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Crazy rich Philippines feng shui

NO NONSENSE FENG SHUI - Feng Shui Master Aldric Dalumpines - The Freeman

Take time to laugh at how the rich can be crazy in more ways than one in a third world country like the Philippines! 

Here are some vignettes in real life:

• Having well-trained security lobo like pure black and pure white German shepherds who will attack anybody approaching owner within five feet unless ordered to stop by the owner! A puppy alone costs US$64,000 to import from London.  The downside is that they aren’t trained to swim so an owner in Cebu Philippines lost her dog to drowning after it accidentally slipped into their swimming pool!

• Tycoon son who wants to be seen and photographed for latest society pages has this heredity habit in dining. He meets the chef, gives his business card to be known, orders the best steak of the house and when it’s 90-percent consumed by him, calls the manager or chef and complains of a fictional disgust and dissatisfaction about the steak. Immediately, tongue in cheek, he devours replacement steak wholeheartedly! And even wrangles it for free on-the-house with matching free corkage. Something his sister also does! DNA of the rich and not so famous? You tell me!

• Another tycoon scion is fond of setting up “pot luck” style dinner or lunches with group of friends where everyone present divides the bill equally.  His style? He eats getting servings with his salivated spoon instead of using a serving spoon. So who enjoys the meals to himself? Tell me again about rich manners and missed conduct!

• A regal matriarch would engage a Feng Shui appointment. Afterwhich, she requests Feng Shui expert to spread virally how rich and opulent her home and interior decors are! Hmmm… from Feng Shui consultant to PR spinner.

• A corporate executive is all hype public-relations in the business front. Empowering people he leads as the hashtag. But at home his wife lives a crazy life of quite not quiet desperation! Why? She is required to account for each cent spent, short of filing a trip ticket voucher as she takes car out to shop, church or beauty salon!  I suggest she develop a housewife franchising manual!

• Noveau riche couple takes me out in new SUV to look at a property.  Midway they verbally quarrel violently in front of me as to who will pay for gas! So I said, “Excuse me, sir,” and stepped out and walked away.  They gave chase and asked why? I told them if gas payment can’t be resolved with dispatch what more my Feng Shui service fee? They nodded as I bid goodbye!

Moral of Feng Shui stories: Poor people live richer lives, the irony and paradox of wealth in all its dimensions (dementia excluded!). Crazy rich people indeed.

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