We have to shut off all the windows in the house and turn on the air-con. The smoke of burning incense in the air is choking. Today (20 Aug) is the first day of the one-month-long Hungry Ghost Festival. Some Chinese believe that the “Gates of Hell” are opened now and the spirits are released to the human world. Many Chinese residents are now burning incense papers to the “brothers” and “sisters” (spirits!).

Hell bank note with outrageously large denomination.


I blogged about Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore last August. If you have read that post last year, let’s toast to our friendship! Most probably we have known each other for a year!

I just heard a loud thunder! Hope it will rain soon to wash away the ashes that are drifting in the air!