This blog is a journal of our experiences as Funeral Directors of Nirvana.
Please contact Jenny Yap @ 012-3704884 or 019-3234883 or Email: email@example.com for immediate or pre-planning needs.
All contents presented and shared in this blog are the sole experiences of Ms Jenny Yap, District Service Director (Agent Code : 03618) and Mr Tai Koon Loon, Service Director (Agent Code : 03634) whom are attached to Agency 1089 registered and approved by NV Multi Asia Group
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A very traditional Sheng-Ji (Pre-Need Tomb) installation ceremony was held at Nirvana Memorial Park, Kulai recently by our renowned Fengshui Master, Master Philip Wong (黄十林).
My client, Mr Lam was most convinced and felt comfortable throughout the entire process which saw him started the preparation for this ceremony some three months ago.
A to-do checklist for the planting of the Sheng Ji was extended to him on his first visit to Nirvana Kulai. Prior to the first face to face meeting up, I have established clear and precise communication between my client and Master Philip Wong (黄十林) to explain the Sheng Ji process and the full services of our Fengshui Master.
Upon my client's concurrence to the proposal and the subsequent submission of personal details, Master Philip Wong (黄十林) was at hand to receive Mr Lam and his friend to visit the site on the first agreed appointment, that is to identify the plot. Our Johor Branch Business Development Consultant, Mr Raymond Ong was also present to offer his assistance.
On concluding the purchase of the plot, Master Philip Wong (黄十林) had subsequently charted out the sequence of construction of the Sheng Ji tomb including the date of commencement of work, the date of erection of Head Stone and also the date of thank you prayer to the land of God (Hou Tou) upon completion of all works.
Throughout the entire Fengshui consultation process, Master Philip Wong (黄十林) has listened attentively to all my client's needs and wishes, and has incorporated the same into his Fengshui calculation and the overall design of the tomb and its headstone. All the Fengshui practices will eventually harmonize with the natural settings and bring about immense and wholesome goodwill.
As mentioned, a list of items required from Mr Lam was also presented, which included personal effect items i.e. hair, nails, clothing & etc... so that the client is fully aware of the process and its preparation to eventually see to fruition and enjoy the full benefits of Sheng Ji.
He came back... his spirit was in the form of a butterfly. Resting quietly right on my house's Heavenly God's lantern. My husband can't hold back his tears any longer, as we just arrived home to the doorstep from Sydney in an 8 hours overnight flight. We strongly believed that it is him, waiting for us.
We were in a vacation together with my mother-in-law & sister-in-law and immediately headed home on the next available flight out the moment we received the phone call from my brother-in-law that he had passed away peacefully in his sleep.
It is one experience that we will remember for a very very long time. The moment we heard of the news while we were about to have our breakfast, it was liked everyone was stunned and stoned for a moment...then cries from mother-in-law and sister-in-law. I tried to be composed and started to call my brother for help. He is my Business Development Director in Nirvana. It was 5am in KL and my brother immediately rushed over to my late father-in-law's house to lend a helping hand to my brother-in-law.
We are lucky because my late father-in-law believes in pre-planning. A Funeral Service Package was bought 19 years ago, even his Sheng Ji (Plot complete with Tomb) was all completed at about the same time. Our Service Consultant, Steven Tai was quick to act upon receiving instructions from my brother. By 8.30am, his remains was already sent to Nirvana Memorial Center. In the meantime, we were making all necessary arrangements with the air tickets for the next available flight home.
My mother-in-law was emotionally calm when she was informed that Steven had made proper arrangements to settle my father-in-law's remains and that he was dressed in his favorite suits and rested at the Mortuary with a joss stick and food placed in front of him, for the night without us ...
We thank you Steven for taking the extra and sincere effort to help us during our most helpless and vulnerable moment when we were thousands of miles away from home. Trust me, this extra service that was provided by Nirvana has inked the promises of "Total Peace of Mind" to all your customers. You certainly has so much to be proud of, for the caring and sensible touch extended!
We will miss you dearly, father. May your soul rest in peace up in heaven.
'Zhong Sheng Ji' in the September leap month of the Horse Year ~ this is once in a lifetime opportunity, according to Nirvana's Chief Fengshui Consultant, Master Philip Huang Shi Lin
The origins of life revolve around a universal pattern covering the root, seedling, flower and fruit. We need the seedling to get the fruit. In Fengshui, 'Zhong Sheng Ji' refers to the cultivation of the roots of life. 'Sheng Ji' is also known as 'prosperity and longevity grave', 'prosperity and longevity tomb' or 'living tomb'. In Fengshui it is officially known as 'Sheng Ji'.
In the study of the 'Yin Zhai' (for the dead) and 'Yang Zhai' (for the living) Fengshui 'Sheng Ji' (Yin Zhai Fengshui) adopts a very special delicate handling. It harmonies the Fengshui of 'Yin Zahi' and 'Yang Zhai' together to bestow the 'Sheng Ji' owner with prosperity and longevity, in an effort to 'boost' and 'turn' luck, from Fengshui's perspective. 'Sheng Ji' is deemed the most responsive tool for luck prospecting.
Coincidentally, the 2014 lunar calendar of the Horse Year carries a leap month for September, which signifies eternal perpetuity as embodied in the numeric characters of 1499. The next cycle for such a leap month will be another 182 years from now. This means the previous September leap month dates back to 1832 and the next similar month falls in 2109. The ancient Chinese practice usually involves prospecting a burial site or 'Zhong Sheng Ji' in the leap year. This is because a leap year offers two spring-solar terms and 13 months. It is therefore, deemed as the perfect match between the Yin (for the dead) and Yang (for the living) calendars. Such coincidence implies the existence of life on heaven and earth where gods and humans co-exist harmoniously.
Planting a 'Sheng Ji' is no magic or cult. It is purely a practice of Fengshui. 'Zhong Sheng Ji' aims to ride on the 'dragon veins' to attract prosperity Fengshui wise. Therefore, picking a right burial spot is the first and foremost thing to do.
In anticipation of the Memorial Parks to be over crowded with vehicles during the Qing Ming season, we strongly suggest families to car-pool as far as practicable. By this way we will be doing our part to help ease traffic congestion.
2. The Malaysia school holidays will be from 24th to 28th of March, 2014. The Memorial Parks are ready for all who plan their early prayers in conjunction with the school holidays. Children are therefore able to participate in the prayers hence a chance to practice filial piety.
3. Due to the road closure near KM28 to KM45 at Jalan Sungai Lalang close to the stretch of Semenyih Dam, kindly avoid this road and please proceed using the main road from Kajang to Semenyih. i.e. the SILK Highway.
4. The Memorial Parks are open daily from 6.30am to 5pm during the Qing Ming season.
5. A gentle reminder: Please bring lots of drinking water, head gear and possibly face mask (if haze still persists by then).
6.For general inquiries, kindly call:
Semenyih Site Office: 03-87275788 / 03-87230598
Prayer for the departed loved ones who passed away the preceding year (less than one year), prayer offerings at the new grave/urn compartment must be before "Chun She" (18th March, 2014) which is two weeks before the actual day, 5th April, 2014.
It was the day of funeral procession for the late Mr Ong who was scheduled to depart at 10am for cremation to be held at Nirvana Shah Alam.
At 7.30am, all our service staff have already arrived at the departure venue, despite some of us who only went off duty at almost 12.30am the night before. Everyone is punctual.
I saw all the Nirvana vehicles were neatly parked by the side of the driveway in front of the house, the Hearse, the Courtesy Escort Vehicle, the 40 Seater Air-conditioned Bus and the truck tasked to load the clearings of the Altar setting later on. Our service workers, the music band, the Emcee and the Service Consultants were all seen busy swinging into action, preparing for the ceremony to take place. This is a typical scene of a funeral departure.
Soon, the arrival of family's guests, friends and neighbours slowly streaming in to attend the sending off ceremony.
The Emcee made the first announcement to usher in all the deceased's children, their spouses and grand children to the side of the coffin. This is the moment, the last chance to see their father, grandfather for one last time. Our Service Consultant was seen guiding them thru this tradition. It was later followed by relatives and friends.
Closing and sealing of the casket then followed suit. This is a heart wrenching moment when tears just flowed uncontrollably. The loud chanting of Amitabhafrom the Monk was like combating the pounding sound from the hammering of nails into the four corners of the casket. At this juncture, the band's drum roll begins and it sends a heart breaking signal to everyone that the inevitable final farewell is indeed taking place now. With our all time Auld Lang Syne being played by the band, it almost never fails to hit hard into everyone's already bleeding heart.
The casket was then being wheeled out to the middle of the road just outside the car porch for a Buddhist final journey ritual to be performed by the monk. All family members were then given an incense each and followed the monk going round the casket to offer their prayers for the last time.
Upon completion of the prayers, our professional Emcee then took over and conducted the solemn ceremony. Her first reading was delivering the written eulogy on behalf of the children, with them on their knees before their beloved father. Her brittle voice spoke of all the unwillingness to let go but at the same time telling father that they will be fine and not to worry of them. They then performed three bows signifying their gratitude and love. They later stood at both sides of the casket divided by female to the right and male to the left facing the crowd.
The Emcee then called out for family members by seniority, from the grand uncles and aunts to the juniors distant relatives to friends and neighbours to offer their last respects (three bows). Nirvana representatives were the last to pay our respect. It was also our way to honour the trust and support given to us in carrying out a memorable and dignified funeral. Our comprehensive and professional Funeral Service is a proper and meaningful closure to a life chapter, and this could mean the world to the bereaved family.
The late Mr Ong's procession was led by all his son-in-laws and followed by all the children and grand children in a short walk around the neighborhood and the family members later boarded the bus heading towards Nirvana Shah Alam crematorium.
After the cremation ceremony, one of the late Mr Ong's children came to us and expressed his sincere appreciation on behalf of his family for a well organised funeral for his late father.
I must take this opportunity to thank all my comrades at Nirvana for a job well done! Like the saying goes, "The achievements of an Organisation are the results of the combined effort of each individual." You guys have nevertheless lifted up the name of Nirvana, the No.1 Bereavement Care Provider in Malaysia. Bravo!
10am - Lutheran Garden
10am - SFX Columbarium
10am - Cheras Cemetery - Mass followed by blessing
2pm - Shah Alam Cemetery & Nirvana Shah Alam Columbarium
2.45pm - Kampung Tunku Cemetery & Columbarium
Mr Liew senior came from Pahang to select an urn compartment for his wife and himself.
After visiting this beautiful columbarium ~ Ming Palace 3, he was so impressed by its architecture and its soft furnishings. Feeling calm and at peace, he concluded that he should also relocate his beloved mother to the same place, right next to his urn compartment. His late mum was laid to rest in a Chinese Cemetery near Shah Alam some 20 years ago.
Having gained some experience in this line of business over the years, I advised Mr Liew and his family to choose two compartments that are side by side with the late mother to be located on the left. My recommendation is in accordance with our generations old Chinese traditional practice that specifically require the older seniors' urn to be placed on the left hand compartment of or a level above their offsprings.
Mr Liew senior was very pleased with the urn compartments recommended and decided to purchase them and immediately proceeded with preparation for the relocation work.
Under the professional service of our relocation master, Mr Yap, an auspicious date and time was identified based on the birth dates of the family members who will be attending the relocation work on the actual day itself. This is necessary to avoid any bad chi clashes or affecting them the moment the remains is unearthed. In this case, that were Mr Liew junior and his wife, both came to attend and carry the ash urn of their late Grandma.
A special request was made earlier by Mr Liew senior for us to look out for his late mum's jade bangle which was one of grave goods buried along on her funeral day. It didn't take us very long to locate the item. It was a picture of mixed feeling when the bangle was retrieved and handed over to the grandson. Everything about Grandma suddenly gushed in with that little piece of sentimental keepsake. I could see it in his eyes.
People believed that such grave goods can chase away bad luck, said Mr Yap to Mr Liew junior.
While the work of retrieving the bones was progressing on, Mr Yap was heard asking his staff to keep searching for the last part of a missing lower limb. It was at that time, Mr Liew junior remembered that his grandma had one of her lower limbs amputated due to diabetes. Immediately everyone burst out laughing at how professional and experienced Mr Yap can be in his line of service...