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4.05.2010

"Lee-Woo", our home's Pi Yao

We are not Chinese, but the turn out of unexpected events helped us to own a big "Pi Yao" figurine or "pet". I can only thank the unexpected donor who made it possible for us to own this powerful Feng Shui creature of good fortune, commonly known as a "money catcher".

Hanz, the owner of the Feng Shui store where we bought the Pi Yao said that we can give it a name, so I've researched for a word in Mandarin that is simple and found "Lee-Woo", which means gift or present. I haven't included a photo here since Hanz also said that the Pi Yao should be respected after it is activated, and I'm not sure if publishing its picture can show disrespect.

I just read that the Pi Yao doesn't have an anus, meaning fortune can only go in and never come out. I've also read that many believe that placing lottery tickets under the Pi Yao will bring good luck!

"Besides that, the Chinese adore the Pi Yao because of its very protective, obedient and loyal nature. It is believed that the Pi Yao will always try its best to fulfill its owner's wish and protect its owner from injuries. Because of these capabilities, smaller version of Pi Yao are often worn as an amulet or carried in one’s bag wherever one goes. Many stories have been told where victims of car accidents or robbery assaults surprisingly escaped the ordeal unharmed and found out later that their Pi Yao amulets they were wearing or keeping had mysteriously broken into two or damaged. It is said that their Pi Yao had sacrificed themselves to protect their owner. Treat your Pi Yao like it's a real pet. Talk to them, pat them, rub them... a happy Pi Yao will go the extra mile to grant your wishes!". (Jenny Lin, author of "Feng Shui Products For A Better Life")

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