Re­shap­ing the fu­ture

> Face read­ers in Hong Kong claim they can help peo­ple im­prove their for­tune and lot in life with just a trim of their eye­brows

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bring more luck and hap­pi­ness than curved.

“If the brows are very straight, then those peo­ple will not have to suf­fer through many hard­ships,” she says.

Cus­tomer Ed­ward Lam, 35, a tech­ni­cian for a tele­vi­sion sta­tion, said he felt more en­er­getic af­ter hav­ing his brows mod­i­fied.

“The big­gest goal I have for fix­ing my eye­brows is to find jobs and to have bet­ter net­work­ing, and that my ca­reer will im­prove,” Lam told AFP.

“I be­lieve that the im­pres­sion I gave was bet­ter,” he said of job in­ter­views since hav­ing his brows worked on by Li.

Tra­di­tional Hong Kong face reader Chow Hon-ming says the art is a sci­en­tific dis­ci­pline that ties in with some of the tenets of tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine.

Face read­ing has been prac­tised in China for thou­sands of years, but be­came a pop­u­lar prac­tice in the 10th cen­tury be­cause the so­cial up­heaval in the dy­ing days of the Tang Dy­nasty prompted many to worry more about their fate, Chow said.

“There are turn­ing points in a per­son’s life, and when you can’t make a de­ci­sion at those points, you might want to seek a (face read­ing) master,” Chow said.

A face reader starts with the left ear, which tells the story of the first seven years of a per­son’s life. The right ear re­flects the next seven years, fol­lowed by the nose, eyes and chin, which are used to pre­dict later life. Dif­fer­ent parts of the face also rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent top­ics.

“The nose rep­re­sents wealth, just look at (ac­tor) Jackie Chan’s nose, it is very big,” says Chow, who also pre­dicted Hil­lary Clin­ton to win the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, as her chin is “stronger” than rival Don­ald Trump’s.

Chow said tweak­ing fea­tures like eye­brows could give for­tune a short-term boost – but warned against mak­ing dras­tic changes, de­scrib­ing plas­tic surgery as po­ten­tially do­ing more harm than good for the in­di­vid­ual in ques­tion. – AFP-Re­laxnews

(left) Li … help­ing their clients al­ter their for­tunes by trim­ming their eye­brows (be­low).

(bot­tom, from far left) Chow … pre­dicts Clin­ton’s ‘stronger chin’ may yet beat Trump’s in the up­com­ing US elec­tion.

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