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Chinese Ghost Month

Postby chris_pilgrim » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:28 am

http://www.allsingaporestuff.com/articl ... host-month

a colleague emailed me the above article. this ghost festival starts next sunday and is a month long :o

is it as scary as it seems? :???:
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:34 am

Absolutely.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:34 am

Only if you are Chinese or have an extreme aversion to an ash filled home (even if you close yer winders and turn on the aircon, it finds it's way in. More pervasive than the forest burning haze we should be getting pretty soon). But the Majority of the population don't worry about all the "offerings" being burned EVERYWHERE! :mad:

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Re: Chinese Ghost Month

Postby nakatago » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:54 am

chris_pilgrim wrote:
is it as scary as it seems? :???:


Yes, because people who believe in ghosts won't shut up about it. I still shiver whenever I remember them going on and on and on about ghosts, how unlucky things are and all that superstitious stuff.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:02 pm

@sundaymorningstaple / @nakatago

how about anything i should be wary of ..say.. things that go bump in the night? .. i'm living all by myself .. eek!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:09 pm

Depending on yer partner, a good bump in the night is okay. :P

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Re: Chinese Ghost Month

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:26 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:is it as scary as it seems? :???:


Yes, if you want to go outside and not get lung cancer.

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Re: Chinese Ghost Month

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:28 pm

nakatago wrote:
chris_pilgrim wrote:
is it as scary as it seems? :???:


Yes, because people who believe in ghosts won't shut up about it. I still shiver whenever I remember them going on and on and on about ghosts, how unlucky things are and all that superstitious stuff.


I remember a lunch with a coworker, a rather 'senior' person I'd assume was intelligent to be where she was. Going on about the ghost in her father's offce (he was some Malaysian gov official), and how it was the previous office holder's ghost. Just the way she kept going on so matter of factly about it shocked me. I wasn't sure when I should just stop her and say "Ok, so are you just f#cking with us or what?"

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:41 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:@sundaymorningstaple / @nakatago

how about anything i should be wary of ..say.. things that go bump in the night? .. i'm living all by myself .. eek!


Just watch out for any creepy men (or women; we mustn't discriminate); so just lock your door and secure your windows.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 1:18 pm

You eat later a lot of mooncakes and you are saved.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 1:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Depending on yer partner, a good bump in the night is okay. :P


cheeky! :D

x9200 wrote:You eat later a lot of mooncakes and you are saved.


haha... i was told recently it is inauspicious to buy mooncakes during the lunar 7th month. superstition i reckon :o
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Re: Chinese Ghost Month

Postby JR8 » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 2:07 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:http://www.allsingaporestuff.com/article/some-taboos-watch-out-chinese-ghost-month

a colleague emailed me the above article. this ghost festival starts next sunday and is a month long :o

is it as scary as it seems? :???:


No more scarey that living in a place with 'bad' fung shwei, or other similar made up superstitious clap-trap.

Got to love the article's sub-headline, 'Taboos to Follow:' .... er, but I thought something taboo, was something to avoid, not follow :???:

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 5:01 pm

chris_pilgrim wrote:haha... i was told recently it is inauspicious to buy mooncakes during the lunar 7th month. superstition i reckon :o


You wouldn't believe the amount of superstition these people have. Inauspicious to do this, auspicious to do that...

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 5:42 pm

Do not make negative comments or crack jokes about offering items in the streets...

- Well, that's you lot done for then. :P

Avoid spitting and blowing your nose in the street or at any tree/plant.

- But apparently this behaviour is perfectly acceptable at other times of the year.
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 6:53 pm

nakatago wrote:
chris_pilgrim wrote:haha... i was told recently it is inauspicious to buy mooncakes during the lunar 7th month. superstition i reckon :o


You wouldn't believe the amount of superstition these people have. Inauspicious to do this, auspicious to do that...


Auspicious to throw babies used nappy out the window to the street below, and not get caught...


:P :roll:


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