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Complimentary Feng Shui Report with a Home Loan @ HSBC

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Saw a promo video from a Feng Shui master about this new HSBC promotion
HSBC Home loan holder can apply for a complimentary Feng Shui report

Promote harmony and happiness through design

Understand how well your property applies feng shui principles. HSBC has partnered with property intelligence start-up Archistar to offer you a free customised report, offering insights and small improvements you can make to achieve harmony in your home.

Feng Shui and how it can help

  • Feng shui is an ancient art and science with principles that aim to harmonise individuals with their surrounding environment and has increasingly been used by modern architects to advance design.
  • A feng shui report can give you analysis that assesses floorplans to provide home owners and prospective buyers with insights and design recommendations.
  • The one-of-a-kind approach applies hundreds of design principles to develop a sophisticated and actionable report tailored to each properties' unique traits.
  • This report offers unique insights into environmental and design factors to help make important property decisions. From improving ventilation, to positioning beds in a way that aids sleep, and accessing more natural light.

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  • +20 votes

    Wut

  • +28 votes

    Free tarot reading with Credit Card be next.

  • +3 votes

    Anyone actually believe in this? I mean if it was that good, wouldn't all of us be multi millionaires because we could channel all the wealth into our home, and feng shui masters would be the world's richest people.

    • -2 votes

      Feng Shui is not only to improve wealth, but is a combination to improve living including health, harmony etc
      Besides, you cant be rich just by relying on Feng Shui, but Feng Shui does help to obtain opportunities to improve wealth (if you believe so)

      • +1 vote

        How does it improve health?

        What is "harmony" and how does it improve this undefined thing?

        How does it help obtain opportunities?

        Why does it only work if you "believe it"?

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          harmony is peace inside your body, is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber. Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal.

    • +10 votes

      To be fair, although this modern fengshui stuff is a lot of hokum, traditional fengshui was not shrouded in mythical nonsense. It was just common sense.

      I read a book about origins of fengshui. It was written by an architect and pragmatist. A lot of the original stuff are lessons that took the western world a lot longer to learn.

      Example - don't build with the front door in line with an exposed rear door. The explanation can range from fortunes passing but it was a simple way to prevent/minimize wind tunnel effect.

      The core of it was quite simple and unpretentious. Of course, with anything that sells, someone is going to really go to town perverting it to fill a niche for $$$.

    • +1 vote

      Actually you'd be surprised that quite alot of well known organisations have employed these people. E.g. Microsoft when they built Redmond HQ, Crown Casino when they built Melbourne complex.

  • +20 votes

    HSBC is using feng shui to channel wealth from their customers to the coffers of HSBC! ROFL

  • +6 votes

    Who needs lazy building certification bodies when Feng Shui can prevent structural damage in my apartment. I'm gonna Feng all the Shui away.

  • +7 votes

    Hmmmm what group of people is HSBC targeting with this offer!

  • +1 vote

    lol

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    This is a joke right?

  • +1 vote

    I can laugh all nite long…

    Only rich believes fengshui as they are afraid of losing

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      At the end of the day the rich can afford to believe in fengshui. If that's what being afraid is…I don't wanna be brave lol

    • -1 vote

      Chances are you have already incorporated feng shui in your home, without knowing it falls under the feng shui umbrella.

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      The say they believe in fengshui as it helps explain to the plebs they’ve made it off, how they became that way (same as any religion/belief system), rather then the truth, they got luck exploiting someone else/daddy gave it to them.

  • +1 vote

    If I can buy my own house in today’s ridiculous market, I’ll be so happy no matter what the fengshui master says!😬

  • -1 vote

    probably falun gong connected…the cult is everywhere..

  • +1 vote

    A fair whack of the earth’s population believes in mystical stuff with no proof; why shouldn’t home decorating fall under the same purview.

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      Is there a reason why you picked the location of your house? Why you wouldn't want your house facing a certain direction? Hmmm

      • +1 vote

        I picked my house because it is walking distance to the CBD, great public transport and I wanted to do a warehouse conversion. The direction it's "facing" is to optimise passive energy efficiency. My choice of house is very firmly planted in logic and science. In the Australian summer having a direct line from front door to back door can be really useful to provide breeze flow when clearing heat out of the house. My suggestion is people put the Feng Shui on the back seat and look up the energy efficiency sites instead. Insulation, design for energy efficiency, close to public transport, not on busy roads - these are the sort of things people should be considering. I had to move my Jade plant from the front door; it was getting so big is was making getting through the front door difficult. However, I do like the look of them so I will, probably, try to grow a cutting off it.

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          Glad that through design, it helped you achieve harmony and happiness.

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            @Ughhh: Well, it depends. Since I bought my place, and did it up, I've lost my brother to a motorcycle accident and both my parents died, relatively young; so I'm not sure about the "happiness and harmony" bits. However, I do have a house that suits my needs pretty good house based on logic and science.

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              @try2bhelpful:

              Well, it depends. Since I bought my place, and did it up, I've lost my brother to a motorcycle accident and both my parents died, relatively young; so I'm not sure about the "happiness and harmony" bits

              Sorry about your brother, but I think you just proved the general misunderstanding of Feng Shui. Feng shui is about your surrounding environment, like your home or your business, not what happens outside on the roads that is out of your control. It doesnt cure or prevent cancer like its some mystical fairy dust, it doesn't form a shield bubble around you to prevent accidents, nor solve all life problems.

              A poorly designed house could make you feel uncomfortable, you've arranged things and chose a particular house to make you feel comfortable and happy- you proved that Feng Shui actually works, you incorporated Feng Shui without you even realising. A poorly designed commercial building/business can affect business flow.

              And, what lplau said.

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                @Ughhh: WTF, so because I build my house on scientific and environmental grounds I prove that Feng Shui works? This is like saying if I build a chimney I prove that Santa Claus exists.

                I think the expression we are looking for here is ergonomics. A well designed house is based around minimising the things you trip over and putting you furniture in an efficient, and aesthetic, manner. I’m not going to get rich by having a jade plant at my front door; I will be comfortable by making wise investment choices. This is not about architecture in terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi; well certainly not in my household it isn’t.

                In the words of Tim Minchin.
                “I don't believe just 'cause ideas are tenacious, it means that they're worthy”.

                If they were selling this as an consultation with an architect, or even an interior designer, I could see the merit; with a Feng Shui person, not so much.

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                  @try2bhelpful:

                  WTF, so because I build my house on scientific and environmental grounds I prove that Feng Shui works?

                  You're still not understanding the idea behind feng shui.

                  If they were selling this as an consultation with an architect, or even an interior designer, I could see the merit; with a Feng Shui person, not so much.

                  So if the feng shui guy called himself a more western name, you wouldn't have a problem. OK.

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                    @Ughhh: I’m sorry, Feng Shui is is talking about “ "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi”. It is not talking about positioning your house for maximum passive solar efficiency. I’m not sure you understand the idea behind Feng Shui. Architects and Interior designers are not putting a mystic overlay on their designs, that is the difference, if my architect started talking to me about positioning my house based on “mystic forces” I would be looking elsewhere.

        • +2 votes

          You just proved that Feng Shui actually works though.
          Feng Shui was around thousands of years ago, unlike "energy efficiency design" was only within the last few hundred years.

          Plenty of scientists back in the day were called by their communities as "bullsh1t", until we started proving their theories and realizing they were actually correct.

          There is some pretty dodgy practices within Feng Shui, however there is always dodgy people in each industries even in the scientific academic societies.

  • +1 vote

    Feng shui is an ancient art and science with principles

    Can someone enlighten me on the science side of things?

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    Complimentary Feng Shui report?

    Either this is very clever marketing idea from some very seniors, or they stuck in the companies bond hole far deeper than I think

  • +7 votes

    While I thought it was b*llshit, I wasn't going to down vote it until I saw the claim that is science. It's not.
    So with them lying about the product, I feel justified doing so now.

  • +1 vote

    I'm amused by all the negativity posted here. It is a free offer. No-one has to avail of it.

    As mentioned by others here, lots of people have an affinity with homeopathy, essential oils, and healing crystals. Maybe add most religions to that list.

    It is not impacting on anyone else, so if the free deal is not for you just move on.

    • +2 votes

      How is normalising the ignorance of science and reality by peddling this garbage as science itself not impacting anyone or anything?

      It's great that you're amused and don't really care, but hey, that's you.

      Next up, you tell us why you're amused that most right wing politicians think climate change is a hoax. After all, it doesn't reaaaally affect many individuals.

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        Your response suggests that you may have an allergic reaction to Feng Shui. You should avoid it.

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          I'm allergic to fire and I'm trying to avoid it but the majority keep placing me at risk. its difficult - what do you advise?

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    The website doesnt mention that you need to have a home loan with them it just says “Receive a complimentary Feng Shui report from HSBC”

    I wonder if the report covers the specific property you are interested in or is it just of a general nature?

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      but when i fill in the form it says 'One of our experienced Relationship Managers will be in touch within 2 business days to assist with your home loan enquiry.'

  • +3 votes

    Downvoted for spreading unscientific nonsense and normalising the dumbing down of society.

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    but I have too much feng not enough shui

  • +1 vote

    Actually there may be value in it. I heard that it is bad feng shui to have a house over a cave/tunnel. So no Chinese buyers/renters were interested in certain apartments in high rise buildings in the Sydney cbd. This lowered their investment potential.

    While it may be hooey, if your target audience believe it, the outcome can be real.

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