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What is going on under my block? :???:

Post by Wd40 » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 9:43 pm

Its my HDB void deck, where usually marriages take place.
There are lot of tables and people have gathered. A guy is screaming on the top of his voice using loudspeaker, is addressing them. The people are all drinking beer and beer ladies are serving them. The dude screaming on the loudspeaker looks like he is auctioning hard liquor, I cant understand the language, but I am sure I heard him saying "Johnny walker black label" :???:

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Post by taxico » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:03 pm

i suspect it's the the annual "zhong yuan" (ghost festival-related) dinner organized by the local merchants' association...

http://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/v35/n ... 35_482.pdf

some auction action takes place...
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Post by Wd40 » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:27 pm

I guess you are right. Its already 10:30PM and the dude is still screaming on the loudspeaker and whole neighbourhood can hear it, not just the small crowd he is addressing.Is it just a one day thing?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:32 pm

Nah, can go on for several nights, depending on how many sponsors/donations they receive. Enjoy yourself. Don't just sit upstairs and fret. Go down and join the festivities and see the mind boggling prices some of the things sell for. Will remind you that all those crying poormouth aren't as poor as you think. :lol:
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Post by therat » Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:41 pm

"zhong yuan" is one month event.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 04 Aug 2014 9:58 am

And hey, maybe you can get that Johnny Walker for only a couple of hundred! :P

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:38 am

You are lucky that its only for a month, I've got to deal with some hare Krishna group who are renting a few floors upstairs and they every once in a while its all singing,clapping and some drums.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 04 Aug 2014 1:09 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:You are lucky that its only for a month, I've got to deal with some hare Krishna group who are renting a few floors upstairs and they every once in a while its all singing,clapping and some drums.
Play some bass-heavy metal music (you know, those that either drop D or have >5 string bass guitars), stick the speakers to the walls for maximum sound conduction.
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 04 Aug 2014 2:26 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:You are lucky that its only for a month, I've got to deal with some hare Krishna group who are renting a few floors upstairs and they every once in a while its all singing,clapping and some drums.
Play some bass-heavy metal music (you know, those that either drop D or have >5 string bass guitars), stick the speakers to the walls for maximum sound conduction.
suggestion sounds good! however I don't have a powerful music system. :?
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Post by movingtospore » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:59 am

There was a scream festival at the HDB block next door to us as well. Do they really need to do it at the maximum volume the speakers will allow?

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:29 pm

movingtospore wrote:There was a scream festival at the HDB block next door to us as well. Do they really need to do it at the maximum volume the speakers will allow?
if you have attended Chinese charity dinners with auctions, you will know it is normal to scream at the top of the lungs to ensure all are listening, especially those from PRC believe it is the norm even when using a mic to speak....

years ago, I was in a Jaycees meeting and our visitors from Taiwan spoke a few words in English and requested if they can speak in Mandarin, permission granted and the volume of the speaker shot up when he went on to speak in Mandarin :eek: :eek:

mercifully it wasn't long ....

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Post by Wd40 » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 2:55 pm

Hello Guys,

Just to update, it lasted only for 1 evening.

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