The Five Great Elements 




  • Wood feeds fire;
  • Fire creates earth (ash);
  • Earth bears metal;
  • Metal collects water;
  • Water nourishes wood.


  • Wood parts earth;
  • Earth absorbs water;
  • Water quenches fire;
  • Fire melts metal;
  • Metal chops wood.



The Chinese have a series of elements, namely Fire, Earth, Water, Metal and Wood, which were understood as different types of energy in a state of constant interaction and flux with one another.

Although it is usually translated as "element", the Chinese word xing literally means something like "changing states of being", "permutations" or "metamorphoses of being. This is how I see the city of Shanghai this week! 


Water's Edge at Park Hyatt Shanghai

In Chinese tradition, the place of honor is always at the water's edge. Inspired by the wisdom of Chinese practices for health and well-being, water's edge at Park Hyatt Shanghai honors life in harmony with the quite strength and fluid nature of water.



Yu Gardens

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty named Pan YunduanYu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, 

Chef Paul Pairet Mr and Mrs Bund Shanghai
Top 7 restaurant in Asia,  this avant-garde French cuisine eatery, Mr and Mrs Bund ,  at the 6th floor of Bund18, by renowned  Chef Paul Pairet is the place where I chose  to see the year go by .

Monk Balance against the wind

" All difficult things have their origins in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small "
Lao Tzu


Water wave

While some say 2012 will bring about the end of the world, others believe 2012 to be a year of great fortune and prosperity. 2012 should be embraced, and the power of the water dragon called upon.

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