Hi. My name’s Victor. Here’s something about me and what I believe.
I was born in 1983 in Monterey Park, California. I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, where I attended an American school up to high school. I moved back to Southern California, where I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and received my MBA from Pepperdine University in 2013. I have resided in Orange County, California, ever since.
So for the first 18 years of my life, I resided in Taipei, Taiwan, where I received American education while being heavily influenced by the Chinese culture that surrounded me. I can speak, read, and write both English and Chinese Mandarin. For this, I am extremely grateful to my parents.
American education had a great impact on me, especially in science and mathematics. Chinese cultural values and thinking, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and even feng shui, have also greatly influenced my behavior and way of thinking.
In a sense, I am a hybrid of traditional eastern culture and modern western science. I can see this world from both perspectives. As I gained more knowledge and integrated these perspectives together, I got more curious and fascinated towards this world.
Feng shui is just one topic that I’m especially fond of. As you’ll see in my first eBook, a series of tragic events led me to this knowledge.
I found feng shui to be a fresh perspective on how the world works. I began my studies of feng shui in 2010 by reading books and publications in Chinese Mandarin, and it satiated my desire to better understand this world. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know. At one point, it became an obsession. But for now, it’s more of a passion.
I learned feng shui through Chinese Mandarin. So throughout my writings about feng shui, there may be times where my words might be lost in translation. If you do find anything confusing, please let me know so I can better clarify.
Even though feng shui is my passion, it is not my professional career. I am neither a feng shui consultant nor a feng shui master.
My other passion is marketing. I am a marketing professional focused on the study of online human behavior using data analytics and quantitative testing. If you want to learn more about my career, you can check out my LinkedIn profile. If you have any questions which I may be of help, you can connect with me personally on Twitter and Google+.
My attitude towards feng shui
I believe there is some truth in this ancient knowledge called feng shui.
I see feng shui just like any knowledge and experience. We keep it when it’s useful, and we discard it when we know better.
Our predecessors have passed down many knowledge and experiences. Just like you and me, they lived on the same planet and interacted with the same laws of nature, just in a different time. Their knowledge and experiences were valuable to them, just like how ours are valuable to us. Some of their knowledge is no longer useful to us. Some are forgotten. While others are discredited by science or lost over the ages.
I believe the ancient knowledge that survived till today were preserved and passed down by our ancestors because they offer value to us. We should not reject them without a deeper understanding. We should see them with an open mind, at least until we can falsify them.
However, when I read about feng shui, I found that it sometimes defies my rational mind and logic. But maybe that’s because the way I think is pre-wired by modern education in science and mathematics.
That is why I am attempting to bridge this gap – the gap between the ancient wisdom of the east and the modern scientific knowledge of the west.
By doing so, I believe we can bring some truth to ancient knowledge while immensely improving the knowledge in our time – with the ultimate purpose to better our living.
I believe this can be done. After all, these knowledge originated from the same planet, just from different times, regions, and perspectives.
So this is the purpose of this website: to connect ancient wisdom with modern knowledge.
I hope that my efforts can open your eyes and broaden your knowledge. But most importantly, I hope that this knowledge can better your living.
P.S. If you’re curious about the tragic events led me to start learning feng shui, you can find it here.