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Haha.. I keep this forum here cause I've met a good buddy here! How can i leave you alone? Since we've been sharing our interest in this forum, I'd like to come in and tell you things i know as much as possible
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Okay, I know I havent been posting lately. I've got some personal issues to deal with, an important exam this year, and to sum up everything, I'm stressed out to the point of near madness. But still, I'm going to do what I've promised to do - telling you about my cultures in my country-.

Its the cultures that the Chinese keep during burial session. After a death, the body will be bathed as a last respect given to him/her. After that, the body will be given perfume and/or make-up -so they look pretty as they go to the "other world", you see..- They will then be dressed up in the best clothes [most of the time, their wedding gowns for women, so they're encouraged to keep their wedding gowns]. Jeweleries and accessories are also to be worn for the women. The body will then be placed inside a wooden coffin. The coffin show someone's position during his life. So the richer you are, the nicer your coffin is.

During the ceremony, the family, relatives and friends are required to cry LOUDLY for the dead [ and this has to be done during the body -in the coffin- is placed in the living room of the house until it is moved to the graveyard]. While crying, they are also required to say loudly about the good things that the person had done in his life. Saying bad things about the dead are not allowed as the Chinese believed that the spirit of the dead will not be peaceful and will be agonised. There are also some that rid off the dead's liability with the reason that the dead will not be asked about it in the afterworld later. Sometimes, families will also hire people to cry for the dead. The cryings are encouraged during the journey to send the coffin to the graveyard.

During ancient times, the Chinese community will carry the coffin by using a stretcher made by carved wood. Once again, the nicer the stretcher is, it means the richer you are. Nowadays, coffins are carried by lorries and sent to the graveyard to be burried. During the jouney, religious songs, sad songs, Chinese tradisional songs or the dead's favorite songs are played. Some of the family will hire "musicians" to play the songs. Most of the times, the songs will not be stop as to accompany the dead during the journey.

The attires are of course, black in colour. Flowery pattern clothes are also not allowed. The deceased family members are to wear a complete black robe with a hat, then wear a mesh made from jute or coir. Then some papers wrapped with metal will be thrown the whole journey to the graveyard. Accorgind to some beliefs, it is so that the deceased spirit will know the way home.

Teh grave must be big enough to put the coffin in WITH the deceased's property. This is to show the status of the deceased in the afterworld. But this practice have been less practiced since a lot of the possessions are stolen by grave robbers. Most of the graveyards are located on the hills. Nowadays, some of them are placed near the road so that the spirit of the deceased could go back home easily.

Then the family will need to have mourning sessions. Black clothes are to be wore through-out the mourning sessions.The wife of the deceased will wear black clothes longer as she will need to mourn longer too.






paper money for the dead in the afterworld.

I'll post bout themalays and indians tradition next time, I promise!
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Man, that sounds rough. I hope it all gets better for you from here on!

Those traditions sound a lot like what we have here as well. The only thing we don't do is the metal paper and the afterworld money.
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Man, that sounds rough. I hope it all gets better for you from here on!

Those traditions sound a lot like what we have here as well. The only thing we don't do is the metal paper and the afterworld money.


haha.. yeah a bit.. but i think this class became a cultural class rather than a mythology class! ROFL! But i still enjoy talking to you nevertheless.
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commando2 wrote:

Man, that sounds rough. I hope it all gets better for you from here on!

Those traditions sound a lot like what we have here as well. The only thing we don't do is the metal paper and the afterworld money.


haha.. yeah a bit.. but i think this class became a cultural class rather than a mythology class! ROFL! But i still enjoy talking to you nevertheless.


LOL same here, I enjoy your teaching.

ne, ne sensei~ How have you been?

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commando2 wrote:

Man, that sounds rough. I hope it all gets better for you from here on!

Those traditions sound a lot like what we have here as well. The only thing we don't do is the metal paper and the afterworld money.


haha.. yeah a bit.. but i think this class became a cultural class rather than a mythology class! ROFL! But i still enjoy talking to you nevertheless.


LOL same here, I enjoy your teaching.

ne, ne sensei~ How have you been?


Quite okay, to say.. but I'm a bit afraid since my exam is near and I'm still in a relaxing mood....= =... I'm now in Shanghai, planning to go for the expo, but after 2 days, too many people is inside.... My family dont wanna continue going to the expo.. I'm a bit dissappointed, since its educational, but having too many people inside, i guess they're right -- its not enjoyable..
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Quite okay, to say.. but I'm a bit afraid since my exam is near and I'm still in a relaxing mood....= =... I'm now in Shanghai, planning to go for the expo, but after 2 days, too many people is inside.... My family dont wanna continue going to the expo.. I'm a bit dissappointed, since its educational, but having too many people inside, i guess they're right -- its not enjoyable..


Aw, well even with so many people it must awesome to be at a World's Fair! What kind of stuff did you see? I'm sure you'll do fine on your exams you're pretty smart and you've got people who are behind your ambitions.
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Quite okay, to say.. but I'm a bit afraid since my exam is near and I'm still in a relaxing mood....= =... I'm now in Shanghai, planning to go for the expo, but after 2 days, too many people is inside.... My family dont wanna continue going to the expo.. I'm a bit dissappointed, since its educational, but having too many people inside, i guess they're right -- its not enjoyable..


Aw, well even with so many people it must awesome to be at a World's Fair! What kind of stuff did you see? I'm sure you'll do fine on your exams you're pretty smart and you've got people who are behind your ambitions.


Yeah. My family and I went to Israel pavillion first, since dad jokes that we‘ll have to quickly have a look inside before its bombed. But the pavillion is great. The best one I've ever seen is Canada's pavillion-- talking bout human rights and what they plan to do for the future in an environmental friendly way. Most of the themes are about the country's good relationship with China, and sometimes either talk about history, culture or technology. It's nice to know that every single country show interesting themes and subjects that's educational, but the people in China is sometimes kinda irritating, since they either push you into the line [i don't need to walk, cant breath, and cant see where im going] before going to the entrance of the fair. I'll definitely believe if someone say they nearly suffocated there-- since I did so too. Its hard to accept that people there have got such low value, since China is a devoloping country --- in technology, education, etc. There are still some good people there in China, but I figured if the people act like this in the World Fair, China would be disgraced!! They cut queue, spit everywhere, throw rubbish on the floor, etc. This will make a big impact on how the foreigners view the people of China. As a Malaysian Chinese myself, I felt disgraced.
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Yeah. My family and I went to Israel pavillion first, since dad jokes that we‘ll have to quickly have a look inside before its bombed. But the pavillion is great. The best one I've ever seen is Canada's pavillion-- talking bout human rights and what they plan to do for the future in an environmental friendly way. Most of the themes are about the country's good relationship with China, and sometimes either talk about history, culture or technology. It's nice to know that every single country show interesting themes and subjects that's educational, but the people in China is sometimes kinda irritating, since they either push you into the line [i don't need to walk, cant breath, and cant see where im going] before going to the entrance of the fair. I'll definitely believe if someone say they nearly suffocated there-- since I did so too. Its hard to accept that people there have got such low value, since China is a devoloping country --- in technology, education, etc. There are still some good people there in China, but I figured if the people act like this in the World Fair, China would be disgraced!! They cut queue, spit everywhere, throw rubbish on the floor, etc. This will make a big impact on how the foreigners view the people of China. As a Malaysian Chinese myself, I felt disgraced.


hahahaha your dad is funny man. That's all pretty interesting, I'm rather amazed about Canada I never thought they had it in them. I would like to know what they had at the US pavillion, did you happen to see it? I am sorry to hear abut the fair-goer's lack of manners, I always thought the mainland Chinese held manners pretty high.
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Yeah. My family and I went to Israel pavillion first, since dad jokes that we‘ll have to quickly have a look inside before its bombed. But the pavillion is great. The best one I've ever seen is Canada's pavillion-- talking bout human rights and what they plan to do for the future in an environmental friendly way. Most of the themes are about the country's good relationship with China, and sometimes either talk about history, culture or technology. It's nice to know that every single country show interesting themes and subjects that's educational, but the people in China is sometimes kinda irritating, since they either push you into the line [i don't need to walk, cant breath, and cant see where im going] before going to the entrance of the fair. I'll definitely believe if someone say they nearly suffocated there-- since I did so too. Its hard to accept that people there have got such low value, since China is a devoloping country --- in technology, education, etc. There are still some good people there in China, but I figured if the people act like this in the World Fair, China would be disgraced!! They cut queue, spit everywhere, throw rubbish on the floor, etc. This will make a big impact on how the foreigners view the people of China. As a Malaysian Chinese myself, I felt disgraced.


hahahaha your dad is funny man. That's all pretty interesting, I'm rather amazed about Canada I never thought they had it in them. I would like to know what they had at the US pavillion, did you happen to see it? I am sorry to hear abut the fair-goer's lack of manners, I always thought the mainland Chinese held manners pretty high.


I've never been to US pavillion, since thats a long queue. The longest queue is Saudi Arabia Pavillion-- have to queue for 8-9 hours. Then it'll be the Japan one, since the PA system reports that the queue in Saudi Arabia and Japan is long, and I saw how long the Saudi Arabia one really is, I dont really want to check out how long the Japan's pavillion is. LOL. The pavillion i went to are: Israel, Canada, Pakistan, UAE [and I'm impressed by it], Malaysia, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Oman, and Qatar. The others i just look at the building from outside. It'll be enjoyable if the people there have better manners and lesser people.
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That sounds like a pretty cool trip, seeing all those different displays of other countries. I've just come home from my own trip overseas, in Europe. It was so hectic I had to take a vaction after my vacation!
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That sounds like a pretty cool trip, seeing all those different displays of other countries. I've just come home from my own trip overseas, in Europe. It was so hectic I had to take a vaction after my vacation!


A vacation after a vacation! Haha.. How I wish I could have one after mine. xD Where did you go in Europe? My brother is studying in UK, so I only know bout UK and London. lol
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A vacation after a vacation! Haha.. How I wish I could have one after mine. xD Where did you go in Europe? My brother is studying in UK, so I only know bout UK and London. lol


I stayed in Europe about a month. My first week was spent in England, seeing lots of the sights. I went to Portsmouth to see a few naval museums, went onboard the HMS Victory (the most famous warship in England, it's still part of their fleet even after 250 years!), and took a tour of the harbour. Spent quite a bit of time in London, saw the White Tower, the various war memorials, Her Majesty's Theatre (even got to see a great production of "Phantom of the Opera" there). After that, it was off to France. I rode in a car, that was loaded on a train, that ran under the shortest span of the English Channel. Staying around the northern coast for a few days, I got to see lots of war memorials mostly of WW1 and WW2. I remeber staying at a nice little hotel right on the beach, it was lovely and you could see the English coast from the beach. I went to Bayuex to see the Bayuex Tapestry that documented William the Conqueror's invasion of England. My most somber experience was that of the War Cemeteries for the English, the Canadians, and especially the Americans who fought on the Beaches of Normandy. There were a few disrespectful people in the American cemetey (young Englishwomen oddly enough) but I was too grim to be more very angry. Next stop was Paris, where I saw alot of the famous sights. The Eifel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Artist's Quarter, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Sancre Coeur were all overwhelming. After all of that, almost a week was spent near the French Alps, in a town called Chamonix. It was a lovely town, I especially loved the mountain food. Mont Blanc and the Mer de Glace (a large, moving glacier that has tunnels dug for research and tourists) were the most memorable sights. The only thing that marred that place was the drunken reveling that people continued till about 3 am ( that made it REALLY hard to sleep there). The of the French leg of my trip was in some wine country. I saw some big chateaus and even stopped in by a vinyard to se how they ran their business. After all of this I traveled back the way i came over into Engaland and spent a few days resting before my flight back to the US. All and all it was a exhausting trip but well worth it!
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A vacation after a vacation! Haha.. How I wish I could have one after mine. xD Where did you go in Europe? My brother is studying in UK, so I only know bout UK and London. lol


I stayed in Europe about a month. My first week was spent in England, seeing lots of the sights. I went to Portsmouth to see a few naval museums, went onboard the HMS Victory (the most famous warship in England, it's still part of their fleet even after 250 years!), and took a tour of the harbour. Spent quite a bit of time in London, saw the White Tower, the various war memorials, Her Majesty's Theatre (even got to see a great production of "Phantom of the Opera" there). After that, it was off to France. I rode in a car, that was loaded on a train, that ran under the shortest span of the English Channel. Staying around the northern coast for a few days, I got to see lots of war memorials mostly of WW1 and WW2. I remeber staying at a nice little hotel right on the beach, it was lovely and you could see the English coast from the beach. I went to Bayuex to see the Bayuex Tapestry that documented William the Conqueror's invasion of England. My most somber experience was that of the War Cemeteries for the English, the Canadians, and especially the Americans who fought on the Beaches of Normandy. There were a few disrespectful people in the American cemetey (young Englishwomen oddly enough) but I was too grim to be more very angry. Next stop was Paris, where I saw alot of the famous sights. The Eifel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Artist's Quarter, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Sancre Coeur were all overwhelming. After all of that, almost a week was spent near the French Alps, in a town called Chamonix. It was a lovely town, I especially loved the mountain food. Mont Blanc and the Mer de Glace (a large, moving glacier that has tunnels dug for research and tourists) were the most memorable sights. The only thing that marred that place was the drunken reveling that people continued till about 3 am ( that made it REALLY hard to sleep there). The of the French leg of my trip was in some wine country. I saw some big chateaus and even stopped in by a vinyard to se how they ran their business. After all of this I traveled back the way i came over into Engaland and spent a few days resting before my flight back to the US. All and all it was a exhausting trip but well worth it! :)


OMG! How I wish to be on that trip!! It sounded sooo nice.... There's always a few of them to spoil the fun on our trips, but I've learn to tolerate with them... I've only read bout the Phantom of the Opera, never seen one! Your trip sound so amazing!!! Whats in the Eifel Tower? Can we even go in? Sorry.. Dont know much bout that..
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khaixin93: OMG! How I wish to be on that trip!! It sounded sooo nice.... There's always a few of them to spoil the fun on our trips, but I've learn to tolerate with them... I've only read bout the Phantom of the Opera, never seen one! Your trip sound so amazing!!! Whats in the Eifel Tower? Can we even go in? Sorry.. Dont know much bout that..



Oh yeah, you can go all the way to the top. There's not much IN the Eifel Tower, just a gift shop and a cafe. The cool thing is the view from the top, it is a 360 skyline of Paris. All along the inside of this view is a ciruclar plaque that goes all around the top floor and it shows in which direction every national capital city is and its distance from the Eifel tower. The outdoor views are a little obscured on the viewing decks since it has chain-link fence all along the outside. But the view is great! It really shows of the size of Paris.
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