Dear Uncle Dixer: Two of my mirrors have broken into pieces. They said this is bad luck. Is this true? And if this is so, what can I do to get rid of the bad luck? Thank you.

Answer: If they are broken by accident it is not a big deal. Just replace them quickly and if that still worries you, then you need to make a symbolic gesture of putting the broken pieces back again.

You can put an apple in each corner of the room (“Ping guo” is the Chinese name for apple, which sounds the same as fruit for peace) and burn some incense or light a candle in each of the corner and say a prayer asking for good luck. Remember to go clockwise when you do this simple ritual. Start from the corner nearest to the door of the room.