From the number of BTOs to condos being built these few years, you can imagine how many excited couples and families that will be collecting their keys to their new house.
There are various beliefs pertaining to this joyous occasion. But from some clients and friends I spoke with, there are also equal number of mix ideas and confusion to what is important.
As such, I have pen down the below to let readers to gain a better understanding of your big day.
Q1. I need to select good day for key collection!
This is understandable. After all, it is the first day you are ‘seeing’ your house thus the belief. But if you think about it, actually workers have been going in and out of your unit to touch up and repair any defects that there might be before your key collection. So if anything, the workers would have been to your house for the first time really.
If I were to give another light-hearted analogy, this is akin to you meeting your gf for the first date or the day you two got together. Imagine during the intense moment of your paktor-ing, you know that this is the moment to hold her hand as your gf awaits… And just as you were about to hold her hand…… you stopped. Thinking if this was a good day and time to start off on the relationship to ensure you two would be together happy ever after. If I don’t start off on a good day, would we still be together??...
By now you would have known, it was an attempt to explain why date selection is not needed for key collection day.
Date selection is only needed for two days – renovation and move in day. The former for a smooth renovation and avoiding hic-ups and issue caused during this period. The latter is to ensure after a smooth move in and good luck for occupants.
Q2. Okie, so the least I should still roll the pineapple, right?
Truth be told, the rolling of pineapple is more of a symbolic and custom.
If you think about classical Fengshui, the practice is based on energy/qi in the form of time and landform to put it simply. As such, rolling of the pineapple or preparing huat kway (彂糕) and fruits is actually a custom belief which cannot change the energy and luck in your house.
Q3. For a peace of mind - List of items you need
Nevertheless, I have listed down things you can prepare on the first visit to your new house. You may wish to follow the below:
Q4. How to do it?
Hopefully, the above guide will give you an idea what you just need for your first day of stepping in. Feel free to drop me a note if you have questions on your renovation or move in preparation.
Lastly to all new home owners, enjoy your new property!
During our house audits, we may often detect certain sectors that has some imbalance of energy. These can be caused by within the house or due to the external part of house which is common.
What can we do? The solution varies from isolating the sector with issues to more commonly known to place certain element cures to harmonize the energy.
As such, part of the principles in classical Fengshui encompasses introducing cures to balance the imbalance of energy in the house. I would not be sharing much on the interaction of the five elements though in this post.
Instead, I would share an introduction on each of the five elements and objects that can be used to represent.
The below list would give you some informational insights:
Objects - Coins, wind chimes, shiny metal objects or other metallic items
Colours – Silver, grey and white
Numbers – 6, 7
Shape – Oval, round
Objects – Aquarium or water feature e.g. fountains
Colours – Blue, black
Numbers – 1
Shape – curvy, waves
Objects – Plants (e.g. bamboo), flowers or wood objects
Colours – Green
Numbers – 3, 4
Shape – Rectangle
Objects – Lamp, candle lights
Colors – Red, pink, orange
Numbers – 9
Shape – Triangle
Objects – Ceramic items, gem stone, crystals, landscape or mountainous images
Colours – Brown, beige
Numbers – 2, 5, 8
Shape – Square
With the above, would we be able to start using the above to commence placing cures in our house?
Much as it is, I would like to suggest all to exercise some caution. Some cures especially elements such as water or flowers for example are to be used with caution as they may activate certain stars (e.g. imagine activating the peach blossom stars for someone married!). It may also not be suitable to be used in certain area of the property.
Lastly, practicality and flexibility is key to the application of Feng Shui. There are options to the objects you can place. Nothing mystical.
Hopefully the above offers a useful insight and better understanding on the representative objects used for each element too.
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Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.