• Marites Allen to lead1st ‘feng shui’ convention of 2016

    Boy Abunda and Marites Allen

    Boy Abunda and Marites Allen

    International feng shui expert Marites Allen leads the 2016 Philippine Feng Shui Convention for the Year of the Fire Monkey happening from 10 a.m. onwards today at the Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City.

    In response to popular request by regular participants, Asia’s King of Talk, Boy Abunda, will again grace the occasion as Allen’s co-host.

    The January convention is the 11th presentation since it was first held in 2005, but it will have several firsts for its loyal followers, said Allen.

    Each participant will get a convention brochure containing the overall forecasts and valuable suggestions on how to make the new lunar new year more auspicious; a 2016 feng shui almanac as a useful reference for each of the 12 months; and a special coupon for a lucky gift. The participation package also covers a big post-Christmas lunch prepared by Marco Polo Hotel, the co-sponsor of the convention.

    The event, however, will take a different path from past conventions where forecasts for each Chinese zodiac sign were presented. This time, Allen says, participants will be provided personal destiny readings based on their birth details. Thus, prospective attendees are advised to register early and provide information on their date and hour of birth, to facilitate the preparation of the personalized charts.

    “Although each zodiac animal sign provides certain luck indications for the year, I wish to stress that no two individuals, even with same date of birth, may share the same destiny,” shared Allen. “The reason is that the year, date and the hour of birth have very specific influences on someone’s life as days and hours are governed by different feng shui elements.”

    Participants may also be invited to become members of the prestigious International Feng Shui Association (IFSA).

    Allen is the first Filipina feng shui master to be accredited by the group. She has been tasked to organize a Philippine chapter with the objective of providing a channel for the exchange of ideas and professional experience among those engaged in feng shui practice.

    The 2016 annual convention will also provide a preview of the latest collection of Frigga fashion under the collaboration between the brand and well-known fashion designer Frederick Peralta.

    Frigga Charmed Life is a first-of-its kind fashion brand conceptualized by Allen and some of the notable feng shui designers in London that combines chic designs with feng shui enhancements. It currently ships to over 16 countries via its online site www.frigga.co.uk.


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