My personal attentance for Feng Shui talk
A few days ago I attended a preview on fengshui and four pillars. It was held in a hotel on the southern part of Singapore. I was so busy with my job search that I got the dates all confused and thought it was supposed to be held a week later instead. I called to check if there were any vacancies left and fortunately there were.
I had only a vague idea of its locality so I did an online search for the venue. Somehow, the map seems to be outdated causing us to miss the entrance to the carpark. We had to make a big ‘U’ turn to finally get into the carpark… urghhh ….waste our petrol…
I was surprised to find the hotel to be so quite, you could literally hear a pin drop. We had to whisper when we talk for fear of rousing the quiet environment, which seems rather stupid now that I come to think of it. There were just a couple of tourists in the lobby and activity was scant. I think the employees out number the visitors in the lobby. They were just standing around and chit chatting. Ohhh… not a very good sign. Does it mean that business is really so bad or could it be that the hotel is not located in Orchard, thus it’s so dead quite quiet?
Overview of my Feng Shui experience
Anyway, back to my Fengshui talk, we arrived at the reception to register and was told that since we registered in the last minute they did not have time to prepare our charts. Obviously, I was not too happy with that aspect, as I think they use a software to generate these charts, so how difficult could that be to just churn one out for us. In any case, I knew they were giving out the charts but was under the impression that these would be done on the day of the talk. One minus point for him.
The Fengshui Master is a Singaporean, but he didn’t leave a very good impression on me. He seems to be very commercialized and desperate for business. I am sure everyone who attends the talk knows that this is a sort of prelude to attracting business for the him, but he didn’t have to be so extremely aggressive. Everytime someone asks him a question, he will tell them to ‘attend my lesson and I will teach you’. He seems to be very knowledgeable but he didn’t come across as the kind who could be a good teacher. It’s such a shame, cause he must have loads of knowledge, but seems to be very selfish to impart these to the attendees. I feel he should provide sufficient information but not too much cause he needs to earn his keep right. He should try to bait and tempt attendees to sign up for his class by ‘seeming’ to be very generous with his knowledge and not keep harping on the fact that this is just a preview and we need to attend his class to gain more information. Dude, like we don’t know that???!!! Two minus points for him.
One lady asked if he provides private consultation and he replied to the affirmative. Further, he informed us that he charges $200 per session. We were allowed to ask only three questions and he will only provide six answers. When interrogated by various attendees on how long each session lasts, he kept rather mum and was rather evasive about the answer. It was only after much probing that he finally revealed that the duration is about 15 minutes. He added, ‘If I don’t limit the session, one question will lead to the next and we can talk till tomorrow also cannot finish’. I thought that was not very tactful of him. He just goes to reinforce my view that he is too business minded. I mean I don’t really know if fifteen minutes is sufficient to reveal everything about your whole life, but as a lay person it seems too short a time. He should have told us that he has a ‘give and take’ attitude, but will put his foot down when people overstep those limits. Most people will understand that as we all know that there are some people who are just really inconsiderate. Three minus points for him.
There was this particular lady who was a ‘non-believer’ on this subject. Everything that he said was greeted will a vigorous shake of her head. He did mention that he will prove to her how accurate this system is, but sadly, he kind of avoid her after that. I think, if he could convince her on the spot on the benefits of using this system to decipher what’s happening plus going to happen in our lives, he would have hit a home run. Instead, he chose to ignore her and it does make one wonders how accurate these systems are. Four minus points for him.
The Fengshui Master keeps touting about how precise this system is, but regrettably, we did not have our charts, so we were unable to form any kind of opinion on the system. It is virtually useless to attend the talk without your charts since you are unable to see the benefits in the system and how accurate it is when applied to yourself. Five minus points for him.
During the talk, he just rush through the slides and kept saying that we will not understand them, so it’s pointless to elaborate on them and besides it’s just a preview so we shouldn’t expect too much…ohhh…not a very good thing to say in my opinion. Six minus points for him.
Just before the end of the talk, he announced the fees for a two full day course which is $500, inclusive of meals. Then he went and spoil it all but saying, ‘I took twenty years to master this, so it’s quite impossible for you to learn everything in two days’, geeze… he just killed off all chances of having people signing up for his course. He added that all attendees of his course are welcomed to re-attend his course (a sort of refreshers course) as many times as desired, but they need to pay for the meals which is $180. More minus points for him.
Right after that, quite a number of people started to make an exit from the room, leaving the Fengshui Master in utter SHOCK. That look on his face was precious; he was just lost as to why people were leaving just like that. I feel so sorry for him.
It was not a total waste of my time as I did learn a teeny weeny bit of information. I was just disappointed that the Fengshui Master was not what I expected him to be. If he had done all the right things, perhaps I would sign up for the course as I was rather keen on learning more on the subject. Ah…well…ces’t la vie… There will be other Masters. Perhaps he is not the right teacher for me.
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