This is the ‘costume’ of a Taoist ‘nun’. Taoist nuns differ from Buddhist nuns. Taoists eat meat. Buddhists are vegetarian. Note that this is not a religious post but rather a community message. So, don’t come getting holy-moly with me please!
Last Saturday, my atm was at the atm. I was in the car with my children. One of these nuns came knocking on my window. I had seen her approaching from my rear view mirror and prepared to ignore her. You see, I know she is a fake. She persistently knocked on my window even after I shoo-ed her off with my hands. But she refused to go and wanted to push this dangling souvenir. She doesn’t look Malaysian Chinese but mainland China Chinese or some immigrants like dat. So, after my atm had returned to the car, she ran after him and no matter how he indicated ‘no interest, get lost’ she kept tailing him until he opened the door and slammed on her face. Ok, I exaggerate a bit. She actually ran off because she found another victim across the street.
This was the nun that approached us earlier. So, what do I do but take out my camera and shoot scenes like these so that none of you get conned into handing over money to these fake nuns. Please do not give any alms to people dressed in religious robes like these nuns here or those yellow robe Buddhist monks with humsup looks (I swear that these fake monks ogle big boobs housewives when they bend down to buy vegetables). They are all con-men and con-women. Real nuns and monks have no time to run on the street selling souvenirs or asking for money. They are in the temples and monasteries doing real important stuffs like caring for orphans, old folks and holy stuffs like that.
If you give alms to them, the money is not going to pay for your extra brownies points to heaven and I bet you are sending them to hell faster than anything else. So, do them a favour, don’t encourage them. They are better off doing some other jobs like washing dishes to earn decent money.
I notice that nowadays, there are so many types of beggars. And the worst is they cursed you! There is this one Indian woman who is constantly pregnant and dragging her barefeet toddler, asking for money outside Giant, Burmah Road. You know she is a druggie from her looks. If you pity the child and offer some foods (which we just bought from the bakery nearby), she will curse you to hell! If you give one ringgit, she will also cursed you. I kena twice already. And she hit her toddler for nothing. Then, there is another couple, an Indian woman and a blind Chinese man around Perak Road. Indian woman will pull the hand of the Chinese man. If you don’t give them money, she will begin her swearings until her saliva almost get into your foods.
Someone please call pests control! If the council is not doing anything, soon tourists are going to be so freaked out. Oh ya, have you also seen this bare butt, extremely dirty beggar walking along Scotland Road. Adoi!