“How about me? Master Ling Ling?” Every Chinese New Year, boys and girls of all kinds are eager to know their fortune of the upcoming year. One of the most reputable Feng Shui masters in Hong Kong, Mak Ling Ling, reveals to us the key to a prosperous Year of the Pig. “Generally, if you want a good fortune, you should avoid the clashing animal of that year. Refrain from eating pork in Year of the Pig, I guarantee everything will go well for you!”
Master Ling Ling explains to us, “Year of the Pig means it’s the Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian) for pigs. They are more likely to be affected! In the past, we had seen Mad Cow Disease in Year of the Ox, avian flu in Year of the Chicken. We also saw more cruelty incidents to dogs in Year of the Dog. That’s why most recently we are seeing African Swine Fever. Moreover, people with Pig sign are more likely to experience health problems. Do pay attention!”
For the sake of your health and your fortune, reduce your consumption of pork. Master Ling Ling thinks Year of the Pig provides a good occasion for people to transition to a plant-based diet. “In China, we believe in karma. Killing animals creates resentment. When we consume these products, our fortune will consequently be brought down. We have a deep connection with food. Eat more fruits and vegetables, be kind to animals, these acts are all instrumental to increasing spirituality and fortune. Some of my clients experienced improvement in health and physiognomy after turning vegetarian.”
Apart from Feng Shui and astrology, Master Ling Ling also has an interest in cooking. She pays particular attention to ingredients. “Of course, I would love to buy organic, natural food. But let’s be honest, most of the time I am too busy to even go to the market. Frozen food, therefore, became my choice. I stocked up on soy snot, black fungus and mock meat.” For frozen items, Ling Ling thinks simple ingredients, convenience and variety are the most important features.
The recent favourite of Master Ling Ling is Omnipork. “Made from a blend of plant-based proteins including peas, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushrooms and rice. Healthy, no cholesterol, and tastes incredibly like real pork. Stir-fry, deep-fry, pan-fry, cook…You can use it to make any dishes without worrying about the swine fever. I genuinely recommend it!” Master Ling Ling gives us a concluding remark – a healthy body is the pre-requisite for good fortune. If you nourish your body properly, you need not be afraid of the swine fever nor the flu, and good luck will come to you naturally.