Now you have a new excuse for not doing something— Feng Shui!

According to Reuter news, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Hong Kong, Cheung Kong Center  (it is next to Bank of China, owned by Lee Ka Sing, the richest man in HK) has declined to hold a Dutch charity exhibition of clogs because of  “Feng Shui”.

The tower’s management said the wooden footwear show would cause bad luck, because the Cantonese word for shoes — hai — sounds similar to a sigh of exasperation”.

We Cantonese speakers has a saying:  “If this turns out (the other way), I’ll follow you and carry your shoes!”  So “carrying” another person’s shoes is seen as degrading. This is not Feng Shui but cultural or folk belief.

Another vulgar meaning of shoe or “hai” is vagina because the Cantonese sound of “hai” sounds like vagina. This is not Feng Shui but “guilty by association” only.

Is there any “Shoe Feng Shui”?

The only thing that can be remotely associated with Feng Shui and shoes is — do not put smelly shoes in the entrance of your door. But this is not really Feng Shui but hygiene.

It is not unusual that cultural or folk belief is treated as “Feng Shui”. Now you don’t need to say “my spouse does not want to..” and just blame it on Feng Shui.

Ken Lai

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