A shop started off as a dessert shop made good progress over last 4 to 5 years. When the business became successful, the owner for some reasons decided to change the business model to selling fried chicken which he thought could be more profitable.
But the business did not survived long and was forced to close not long after. As a Feng Shui practitioner we would naturally wonder why it did not survived despite the door remained as it was, the other layout remained unchanged even up to chairs and tables.
It was the same owner who operated the business as well. So did the Bazi reason come into effect ? Chances are there but it seemed slim.
Of late people has been talking about Sheng Ji (生基) or also known as Life Grave. What exactly is a Sheng Ji? In very simple layman terms, Sheng Ji is a Feng shui technique adopted from the Yin Feng Shui or Grave Feng Shui to be used for the living person.
Does it Work?
Thus the question that many people ask is that does it work for the living person? My answer is Yes! So how great is this Sheng Ji thing since many in the past have been taught that Yin Feng Shui is very powerful and sparked the debate about which is stronger, Yang House Feng Shui or Yin House Feng Shui? Where did the public or even some practitioner got that idea from ?
It all began with …… So and So did Sheng Ji so thus why he is the richest in Macau or Hong Kong. This actor or that actress did Sheng Ji and why she is famous now and many other wonderful hopeful promises. I am not going dwell into the specifics on the technicalities of this method but just grossly explain the effects hoping people get the right idea of what is this all about in a complicated world of Feng Shui.
Flying Star is undoubtedly famous for it’s ability to predict thus some practitioners call it a divination tool. However, this is a highly misconceived notion. If the knowledge of Flying Star is deep and authentic, it can also be used to set the Feng Shui formation for any property. However if the knowledge is superficial and self studied, perhaps this is how misconceived idea creeps in. Feng Shui is a knowledge you need a practicing master to guide.
There are two cases where fire accidents happen in the city that I live, Kuala Lumpur. One of it happened on one of the busiest malls in Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall. It is located at the area where two famous feng shui masters operate their high end business from. The one main reason they have chosen this location is because of the purported Jade Belt River Formation which is supposed to be auspicious but why the Fire accidents happened and how it happened?
The Explosive Morning
In the morning of 5th April 2016, an explosion 💥 occurred at the Chili’s restaurant at 9:45am. It was caused by a gas leak when the mall operators were doing a maintenance and bypass job and while testing, it happened. Luckily no casualties were involved only minor injuries happened. It could have been the good Feng Shui of Mid Valley that have avoided serious casualties.
To the authorities and lay people, this is probably due to human negligence or a fault in the standard operating procedures (SOP) etc but to a Feng Shui master, this is something that needs to be investigated.
Hong Kong has always been thought of as the country of Feng Shui practitioners but how did they perform their Feng Shui? Was it skills or coincidence of time such the reform of China by Deng Xiao Peng.?
One of the significant event that happened to Hong Kong apart from the 1997 hand over was the recent years of protest that marked the deterioration of stability in Hong Kong. If you have followed the news in Hong Kong, especially after the construction of the new legislative Council and the Chief Executive building in 2011 on the reclaimed Tamar site facing Kowloon and Victoria harbour, there have been a series of poor business performance and host of other issues.
Hong Kong was seceded to Great Britain after the Qing Dynasty lost the Opium war but it was due to return to China upon the lease period which is 1997.
The 1997 handover was a peaceful one and things remained calmed. However most young Hong Kongers are still unhappy over the fact that HK is under China under the 1 country 2 systems rule and for some reason most people don’t understand why because there has been no restriction or sidelining of the people of Hong Kong ever since its return to China. Things gets more intense after the new building was used. Before 2011 there were demonstrations here and there but it was not so well organized. The last 2 major demonstrations was well organized as if they have been trained. Here is a brief chronology of events.
New Legislative building ready
First Major protest termed the Umbrella movement.
Protest of the Extradition rule in June. Stormed the Legco building in July. The protest even spread to inner parts of Hong Kong such as Yuen Long.
Many masters have discussed about this subject but mostly was talking about the shape of the building and some says the earth luck of Hong Kong has expired. Is there such thing as expired earth luck?
Back in October 2018, I was at Podomoro City for an Feng Shui Consulting job for an office there. Nearby there were 2 malls and when I had time I made a brief visit to the 2 mall with my student. One was an older mall while the other was a rather new mall.
The new mall was completed around mid of 2016 and has 197,000 sqm site area and leasable area of 44,931.43 sqm. It was awarded by as the Best Retail Development for Indonesia back in 2017.
Upon examination, I concluded to my student that the new mall Feng Shui isn’t that good and worried about the future and later before parting to the airport, I informed my client the same.
Fast forward to in March 2019, my client visited me in Kuala Lumpur and the very first thing the told me, “You remember you told me that the adjacent mall Feng Shui is not good?” I replied “Yes, I remembered!, Why?”. In a curious tone he said “Well it closed just recently!”. I was baffled. Normally, here in Malaysia no matter how bad shape is the mall, operators will try to hold on to them. It is very rare case here to close down the mall. They will rather drag for years operating a poor mall. Maybe the profit margins are very good.
Is buying an auction house a concern in terms of Feng Shui ? It was one encounter that I think this blog will help those who have concerns upon buying an auction house will involve major reconstruction of the house. Is this always the case?
How can we change the Feng Shui or the energy of the house? Does it has to involve extensive renovation involved a some little “tricks”, we can change the fate of the house?
Coming back to the story from Part 1, the owner decided to ask me help look for a new premise. We surveyed the area for a while and there were few choices but wasn’t very good. Why this first step is so important? Listen to this video.
Then we chanced upon an empty lot which was a laundry business that went bust. So my client was rather apprehensive since the last owner did not make it, would it be wise for her to trust my advice to take up this unit?
She decided to take that leap of faith and decided to rent the shop as per my advice. After I studied the formation surrounding this property, I selected the perfect formation that would be great for both Wealth as well as Human Factor.
Following my advice, she did everything I asked her to do to the tee, from the doors, tables, sitting position etc.
It was in end of February 2018 they moved into the shop according to the auspicious date but they only started business there full force after March 2018. April went by, May was the Malaysia 14th General Elections where Malaysia saw a change in government for the first time since independence, which is about 61 years.
High Rise is the future trend in property as land is getting scarce. This is very evident in Singapore and Hong Kong where land is really scarce and less. Malaysia is catching up fast too.
I am more familiar with Malaysian and Singapore Feng Shui since I have many clients here.
So the question is, Is High Rise Property less Auspicious compared to landed ? In my book Winds of Change – The Myth and Truth of Feng Shui and Bazi, there is a case about how an little apartment that violated most Feng shui taboos did well after moving it. You can read it out in the book available on Amazon or Kinokuniya in Malaysia.
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Feng Shui In Singapore
Since Singapore has the most high rises such as Condominum and HDB apartments, I shall focus my article on the cases I have done in Singapore. Some of them are a redo of famous Feng Shui Masters in Singapore.
To begin with, conceptually Feng Shui for Condominium and Apartment are audited the same way as a landed property except for a few new twist. This kind of Feng shui is more complicated since it is not well documented in the old Chinese Feng Shui Classics. Thus a strong understanding of the concepts of Feng Shui is very important.
A lousy doctor at most kills a patient but a lousy Feng Shui Master can kill the entire family. I will share some short cases below. Stayed tuned.
The 2 usual major complications are how to determine the Facing of the unit and The Period of the unit.
Recently I was conducting a Feng Shui class, it was an amazing experience. It was amazing because 3 of them were once my clients.
And you maybe wondering why are they in the class? It’s because they have consulted several Feng Shui masters before but did not had the experience they have . The results after my consultation were beyond their imagination.
Overseas Superstition Wind
This overseas client had 2 prior Feng Shui masters to consult her house some years ago but the situation wasn’t any better off despite all the recommendation of “cures”. One even had a very professionally thick folder with beautifully done up report.
Finally she found me for some reasons and trusted me despite I looked “young”! Well her trust paid off because after the changes she and her husband felt the positive results after real feng shui is applied. The sales increased and harmony was better. Indeed life is much smoother than before. The long flight was all worth it.
The irony was that, the client told me non of the “masters” could tell there was a mountain in front of her house and what it does to their property. Instead he asked my poor client to put big rocks in front to create a “mountain”. Then some crystals here and there. Most superstition master’s advice are merely Feng Shui myths.
Once I was dealt with a very difficult project. The sales situation with the retail business was not in good shape and it has been on the decline since a few months.The main door was affected with inauspicious sha (煞气) energy and this was one of the cause of the slow down.
Perhaps a stroke of affinity, that this client managed to locate and trusted me to help improve the business. After studying the layout and business, I found a way to minimize the cost of renovation and same time can improve the flow of auspicious Qi to improve the business.
The Qi Flow Improvement Results
Its a concept called Qi Flow. There are various schools of Feng shui and thus each school has their own concept of Qi Flow. In San Yuan schools of thoughts there is also a Qi Flow concept.
Apart from the above improved trend, the sales compared to next the previous month is a jump of 16% in mere 3.5 weeks after changes implemented. So what made this improvement possible?