Jan 24, 2012

Enter the Black Dragon - Warning: Solar Storm! (Update)

On the First day of the Black Dragon into the year 2012 brings a warning to the World as the Sun erupts with a massive solar explosion on it's surface that unleashed  a storm of charged particles towards planet Earth.

The solar storm is expected to hit us at about 9PM (Hour of the Black Dog from 7PM to 9PM - Arch enemy of the Black Dragon) Malaysia time today. The solar eruption on the 23 Jan 2012 at about 0359 GMT the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Black Dragon.

NASA has issued a warning that the expected arrival of the highly charged geomagnetic particles expecting to hit earth and disruptions are expected to Satellites, Power Grids, Air Travel and Communication equipments could be expected.

NASA do not expect any immediate danger to human life as reported.

Read More from Reuters HERE and Space.com HERE

Latest Update HERE and HERE and Daily Telegraph Story HERE


Jan 22, 2012

The Black Dragon in Malaysia 2012


Welcome to the Year of 2012, the Year of the Black Dragon as the colour black is representation of the celestial force of the Water element and so you have the Black Dragon ruling over the lunar year of 2012.

The year 2012 has seen much deliberation way before it approaches from the end of the world supposition of the Mayan calendar that is reproduced in TV documentaries and even a movie is made of the same title “2012”.

The Dragon is the only animal in the Chinese astrological chart that rules the skies of the 12 animals and is a representation of the imperial family and in the dynastic history the dragon symbol can only be used by the emperor.

The magnificent dragon has an enchanting quality all throughout the history of China that is significant of high energy, heroics and a revelation of the fate and destiny.

The Water element bears the quality of Intelligence and Wisdom, the Yang principle of the Water element signifies high energy, volatility and constant unstoppable movement. Water also represents the masses, the people.

And thus in this combination of Water and the Dragon brings us the Black Dragon of 2012.

Significance to Malaysia

In order for us to relate Malaysia to the Black Dragon we first need to know the astrological make up of the nation.

The Federation of Malaya obtain its independence on the 31 August 1957 which is a Fire Rooster year, however on 16 September 1963 a new nation Malaysia was established in a Water Rabbit year.

It is interesting to note that here that the establishment of Malaysia is not in harmony in accordance to the astrological charts and in fact we have a head on collision with the Fire Rooster and the Water Rabbit. Fire clashes with Water and the Rooster and the Rabbit are in opposing palaces in the astrological chart which indicate incompatibility.

This can be simply translated that the founding of Malaysia is not in harmony with the earlier independence of the federation of Malaya, and the new nation is destined for problem and conflict from the day it started bringing sufferings and calamity to its people.

The Federation consist of 9 Sultanate States and the 2 British Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca which gains its independence from the British on 31 August 1957. In 1963 Malaysia was formed together with the States of Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.

 Later on the 9 August 1965 Singapore broke away and became an Independent nation and how lucky can that be for this little island which has today progressed by leaps and bounce to be listed as an advance nation and a high income economy leaving Malaysia far behind a backward Nation of high corruption and a low income economy.

The last time Malaysia had a General Election in a dragon year was the first election of the newly formed nation of Malaysia on the 25 April 1964, the year of the Wood Dragon, which was won by the then Alliance Party. It was also the first time the (PAP) The People’s Action Party of Singapore participated in the election and won only one seat and that is the Parliament seat of Bangsar constituency which was represented by Mr Devan Nair who later became the 3rd President of Singapore.

Will this Dragon year see a new beginning for the Nation like the new beginning of 1964, the first general election for the new nation of Malaysia?

Coincidentally the Black Dragon rules the sector or direction of South – East, exactly the location of Malaysia. The signs points to high activity in this sector where the Dragon rules and has a possibility of seeing a real Tsunami as compared to the one in 2008 which will be miniscule in proportion. The election of 2008 was in the year of the Earth Rat who is a buddy of the Dragon and is just helping out the Dragon in passing.

Again, coincidentally the new umno was founded in the Dragon year of 1988, the Dragon is a majestic symbol and when two dragons meet there is a conflict. (For those born in the year of the dragon, do not be unnecessary alarmed as the charts are to be read in totality and an individual charts consist of 4 pillars denoting 4 animals and 4 elements and the controlling animal and element is indicated).

We will expend a bit more here in an attempt to relate the charts of the nation with the Black Dragon, the chart for Malaysia using 16 September 1963 shows Malaysia has the controlling element of the Water Dog in a year of the Water Rabbit, the Water Dog year for Malaysia is again in direct opposition with this Black Dragon and this Dog is in fact the arch enemy of the Dragon, indicating real conflict denoting imminent change.

There is just too much water and the water element is just overwhelming it’s like an overflowing dam about to breakout. Remember water is also symbolic of the masses in this case the water represent the Rakyat which is strong and overwhelming,

 However I would like to add a word of caution here that this writing should not be taken as a definite happening as in all events the fate lies in your hands not in any astrological charts which we use only as an indicator of possibilities for guidance and in strategic approach.

The Fate of the Nation lies in the Hands of the Rakyat and only the Rakyat can determine the future for their children and theirs to come, only you can make things happen for the better, the future of all our children depends on us all in unity like the great force of the Water of the Black Dragon.



Jan 12, 2012

Why are Car Prices So High in Malaysia?

Car buyers had before the National Automotive Policy (NAP) accepted the fact that car prices in Malaysia are one of the few things that always go up and never come down. 

Over the past few years, many had hoped that with the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) being implemented, car prices would drop. They went up instead, dashing the hopes of many. 

It is therefore fair to say that prior to the announcement of the NAP last month, many Malaysians would have been quite happy for car prices to remain stable. To see the NAP driving the prices of mainly national cars and locally assembled cars down by up to 10% was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. 

Days after the NAP was announced on March 22, Proton Holdings Bhd slashed the prices of its cars by up to 7%. The highest discount in terms of percentage is for the Gen.2 1.6 AT H-Line model with RM4,450 in savings. Perodua also reduced its car prices by 4%. 

Locally assembled foreign cars also had their prices trimmed. Volvo Car Malaysia Sdn Bhd dropped its car prices by up to 7%, which translated into savings of about RM10,000 to RM20,000. 

So, has the recent reduction significantly closed the car price gap between Malaysia and other countries? Is it just a one-off occurrence or could prices come down further? 

The answer for the first question is "no". As for the second one, even industry players with years of experience refuse to predict the trend of car prices. 

"The car industry is policy driven, it is hard to predict if car prices will fall further," says Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad. 

Nevertheless, she says the fact that the government reduced the duties on national cars and locally assembled foreign cars is a step in the right direction to make cars more affordable to the masses. 

"Car prices in Malaysia are not the cheapest," concedes Aishah. "But it [the price reduction] is a good start." Nevertheless, one out six Malaysians can still own a car due to the easy availability of long-term loans, she adds. 

However, long-term car loans, some with repayment periods of nine years, could make cars artificially affordable in Malaysia. Any financially prudent individual would tell you that it is not wise to borrow too much money to buy a car, as its resale value always depreciates. Low monthly repayments on car loans could be easily structured by stretching the repayment period. 

A better way to assess the affordability of vehicles is by looking at the earning power of the buyers. 

According to the World Bank, the gross national income (GNI) per capita of Malaysia in 2005 was US$4,650. This means that an entry-level car, such as the Proton Savvy, costs more than twice the country's per capita GNI. A Perodua Myvi costs nearly three times the average annual income of a Malaysian. 

Car prices in countries where the car market is relatively liberalised are generally more affordable. For example, an Australian's five-month income is enough to purchase a Proton Savvy. 

Read More HERE