10 things I learned from the Nina Wang inheritance case

August 2, 2009

1) Some people willl do anything for money.

2) There is no such a thing as an unbiased expert witness.

3) You are who pays you, so choose your clients carefully.

4) Don’t claim to be a Feng Shui expert by reading books, no one will believe you.

5) Always quote source and reference, otherwise it is seen as plagiarism.

6) Don’t judge Feng Shui by your own logic, which amounts to personal biase.

7) There are always two or more sides to a story, including the story of Feng Shui.

8) Trust is built on ethical behavior and not just on words.

9) Fame and fortune always come with a price.

10) Idealism is still an “ism”.

Two smiling Fungshuilo who have found fame and fortune by being the world’s first Feng Shui expert witness:



3 Responses to “10 things I learned from the Nina Wang inheritance case”

  1. Sherab Says:

    Wow! Howard, well done!
    You speak out my mind, and I wanna say thank you for this.
    I’ve learned from what you have learned as well.


  2. Chris Says:

    Dear Howard,

    I am writing to you as a keen learner of this fascinating ancient art and science. I agree with your points shared and it saddens me to hear and see such unethical practices happening associating with the Feng Shui industry. Today, the industry is filled with many money-minded practitioners claiming lineage bearer, slandering other masters or simply not up to standard to be called a master.

    In your opinion as an industry senior and professional practitioner, what can to be done in order for this practice to shift away from such negative association like superstition and myth and attain a more respectable status with other study in the main stream education?

    With so many self-proclaimed masters out there today, in your opinion, what really constitutes a truly skilled and knowledgable practitioner before he or she can be truly called a Master?

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  3. howardchoy Says:

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your comment, the question you asked is a 1000 years old one and the modern way to resolve it is through education and formal certification.

    Take acupuncture and TCM for example, it took them nearly 60 years to have the courses taught at university level and have some form of industrial body in each country to certify its members and have a place where the public can take their complain to. Feng Shui has to go down the same path as well, if it is to be respectable and main stream.

    I am an optimist, so I believe given time, it will happen and like other traditional Chinese culture, I can imagine one day there will be a course for a Diploma in Environmental Studies using Feng Shui offer in one of the universities and Feng Shui will make its contribution to modern society, but first there is a lot of work to be done.

    Instead of asking who can be truly considered a Master, we should ask the question what degree one should have and what membership one must belong to, to qualify as a Feng Shui professional? Has this Feng Shui consultant a professional indemnity insurance, so the public can sue for professional negligence, just like to an engineer or an architect?


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