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
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.