Monday, July 9, 2018

3. This Is Not Just A Chinese Thing

Life is no bed of roses. But how nice when we can sleep surrounded by a layer of rose petals.

After a couple years working at another advertising agency, I invited Danny over for an office visit to give me a Feng Shui reading. By then he had become a professional Feng Shui practitioner and was building a successful practice in Hong Kong.

He turned his Feng Shui compass around and told me there would be a lucky star sign entering my work space near the end of the week. All I needed to do was to place two jade Wu Lou gourd symbols on both sides of the entrance of my office. According to Danny this would make my office welcoming and instill more good energy into my work environment. It just happened that that Friday was our annual industry awards gala. You can imagine my amazement -- I took home eight awards.  It was a turning point in my career, which really took off from that point.

It was a sleepless night. My brain turning over nonstop, I kept wondering was it the power of Feng Shui and an unexplainable energy working behind me? Since then, I have started to pay more attention to the decor in other people's offices: a fish bowl with a precise number of gold/black fish; a mini water windmill situated on a window plane; a wind chime hanging in a corridor; a small mirror in a corner reflecting back to the outside.

This working with energies is not just a Chinese custom. I took a meeting at a conference table in the unusual shape of triangle at a regional office of a highly respected global brand.  And, so I heard, an international soft drink company brought in a top Feng Shui master from Hong Kong to execute a check up at their Georgia headquarters

How many people around the world follow this enigmatic concept of balancing and working with energies? Tell us your story and experience. We'd love to hear all about it.


  1. I didn’t realize a triangle table is also good! Thought a round without corners was best!

  2. Now I remember that odd shape table in a long sharp triangular shape. The energy was to be channeled to the far point and there's where our MD lady always sat at key presentation.

  3. congratulations to see your writing, keep on your good work.

  4. Interesting stories! My sister is a superstitious person so the furniture such as coffee table, sofa, dining table and chairs in her home are either in round shape or with round corners.