Feng Shui is a really interesting topic. Think about it. Something more that you can do that will affect your life. And it's easy to do. Just move something around the house or buy something to place in the house and you will have a better life. What a great idea.
It's a great business too. Many of my neighbours have called Feng Shui Masters to their house during or before their reno to have a look to determine the layout of their homes. The charges range in the hundreds to the thousands.
Obviously I can't say if Feng Shui is real or not. But if you believe something helps you to sleep better at night, or if it makes you happy and have peace of mind that a Master has arranged your house, then by all means engage one. Like everything else, it is a product, real or not.
Now, I'm not saying that it's not real. In truth, I don't know.
Some people swear by it, others don't believe in it.
For me, I believe in convenient Feng Shui. I read up on Feng Shui before my house reno. No harm right?
So somethings I tried to incorporate if possible, and others I just left it out. Essentially, if it was easy to do and was not a hindrance, I just did it, since it didn't affect the overall plans of my house.
Simple stuff, like where to put the dining table, the bed.
I did not build a blocking shoe cabinet. Many HDBs have a shoe cabinet when you enter the house. This is because for most HDBs, the entrance to the house is directly opposite a window. So the idea is that the fortune will come in via the door and flow straight through the house and out of the window. A more practical reason is that many people leave their doors open for better ventilation and without a blocking object, the whole living room is open for public view. Although I believe most people built the shoe cabinet for Feng Shui reasons.
My HDB is already very small. It is a 4 room flat. The new 4 rooms are the size of an old 3 room flat. I'm sure many of you know this. The living room hardly has space to fit a sofa, TV console and a dining table. If I had built a blocking shoe cabinet, it would have blocked off around 20% of my space making the visual of the flat that much smaller.
We've been living at my current HDB for the past 2 years. So some neighbours are already planning their next move. Some have new kids and a helper so it's pretty reasonable that they move to a bigger place. Others want to cash out and get some money in the pocket and get another HDB. All pretty reasonable reasons. When they ask me if we have any plans to move, my response is, "It depends.".
As I said above. I'm a believer in convenient Feng Shui. So when 5 years is up, and if everything is going well with us, I find little reason to move. If her career is doing well, our finances are all in order, we are both healthy, I'd probably not think about moving. Cos, hey, never know if by moving, we might disrupt our good enough Feng Shui.
And yet, it still depends. I've also discussed with my wife. What if it was a life changing amount? Let's say $300,000 in the pocket and we move to a not so centralized area but it's closer to her workplace. We might be driving anyway. In this case, there's a pretty good chance that we would make the move.
So that's our beliefs on Feng Shui. If it's convenient to follow or avoid, we do what we can, we don't adjust anything or move anything if things are all doing fine unless it's worth it.
You can believe it, or don't believe it, and yet it baffles me. I've seen food eateries. The typical HDB food eateries, have a layout like the below.
Of course there may be other reasons. Like maybe the chicken rice stall changed the recipe, or maybe by having a larger stall, they managed to clear the queues at a faster rate. Or for the family who moved house, maybe they had more financial issues due to moving to a bigger place or they might have kids who have grown up and become more rebellious, etc. Or it may just be just a random probability that things just change regardless of whether they had moved or not.
For me, I'll stick to my belief of if things are doing fine, then don't move around unnecessarily.
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