Since we were seated at the window area, I gave them a brief orientation of the various popular landmarks, skyscrapers, historical buildings, Singapore River, etc., and how some of these structures have Feng Shui connotations as well. I also enlightened to them about the Oriental decor in the restaurant and the auspicious meaning of certain symbols that were being displayed. While waiting for the food, we had a rather lively interactive discussion about modern Feng Shui, its applications and benefits. They were thrilled when I explained to them about the elements & energies surrounding us, how each element can be used as remedies for certain afflictions and enhancers for good energies; and how each element can re-act differently on each individual person base on the person’s gender, date & time of birth. They were also fascinated with the jewelries, especially my jade bangle that I wore that day – which I also explained to them that I wore the jewelry pieces because the elements were in sync with my own personal elements. When they learned that we also have a boutique that sells auspicious gifts, they quickly informed their coordinator to arrange for them to go to our boutique immediately after lunch.
We had such hilarious moments when the food was served – from being curious on each gourmet dish being served, to the art of using a slim pair of white jade chopsticks. The true fun was especially when we were served with the Superior Double Boiled Birds Nest Soup. Apparently they were not very adventurous with food and initially they found it quite difficult to accept the delicacy when I explained about Birds Nest, i.e. where the Birds Nest came from, the method of preparing, etc., etc. However, when I told them about the nourishment and benefits of this unique delicacy that is also good for the skin, they did not hesitate to finish the soup. They mentioned that at their age, they will take anything that will make them look good & young again! It was truly a very fun-filled lunch with lots of interesting conversations, laughter and the feeling of warmth & love. I feel as though I have been acquainted with them for a long time already.