In the frenzied build up to this year’s gaokao examination, one concerned mother has gone to the extremes of hiring a fungshui expert to rearrange the furniture inside a hotel room she reserved to help channel the energies necessary to bring her son good luck in the upcoming college entrance examination.
The mother surnamed Li has booked the hotel room ten days ago. With the hotel manager’s approval, she then told the hotel workers to replace the furniture in the room according to her fungshui expert’s suggestion.
An eight-diagram glass was installed on the door to fend off bad luck. Several items of furniture were moved to different positions in the room. A portrait of Confucius was hung up on the wall and an incense burner and pagoda model were placed on the desk.
Those commenting online said they were amazed by Mrs. Li’s good intentions, while others doubted if the fengshui room would really provide any help to gaokao candidates.
A total of 9.42 million Chinese students will sit for the 2015 national college entrance on June 7 and 8, a slight increase on last year.
In preparation for the exam, police have been dispatched to roads and exam sites for students’ security. Drivers have been told not to honk their horn while passing schools and to give way to cars transporting gaokao candidates.
By Lucy Liu
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