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September 27th, 2012
Today we went to visit grandpa side, not far from grandma’s side. Upon arriving I noticed a lot of animals and crops. They farm chickens, sweet potatoes, rice and many other vegetation. Also noticed the view. It’s not breath-taking but it’s simple and somehow I find myself liking it.
Again, just like on my grandma’s side, we did the same ritual. First you must pray to the Gods then the Ancestors. It was a hot day so we kept it short. Since this is a village, they all know we were here to visit and so people would come and greet us. It’s nice having a small community. Everyone is very friendly and polite.
Watch Eric light up the fire crackers!! I had a bit of a shock because I couldn’t see if he lit it or not! How wonderful that anyone can by fire crackers! Wished it was legal everywhere so that everyone can have a blast!
Afterwards, I helped grandma do origami. You can never have enough spirit gold! But sometimes I wonder whether you even need money in heaven? My uncle (who is a monk) told me up there you can have anything you want. So now I ask.. so why would you need money? hmmmmmmmm. Whatever it is in heaven, Eric and I thought, “Why not burn the latest gadgets instead?.” Serious question though. They would also need Internet service! Burn everything!!!
Mum wanted to show me a modern home so we took a short walk to another relatives home but unfortunately they weren’t home 😦
Not to worry because good food awaits!!! A bit too much food though….
Not long afterwards, we also left leaving my grandma behind for the night and visited my cousin at the hospital. She had a very smooth labour and gave birth to a healthy baby girl!! Congratulations ^_^
To be continued.. here in Hakka Roots part 5..