Nationality: half Thai half Malaysian
Residence: Los Angeles
Date of Performance/Collection: April 20, 2012
Primary Language: English
The informant learned this piece of folklore from her mother about how to build a house in China.
“You shouldn’t buy a house with a front door and the back door directly across from each other, because um, they say all the money is going to come in and go straight out.”
I remember hearing something about this being a concept of Feng Shui. I do not know if this custom is directly related but they are certainly correlative.