Feng Shui: An Introduction to Good Luck.
Uploaded by misterstarry on Nov 13, 2004
I. What I Know, Assume or Imagine
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking of a topic for this I-Search Paper, but I didn’t really know what I want to do except that I want to do something unique, something that will surprise the readers, something that has not been done before. I came up with two possible topics: landscape designing and origami. After couple more days of dilemma, I ended up doing landscape designing because I have always been interested in that field of career. So my research began. I first look up general information about landscape designing on the internet, that was no problem, but when I search in the library for some books, I ran across a problem. I only found one passé book, and I wasn’t sure that the informations are current. I looked through it anyway, though, and that was when I came across the word feng shui. I remember hearing about it when I was younger, but I didn’t know much about it. From what I knew, feng shui involves certain arrangement of furniture in the house and supposedly good arrangement will increases good lucks for people who live in the house. Since I want to do something unique, and landscape design isn’t too unique in my opinion, I decided to change my topic to feng shui.
As I mentioned, I heard of feng shui before. Feng shui is quite common in Thailand, where I grew up. There’re a lot of Chinese in Thailand, and they contributed feng shui into Thai’s cultures. Although I’m not Chinese, I was taught by my grandmother of some basic principles of feng shui. I was taught not to buy a home at cul-de-sac, not to place the bed in direct line to the door, and not to place study desk back to the door. To tell you the truth, I believe in these things because it does make a lot of sense. When you come to think of it, if you place your study desk back to the door, you won’t be able to see who’s coming in which can be very dangerous and can even create paranoid which effects mental health.
Since the concept of feng shui is very complicated, and it takes years of study to become an expert in this subject, I decided to research its meaning, how it came...