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作者: cwing   圍觀川普御用风水师.本坛反華黄川粉咋评价川爷重视风水这事?^^ 2019-02-05 21:16:02  [点击:2737]
Meet Donald Trump's feng shui master
How the Republican nominee adopted an ancient Chinese philosophy that aims to harmonize people with their surroundings and made it mainstream
Sasha von Oldershausen
Tue 13 Sep 2016 11.00 BST Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 19.07 GMT

Pun-Yin, Donald Trump’s feng shui master.
Pun-Yin, Donald Trump’s feng shui master: ‘Until I did this [Trump Tower] project and took off, it was not a female industry at all.’ Photograph: Sasha von Oldershausen
The offices of feng shui masters Pun-Yin and her father Tin-Sun inhabit a dimly lit basement space, replete with lush plants and gurgling fountains, deep in New York City’s Chinatown.

Inside, framed photos decorate the walls, including one taken some 20 years ago. In it, the then 27-year-old Pun-Yin stood front-and-center before a group of people – among them a young socialite called Marla Maples, and a slightly less orange Donald Trump.

The caption beneath it reads: “Photo taken at the Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower groundbreaking and blessing Ceremony on June 1995.”

Trump, our zealous and erratic Republican presidential nominee, hardly seems to embody the principles of the ancient Chinese philosophy that aims to harmonize people with their physical surroundings. And yet, according to Pun-Yin, for decades, incorporating those principles into his real estate holdings was one of Trump’s foremost priorities.

For Trump's respected clients, a building lacking in feng shui could be a dealbreaker
But his reasons were hardly spiritual. Beginning in 1995, Trump hired Pun-Yin and her father to assess the energy of his Int’l Hotel & Tower development project and make the necessary changes to its design, in a calculated move to tap into the burgeoning market of international investors in US real estate from China and Hong Kong. For such respected clients, a building lacking in feng shui could be a dealbreaker.

Pun Yin and Donald Trump in 1995.
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Pun-Yin and Donald Trump in 1995.

And it seems the famously bullheaded real estate developer met his match in Pun-Yin. An apprentice to her father for 15 years, Pun-Yin made a name for herself when she took on the project, for which Trump invested $230m in revamping the building.

“Until I did this project and took off, it was not a female industry at all,” Pun-Yin said, referring to the cult of mostly male feng shui masters. “As a woman, you have to be 50 to 60 years old. So I broke rank not only as a female but also as a young female.”

When Pun-Yin saw the Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower, the energy was so bad, she insisted that it had to be her way or the highway. She said, “By the time we went there and saw it, we said, ‘We’re not going to do this project with you unless you follow us completely.’”

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Not one to miss out on a potential financial opportunity, Trump complied. “It’s just another element in which you can have the advantage over your competitors,” Trump told the New York Times for an article about feng shui in 1994. “Asians are becoming a big part of our market and this is something we can’t ignore.”

Keep in mind this is the same man who recently blamed China for “the greatest theft in the history of the world”, and who perpetually accuses the country of manipulating its currency. Yet few have capitalized on the potential investment opportunity that China represents more than Trump.

Today, some of the Trump International Hotel and Tower’s most iconic features are the result of the counsel Pun-Yin provided at the time. The metal globe that stands before the building was intended to deflect the negative energy produced by the oncoming traffic in Columbus Circle. And the tower’s tea-colored glassy exterior, which reflects the surrounding sky, was said to absorb the negative energy caused by the wind’s sway upon the building.

Pun-Yin also insisted that the entrance of the building face Central Park, which she refers to as the “green dragon of New York City”, instead of its original orientation, which faced Columbus Circle.

“The instability of energy caused by traffic coming at the building – it’s almost like bullets flying at you all the time. It’s not stable. It’s not calm,” she said.

Trump Tower in New York City
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Trump Tower in New York City Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP
In fact, Pun-Yin attributes the success Trump found in that project to some seriously good feng shui, made possible by her and her dad. “That’s why the press started coming to talk about this project,” she said. “And then a few years later, with the grand opening, it was the same thing. There were 10 years of international media coming to me and talking about his project.”


She added, “That’s why he became the most profitable real estate developer.”

To be clear, Trump is neither the most profitable real estate developer, nor is he the largest. But the flurry of media attention from Trump’s tower not only made a name for Pun-Yin, it also introduced the concept of feng shui into the mainstream.

Soon after the project broke ground, the discipline – previously a foreign concept in the west – became a household name. A New Yorker cartoon from 1995 depicts a broker, who stands on the balcony of an apartment building with two prospective buyers and says, “A million two does seem a bit heavy for a one-bedroom at first, but this unit has the best feng shui in the building.”

In the late 1990s, interior designers began appropriating elements of the philosophy for a western audience, while publishers put out accessible feng shui books with titles like “Dorm Room Feng Shui” to provide college students with “quick and inexpensive feng shui fixes” like putting a pink seashell in the corner of the room to attract true love. But, Pun-Yin insists, much of the true meaning of feng shui has been lost on commercialized gimmicks.

Nowadays, Bill Seto, a veteran New York broker who specializes in the Asian-majority market in Flushing, Queens, said that while it was once regarded as an obscure philosophy, feng shui is now a tool of the trade. “It’s heavily practiced in Manhattan. Brokers are starting to take courses in feng shui because it helps them market their property better,” he said.

As for Pun-Yin, she has established a robust business for herself with a wide array of clients and projects, ranging from the CEO of fashion label Theory, Andrew Rosen, to projects commissioned by the local government.

When I contacted her again – my first interview with her was two years ago – to divine her thoughts on the impending presidential election, I caught her between feng shui consultations.

“I’d have to consult with my lawyers to comment on my client,” she said. “And my plate is too full to take this on.”

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Feng shui masters say Trump's secrets could be sniffed out in Year of the Boar
JAN 31, 2019
HONG KONG - As the Chinese zodiac enters the Year of the Boar next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders — not least President Donald Trump, who risks having past secrets revealed.

Taiwanese fortune-teller Tsai Shang-chi explained that the boar can be a particularly bad year for those born in the year of the dog — which includes America’s divisive president. “All bad things done by people who were born in the dog years could be exposed and made public,” he said. “There is a chance he might be impeached.”

Hong Kong feng shui master Thierry Chow concurred. “For Donald Trump, I foresee there would be quite a lot of energy focusing on getting himself out of trouble,” she explained. “There will be a lot of issues that will surface that won’t be very good for his career.”

But Alion Yeo, another Hong Kong-based feng shui master, said Trump’s opponents will need to time their moves carefully. “The only chance to successfully impeach Trump is between Dec. 6 and Jan. 6, 2020,” he proclaimed.

Feng shui — meaning “wind water” — is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and carefully position items such as a cup of water or pieces of crystal in offices and homes to maximize their luck and wealth. The philosophy says that all events are dictated by the varying balances in the five elements that make up the universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.

The Chinese zodiac switches yearly among 12 animals that adopt a different elemental attribute each time they come around, which soothsayers then use to make predictions.

This week’s Lunar New Year welcomes the arrival of the “earth boar.”

Fortune tellers had predicted claws out for geopolitics in 2018, an “earth dog” year that saw the world’s two largest economies embark on a trade war and a bitterly divided Britain barrel towards leaving the European Union.

Yeo said there should be fewer tensions between nations this year — but there would be little respite for politicians back home.

“Pigs represent water. And when water adds with earth it becomes muddy, which means people will lack clear thinking and their decisions will be problematic this year,” Yeo said.

Using his “I Ching” (“Book of Changes”) — the ancient Chinese divination book used by many fortune tellers — he alighted on the hexagram of “thunder,” which he said represents shock and quakes.

“It indicates that every country will be very busy dealing with their internal problems, although international conflicts will be lessened this year,” Yeo explained.

Not good news for Britain’s Theresa May, who has had a rough year trying to get her own party behind her deal with the EU.

“The hexagram shows only by relying on the EU, Britain will be prosperous and lucky, and can develop smoothly and steadily,” Yeo said. “A ‘hard Brexit’ would lead to riots and protests.”

Tsai said Britain faces a tough year whether it stays in or out of the EU. “The country’s economy would be bogged down whether Brexit will be realized or not and it would be a year of grave challenges for May.”

On the U.S.-China trade war, Tsai said he held little hope for a breakthrough partly because the muddy confluences of the boar year will prompt both sides “to stick to old and conservative ways of thinking and only look at what is happening right in front of their eyes.”

“The parties involved in the U.S.-China trade war would not see the long-term consequences, so negotiations are likely to fall through,” he said.

Chow said Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was born in the year of the snake, is facing “an enormous energy that represents movements, shifts and sometime if it is not managed well, it will become trouble.”

But a good year beckons for Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting a baby at the end of April or early May.

“We do see it is a very good year to have a baby for her,” Chow said.

And the baby’s sex?

“For her birth chart, it is a bit more male dominant energy. So I would say to expect more of a boy than a girl.”
候任总统川普 与中国风水渊源深
坊间传闻华裔风水先生让川普的生意走出低谷 起死回生

已成为哥伦布圆环地标的金属地球仪。 (庄翊晨/大纪元)

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更新: 2016-12-09 11:13 PM 标签: 中国, 侨领, 国际酒店, 地球仪, 川普, 曼哈顿, 纽约, 总统, 华埠, 风水

大家经常援引为例的,就是川普在1990 年代深陷债务泥潭时,靠华人起死回生的那件事。

川普早年买下曼哈顿西边的河滨南(Riverside South),占地77英亩,但1980年代急转而下的地产形势,让这块地成了“烫手山芋”。当时川普不但无力开发,甚至连买地的银行利息都付不起,陷入财务困境。







所跟帖: 螺杆 : ZT 一出好戲 徐曉東大戰“繃帶俠”田野 2019-01-13 23:27:55
作者: 范工 中国武术,就是中国历史,文化,医学,军事等等的一面镜子... 2019-01-14 01:01:26 [点击:4663]
[独评] 所以说,川粉的基本盘都是反中国历史文化的,还非把反华包装成反共 cwing [0 b] 2019-01-14 01:26:08 [点击: 4645] (1413830)
又编造假命题,胡绞蛮缠。 范工 [0 b] 2019-01-14 08:10:47 [点击: 4486] (1413836)
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