“Why’re there so many violent crimes of late?” I ask Sifu Sabrina (pix above), sitting across me in Lot 10 Hutong, a fantastic food court in Bukit Bintang, KL.
Sifu Sabrina looks up from her bowl of noodles. “The Fire Monkey is to be blamed for the recent wave of violence in the country.” She licks her lips. “The Monkey is already a restless and energetic animal. Add the Fire element to it and it becomes super-charged and volatile. People become agitated easily and act unpredictably. Anger and hostility and impulse decisions reign supreme this year.” She delivers strands of noodles to her mouth with chopsticks, starts to chew and talks with her mouth full. “The last Fire Monkey year was 1956. World events in 1956 were also pretty violent. Some of the global events were Egypt’s blockage of Suez Canal, Pakistan becoming an Islamic Republic, Fidel Castro starting the Cuban Revolution, Russian invading Hungary and much, much more.”
I put down my spoon. “Who will win? Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?” I lift my glass of fruit juice to my lips and take a sip.
“Let’s look at the numerology aspect of this year. Add 2+0+1+6 =9. Nine is the last digit of a cycle. It signifies ending, cleansing and a new beginning. Veteran politicians will go, new political parties will be formed, and new political leaders will get elected. Trump is a newbie in politics. He has a fair chance of winning."