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Wednesday, March 26, 2007, fine|
Today is another sunshine day and also the birthday of Guanyin--one Goddess of Buddism. Feeling very ease, I went to a temple near my home with my brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, the mother of one sister-in-law and a six-month baby. Thinking it a good day to go for an outing, I had planed to go there on foot, but they would come back to work. So we drove there in a few minutes. Because I don't believe in Buddism, I stayed outside the temple and had a good look while they went in to kowtow and burn joss paper and joss stick.
On either side of the road to the temple were peddlers who sold paper, red candles, delicious fast food, fruits, vegetables, etc. I wandered back and forth, then five young people who played mah-jong attracted me. I approached them. They were relatives who sold Suanlafen--one kind of Sichuan snack, together. As no customers came, they took turns to play. A few minutes later there came several customers. Two of them had to serve them, so the other three had to stop playing to wait. Seeing that, one customer volunteered to sit down to play for the peddler. Thus they could play on. We all laughed. Such are Sichuan fellows who love mah-jong much more than anything else.
About an hour later, they came back. They each spent more than 100 rmb on the joss paper, red candles and so on. We drove back quickly.
flyflag, thank you for your attention. I promised to take some beautiful pics for you all, but I haven't put it into action. Forgive my laziness. I bet I'll keep my promise.
[ Last edited by holly666 at 2008-3-28 05:11 PM ]