Paper Goodies

September 6, 2009 at 12:16 am | Posted in itchy fingers | Leave a comment
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In Chinese, perhaps more specifically Taoists’ culture, ancestor worship is commonly practiced. Besides the daily offering of joss sticks, flowers, fruits and food are also offered on certain traditional festivals. The Hungry Ghost Festival is one of these special times where more offerings were made to the deceased. During these special occasions, incense papers, hell notes, as well as all sorts of paper goods are burnt in the hope that the dead can have a better afterlife in the other world. There are such a wide selections of these paper goods that one is almost spoilt for choices! Hahaha…. 😀

Itchyfingers happened to pass by a shop selling these paper goodies after their business hours and I was wondering why didn’t the stall owner keep all their merchandise?

“Don’t they worry that they would get stolen?” I asked Tisu Boy.

Wow lao! Who wants to steal these things! They say steal liao will suay one!” Tisu Boy said.

He meant to say the mysterious ‘they’ said that stealing these paper goodies meant for the dead will bring bad luck. Besides, who would wanna steal these otherwise useless stuff? Somehow I always wonder who are these mysterious ‘they’ people often like to make reference to…hahaha…. 😀

Anyway, since the paper goodies were out there in display, being Itchyfingers, we couldn’t help but start taking photos of some of the funnier and interesting ones..like these… 😀

bars
We all know about the hell notes, how about gold bars? There were silver
bars available too…

cars
Cars were pretty common items on sale. Many came with chauffeur too!
Oooo….the logo looked like a certain sports car brand with a ‘F’?
8)

bike
Oooo….bikes were less common…at least it was the first time I saw this..

plane
For ultimate luxury, how about a private plane for the afterlife? 😀

ticket
Er…if you couldn’t afford the plane, a plane ticket will suffice… 😀

What if you couldn’t afford all these ‘expensive’ vehicles?

shoes
Then i guess you would have to send these nice sports shoes instead…haha
These were actually life size, about man’s size 8 or 9 shoes!
😀

sewing
How about a sewing machine for the creative fingers, or to help kill some
time in the other world?

For ancestors who were fashionistas, they would be happy to receive these… :p

bags
Not just any brands, must be the IT bags!

XL
Couldn’t afford a LV while alive? Well, at least you could get an XL in the
other world… 😀

And then something caught our eyes…

lingerie
Black lacy intimates! Hahaha….Er, no cup size to choose leh…hahah... 8)

Very creative hor? Next time you pass by these shops, take a closer look at what new items are available! 😀

Also see related Posts:
> House of Fame @ JiuFen
House of More Ghost Masks @ JiuFen
House of Ghost Masks @ JiuFen
>
The Haunted House @ JiuFen
>
The Eyes
> Open Seasame!
> Nine Portions with Nine Lives – Taiwan Trip #14
>
Money No Enough Too
> Death Notes
> Death of Friendship
> Dying Trade, Dying Career, Dying Crowd
>
A Singapore Horror Story
>
The Gate is Opened!

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