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Postby JR8 » Mon, 28 Jul 2014 1:38 am

the lynx wrote:I'm a strong advocate of this phrase, "You are affected by what you believe."

Just don't be rude and announce your cynicism to someone who really CARES about it.



I find 'Oh stop it will ya!?' works equally against all religions, and associated silly beliefs.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:12 am

JR8 wrote:My wife says we can't go out Karaoking tonight because of this....

Well, who knows ...


@JR8 ... that's so cool .. wifey n you still do karaoke :D
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:13 am

chris_pilgrim wrote:@JR8 ... that's so cool .. wifey n you still do karaoke :D


Totally! We go with a bunch of friends, so maybe 6 of us. Smuggle in a bottle of vodka and order a few mixers, which definitely enhances the vocal range :lol: :wink:

I tend to stick to rock: AD/DC is a good all-around work-out, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Prodigy is fun esp if you get up and 'become Keith' :lol: I almost always try 'Paint it Black' by the Stones as I crash and burn on it every time, but live in hope. You'd not have thought it hard as the range is narrow, BUT Mick Jagger must have huge lungs for a little guy and/or his breathing control is incredible, as I swear he never pauses for breath... that song is impossible to finish!

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Postby aster » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:21 pm

x9200 wrote:From the outsiders perspective you will only see the burning papers in the public places.


Bali has something similar, albeit due to other religious reasons. But they too would leave some food & drink out, add a coin to the paper tray, etc.

Only think I don't get is the money burning. I mean aren't the ghosts going to be really, really mad that someone is actually tricking them by burning plain paper? :)

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 08 Aug 2014 8:27 am

aster wrote:
x9200 wrote:From the outsiders perspective you will only see the burning papers in the public places.


Bali has something similar, albeit due to other religious reasons. But they too would leave some food & drink out, add a coin to the paper tray, etc.

Only think I don't get is the money burning. I mean aren't the ghosts going to be really, really mad that someone is actually tricking them by burning plain paper? :)


and paper iPhone, paper bungalow, paper BMW.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:50 pm

aster wrote:Only think I don't get is the money burning. I mean aren't the ghosts going to be really, really mad that someone is actually tricking them by burning plain paper? :)


i remember my chinese colleague told me there're either silver or gold markings on those papers to indicate the value. There are also hell money that looks like our bank notes that were burned as offerings to the spirits.. so freaky :o
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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:55 am

We did our company burning on Friday evening , amusingly another company in our building had a couple of their foreign talents out filling up the oil drums for them, so that when the bosses came out to do the good stuff like lighting the fires , it was all ready for them :D
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Postby Primrose Hill » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:51 am

And now it has ended?

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:09 pm

Isnt the 15th the main day..
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Postby Primrose Hill » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:14 pm

This coming friday?

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Postby taxico » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:09 pm

Barnsley wrote:We did our company burning on Friday evening...


i've got disgruntled friends that wish they could do just that to their employers...
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Postby Primrose Hill » Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:18 am

taxico wrote:
Barnsley wrote:We did our company burning on Friday evening...


i've got disgruntled friends that wish they could do just that to their employers...

+1

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Postby icegoh » Mon, 18 Aug 2014 8:52 pm

It's ending next monday.


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