FACES have always fascinated The Star columnist Madam Zorra.
“At a young age, I used to mimic the various facial expressions and mannerisms of relatives, teachers and friends to amuse my mother.
“She thought I’d be a great actress but that was not to be,” she said.
This unique talent was eventually developed into an ability to read a person’s feelings and character.
“Sometimes, I totally disregard what a person is saying and focus more on what can be disclosed from his face.
“I would make up my mind on whether to trust, like, dislike, fear or be cautious about a person based on what I can read from his face,” she said.
Her uncanny gift was put to good use by her father in his dealings with new clients and Madam Zorra herself in her career in sales.
Wishing to share her knowledge with the public, she has written her first book called Hidden Mysteries of the Face: Face Feng Shui. Since the book was launched in February, 5,000 copies have been sold.
Madam Zorra, who is fluent in English, Hokkien, Malay, Thai and French, was at an autograph-signing session at the Popular Book Store in Prangin Mall, Penang, re-cently.
“Many people want to know how to use the book, what kind of face shape they have and how to im-prove their features,” she said.
Among the early birds to get Ma-dam Zorra’s autograph was businessman Ch’ng Chin Kooi who came with his copy of the book which he bought earlier.
“I’m also fascinated with palmistry and astrology,” said Ch’ng.
A talk by Madam Zorra, followed by a similar autograph signing session, was also held the following day at MPH Bookstore in Gurney Plaza.