As part of a 2 day design workshop, in 2008 I gave a 15 minute talk to on Urban Planning Feng Shui of London, specifically Chinatown. In the audience were Chinese ministers, members of Chinatown cultural societies, urban planners, Westminster councillors and the Princes Foundation for Building Community members responsible for the redevelopment of Chinatown. I was fairly nervous, but I had asked my teacher at the time (Grand Master Chan - now retired) whether he would like to be involved and shared how I was nervous about presenting to a Chinese community. He was adamant that it didn't matter that I was a Westerner or a woman. He said my being involved in it would 'open my career'.
10 June, 2019