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The Hungry Ghost Month

It’s the 7th month of the lunar calendar once again. My mom kept reminding me to clear my schedule for August 18th so we could prepare for the offerings for the hungry ghosts. 821 more words

Food

Book review: Hungry Ghosts by Calvin Demmer

Hungry Ghosts is a short horror story written by Calvin Demmer

The Hungry Ghost festival is the most important festival of hungry ghost month in China. 195 more words

Reading

Requiem for a Duck: When Tradition Requires an Animal Sacrifice

We had to sacrifice a duck, once.

My uncle passed away on the same day my grand uncle–his uncle–was buried. Two relatives from the same side of the family gone in one week. 1,795 more words

WRITING

Bak Chang

If we were having coffee … I’d invite you to have the last of my stash of bak chang. I have three types: Nonya, Hokkien and Kee.  632 more words

Singapore

There's no Mango in Mangosteen

If we were having coffee we’d be looking at the gift of mangosteens from my hubby’s tennis friend. It’s an old, familiar Chinese tradition, to bring gifts of fruit when visiting. 624 more words

Singapore

О еде...

А давайте поговорим о насущном каждый день. О еде!


А ты кушаешь в китайских кафе, ресторанах или вообще китайскую кухню?


А может ты самостоятельно готовишь?

Chinese Life

Popped at 38 weeks/ post-natal stuff

Popping…

After 38 weeks of incubation, I finally popped at 38 weeks (about 2 weeks back). Giving birth the second time round feels a little different. 337 more words

Singapore