Thursday, July 01, 2010

Review Thursday: Feng Shui for Homebuyers

Feng Shui for Homebuyers
By Joey Yap
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: Joey Yap; Second edition (Feb 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 983333217X
ISBN-13: 978-9833332175

Several million years ago I had to interview a Feng Shui master for a Her World magazine article. I asked one of the newspaper stars for an interview, and got such an arrogant reply that I decided there and then to talk to someone else.

I found Joey through his web site, and when we met I was delighted to find he was interesting, personable, and good at explaining Feng Shui concepts in a manner so that anyone could understand it.

Joey is now hugely famous, and in addition to classes, consultation and other things, he’s writing and publishing his own books.

This particular book looks great. The pictures are of varying quality but they do what they’re supposed to: illustrate Feng Shui principles. The writing is excellent. It’s clear, concise and aimed very clearly at people who want to build their own home.

This book covers everything from how to buy a plot of land that won’t have negative FSQ (Feng Shui Quotient) to what sort of things you should talk about to your architect and landscaping people.It doesn't delve a lot into the theory of Feng Shui, but gives simple, practical tips anyone can follow. 

I’m afraid though that I’ve no idea what the book costs. It was a present from Jaime who works for Joey, and I can’t find the price for the book on Joey’s Facebook page or his corporate page. In an hour or so when office hours start I’ll call Jaime and post the price in a comment .

3 comments:

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Good call, Ellen! Joey Yap makes Feng Shui sexy again! He is so charming and speaks so well. The stereotype of feng shui masters as doddering old chinamen and locquacious aunties is thus broken!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Good call, Ellen! Joey Yap makes Feng Shui sexy again! He is so charming and speaks so well. The stereotype of feng shui masters as doddering old chinamen and locquacious aunties is thus broken!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Our Chinese friends have their house arranged for good Feng Shui (aside from its being on top of a hill). Which reminds me, we haven't seen them in a long time ...