On March 10, 2009, New York Times wrote,
”The Chinese place enormous emphasis on anniversaries and dates …. To outsiders, this fixation on dates may seem odd, but it has both cultural and political explanations. Numerology and the calendar have ancient and honored roles in China, Elizabeth Perry, a China scholar and professor of government at Harvard, said in an e-mail interview. Even today, while Americans identify most major events by their locations (the Boston tea party, the Alamo, Gettysburg, Oklahoma City), the Chinese tend to rely on dates.”
Different cultures has different ways to remember events! For those who observe US stock markets, they would know that most BIG sell offs happened historically either on Mondays or Fridays.
Allow me to post here my answers to questions and respond to comments you made for my previous blog entry.
Anthony Lemme :
> Are (Our) philosophies are similar but our means different. Glad you are on board
All philosophies and all religions are really saying the same messages but delivered in different ways.
Ø Are you still working on the book from last time where you were going to do some readings?
Yes. Without disclosing your birth year, let’s have a peek at your birthday Feb 11th posted at my Vox blog:
Ambitious, Creative, Practical, Diplomatic with a Touch of Romance
You are generous, affectionate and charming. When your friends and loved ones need help, you come to their aid in practical and down-to-earth ways with empathy. A good and nice person to be with.
Now, Skype me at “johnho_2004“ to alert me your Skype user name. I’ll link up to deliver your reading as promised. My status is always “Invisible”.
Is your Vox blog is being picked up well by the search engines? Do you think you might do better to integrate it onto your wordpress blog as a separate page (explained in Craig’s latest video)?
My Vox blog still get picked up pretty well by Google search engine. As to your suggestion of integration, I’ll look into Craig’s latest video. Thanks for the alert!
BTW, today I received the following Google Alert with you being mentioned:
I find your posts interesting as you are located on the other side of the globe and your posts are extremly accurate in describing my personality and we haven’t even met.
Still on the fence but everyday your posts start to influence me a little more each day.
Ø I have mixed beliefs with Numerology and Horoscopes as I watched a video by Derren Brown explaining cold reading.
I recommend everyone watch Derren’s YouTube video on Cold Reading. It’s an interesting & powerful technique that the fake psychics uses all the time, especially from those special phone lines that you dial in for an instant and immediate “personalised” readings! Just like casino visits, you should only look for entertainment value there, not enlightenment!
The following observation shows you another way of applying cold reading technique. Back in February this year, I deliberately read thru’ carefully the first two weeks’ of that month’s daily horoscopes columns from newspapers for what they talk about under different horoscopes. Then I simply ignore what signs they are talking about & simply cut out the part that applies to me as a Taurus.
Guess what? Most of them are applicable to me! So unless Taurus is the MOST versatile zodiac sign, otherwise you can pretty much read any Zodiac sign as your own! But that sounds so unprofessional & random. That’s exactly what I mean. I don’t know about astrology, but I did subscribe to an Astrologers’ professional forum called “Festival” back in 1996-1997 for quite a few months to observe and pick up knowledge.
I suggest whoever reads those Sun-sign based horoscopes, simply ignore their own sign and read the text of ALL signs to get their own clues !
Astrology does work but the Sun-based zodiac sign astrology is more of an entertainment value and as an English learning exercise than anything else.
Now, I suggest you read my daily Numeroscope at my Vox Blog to check out whether I use cold reading or not. I wreck my brain for each and every one of the daily comment. For sure, there’s always some commonalities for those who are born on the same day. The intricacies lie on the complete birth date and the positions (which indicate their respective strengths) of those numbers. That’s why in General Disclaimer there, I say,”Consequently, here is a broad brush comment in the absence of the birth month and the year.”
jc mackenzie (concurred by Sonya Lenzo)
> Any thoughts on Obama, and his place here and now in history?
Please tell me Obama’s correct birth date & I’ll do one in this blog for all to read.
April Braswell & Steve Chambers:
Thanks for your patience to wait till your birth dates to come up.