on Friday night that I actually went to bed at 9:30 pm. LOL! That’s really early for me. I slept until 10 am the next day, which was Saturday. I had breakfast and then fell asleep again. I was that exhausted. I felt like an 80 year-old lady. I got up again at around 2:30 pm, mucked around finding lunch and eating it, and then collapsed in bed again. By this point I was so pissed with my exhaustion that I started a swearing fit—in my head of course. I was even too tired to utter the damn swear words out loud.

Sometime later, still in bed and still in my PJs, I got tired of swearing in my head too and started reading manga. I needed something to make me feel happy again, and of course, nothing is better than some cute yaoi. If you don’t know what yaoi is, it’s boys love, people. It’s male x male romance. So go ahead. Judge me. I don’t give a shit!

Super Lovers by Abe Miyuki is so super awesome. I’ll admit I cried on the inside after the last updated chapters. Of course I did my best hunting for the next installment. No such luck, of course. Then I went ahead and listened to the Drama CD. The main character, Ren, was voiced by Kamiya Hiroshi (hyperventilating with excitement). Kamiya-san is super awesome. Love. Love. Just love his voice. I simply wanted to hear him as Ren do some awesome hot voice acting scene with Morikawa Toshiyuki as Haru.

Super Lover Super Lovers 2 Super Lovers 5009

Kamiya-san is one of my top ten favorite Japanese seiyuu (voice actor). He’s currently in Noragmai: Aragoto as the main character Yato, a super awesome down on his luck minor god. And of course, everyone knows him as the great kick-ass, clean-freak captain Levi in Attack on Titian. Furthermore, the twins Shima and Aki are voiced by Ono Daisuke and Jun Fukuyama respectively. Both are also my top favorite voice actors.

Attack on Titan: Captain Levi

Attack on Titan: Captain Levi

Noragami: Aragato

Noragami: Aragato

Noragami: Aragato

Noragami: Aragato

You can read Super Lovers here on Kissmanga and listen and watch/read the manga from this blog. I actually stumbled on this blog while searching for the said Drama CD. Hehe. Please note that voice actors for Ren are different between childhood and grown up. As a child, Ren is voiced by Sanpei Yuuko and grown up by Kamiya-san. To listen to part 13, which is when Kamiya-san as Ren comes out, go here.

On with today then. Yes, today is much better than yesterday. I got up early with a sense of refreshment. I guess it took me one whole day to get over my end of week exhaustion. It’s been happening a lot lately. That’s why I couldn’t get any writing done. I so fucking hate that.

Anyway, got the camera out and took loads of photos. Who would have guessed my sisters and I have moved into this old house with massive Sakura trees surrounding us. Not I! Even had a late lunch sitting outside admiring the beautiful flowers. Hehe. You could say I had a Hana Viewing. Lucky me. I felt like I was with the Princeton brothers. LOL! As if.

A few photos to show off.
Yes, these are the Sakura trees around my rented home ^_^

Alright, enough complaining about my sucky life. Let’s get down to business. The good news is that I’ve managed to complete some chapters of When the Sun Courts the Moon, got it edited by my awesome editor Cassie (thanks, Cassie), and viola. The first nine chapters are up to download for FREE on the Apple iBooks store. So go ahead, get a copy and enjoy ^_^

When the Sun Courts the Moon - First Date Version 1Download When the Sun Courts the Moon from:

Apple iBooks | Smashwords

August Book Release: A Secret Proposal Part 1

It’s a Saturday here in New Zealand, and it is a lovely day. The sun is shining despite the cold this morning. It was only yesterday as I stood waiting for my dear sister Wanitta to pick me up after work that I noticed some of the Sakura trees along the streets are budding. This could only mean one thing! Spring is coming! And it is awesome. I can’t wait for the Sakura trees to be in full bloom so I could take some pictures with my new camera. And maybe starts shooting our YouTube video, too. Hehe. We’ve been planning for ages.

Anyway, Bazi wise August is the month of Shen Monkey (date: August 8th – September 7th). Sheng Monkey is a metal element, and Sheng Monkey is both an ungrateful punishment and destruction to the Si Snake in my chart. On top of this, it is also a harm to my Hai Pig. Thus far, there is nothing major that is distressing to me. But then again, this is the year of Yi Wei, so this might act as a patting to the blow? Though I could not say the same for next year as 2016 will be the year of the Shen Monkey. Triple Sheng Monkey! Eek! Shen Monkey 10 Years Luck – Sheng Monkey Year – Sheng Monkey Month.

But is it really an Eek? Metal is one of my favorite elements to balance my chart because Metal produces water, which is my most needed element as my chart is very hot and dry. Metal to my Day Master (Yi Wood) is my Influence star, especially my Direct Officer star. Direct Officer star, among other things, represents my husband star and my name and fame. Okay, let’s not talk about that possible other half. We know it’s not going to happen because of the punishment, destruction and harm. But what about my name and fame? Could this explain why my book A Secret Proposal got to the top of the Apple iBookstore top paid list on the release date? And furthermore, His Hired Girlfriend, A Secret Kiss, and Chained to You – The Contract is in the top 100 free section on the Apple iBooks store? Spread the name???

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Book Release: A Secret Proposal Part 1

Yes, in saying that, A Secret Proposal Part 1 is available to buy from all the major online ebook stores below.

2015 A Secret Proposal Part 1

Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&N | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords

Don’t forget to get your free copy of His Hired Girlfriend while it’s still free. I will be taking it off FREE at the end of September. And of course get a copy of Chained to You – The Contract as well as A Secret Kiss from the listed links below ^_^

Book 1 - Falling For Sakura A Secret Kiss 2015 His Hired Girlfriend - A Kiwi Bride Novel 2015 - Chained to You the Contract v1

A Secret Kiss: Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&N | Google | Kobo | Smashwords
His Hired Girlfriend: Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&NSmashwords
Chained to You: Apple iBooks | B&NSmashwords

Next month September is the You Rooster Month (date: September 8th – Oct 7th). You Rooster is pure metal. It represents the 7 Killing to my Day Master. 7 Killing is more notorious and unstable and of course it clashes with my Mao Rabbit. *Sigh* It’s a never ending battle these clashes, harms, punishments and destructions. So, we’ll see how my books and I fare during this month. If I can survive that, then maybe I can survive 2017 because it will be a Ding You Rooster year, and of course, my next 10 years luck (Xin You) as that is where I will be heading within the next three years. Xin You is freakingly strong pure, pure, pure, and I mean pure 7 Killing. Can you just imagine a very sharp knife or scissors cutting cute, little plant? The scissors cut the dead branches and leaves, shaping the little plant into a beautiful flower. But one wrong move. Snip! The flower is gone. And I mean gone! You can’t fix it. It’s a done deal. Yi Wood does not like 7 Killing. Yi Wood likes Direct Officer better. At least there is still a few more years for me to learn bazi and get to know how to fully use the 7 Killing properly ^_^

Bazi, Romance, and Sakura and the Princeton Brothers: Which brother is her real husband? Sebastian or Darcy?

I know, I’m going on about Bazi (Four Pillars of Destiny) like a broken radio. But this time, really, you might be able to learn something. How about finding that awesome Mr. Right you’re always dreaming about? All right then. How about Bazi and Romance? Better yet, how about Sakura and the Princeton brothers. That’s if you’re a fan of them and the books. Which brother is her real husband? Gorgeously hot Sebastian with his pale blond hair and azure blue eyes or broodingly handsome Darcy with his jet black hair and mauve-gray eyes?

Romance and relationship is just one of the many facets of life we human beings are always fascinated about. More so for some, and indeed for those some, they go the extra mile and dig deep in order to get a peek at what their romantic future might hold.

Well, my dear readers, if you are indeed one of those some, then allow me to inform you that you can do so with bazi. Okay, speaking the truth here. I am indeed one of those some. Crazy you might say? Maybe. But I will tell you this and that is the consultation was eye opening for me. I now understand myself better. My flaws were being pointed out to me bluntly – in big, bold letters in my mind, of course. Yes, I have flaws. Many of them, in fact, that I am ashamed of myself. But to improve oneself, one needs to know one’s flaws, no? Analyzing one’s bazi chart is like going to a doctor to find out what’s wrong with you. But instead of your health you are diagnosing, it’s your life. Hence, Bazi Analysis is the diagnosis of your life whilst using Feng Shui to help improve what is wrong is the prescription. I know it only accounts for 33% of the life luck, but heck, 33% is better than a big, fat zero, right?

A while ago, a friend pointed out to me why I am so fascinated about this stuff and why I needed to pay someone to simply tell me what’s wrong with my life. First off, I came across bazi merely by chance a long time ago by picking up a book in the Feng Shui section. Yes, I was interested in Feng Shui first. And yes, I know quite a bit about Feng Shui. As a side note, Feng Shui is NOT the art of object placement to make your life better. It’s total bullshit! You simply can’t place a figurine in certain sectors of your house and voila, your life is better! That’s total garbage. Okay, I’m not going to rant about it here now. Though I might in the future.

Back to bazi then. Like a friend said, why pay someone to tell you your life sucks? Being me, I like to get the whole picture and dig deep. My goal? I want to be a successful person. To get there, I need to understand myself and know roughly what I need to do and what will happen. Another word, I want a guarantee. The friend told me why bother? If you know your future, then it takes the fun out of living. I guess the friend is right in a way. But see? I am a very conservative type of person. I don’t like to live dangerously. Thanks to my Direct Officer star. My analogy is – would you drive to an unknown destination without at least having a roughly drawn map of the road in your mind? Nope. Today there are GPS and google map for you to use if you’re going to be travelling some place you’ve never been to before. That’s how I see life. I need to know at least a little bit of what is likely to happen. You know, just to prepare myself.

All right. That’s enough about Bazi and my view of it. Let’s talk about romance and bazi, and of course, Sakura and the Princeton brothers and how one uses bazi to determine one’s other half. Please note that I am no expert in this field of bazi, and merely muse about the subject because it’s fun. Please also note that in life there is no such thing as that one other half. Rather, there are a few people who fits the criteria of that other half and it is up to you and your action to make things happen. Phew! I think I phrased that right.

Sakura and the Princeton Brothers: Which brother is her true other half?

If you haven’t already read Falling for Sakura: A Secret Kiss, then I have no idea where you’ve been. The book is completely free to download from all the major online book stores such as Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google, Kobo, and Smashwords. If you don’t want to download from these stores, I’ve posted it up to read for free on Wattpad. It has over 2 million reads and getting to 3 million soon. Yup. Not exaggerating. In fact, I tend to understate. I usually do and I have no idea why. Anyway, go download the damn book and read it to understand what the hell I’m ranting about.

Book 1 - Falling For Sakura A Secret Kiss

We all know Sakura Princeton/Tanaka is in love with two very hot brothers, Sebastian and Darcy. Though to be honest, I have never intended for the book to turn out this way. But heck, it did and I can’t change that now. I just have to keep going. Anyway, so why am I brining Sakura and her love triangle up with the subject of bazi? That’s because via bazi you can find out who your true spouse/husband star is and when you’ll meet him. That’s in the real world, and I’m just using Sakura and her made up bazi chart to show you how it’s done.

Before I begin, I need to show you what a real bazi chart looks like. Below is an example. If you want to see what yours looks like, you can just google by using the key words “Plot Bazi Chart” etc. I use Joey Yap’s tool. Then of course you need to plot in your date of birth. Hence, year, month, day, and of course, time. You need all four to have a complete chart.

Bazi Sample Chart

Freaked out yet? Yes, it’s a lot. And yes, it’s confusing. Let’s not go there yet. I’ll just show you the basic.

The Spouse Star

In bazi, the true husband star for a female is the Direct Officer (DO) star. We are talking about a female chart here because Sakura is a female. For a male, the true wife star is the Direct Wealth (DW) star. If a bazi chart doesn’t have DO, then the 7 Killing (7K) is taken as the husband star. Note also that 7K is generally considered as the boyfriend star. For a male, if there is no DW star, then the Indirect Wealth or IW (generally considered as the girlfriend star) is taken as the wife star.

Sakura’s True Husband Star

So who is Sakura’s true husband star? Sebastian or Darcy? Below is her made up chart designed by me. Hehe.

Sakura Chart

Let’s go over the chart. In the Day Pillar where it says Sakura DM, this is Sakura’s Day Master. This represents her and who she is in elemental term and how she presents herself to the world. Here I chose the Xin Metal (jewelry and small metal) as her DM as an example, although she could be any one of the ten day masters such as Jia Wood (big woods), Yi Wood (flowers and little plants), Bing Fire (fire of the sun), Ding Fire (fire of candle light), Jia Earth (mountains), Ji Earth (soft earth), Ren Water (sea water), Gui Water (rain water), or Geng Metal (swords and large metal).

Below the DM where it says Spouse Palace is, as stated, the husband palace. It is a very important and untouchable palace out of all of the palaces. By untouchable I mean it cannot be clash, harm, punish, destroy or combine in any way, shape or form. If any of the afore-mentioned touches this palace, you can kiss a wonderful, romantic relationship goodbye. Of course in real life, there is no such things as a wonderful and lasting romantic relationship. Your ten years luck pillars and annual pillars change. The cycle of these interacts with your personal chart, making it super awesome, good, okay, or simply a horrible year for you depending on the composition of your chart.

For a woman to have a good romantic relationship, she needs to have the DO star within the spouse palace. Please don’t panic if you don’t see it straight of in your spouse palace. You need to look in the hidden stem which is shown below the spouse palace. Hidden stem is actually within the earthly branch. It’s just that the stars are hidden. If you still don’t have the DO star in the hidden stem, please remain calm. As long as you have a favorable element to the DM within the spouse palace, all is well in the relationship front. Just as long also that this palace is not clashed, harmed, punished or combined in anyway as mentioned before.

Next, the DO star needs to be a favorable element to the DM. In Sakura’s case, because she is a Xin Metal DM, she needs the DO star, the Bing Fire element, to be favorable to her DM. In this case, Sakura DM has to be strong because a strong DM favors the Influence Stars (DO and 7K), Wealth Stars (DW and IW), and Output Stars (EG and HO). She does not like Resource Stars (DR and IR) and Friend/Self Stars (Friend and RW).

Remember the ultimate goal for the chart is balance. You don’t any one element to be too strong. That’s why a strong DM needs to be controlled by the Influence stars (DO and/or 7K), produce Output Stars (EG/HO) and controls another element which means Wealth (DW and IW). This is all in order to reduce the strength of the DM. If the DM is weak then the DM needs resource (DR and IR) and friends/self-element to help strengthen it.

According to her Chart

So which is for real? Note that in Sakura’s chart, there are two influence stars, DO and/or 7K flanking on either side of her DM in the heavenly stem? Note: The top column is called the heavenly stem and the bottom is called the earthly branch. Heavenly stem is weak and doesn’t whole as much weight as the earthly branch. This means that to the outside and on the surface, Sakura appears to have two DO/husband stars. Hence, translate to life, this means she has two men to choose from as her love interest. In the hour pillar, I plotted it either as DO or 7K because I wanted to show that either she appears to have two husband stars or that she appears to have one husband star and one boyfriend star. As I’ve mentioned before, the heavenly stem is only an appearance. The stars/elements need to be rooted, meaning appearing in the earthly branch and straight down to the hidden stem to have any real lasting/meaning. In this case, Sakura chart has the DO right in the spouse palace. So she does have a true husband star that is strong and rooted. But really? Do the husband star means Sebastian or Darcy? This depends on Sakura’s decision. But for a more sure thing, one needs to look at both Sebastian’s and Darcy’s chart. If the chart fits, meaning one of the men’s chart is going through a wealth ten years luck pillar or that there is a combination forming a very strong wealth element for him (as mentioned before wealth also represent wife for a man), then you bet it’s him.

Sebastian – 27 years old multibillionaire real estate investor and businessman. You bet he’s going through his wealth 10 years luck pillar.

Darcy – 24 years old multibillionaire game designer and entrepreneur. You bet he’s going through his wealth 10 years luck pillar.

Damn! This is so hard.

When Sakura meets Sebastian and Darcy

In Falling for Sakura Book 1: A Secret Kiss, Sakura meets the Princeton brothers when they return home to St. Joseph Island for their cousin’s wedding. Of course they literally drove into Sakura whilst she’s out taking photos of nature. She’s an artist. More on bazi and her characteristics later. When she meets them again, she’s twenty-three years old. Now let us see how bazi help us decipher this. Below are her natal chart, 10 years luck pillar, and an annual pillar. I take the annual pillar as 2026 because in 2026, it is the year of Bing Wu, which is Bing Fire in the heavenly stem and Wu Horse (Yang Fire) in the earthly branch.

Skaura's Chart1

In 2026 when the year of Bing Wu comes around, Sakura will meet her potential husband. Bing is the fire of the sun, Wu Horse is Yang Fire which is also the fire of the sun. The element of fire represents the DO star for Sakura. When this star appears in both her 10 years luck pillar, as it is in the 23 to 33 years cycle, and the annual pillar, as it is in 2026, the husband himself will make an appearance and they will meet. See? Not so hard, right? But of course in reality, whether this meeting will turn into a relationship depends on the person’s action and whether there are clashes, harm, punishment and/or a combination between the pillars. And trust me, character such as Sakura with all her problems such as being an orphan, people being jealous of her and bullying her during her childhood years, and her having so much inner conflict will have some of these within her chart. More on that in later posts.

Of course the appearance of the Husband Star (DO or 7K) in the 10 years luck pillar and the annual pillar is not the only way a woman will meet her husband. Another way is when there is a combination of the elements, either via the formation of the Three Combination or the Directional Combination. In Sakura’s case, this occurs when her chart meets a 10 year luck and annual pillar of Yin Tiger and Xu Dog. Hence, Yin Tiger – Wu Horse – Xu Dog will form a Three Combination Fire Structure that is extremely strong. The same will happen if her chart meets the Si Snake and Wei Goat. Hence, the Si Snake – Wu Horse – Wei Goat form an extremely strong Directional Combination of Summer, which is also the element of fire, a Xin Metal DO/husband star.

Bottom story? If your chart say you will meet your other half, you will met him when the time comes. If it’s not now, why not concentrate on doing something else that your chart says will make you a success? Such as career (output/influence), accumulating wealth (wealth stars), or self-improvement (resource stars)? But then again, bazi is subjective and complex. There is no one star to consider but a combination in any area of life. Take career for example. For your career to be a success, three different stars are taken into consideration; Output, Influence and Wealth. It’s how good and hard you work (output), who your boss is (Influence) and how much money you make (wealth). For a man, well, wealth is not only wealth, but his wife, too. So no wealth? No wife! Or at least it will be very hard for him to find/connect with that special someone. You will notice a trend that when a man starts making money, he’d probably be getting married soon, or at least find his true other half (as mentioned above with Sebastian and Darcy).

Okay. Enough bazi.  For now, let’s just enjoy Falling for Sakura, why don’t we? Book 2, A Secret Proposal Part 1 is coming out on the 18th of August, that’s like only a week and a bit away. If you haven’t pre-order one, there’s still time to do that. It’s available on Apple iBooks, B&N, Google, Kobo, and Smashwords. The book will also be available on Amazon on the day of release. A Secret Proposal Part 2 will continue updating on Wattpad in October.

Book 2 - Falling For Sakura A Secret Proposal

Of course A Secret Proposal Part 2 is also up for pre-order on the Apple iBooks Store ^_^

2015 A Secret Proposal Part 2

Cheer and peace ^_^

Alexia

Top 50 Fictional Writer – World beyond imagination

Kevin’s blog article makes it sound like I’m kind of in the right field. Being a writer! Super awesome ^_^

Cheat Sheet to Life

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Creative fictional writing, were a new world is born and shape by the very person that is penning (keyboarding) it down. Here i have fish out among the Top 50 fictional writer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_fiction_authors) and have a look at what is in common in their chart.

Top 50 Fictional Writer DM

Day Master is rather dominated by Ji Earth. Ji Earth being the most malleable element of all, you would used clay/soft earth to make all sort sculpture and art peaces. Their willingness to accept the unknown open their mind to possibility. Next highest being Bing Fire. Generosity of sharing with other and the utter need of attention may have drive fellow Bing Fire creative bone. Being the sun fire, boundless and limitless with their way of expressing. Being the bottom dweller, Ren Water have the lowest representation, too much logic and intelligence hindering the ability to walk the “bullshit” path.

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Bazi, Health, Inspiration and Writing

I’ve been neglecting to update this blog for a wee while now, and I feel the need to write and post articles once again. So I’m going to be going over a little about my poor health of late, which I have notified everyone of on Wattpad, and my current state of inspiration for writing.

Health wise, I’m not going so great at the moment. I will admit that I was never a fit nor healthy child when I grew up. Now as an adult, I am getting healthier. Come on, growing up in a refugee camp and surviving on barely anything to eat wasn’t an ideal childhood. And since I’ve learn and have come to a better understanding of Bazi (four pillars of destiny), I can appreciate why my health isn’t great, especially during the period between May to July. Check out my chart below.
My Bazi Table - Clash

In bazi, the months between May and July is the summer season. May is the Si Snake, June is the Wu Horse and July is the Wei Goat. These three months mark the summer season.

Now how does this affect me, health wise? I am a Yi Wood Day Master. Yi Wood is small plant such as flowers and shrubs. I was born, according to my month of birth which is May, in summer which is fire element. In summer, wood is weak, recall that wood produces fire in the elemental cycle. Once an element produces another element, the self-element will be weak. So in very basic bazi, I am a weak Yi Wood Day Master.

Since I was born in summer, my whole chart is very hot. Hence, the most important element needed to cool my chart down is water. I do have the water element in my chart in the year pillar, being born in a Hai Pig year. I’m not surprise I’m more attracted to friends with cold chart, especially those born during the winter season which is the months of December, January and February. Most of my friends and of course my younger twin sisters were born in these months.

The Pig and Snake Clash

Even if you don’t know bazi, you would have heard people telling you that people born in the pig year shouldn’t marry or be friend with people born in the year of the snake because the two animals clash. First off, this is a load of bullshit! Pardon my German. Because you’re born in the year of the pig simply doesn’t mean you can’t get along with those born in the year of the snake. Bazi wise, however, this hold true that the pig and snake clashes. So from here, you can tell that my year pillar clashes with my month pillar.

Boo! I’m so sad my chart clashes.

LOL! I will admit that having a clash chart isn’t fun in life. Generally, the clash between the year and month pillar denotes difficult childhood, as the two pillars represent age between one to thirty-five years. After thirty-five, the problem will not go away though it will lessen in effect. Of course, this depends on what the two elements of the chart represent to the person as well in order to analyze what type of difficulty the person has. For me, the Hai Pig water element is the resource elements, which represent, among other things; health, the state of my emotion and mentally, and of course help and support from noble people. The Si Snake fire, on the other hand, is my output elements which represent work and products etc. So which element wins? The Si Snake Fire, of course. Why? Because I was born in the season of summer in May when fire is at its most prosperous. Hence, Fire wins and, as the saying goes, clashes away the water element. LOL! Not surprising here. Get the picture?

No? Here’s one for you. Imagine two boxers in a boxing ring. One is red. He’s big, muscular and super awesome. The other one, the blue one, is pale, skinny, weak, and looks more than a little sick. He should be in a hospital bed with IV lines supporting his life. The match begins. In an instant the red knocks the blue one dead in a second flat. Ding! The red wins!

So how does this translate from bazi to real life? It simply means that there is a lot of hard work and very little support in anything. Health wise? Come May, June and July, my health goes down the drain. Picture wise? Imagine a little flower trying to survive in the hot desert. This is the picture of my chart during these three months. When these months arrive every year, I get the hit. Over work and stress with very little time to relax (relaxation and holiday are govern by the recourse stars, which is water in my case) leads to poor health.

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Inspiration and time to write wise?

The resource element, among other things, represent inspiration and time to enjoy life and smell the rose. Writing to me is enjoying my time and smelling the roses. Conclusion? Over work lead to stress lead to poor health and cannot find the energy to get inspire or write. Sigh! For the longest time I have always wondered why the snake months and years were so horrible for me. Now I know and will endeavor to relax more and not put myself through so much work during these times when they come around.

Ways to get inspiration

When I have no inspiration to write, I watch movies and anime and read books and manga. LOL! Speaking of books. I have recently bought about thirty from a Book Sales from our public library. It’s awesome. And it only costed me $23. So will start reading those soon.

As I’ve mentioned before, I watch anime in order to connect better with my resource stars. Relaxing and entertaining yourself is one way to connecting with your resource stars. So I’ve been watching ‘Say I Love You’ or Sukitte Ii na yo in Japanese. It’s a sweet high school romance. I highly recommend it if you haven’t already seen it. Watch it here on Anime Kiss.

Say I love You Manga and Anime

It’s also because I loved Sakurai Takahiro’s voice. He has such an awesome voice. And every time I hear him speak, my blood sings. It just sings. I have also been reading manga and listening to his Drama CDs. One of them is Adekan. It is classified as Yaoi and Shounen Ai. So if you don’t like Yaoi (boys love) or Shounen Ai (boys friendship), then don’t read it. Although I must admit there isn’t much of the Yaoi but more of the Shounen Ai. Just subtext Yaoi. But I do love all three mains—all males. Yes, I love male harem. Just males. Judge me if you want to. But that’s who I am.

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Adekan Characters:

Adekan 3 Adekan 2

Shiro (Middle) : Voiced by Jun Fukuyama (one of my favorite voice actors)
Anri (Left with blond hair): Voiced by of course the awesome Sakurai Takahiro
Kojiro (Right): Voiced by Maeno Tomoaki (my other favorite voice actor)

Now then, I must return to editing Falling for Sakura: A Secret Proposal Part 1 and updating When the Sun Courts the Moon on Wattpad. These two, are by the way, on pre-order on iBooks, B&N and Smashwords.

Book 2 - Falling For Sakura A Secret Proposal When the Sun Courts the Moon - A Kiwi Bride Novel

So chillax and reconnect with your own resource stars by doing what I like to do. Read books!

Cheer and look after yourself ^_^

CHAINED TO YOU: Chapter 1

So I’ve just released a novella, CHAINED TO YOU: The Contract, which is basically a taste of what CHAINED TO YOU the novel will be. You can download CHAINED TO YOU from Amazon. Here’s Chapter 1.

Chained to You - the contract 1

CHAPTER 1

Mia

It was a mistake to let Andy leave the country, and I’d known it the moment he told me he’d be going.

“Better job prospects there,” he’d said. “Friends of mine promised to find me a good one.”

A good one to Andy meant a job that would offer very good pay and didn’t require any university qualifications, since he didn’t have any. I wasn’t one to argue though, since I didn’t have any either, and working as a kitchen hand in a restaurant at minimum wage wasn’t something both of us planned for the rest of our lives. Andy wanted to study business and, one day, own his own big corporation with hundreds of employees and a very cool office with an outstanding view, high in the building. Me, I wanted to teach.

“You won’t have to work those shitty long hours anymore, Mia. We won’t have to worry about money. You can quit that pathetic job and say good-bye to that arsehole boss of yours.”

“Pathetic job,” I murmured under my breath as I stared out the small window to my right. “Arsehole boss.” I hugged myself tight as I gazed at the view.

It was beautiful, with bright gold and blues, and just below the plane, there were thick white clouds all along the endless horizon. I’d always wanted to see this exquisite scenery for real, since I’d spotted it in a beauty magazine I bought from a secondhand bookstore. I even had the picture glued in my notebook of places I wanted to go and things I wanted to do and accomplish before I die. I’d also wanted to be in a plane, too.

At the moment, however, both were the furthest from my mind. In a few hours, the plane would land, and I’d be in Los Angeles, California—a place I’d never been to before and hadn’t even wanted to visit. Paris, Tokyo, and Rome were the cities I desperately wanted to see. Not Los Angeles. Never Los Angeles. And the fact I didn’t know where I was going or what I’d be doing there really worried me. No, that wasn’t true. What really worried me was I wouldn’t know who I’d be facing and how the hell I’d be getting Andy out of his mess.

During the next few painstakingly slow hours, I remained paralyzed, seized by fear of the unknown. Fear of what would happen to Andy if I couldn’t help him.

“Andy,” I murmured. “Why?”

He’d been such a good little brother. I understood it had been hard for him since the death of our parents, as it had for me. Understood shit happened in everyone’s life, though it seemed to happen a lot more for us. But we had to carry on living, didn’t we? And Andy? He was just that gullible, more than the most gullible person on the planet. I’d known that, yet I’d let him go. Allowed the wolves to have a taste of him, to play and dance with him. And now he was stuck, and I didn’t know how I could save him.

At the moment, I knew I was charging forward blindly. The wolves, these billionaire businessmen who didn’t hesitate to play dirty, were who I would be dealing with.

“Maxwell.” I said the name softly under my breath, a shiver passing down my spine. Even the name itself radiated power, and it scared the hell out of me.

All I’d gotten was a phone call from Andy and then an email—a threatening email—from a man simply called J. Maxwell. That email was short and to the point. Even now, I felt a little dizzy thinking about it.

Ms. Donovan,

 I would like to inform you that your brother, Andy Donovan, has done a very unwise thing. He and his friends have swindled and lost two million dollars of mine in a gamble. He is currently under our protection. Negotiation between us is prudent, and I urgently advise you to make an appointment to meet me.

J. Maxwell

The bastard had made it sound like he was the police with the words protection and negotiate. But then again, Andy and his so-called friends had swindled millions from the billionaire, and now, it was my job to replace them. Once again, the number of zeros following that two made my head spin. How the heck was I supposed to supply two million US dollars?

The plane landed, and I found myself shuffling through thousands of people I didn’t know. I tried to pass them as quick as I could, clutching my backpack close to me. I knew I looked like a fish out of water here, and those staring at me with the look were evidence of that. I didn’t care though. I had a mission to accomplish, and their judgement wasn’t going to faze me.

I sighed with some small relief once I was outside where there were less people to encounter. It was hot. So hot in fact I had to take off my jumper. I knew I had to take the bus into town because a taxi was way too expensive, and I couldn’t afford that, what with only three hundred bucks cash in my wallet.

I jumped into the bus a few minutes later, and after paying my fees, I settled in a lone seat, placing my backpack on my lap in front of me. I kept to myself throughout the whole journey. When the bus stopped in town, I took another up to Beverly Hills and then another one farther out. This took me another hour, and by the time it stopped at the very end of the route, I was exhausted and thirsty.

Out on the rather deserted street lined with big mansions that both terrified and amazed me, I took out the Google map I’d printed out and peered at the white, neatly folded piece of paper. The glare was getting to my eyes, so I moved around, trying to find a bit of shade. My finger followed the line of roads on the map as I muttered to myself, “Where am I? Where am I?”

An angry, long, loud beep blared from the distance. Tires screeched against asphalt. I lifted my head, and my eyes rounded with dread. Panic sized me the moment I saw the car heading toward me. I reacted by staggering back, just in time, as the vehicle came to a sudden halt inches from me.

I fell on my backside, my heart pumping loud and fast. I was still paralyzed with fright when the door of that expensive car opened. Shiny black shoes landed on the pavement, followed by clean black trousers.

I watched, suddenly fascinated as that pair of shoes came my way. They stopped right in front of me, as if waiting patiently for me to lift my head. And I did. My eyes slowly drifted up to the long legs trousers and then to the slim waist and expensive-looking pale-blue shirt and dark jacket, and then… My breath was taken away the moment my eyes met his.

Strong, aquiline nose, deep-set eyes, prominent jawline, and dark hair—this was the type of face found in fashion magazines. The male models in ads for perfume and expensive suits. The type that was out of my reach. The rich, expensive type that every girl drooled over and dreamed of dating.

He was the type that scared the shit out of me, and he was doing so right now. My breathing became shorter and faster. At that moment, I just wanted to run. My legs, however, seemed to have become numb, and I couldn’t command them to move.

The handsome stranger made my condition worse by coming down to one knee. I was surprised he actually allowed those expensive, clean trousers to touch the dirt.

When he faced me, I swallowed.

Prussian blue. The color of his eyes. Dark yet bright, with an ominous feel to them. A shade of blue that had fascinated me since I was a child. It was the shade of the sky I’d seen when I opened my eyes that day many years ago, my whole body aching in agony and my bones broken. The sound of sirens and people shouting, asking me if I was all right. I’d never been all right. I was dying from a car accident. And they asked me, a child of twelve, if I was all right.

I flicked my mind back to the present, to the man in front of me, and bit my dry lip. I subconsciously licked them—a mistake. His Prussian blue eyes drifted to my lips, and suddenly, my whole body reacted in a way it had never reacted before.

It flared with heat and delicious sensation coursed through me, making me almost breathless. I was trembling more fiercely than I had when I’d thought the car was going to hit me. My whole body trembled beneath his stare, at the sudden electrical sparks that charged and pulsated between us.

He narrowed his eyes—against the glare of the sun or a knowing sign, I didn’t know which. When he grinned at me, one that would take any girl’s breath away, I knew it was the latter. He was way too handsome for my peace of mind. It was a crime for such a man to exist. He was too much.

“Are you all right?” he asked, his voice timbre deep.

A thrill rushed down my spine. I tentatively nodded and wished he’d just up and go.

He didn’t, which both angered and pleased me at the same time. At that moment, I didn’t understand my own feelings. Yes, I wanted him to leave me alone, but at the same time, I didn’t want him to go.

He surprised me by wrapping one large, strong hand over my arm. I jolted at the touch, and my whole body went into a frenzy of sensation, a whirlwind of heat.

He pulled me along as he stood, and I mindlessly followed. My head barely reached to his massive broad shoulders. I swallowed as I stared at his shirt.

“Don’t walk into the road without looking if you don’t want to get hit,” he said.

I nodded, still not looking at him. “Thanks,” I said, stepping back. I felt his hand releasing me, his warmth leaving me.

I turned, picked up my backpack, and gave him a small smile. I saw him cocking his head to one side before turning away. I was still trembling when a few moments later I watched his car speed by.

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