Friday, July 16, 2010

Waka Waka This Time For Octi

The FIFA World Cup came and gone in a short month from 11 June to 11 July 2010. At the end Spain won and everyone went home. Albeit much excitement and anticipation over the matches, not much was remembered except for complained over the poor performance of many favourite teams, Frances’ squad squabbles and hmn… what else?

Actually one person really stole the show during the World Cup. He was no other than Paul or more precisely, Paul the Squid. Oops! Did I say, “Squid”? No! No! I mean Paul the Octopus. He was clearly the biggest winner of the World Cup. 

Paul chose Spain over Germany

Paul’s fame knows no end as well. During the semi-final match, Sea Life Centre beef up the security to protect him from death and dinner threats. Loving messages or not to Paul goes like…

“Spot on Paul :)”


“Paullllyyy. Pulpo Paul... I love you! Muah! Marry me!”

“Nothing beats grilled octopus,” German fan Dolores Lusch told Reuters. “Cut him up in thin slices and grill him on all sides with a dash of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic on it. Delicious!”
“Paul the Octopus is Sushi tomorrow morning!”

“That bloody octopus should be killed, cooked and eaten...!”

Paul’s caretaker, Oliver Walenciak, say the death threats have done nothing to frighten Paul. “There are always people who want to eat our octopus but he is not shy and we are here to protect him as well,” Walenciak said. “He will survive.” “Paul picked for Germany’s third-place game against Uruguay on Saturday. If the octopus knows what’s good for him, he’ll pick the Deutschland.”

Paul chose Spain over Netherlands

Spanish PM offers state protection to Paul too while the environment minister, Elena Espinosa, said she would give Paul protection under conservation laws so that Germans do not eat him. Paul was even bestowed an honorary Spanish citizenship by the Mayor of O CarballiƱo, Carlos Montes. A song by Parry Gripp, “Paul the Octopus” has been a huge hit on YouTube with more than 1,400,000 hits. Paul was valued by Public Relations consultant, Max Clifford, with a worth up to $4.5 million.

Paul's Trophy

On July 12, 2010, Paul is officially retired from making predictions and he is back to his former job, namely making children laugh.

Anyway, with just two Pillars for Paul’s BaZi Chart would you be able to pinpoint what makes Paul so famous during this World Cup fever till it eclipse the whole event itself? Why Paul received so much attention?

Well, considering that Octopus having a short span of life from six months for the smaller species to five years for their bigger brothers, Paul, the eight legged creatures of Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany may not be able to live long enough to see the UEFA Euro in 2012.

According to Wikipedia, he is hatched on January 2008. Paul a common octopus from Cephalopod species is considered the most intelligent invertebrates with impressive spatial learning capacity, navigational abilities, and predatory techniques. Below is his Chart.

Paul's BaZi Chart

For your information before the Day Master was being popularized and used as a reference point by Xu Zi Ping technique which is more systematic and logical, the focal point was on the Year Pillar.

Besides, Paul has only about two years to live hence the Two Pillars may be sufficient to tell his story. 

Happy Guessing


Anonymous said...

Out of topic, maybe Paul can do a reading when our 'Barang Naik' can be voted out?
Just kidding la when now days the weather seems so hot when everyone are 'Darah Naik'.

Misty again

Josephine said...


Hahaha! Why so angry? You also support Germany or Netherlands? :-)


Anonymous said...


Hahaha!, I support either of them.I support the truth and justice.

Take care,