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Nov. 15: Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Hosts 1st Annual Varli Culinary Awards with Co-hosts Manu Narayan and Pooja Kumar in New York

Posted by Lia Chang - on Monday, 01 October 2012

Nov. 15: Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Hosts 1st Annual Varli Culinary Awards with Co-hosts Manu Narayan and Pooja Kumar in New York
Manu Narayan Photo by Lia Chang After much-acclaimed success with Varli Magazine, the Varli Food Festival, and the Varli Cook-Off, the Varli brand continues to expand its reach with the first annual Varli Culinary Awards on November 15, 2012, at The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. in New York. The evening will be hosted by internationally acclaimed Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, along with Bombay Dream star Manu Narayan (The Love Guru), fresh from his electrifying turn...

Happy Year of the Snake! Angi Ma Wong's Predictions for the Year

Posted by Angi Ma Wong on Sunday, 24 February 2013.


by Angi Ma Wong

FenSShui Lady ® Predictions for the

Year of the Water Snake 4711  

Currently Angi is scheduled to appear at an event called "The Chinese in America Interactive" with storytelling, displays, music and a surprise at the end!

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Live Oak Library
4153 E. Live Oak Avenue
Arcadia, California

You can order her feng shui books and kits at                                              


            During the Year of the Water Snake, the element of water sits on top of the fire element so they are in conflict. The Snake represents the month of May, a time of vigorous plant growth and signaling the oncoming zenith of summer, the hottest time of the year, possibly sparking revolution, change, violence and conflict. In recent times, the attack on Pearl Harbor fall of the Berlin Wall as well the Soviet Union, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 all occurred during Snake years. It is likely that there will be accidents and disasters involving air and sea, trains and ships, tornadoes and hurricanes, explosions and fires.  Children continue to be at risk.

                  In contrast to last year’s Dragon, the most yang of the twelve zodiac signs, it is followed by the Snake which represents the other end of the spectrum as the most yin. It can bring innovation, new ideas, reform, invention and advances in trade, travel and communication. The months of the Tiger (February) and the Monkey (August) create a trinity of hidden danger with the Snake. Unfortunate disasters involving fire or explosions during those months, as well as major health problems related to the heart, kidneys, circulation, brain, eyes, and blood. There may be viruses and epidemics as already evidenced with this year’s flu season which is proving to be one of the worst.

            Those born in the Year of the Boar are opposite to the Snake on the zodiac, and both Snakes and Boars should carry a Monkey charm for protection. These folks will also be on the move this year and so there may be a change in residence, job or more traveling. People who are born in a year ending in a 2 or 3 are protected and the Year of the Snake is a good year to have a child, especially between August 7 and September 7, or up to January 30, 2014.

            Confidence and optimism will rise this year, especially during the spring and summer resulting in   increased activity in stock market and a strengthened economy which continue into 2014. The industries that well prosper this year include: property, hotels, mining, cars, insurance, publishing, manufacturing, textiles and fashion, books and environment, shipping, engineering, transportation, high tech. Business that may be flat are in energy, finance and restaurants. The entertainment industry will also thrive but amidst great competition.

Snake Year notables include: Abraham Lincoln, Picasso, Ben Stiller, Jacqueline Onassis, Ann Margaret, Brahms, Schubert, John F. Kennedy, Mary Pickford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hughes, Ben Bernanke, Greta Garbo, Mao-Tse-tung, Princess Grace of Monaco, J. Paul Getty, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Advice for the year: Take your Omega 3, Vitamins C and E. Wash your hands often, drink lots of water to keep your kidneys functioning well. Start or keep exercising for your heart and good circulation and overall health.  


                                                            Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Year

Year of Rat

It’s a mixed bag of ups and downs, mostly up if you’re cautious and make wise decisions related to your investments, finances and health. Things will improve in the latter part of the year

Year of Ox

A good year is in store for you, perhaps in the form of promotion, relationships or easier financial gains. There may be a betrayal or misunderstanding involving a friend but it can be resolved by openness in communication.


Year of Tiger

If you don’t get involved in other people’s lives or dramas, it can be a good, calm year. Take things slow and steady, make plans and avoid impulsiveness and you will be rewarded.

Year of Rabbit

After last year, this one is welcome, especially as advancement, improved finances, opportunities and success are in your future. Take care when signing contracts.

Year of Dragon

This promises to be a good business year for you and your plans will come to fruition even if there are bumps along the way. Don’t neglect your family or home life or you may experience some troubles.

Year of Snake

Time for a fresh and new beginningNot a bad year if you take your time when making any decisions or changes. Exercise patience, don’t get too emotional or lose your temper. Watch your money and you will prosper.

Year of Horse

This will be a busy year for you, especially socially. Watch your finances so that you don’t overspend or gamble. If you are thinking of changing jobs, do it earlier as the competition becomes fierce later.


Year of Ram

This will be a great year for you as your confidence, popularity and power increase as well as your circle of friends. . People will notice and support you and your income will increase, possibly through the effort you made last year.


Year of Monkey

This can be a year for reflection, self-cultivation and finally, transformation, if you avoid conflict. Take things slowly, make your plans thoughtfully and it will be a rewarding time for you.

Year of Rooster

The success from last year will spill over into this new year even if there are no spectacular financial gains. Your social life will be busy but be careful of unkind gossip or as you travel as you may encounter mishaps.


Year of Dog

Everything will be going your way. Your finances will be solid, investments will do well, and you will be acknowledged for your efforts. Take time to appreciate your blessings and family. Keep your cool.


Year of Boar

Watch your spending, think things through, keep a positive attitude and work hard. Your year can be a successful one with travel, new associations, ventures, opportunities, and interests ahead.

Keep healthy and happy year-round with Angi’s newest, multiple-award-winning book A Survivor’s Secrets to Health & Happiness. Get yours today. Contact 310-541-8818 for information and scheduling of feng shui consultations, seminars and speaking engagements.