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March 2nd, 2009

11:18 PM

Fancy a living tomb, folks?

I learned something new today. Earlier today I accompanied a sick relative to visit a traditional medical practitioner. I've always been on the fence about that kind of medical treatment - I'm a scientific person, but at the same time I've seen or experienced enough unexplained phenomena, small and big, in my life to wonder whether perhaps there is more to existence than meets the eye. I'm not a believer like Fox Mulder, oh no, but I like to keep an open mind and listen/read about this things.

So, what happened today was that my sister heard of this fellow who was said to be very good at what he did. Figuring that it wouldn't hurt to see what the man had to say, especially when conventional medicine wasn't doing much to improve her condition, she decided to pay him a visit and I drove her there.

What this fellow suggested was a living tomb. In other words, my sister was supposed to buy a spot in a cemetery, preferably in a location designated as a good spot by feng shui masters, and erect a tombstone and all - for herself, even if she is still alive. This is what we mean by building a "living tomb". Apparently this living tomb will help with everything from improving one's life span to good fortune to even sperm count, the latter if you're a man desperate for a son. Apparently there are many "living tombs" in Malaysia - it seems like the trade secret of most of the Chinese millionaires in Malaysia is having a living tomb erected in a good cemetery spot and spending thousands every year maintaining it.  Needless to say, even feng shui masters have living tombs.

I personally think such concept is more whimsy than real, so it was with amusement when I went home, did some search on Google, and found this - bitter feng shui master rivals are sabotaging each other by damaging/altering the other person's living tomb!

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