Today is the 7th Day of the 7th Month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. It is a day for worshipping ancestors by burning gold and silver papers, paper houses, paper cars and paper clothing to our ancestors who passed away long time ago.
At 12:30 p.m. all our family members including my brothers, sister and sister-in-law first went to Ching Chung Koon in Tuen Mun to worship our late parents and all ancestors of our family. I spent HK$3,000 to reserve a place at the best location of the worship stands for our ancestors. It is believed that their souls would be sitting on the stand to listen to the taoists' prayers such that our ancestors would rest at peace in eternity. We burned a lot of joss sticks, paper clothes, gold and silver papers which believed to be delivered as riches to our ancestors in the eternal world so that they would live in a comfortable manner and give us blessing in our daily life.
At 3:00 p.m. we went to the Po Fook Hill in Sha Tin to pay tribute to my late brother who passed away last year on a heart attack. Each place on the worship stand cost HK$400 and there were over 1,300 places on those stands built temporarily in the open carpark for such a special occasion. There were so many people there burning gold and silver papers and joss sticks to their ancestors. On leaving, all our heads were covered with ashes and our clothes were with smoky smells.
Afterwards, we took afternoon tea at a restaurant nearby. The business of that restaurant was so good that many dim sums were already sold out by 4:00 p.m. We took the afternoon tea as our dinner for the day. On returning home, we could sleep early and be prepared for another busy week when stock markets all over the world would be expected to continue fluctuating in a significant manner. I do hope that our ancestors would give us protection and blessing subconsciously.
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