Note: The following was written on April 22, 2004

About 10 years ago, the MGM Casino in Las Vegas had a big entrance that was shaped like the mouth of a lion.

Eventually, the casino took the mouth down as Asian customers, esp. Chinese, do not like the idea of walking into the mouth of a lion, implying losing big to the casino.

Chinese are known to be big “whales” there.

When I was in Hong Kong last month, there is a building entrance (see enclosed photo) shaped like the mouth of a monster– 2 sharp silver color teeth at the door and 2 while eye balls on top (Rhino mouth and crab eyes combined?).

However, people do not seemed to notice it. Even my relative who works nearby was shocked when I told him the entrance looks like a giant mouth.

The section of the street is in Monkok’s second busiest cross-junction, with traffic (people/car flow) comparable to that of New York’s Time Square. The real estate price there is probably within the top 5 of the most expensive land in the world.

So how do the businesses fare in that building? According to my relative, businesses inside that building come and go pretty quick due to slow traffic.

So do people subconsciously feel walking into the mouth of a monster and avoiding going inside? Or is the “earth luck” (di yun) of the building expired?

I took a luopan reading outside the entrance. The degree is not that bad.

I went into the building. Most businesses were not opened even it was a weekday afternoon. But the “qi” inside was pretty stagnant.

Amazingly, there is a Feng Shui practitioner there who does everything (date selection, Feng shui, face/palm reading, divination, naming…..). But apparently he forgot to Feng Shui his office before moving in.

I walked around the building and eventually find out the reason– the building is on a void-line.

As to how I find out the void line, it will be discussed in my classes.

You may search my blog here on void line for some explanations.

Ken Lai