Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hungry Ghost Month

It's the 7th month in the Chinese Calendar now... Since young whenever we reached this month, I always have the eery kind of feeling. Why? It's the Hungry Ghost Month. You could see almost every Chinese Communities will setup some kind of temporary stage to have some presentation at the same time gather all the food and paper made items to pray to the hungry ghost.

I still remember my first time visit to the place that they have this gathering to pray for the Hungry Ghost. They have Chinese Opera and there were two rows of chairs in the front without anyone sitting on it. So i was curious and asked my mom why don't we go in front and sit... it's better view there. My mom told me, it's not for people to sit... it's for ghost.


Since that day onwards, the moment i saw the row of chairs in front which are empty. I straightaway think of the Hungry Ghost seats... Hmm... Is the first row seats in the cinema also reserved for you know what i meant eh~

Okay, i think i better hit the bed now... the more i write the eery feeling that i have... Ciao

What do you think about this picture? Scary?? Feeling Eerie??

9 comments:

Twilight Man said...

The ghosts are around 365 days and not just 7th month alone. We just need to be respectful for someday we will be one too.

[SK] said...

not only in those temp chinese opera setup, but sometimes you'd notice that in cinemas too, especially the new ones~~ :)

Twilight Man said...

Yes cinemas have the most ghosts! They also enjoy good movies, air con and pop corns!

Medie007 said...

muahaha. the one in kota damansara there got tong tong chiang some more. at 4pm!

Gratitude said...
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Gratitude said...

Some human beings are even scarier than spirits, especially those who dabble with them and attempt to frighten others with false hocus pocus.
+Ant+

Bananazஇ said...

Why*Ask*Why normal days for the whole 11 months they are just ghosts but in the lunar 7th month they became hungry ghosts? Yeah your last pix looks scary haha.

Small Kucing said...

ya la...last time nobody wants to buy ticket in cinema for the 1st row punya

TZ said...

Twilight Man: Agreed with you but still is there true people said the 7th month, the ghost is more aggressive.

[SK]: Is it? I didn't notice that.

Twilight Man: I have one friend that don't buy the seat at two sides of the cinema coz scare of ghost sitting besides her and share her pop corn :p

Medie007: wow~ Have to go and see... Let's go :p

Gratitude: Hmmm...

Bananaz: hahaha... i don't have the answer... maybe we should ask our grandma to explain to us. Tell us the story.

Small Kucing: Last time no one did but now whenever the cinema full house. The first rows are filled. I bet ghost also ciao ;-)