Okay, I’m writing too much and too fast. It’s just all this pent-up energy because I couldn’t write for a week. I’m still on leave from column-writing though until next week. Meeting deadlines is not as easy as writing. Deadlines are stressful and I need — and WANT — a break from everything stressful right now.
So, I go with the flow and write about whatever comes to mind. Like feng shui. It’s more relaxing that way.
That house we’re moving into by the end of the month? The floor area is 168 square meters (1808.336 square feet). Above, the view from the staircase. Which means you’re looking at the neighbor’s house through our window.
Anyway, about the number 168. From Wikipedia:
168 – road of prosperity or to be prosperous together – many charged telephone service numbers in China begin with this number. Many businesses also prefer to have this number as part of their names. It is considered one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese culture. (Prosperity all the way)
Now, we didn’t have the house custom built. We didn’t even know the exact floor area until we had already decided that it was the house we wanted. Much later, I’d realize as I stared at the floor plans incessantly how the alignment of doors were all in accordance with the principles of feng shui. I’m not a superstitious person but that really makes me smile.
By the way, if you haven’t discovered the latest link on the sidebar yet, I’m documenting the dreamhome project in another blog.