Weddings soar in Year of the Dragon

The coming Year of the Dragon will be busy with weddings, buoyed by fung shui predictions that the lunar year is a prime time to tie the knot, industry insiders say.

And related businesses can expect to do a roaring trade on December 12, or 12/12/12.

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

FYI: Does the full moon make us go mad?

If on Tuesday you sense a little lunacy in the air, you might not be mistaken. The full moon may not turn us into hirsute, rabid werewolves, running about on all fours, but it does make us go a little peculiar. According, that is, to a long line of anecdotal and circumstantial evidence.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Solar power

While the Lunar New Year, which marks the start of Chinese New Year, falls on February 18 this time around, astrologers and fung shui masters use the Solar New Year for calculations and to demarcate the new year. It generally falls on today's date and this year it starts at 1.14pm.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Resident evil

The fifth lunar month, referred to as Lunar May by some fung shui masters, this year runs from Saturday to June 26. In ancient China, it was considered the 'evil month' because its hot and humid weather suits insects, parasites and bacteria; it is a month of infestations and pestilence.

21 May 2006 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

Why do cats not like getting wet? Although most domestic cats don't seem to like water, there are certain breeds such as the Turkish Vans and Turkish Angoras that love it. Their cousins in the wild do not always avoid it either. It seems that cats found in hot regions such as tigers, lions, jaguars and ocelots do actually quite like water.

19 Jul 1999 - 12:00am