ACTRESS JODI STA. MARIA-LACSON TALKS ABOUT LUCKY CHARMS
(Excerpt from her Starstudio magazine interview. July, 2008 issue)
At the time of this interview, Pampi and Jodi have been living in the house for a month. The date they moved in was chosen with the help of Feng Shui expert Joy Lim. Joy asked for Pampi's birthdate (May 29, 1980) and Jodi's (June 16, 1982) and based on those information, she chose the most auspicious date for them to move in. Joy also suggested that the couple place Feng Shui charms throughout the house, which they did. "Wala namang mawawala di ba?" says Jodi. The Feng Shui charms seems to have brought them luck. Since they moved in to they house, Jodi's career has been on an upswing.
typecast yata ako sa mga nanay na nastu-stugi,"she says with a laugh. " Pero dito, ang dinig ko, mas mahaba ang exposure," says Jodi. She cuts herselfoff for fear of revealing more about the project before it's officially announced.
Director Eric Salud has always been superstitious, a believer of the unknown. "Even before, mahilig na ako magbasa ng pamahiin ( Even before, I always read books on superstitions)," says Salud."Mapaniwala talaga ako (I easily believe things)."
So it does not come as a surprise that this famous director of various television series like Pangarap Na Bituin, Hiram Na
Born to chinese parents, 26-year-old Shiela Go grew up believing in feng shui. She is also a self-confessed fan of astrology and anything supernatural. Despite her beliefs, Go could not understand why luck eludes her. "Salamat kay MS. Marivic and Ms Joy Lim dahil nagkaroon ng Charms and Crystals dito sa Japan."
"Dati life was just ordinary, routinary," says GO "Parang ambigat sa loob." Go heard about Ms Joy Lim but it was only through her balikbayan sister that she found the opportunity to finally meet Ms. Joy.
"The first time I saw her, I felt like I could really talk to her," remembers Go, " I knew that she was the type that caters the adults to the young."
After consulting with Ms.Joy, Go got an All-in-One bracelet, a 21 eye DZi Gem with Ruby Crystals bracelet or wishing bracelet, and a garlic with clear quartz bracelet - all given for free by Ms Joy." After I got my bracelets, lots of my wishes came true. Some were almost impossible but came true nevertheless. I also felt as if burdens has been lifted off me". "I work as clients' service supervisor at Powermac Center. My work involves informing our VIP clients about new products at the store. I remember, before wearing the bracelets, it usually takes me days before I get to sell products to clients. Now, almost everyday I get to sell even the most expensive ones," says Go. As such, Go has been recommending Ms. Joy to her clients as well. she has even put up her own website where clients can browse and order through Ms Joy's charms and crystals. Since then, the phone never stopped ringing. "My clients would call me up just to tell me how the bracelets changed their lives." But more than granting her wishes, according to Go, the bracelets made her more confident about herself. "They made me believe that the most improbable things can happen. They changed how I see things and how I deal with people. I opened up to my family and friends more. The bracelets really changed my life."
Almost seven years ago, Nelia Gutierrez, 55, thought she was going to lose her only small store at the Malabon Central Market. "Kapos na kapos kami noon (we were falling short of money before)," recalls Gutierrez, "Panay ang labas ng pera". Kahit kumikita, madami pa din ang ginagastos. Kahit short na P50 hindi ko mabili. Akala ko masasara na rin ang tindahan ko (We were spending more than we were earning. I couldn't even buy a P50 worth of shortpants)."
One day, while watching Alas Sinco Y Medya, the defunct ABS-CBN morning show,
"There were so many of them but Ms. Joy caught my attention. As if someone was whispering to me that I should go to Ms. Joy". Following her instinct, Aling Nelia dragged along her Tita and went to see Ms. Joy. Aling Nelia did not hesitate in telling Ms.Joy about her financial problems. She went as far as showing Ms.Joy the layout of her house Ms.Joy advised her to wear an All-in-One bracelet and smoke incence candles all over the house. Ms.Joy suggested having a prosperity basket during the New Year, as well."After consulting with Ms.Joy, parang gumaan ang pakiramdam ko. Gumanda ang benta ng tindahan na akala ko masasara na. Nabili pa namin ang kabilang lupa ng tindahan sa mas murang halaga (After consulting with Ms Joy, I felt lighter. Our sales picked up when I thought our store would shut down. I was also able to buy the neighboring lot at a very cheap price).
Since then, Aling Nelia has been filling her house with Feng Shui items bought from Ms.Joy's Charms and Crystals store. She placed a money tree at the North West direction of the house, a Jambala at the South East direction, Holy Gourd at the door, Chilin at the North direction, and Kwan Khong at the North West to name a few.To date, Aling Nelia can no longer account how much she had spent on collecting Ms Joys charms and crystals. But according to her, she doesn't regret a single centavo. "Hindi ako nanghihinayang sa gastos kasi yung dumating na blessings mas higit pa. Saka yung iba bigay naman ni Ms. Joy.( I do not regret how much I have spent already beacause the returns more than compensate)."
Aling Nelia has since been encouraging her three children to apply feng shui into their lives. Her 25-year-old daughter-in-law, Kaye David , is the newest recruit of Aling Nelia. "Si Ms Joy ang nagturo sakin kung paano ang gagawin. Pero siyempre, dapat sabayan mo rin ng panalangin at paniniwala (Ms Joy taught me how to do things [in feng shui]. But of course, you also have to pray and believe that things will happen)," finishes Aling Nelia.
I became aware of Charms and Crystals bracelets because of endorsements from celebrities like Kris Aquino, Korina Sanchez and Cheryl Cosim. Initially, the bracelets interested me because of their attractive and unique designs. I decided to purchase an item from Charms and Crystals when I witnessed how the “money bracelet” changed the luck of an officemate. Last July 2003, one of the sales consultants at our company
I never thought that Feng Shui would work for me but when my friend Kinny Salas of PDI introduced me to Joy Lim's Charms & Crystals, my life turned around completely. I have learned to embrace the positive in every day situations. With a stroke of luck, I won a diamond necklace and cellphone from raffle draws. Plus, other opportunities started pouring in out of nowhere. I am so grateful that my charms are working wonders. I am also so blessed that Joy Lim transformed my life into something meaningful and beautiful.
- Becca Rodriguez, columnist of The Philippine Star
I first heard about it from my niece. I was quite skeptical at first for I am not a believer on charms that supposed to improve ones luck and fortune. But since all my friends bought one I was forced to get this bessed All in One Charm Bracelet. And since then I notice that opportunities keeps on coming. Then a few days after I got my charm I won P20,000 on a bingo game and thats the biggest prize money I've ever won. And that made a believer out of me...
Nene - Businesswoman
"At first, I was not a true believer. But when I saw Charms & Crystals on ABS-CBN, I went to their shop. Ms. Lim prescribed a Rose Quartz bracelet. After a few days, my husband and I were dating again and going out to romantic restaurants. Our love and sex life was so much better. Thank you, Charms & Crystals!"
- Cherry, housewife (from e-mail)