Monday, October 17, 2011

In Memory of Che Wan

A teacher of unconventional talents. The Godfather of Niat-Laku-Hasil and without it, The Architecture School of HBP would be lifeless and barren. Without boundaries, his provocateurs drove his students breaking boundaries, all the way to the Dean's office. Almost a maverick and well lived his golden days of Hippies, John Lennon's music and baby boom, his selfless dedication to live on with Bamboos and Mushrooms, not forgetting teaching architecture in a Neo-Bauhaus traditions of Bucky-Balls, Confrontations of the COLUMNS, Mask-ed!, Play and all sorts of Jingles that can only be the brainchild of a reluctant genius.

Early encounter of him would be puzzled for he is draped in the defunct Al-Aqam's Jubah smoking his beloved Gudang Garam with his Teh Tarik in a lecture hall which proudly displayed the Non-Smoking sign. Who cares, as he lectured and criticized the inconsistency of translating Architecture from English to Bahasa-Whatever...  and 2/3 of the Lecture Hall dose off to sleep. Yup, that is HIM!

Before long, he stood before me as the Studio Master with another maverick, Encik Haidar, as his assistant, in his most up-kept beard and GUCCI to ARMANI from head to toe, the Gelugor way of course.  Local-U paycheck would not entitle you to dress liked Karl Lagerfeld. The entire year was a Blessing in-disguise. Instead of drawings liked all Architecture school does, we toyed with Fire. Almost got the Studio burnt down while shouting Nodus dan Laluan. Just a leap away from being Obsolesces, we did what others view as Anti-Establisment. That is way before, Namewee made his debut with his Negaraku-Ku, the Architectural Prodigee would have already transformed donated Tees, Boxers and all the discarded fabrics into the Malaysian Flag and hung it in the Foyer for Merdeka Celebration, although we already knew that we had never been Colonized.

There would not be another CheWan in HBP, for sure. Although we had all grownup out of his MOLD, somehow there is always a fraction of him that lived within us. 

A fond memory of him as a teacher and a companion of our architectural upbringing.  

May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Introducing Interstices Amok : A Chronology

A compendium of thoughts and ideas that has gone beyond the boundary of the Studio. Unconsciously, while I indulge in the model of productions during my Graduation years in the Faculty, there is a conscious attempt to break the boundaries and acceptable norms of the schools which unconsciously left a legacy for the future students to embark and to continue on, if not to break it. There is no precedent at that time, that the body of lecturers, whom are trained in the model of modernist Frank Loyd Wright styles, would accept the approach beyond water colors and pencil renderings to the much embraced model of deconstructions and blobs. Yet, it was proven that the yielding and desperate need to break the current paradigm goes beyond the needs to secure enough grades for graduation. That is why it is a RADICAL attempt which had paid off but yet was put aside as just another thoughts and ideations.

First we grace upon the Politics of knowledge. Next, we dwelt in the Anarchy where ideas are no longer on the drawing boards but the stage. Then, as the plot unfolds, we equipped with Arsenals, as our daily milk. Proceed on to be indoctrinated with Apostolic Architecture from the people of the Books. Not enough? We spread the gospel through the Workshop. Thereupon, a declaration is made to transform our current context into Gelugorium, a piece of Utopia made out of industrial waste. Just to match the existing Tapestry of Georgetown. Yet, we look beyond the sister historical context in Malacca and found the Radical approach that has yet to materialize into the Univers City. Such declarations are the pretext of our intellectual Revolutions. A platform for the Meeting of liked minded people is called. Yet, some appeared to be Innocent and stick to the old paradigm. Just that in the all embracing world of ideas, we start from Scratch. To embrace Stylism at its most infancy stage. That is capable to be translated in the Now Showing – Amok: A Chronology.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Introducing FengShui QuanYuan

Seek no further, this is the place where proven applications of Chinese Metaphysics are practiced, by the group of dedicated practitioners that goes beyond the boundary of lineages, fengshui families, to the crux of Dao. Here the emphasis of the Greater SanYuan inclusive of Heaven (FengShui for the tombs), Earth (FengShui for the living abode) and Man (Holistic Supplements) are practiced.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Introducing The Ideation Model

There is no idea too small, nor no idea too big. There is only Big Idea for a small planet. Yes indeed. When we built, it meant to last. So we are calling for new ideas of what to built. This is just a blog, calling designers out there of new ideas for what to build?

Look out for,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Introducing A Project Solution Company

Rebranded in 2009, Project Affinity Consultancy is ear marked as a multi-disciplinary design-led consultancy company in the business of fast tracked design, construction and purpose built for multinational and Malaysia based companies.

Our track records include high level lobbying, design and construction for mainly upper market residential and commercial properties in the Klang Valleys for companies listed in the Bursa Saham Malaysia.

What We Do ...

We are established one stop consultancy group with design, construct and development capabilities. Anchored with a reputable property company, we are able to raise private capital and with its strategic partnership with financial institution and property groups such as Magna Prima Bhd, Kuwait Finance House, HongLeong Bank and amongst others.

We are specialized in providing integration of designs to include state of the art M&E, IT, structural components into the built-environment. We also provide a critical one stop solution to both local and multinational firm in making their base in Malaysia with regards to design and built facilities.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Introducing Case Studies

Metaphysics are among others exsoteric in nature in terms of knowledge and applications. Jiang Da Hong has been instrumental in saying that the heaven wills shall not be disclosed. Similarly with the art of metaphysics. Unfortunately, with such myopic worldview, 6 of his closest disciples began to part their ways, not able to even allowing their followers to learn from each other schools. One school splits to 6 and these schools never come together. It sparks what the westerner called schisms, each trying to interpret their own way through the knowledge of Jiang Da Hong making most only half truths and half fictions. What is witnessed today is the bastardising of this art at its pinnacle. We hope that our forefathers will return to show us the path and it is with this spirit this blog is made available for seamless sharings.

We often speak about results. The bottom line of all FengShui boils down to results. No matter what method used, results must be obtained, be it good or bad. If it is good, why was the result good? Did the good results materialised as predicted and in timing? Did the good results are able to be quantify and be traced back to the method deploy? Even if the results are bad, the question is how bad? Is there blessings in disguise? Are the results taking too long to materialise? Why is such? What need to be done to put things together?

So, this blogs are meant to be a record of cases both successful and unsuccessful case study. The lessons are to note, why such success were achieved rather then ought to have achieved. If it fails to materialise the desire results, again more investigation needs to be looked at. So the blog is for serious practitioners of this art at an invitation basis for the moment.

So please contributes your case study as much as possible for a fruitful discussion.

Warmest Regards,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Introducing Destiny Reading

I take this opportunity to introduce to all the following blogs: -

When I started blogging in 2007 via YiFengshui, it was just a response to another blog which instigates a lot of negativity in the art of metaphysics. Surprisingly, this blog has met its natural death with its blog owner and his team of crappy personalities being carted away for some strings of litigation matters and injunctions. With such silence, aggressive respondents and commentators to my blog have reduced significantly and I can only make a simple conclusion as to such a phenomenon. So the reason for YiFengshui to exist is no longer valid.

However, along these years of blogging, new reasons for its existence such as a platform to communicate with experts and seekers of this field have grown, friendships have developed, lessons had learnt and bitter experiences of knowing the heart of the complex human beings are priceless. I owed much of these to two men, first, who is a master in Chinese Metaphysics of his own rights and a seeker of truth in Buddhism similarly second, to my teacher whom is a master in Design Theories and a seeker of truth in Islam, whom I had trusted. Same as with the numbers of people, especially the trinity who led me to a path less travelled in the wake of science and modernity, if misunderstood it is called hocus plus pocus. I must admit it is a good source to find out the hidden agendas in the many layers of human beings through the ethereal. So are the many psychics whom I had the opportunity to be associated with. I take this opportunity to thanks the many for a good lesson learnt and seek forgiveness from whom I had involuntarily offended by my writings and my thoughts. Saying thus, I had voluntarily removed permanently the columns called gossips from the internet, so much so that I believed, people deserved a second chance.

To err is humane, to forgive is divine. As a new chapter, to reinvent the objectives of this blog, I shall only continue to dedicate trivial matters about KanYu that I find interesting for sharing. I heed note that only through sharing will we grow in the art of Chinese Metaphysics and to avoid unnecessary troublemakers, the important notes and serious case study will only be made available through invitation only. So, to the serious researcher kindly drop me a personal mail should you wish to be included in this circle of fellowship, with just some simple non-monetary conditions to apply.

As my limited skills in blogging have improved, I had dedicated another blog for the art of BaZi, realizing that not many practitioners are interested in KanYu. At the same time, I am exploring other blog to be called design affinity, which is dedicated to consolidates all my thoughts which are in fragments into a collective whole just liked a tapestry of ideas blending metaphysics, travels, architecture and experiment in visual arts in a collective whole. This may not be a grand design of the Almighty but is significantly called a small TaiQi within a larger one.

Feel free to explore…


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