The inauguration of the World of Feng Shui’s (WOFS) kicked off with feng shui rites to usher in luck and prosperity.
The traditional blessing was officiated by Rev. Venancio Dilva, OSJ, followed by a space clearing ceremony using crystal singing bowls and 7-metal bells flown from Malaysia (believed to create fresh energy inside the boutique).
The door opened by 3 p.m. which is an auspicious time to open business. Leading the ribbon-cutting were Gloria Diaz, herself an avid feng shui practitioner and who was once featured in the international magazine Feng Shui World, and WOFS Phils. Inc. president and CEO Marites Alle. WOFS Phils. Inc. chairman Nick Allen did the ceremonial unveiling of the floor compass.
As the Allens announced the opening of the boutique, they tied charms to the door and rang WOFS auspicious singing bells to attract yang energy and good fortune.
Among those present were SM VP for leasing Daisy Tan Chua, Ny Chin Fei of SM Keppel Land Inc, National Book Store founder and president Socorro Ramos, Ric Ondrick form the ADB, Steven Tan, Allan Brosas and Michael Chan of Podium, Rotary Club of Pasong Tamo president Al Perez, CCJS Law office partners Attys. Elpidio Jamora Jr. and Benjie Somera Jr., friends from the American Women’s Council of the Philippines, and In Touch Foundation.
The guests then gathered in front of the counter to witness the unveiling of WOFS’s signature dragon and globe scroll plaque.
Nickque Tan, WOFS.com franchise director explained that this ceremony has a symbolic significance as it represents the awakening of the dragon once a bright light is shone upon it, and propel all wishes into the cosmos.
The World of Feng Shui is the newest attraction at The Podium and is a must-see for all feng shui practitioners.
Tastefully draped in burgundy and gold, WOFS carries a whole collection of lucks, charms, cures and enhancers, as well as auspicious art and gift items. The store’s zodiac animal jade charms are especially believed to ensure good support and luck.
A nook located just beside the boutique’s 8-foot water star feature is dedicated exclusively to Lillian Too’s latest books.
The Nation's Leading Newspaper
December 5th, 2004
You can visit WOFS Philippines at:
The Podium 18 ADB Avenue,
Ortigas Center Mandaluyong City,
Metro Manila Philippines