This is another photo and story aren’t related post.
Hungry [tag]Ghost[/tag] annual holiday starts just about now. All over the roads here, people are putting up temporary altars for the god of hades. Those huge things hanging there are supposed to be the new suit (for the god of hades, I think). So, folks, be warned. Drive extra careful, stay away from jungles and seas. Don’t pee just about anywhere after your drinking session. You don’t want your shee-shee to land on some angry ghost whom may make your kkc swollen to the size of a baby’s bolster.
My sons and I went for lunch today after picking #2 from school. We went to Swatow Lane. Drools, tee nya kueh.
This auntie go fry this obsence looking char koay teow with at least 8 prawns (some hidden beneath). OMG, can die of heart attack! Lucky one of my son helped me to eat the prawns.
Raw, bloody cockles, just how I like ’em. RM6 only for a plate.
My kids ordered one ice-kacang each and they piled on all the ‘liu’ like red beans, leong fan, attap chee, corn onto my cendol making it totally not nice anymore due to the mixed flavour. After that, my #2 kid asked me:
Kid : Mom, why do you think [tag]Satan[/tag] wants to take in all those people (who went to hell) and burn in the fire of hell?
Me : Ya hor.
Kid : It must be very troublesome to have so many bad guys there. Why didn’t Satan just send everyone to Heaven.
Me : Chey…God kicked them down there already, sure cannot enter Heaven anymore.
Kid : But why did Satan accept?
Me : Ya hor, isn’t it easier to burn them all into ashes instead of dealing with all these bad guys, murderers, gluttons etc etc in hell hor?
Everybody, any idea? Who assigned Satan to take care of hell? Kehkehkeh…
Ooops, did I just made everyone drools over the food? Here, have some[tag] ice-cream[/tag]. You should be able to find them from the nearest 7-11, 24 hours convenience store.
Don’t be a hungry ghost, ok?
In case you wonder whether I believe in the hungry ghosts existence, I used to. I used to offer little sweets and biscuits along the roads leading to my home on their arrival (tomorrow night) and departure (in another two weeks). And even now, as a[tag] Catholic[/tag], I wouldn’t want to mess with them. Tiu, of course, I don’t offer sweets to them lah! But if you see the intensity given to this festival, you better believe that a human’s mind is a very dangerous breeding ground for the fifth dimension.
BTW, do visit St. Anne’s church in Bukit Mertajam from today (actually started on Friday) until this weeked. I heard that it is very beautiful and all the stations of the cross are placed at the lower grounds around the church this year. I am going within these few days, to keep the legacy from my mother-in-law who is a [tag]Taoist[/tag] but faithful pilgrim to St. Anne’s church for decades.
Added: OMG, I just realised that Malaysiabest.net is one year old on 25th July, 2006!Â Thanks to the good St. Anne!Â ‘Cos my first post there was St. Anne church and when I re-checked, I realised it is exactly ONE YEAR AGO!Â One year of food porn!